Dr.Fone User Guide for Dr.Fone Basic

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How To Manage iOS Devices From a PC?

Storage problems in smartphones are a common issue for people around the world. Being an iPhone user, you might face similar issues while managing your device. People always look for better options that can help them manage their iOS devices. Dr.Fone comes with a dedicated solution to manage data on iOS devices from the PC.

Note: Dr.Fone provides support for more than 20 different data types for iOS devices. It includes Photos, Music, Video, Podcast, Messages, Call History, Contacts, Apps, Files, Calendar, Safari (Bookmarks, History, Reading List), Reminders, Notes, Voice Memos, Books, WhatsApp, LINE, Kik, Viber, and UDISK.

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Part 1: iOS Data Manage

Dr.Fone provides a comprehensive system of managing all kinds of iOS data through its service. You are required to connect your iOS data with the computer through a wireless or wired connection. It entirely depends on the situation, where all data is displayed and accessible from the options available on the left panel. Continue to manage specific iOS data and perform multiple functions on it:

  1. Video Manage
  2. Podcast Manage
  3. Books Manage
  4. Files Manage
  5. Call History Manage
  6. Messages Manage
  7. Safari Manage
  8. Calendar Manage
  9. Reminder Manage
  10. Notes Manage
  11. Voice Memo Manage

1. Video Manage

Step 1Access Videos on Dr.Fone

As you connect your iOS device, find the Videos tab from the left-hand panel to continue to the specific screen. You will observe multiple forms of videos, which include Movies, Music Videos, Home Videos, and TV Shows.

access the videos option

Step 2Manage Videos on the Platform

You can change the form of display for the videos accordingly. Look for the Album View and List View buttons appearing on the top-right side of the screen.

If you seek to import more videos into your iPhone, proceed from My Device > iDevice > Add button. Similarly, you can export the files using the To PC button or export the videos to iTunes using the To Device option.

Along with that, manage the videos category by refreshing the section, deleting the unnecessary videos, and searching for specific videos with the available options.

select the required option

Step 3Preview Any Video of Your Choice

To preview any specific video, tap on the Play button adjacent to the respective video and view the video on the screen.

play the video

2. Podcast Manage

Step 1Access Podcasts on Dr.Fone

Podcasts on the iPhone can also be accessed on Dr.Fone separately. With the device connected with Dr.Fone, continue under the My Device > iDevice > Podcasts flow from the left panel. Observe the complete list of podcasts present within the iOS device on the screen.

access the podcasts tab

Step 2Manage Podcasts on Dr.Fone

You can easily preview a specific podcast by double-clicking on the file to play it on your computer. Following this, import more podcasts into your iPhone with the Add button.

To export the file to PC, use the My Device > iDevice > To PC navigation on the top and access the To Device option if you seek to export podcasts to iTunes. Refresh, delete, and search for podcasts with the options available on the platform.

listen to the podcast

3. Books Manage

StepsManage Books Management on Dr.Fone

Dr.Fone keeps good control of the books present on the iOS device. From PDFs to EPUB documents, you can also manage audiobooks within the specific section of My Device > iDevice > Books present in the left panel.

Continue to add more books with the Import button and export books to the computer. You can also preview the books directly from the platform by double-clicking on them.

Furthermore, ensure to delete the unwanted books and refresh the section with the available buttons. Search for any specific eBook using the search bar available on the right side of the screen.

proceed with the books option

4. Files Manage

StepsPerform File Management on Dr.Fone

File management is as simple as it seems on Dr.Fone. Redirect into the respective file folders by navigating through Files > Phone. Continue to click the Add File button if you want to add specific files. Create a New Folder if you wish to manage files of your iOS device within the platform.

To export files to the computer, use the Export button on the top and search for specific files in the Search bar. Refresh the platform to keep the files updated and delete those that are not required.

select the files option

5. Call History Manage

StepsManage Your Call History

Dr.Fone also retrieves the entire call history against the connected iOS device. From voicemails to call history and the details of Facetime, everything is displayed in the Call History section, which can be accessed from the left panel. Continue to Call History > Export to retrieve all the call history data as an Excel or CSV file.

If you intend to print the call history for accessing data in such a way, a Print option is available. Furthermore, use the Refresh button to update the call history of your iPhone in Dr.Fone.

proceed with call history

6. Messages Manage

StepsOpen Complete Messages Panel on Dr.Fone

To manage messages on your iOS device, look for the My Device > iDevice > Messages tab on the left panel. You will find different message forms available. To access the complete inbox of your iPhone, look for the All Messages section. Here you can export the complete chats with the Export button in PDF, Excel, or CSV files, along with the complete attachments. Print the chats and refresh messages according to requirements.

manage the messages

Step 2Export Specific Message Attachments

If you wish to access the specific attachments within the Messages of your iOS device, look for the Attachments section. Export the entire attachments or specific ones with the Export option. Search for specific attachments with the search bar available on the top-right.

