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FonePaw iOS Transfer Now Supports Connecting iPhone to PC without iTunes

By FonePaw | May 23 , 2016

iTunes used to be the only way to connect iOS devices to a computer in order to sync and back up data. Then, FonePaw iOS Transfer came out. This software makes the data transfer between iOS device and computer far easier than before.


However, whether we use iTunes or FonePaw iOS Transfer, we may encounter the issue that "iPhone is not recognized by PC/iTunes."


Here is good news! FonePaw upgraded iOS Transfer (Windows) to version 1.7.2, bringing the feature that you can connect iPhone/iPad/iPod to PC without needing pre-installing iTunes. From now on, the success rate of connecting iOS devices to computer will be largely improved and the bothering issue that "computer not recognizing iPhone" will be partially solved.


Before going to details, you are recommended to update FonePaw iOS Transfer (Windows) to V1.7.2. If you have installed the program on your computer, just open the program and click "Check Update…" from the menu list. Also, you can click the button below to download the latest FonePaw iOS Transfer.


Windows Version DownloadMac Version Download


After updating, open the program and connect your iOS devices to computer. If there is no iTunes installed on your computer, you'll see a warning as below. Click "OK" to go ahead.

Install Apple Device


Now, the program will directly download and install Apple Application Support(32/64-bit) and Apple Mobile Device Support for Apple device.

Download Apple Service


Installing Apple Service


During the process, please make sure that the network speed is fast enough. Otherwise, you'll see the window below.

Downloading Service Failed


When the Apple service related components have been installed, you can connect iPhone/iPad/iPod to PC without iTunes successfully.

Connect iPhone to PC



1. If you need to transfer music, playlists, ringtones, movies, etc. to iTunes, you'll be promoted to download iTunes. Click "Ok" and you'll be navigated to in order to download latest iTunes.

Install Latest iTunes


2. If you've already installed iTunes on your computer, you can connect iPhone to PC directly.

Connecting iOS Device


This is whole story about the new update of FonePaw iOS Transfer. Now, we are going to improve the interface of the program by providing more skins that you can choose. If you have any suggestions about this program, please leave your comments below or contacts us.


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David Tong
David Tong
8 year before

Is this upgrade free for existing paid user?

Emily Watson
8 year before
Reply to  David Tong

Hi David,

Thank you for your support. This upgrade is free for existing paid users. You can enjoy the new version now.

David Tong
David Tong
8 year before
Reply to  Emily Watson

Thank you very much for the clarification. I'll go right ahead to upgrade my FonePaw. Good stuff!

Emily Watson
8 year before
Reply to  David Tong

Hi David,

Thank you again for your support. We will keep optimizing our program and we sincerely hope you can enjoy more.

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