select the attachments of the messages

7. Safari Manage

Step 1Control Safari History from Dr.Fone

Look for the data associated with Safari in the My Device > iDevice > More flow present in the left panel. Continue to select Safari History to observe the history of your browser. Export data in Excel or CSV format if needed. You can also print the entire history with the Print option.

choose the safari history option

Step 2Access Safari Bookmarks

Navigate to the Bookmarks section from the sub-panel to open the saved bookmarks on Safari. Similar to Safari History, it can also be exported and printed from the platform.

select the safari bookmarks

Step 3Export Reading List of Safari

To manage the reading list of your Safari browser on Dr.Fone, access the particular option from the sub-panel. Export or print the data according to your requirements.

manage the reading list

8. Calendar Manage

StepsManage Your iDevice’s Calendar

Locate calendars by navigating through the More section from the left and continue into the specific section from the sub-panel. Look through the details of your calendar and find all specifications listed in the right column. You can export your calendar data in ICAL, Excel, or CSV formats. Furthermore, print, refresh, and select whether to repeat a specific event on data for every year with the available options.

manage ios calendar

9. Reminder Manage

StepsManage Your Phone Reminders on Dr.Fone

If you have any reminders set within your iPhone, you can access the option after navigating through My Device > iDevice > More > Reminder from the left panel. Go through the reminders list and export them as an Excel or CSV file. Print and refresh the reminders list with the buttons available.

manage the reminders

10. Notes Manage

Step 1Manage Notes in Dr.Fone

You can also access your entire Notes made on the iPhone from the More section. Continue in the Notes category to export as Excel or CSV, print, or refresh the data.

manage ios notes

Step 2Manage Notes Attachments

To reach out to the specific attachments saved in the Notes, go into the Notes Attachments option just below the Notes option and export them as required.

access the note attachments

11. Voice Memo Manage

StepsControl Voice Memos on Dr.Fone

All the voice memos recorded across the iPhone can be viewed in the My Device > More > Voice Memos sub-section. Export the voice memos to your computer, if required.

manage the voice memos

Part 2: Photos Manage & Similar Search

While you can find Dr.Fone to be helpful in managing minimal data from your iPhone, you can have a complete management set for the photos saved on the device. To know how to manage data on iPhone, specifically photos, look through the steps provided below:

Step 1Lead to the Photos Section

Access the section from the left panel in the following navigation of My Device > Photos. As you find the complete set of photos displayed on the screen in a categorized format, look through the categories and albums to manage your photos. You can import more photos into specific albums with the Add button. To find similar photos within the gallery of your iPhone, use the Similar Photos filter.

access the photos app

Step 2Manage Photos on Dr.Fone

As the filter operates, it will show all the similar photos in the Similar Photos section present on the sub-panel. You can select the photos and export them to the computer using the To PC button or to iTunes using the To Device option. Furthermore, these files can also be deleted with the Delete option.

export the selected photos

Step 3Preview Photos from Platform

To open a specific photo, double-click on it to open it on a new screen. Refresh the list or search for specific photos with the options available.

view the photo

Part 3: Music Manage & Deduplicate

There is an extensive set of options available for the management of music on your iPhone. Find out how Dr.Fone helps in the management of music within the device:

Step 1Access the Music Section

Look into the My Device > Music section from the left panel to open the entire music catalog saved in the iOS device.

choose the music option

To play a specific music file, click the Play icon on the song to preview it on a new screen.

play the desired music

Step 2Change the Viewing System of Music

You can change the viewing system of the music with the Album View and List View buttons available on the top-right side.

change the music view type

Step 3Select Music from the List

Select the specific music files from the list present on the screen of the platform by checking and marking their status.

select the music files

As you click the Delete option from the top, a prompt appears to confirm the process, where you should tap Yes to delete the music files.

press the yes button

Step 4Add More Music

To import new music or entire music folders into the iPhone, use the Add > Add File or Add Folder button on the top.

import new music

Step 5Delete Duplicate Music Files

If you intend to delete duplicate music off your iPhone, select the Deduplicate button and let the platform recognize duplicate files. On the next window, select the columns for identifying the duplicates. Click Delete Duplicates to execute the process.

press the delete duplicates button

Step 6Export Music With Ease

To export a specific music file, right-click after selecting it to open a drop-down menu. Navigate to the Export option and continue to export the file to the computer, iTunes, or Note error.

export the music file

Once the files are exported, a prompt appears showing the completion of the process.

music file exported

Part 4: Contacts Manage & Deduplicate

You can also control the contact list of your iPhone with the options available on the platform. To know how to manage data on iPhone, including contacts, follow the steps guided below:

Step 1Open Contacts on Dr.Fone

Locate the Contacts section from the panel available on the left. Continue to observe the entire contact list on the screen of the platform. You can consider adding new contacts and importing entire CSV files, Windows Address Book, Outlook Address Book, or specific vCard. Export contacts in similar formats and delete contacts according to the options available on the top.

access the contacts options

Step 2Merge Duplicate Contact

If you intend to merge the duplicate contacts present in the list, use the Deduplicate button on the top. As the platform detects the contacts, a progress bar appears on the front.

check the duplicate contacts

Step 3Select Contacts and Merge Accordingly

The comprehensive list of duplicate contacts is displayed in the next window. Define a proper filtering option under the Select a match type option. Use the Merge or Don’t Merge option against a specific contact. If you seek to merge all contacts, tap the Merge Contacts button to conclude the process.

merge the duplicate contacts

Part 5: Apps Data Manage

Dr.Fone provides a comprehensive app management system in its platform. With the autonomy of installing and uninstalling applications from the platform, you can manage the iOS apps with ease. To know how it can be done, follow the steps provided next:

Step 1Lead Into the Apps Section

Access the My Device > iDevice > Apps section from the left panel to open the applications installed on your iPhone.

choose the apps option

Click the Install button to look for applications that you can install on your iPhone.

install the desired app

Select any particular application and click the Uninstall button to remove and make space on your iPhone. You can also export any application from the platform; however, it only supports iOS 9.0 and below.

uninstall the unnecessary app

Step 2Manage Specific App Data

Following this, you can also access specific app data, including videos, documents, and photos from the My Device > iDevice > More navigation. As you lead into the particular section, look for the App Videos in the list of options within the sub-panel. Access the videos and export them, if required.

choose app videos option

Step 3Look Into Saved App Documents

You can also look out for the saved App Documents in the same section.

select the app documents option

Walkthrough the App Photos section to access all images of apps saved in the folders.

check the app photos

Click on a specific folder to access the images of a particular application. You can easily export the images as per your requirements into the computer.

access the specific app photos

Part 6: Social Apps Manage

Social applications and their data are also available and previewed within Dr.Fone. However, there is a specific provision that needs to be completed before accessing the data. The data of these social apps needs to be backed up on the platform before it can be previewed. To find out how social apps are managed across Dr.Fone, follow the steps guided next:

  1. WhatsApp Manage
  2. LINE Manage
  3. Viber Manage
  4. Kik Manage

1. WhatsApp Manage

Step 1Look For WhatsApp Details in Dr.Fone

You can find a dedicated option of My Device > iDevice > More > WhatsApp available in the left panel of Dr.Fone. As you access it, look for the Messages tab and observe the entire chats backed up on the platform. Click Export or Print if you wish to extract specific chats or entire data of WhatsApp.

manage whatsapp app data

Step 2Manage WhatsApp Photos

If you wish to access specific photos, lead into the Photos section and select photos that you want to export as an attachment.

choose the photos option

Step 3Manage Videos on WhatsApp

You can also access the TV Video and export it according to the conditions.

check the tv videos

Step 4Control Audios of WhatsApp

Find the list of Audio separated from the WhatsApp data, and export the data according to your ease.

check whatsapp audio files

Step 5Export Other Data

Apart from that, other forms of data present within WhatsApp are present in the Others section. Go through and export data to your computer using the Export button.

export the required data

2. LINE Manage

Step 1Manage LINE Chats on Dr.Fone

Open the More section and look for the LINE option in the sub-menu. Here, you will find the entire chat list made on LINE. Export the data as CSV, Excel, or PDF, if required. Furthermore, you can also Print the chats made on LINE.

access the line app

Step 2Download LINE Attachments

For focusing particularly on LINE attachments, look for this option in the sub-menu and open the list of attachments. Export the attachments according to your likelihood.

manage line attachment data

3. Viber Manage

Step 1Access Viber Data on Dr.Fone

Lead through My Device > iDevice > More and find the option of Viber in the sub-menu. Look through all chats and make corresponding changes and management, as required.

access the viber chats

Step 2Open Attachments of Viber

To open the attachments of Viber in specific, look for the Viber Attachments option.

check the viber attachments

4. Kik Manage

Step 1Look Into Kik Data on Dr.Fone

Get hold of Kik data in the sub-menu discovered from the More section. Find all the chats and export or print them according to your liking.

tap on kik app

Step 2Access Kik Attachments

You can check out specific attachments of Kik in the Kik Attachments section, where you can export the data as well.

check the kik attachments

Part 7: Use iPhone as a USB Flash Drive

Dr.Fone has made it possible for iPhone users to use their device as a USB flash drive. To know how it is done to manage iOS devices, follow the guidelines provided below:

StepsUtilize iPhone as USB Flash Drive

Look for the My Device > iDevice > Files section in the list provided in the left-panel and proceed to select UDISK from the options that appear on the screen.

Here, you can use the Add File button to import files into the iPhone. Create a New Folder for folder management and use the Export button for downloading specific files from the iPhone present within the UDISK.

use iphone as a flash drive


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