One of the worst aspects of owning an iPhone or iPad is having to battle with iTunes to manage your iOS device. If you find that Apple’s software offering takes the fun out of being an iOS owner, i-FunBox is here to help make your life a little easier. It’s an app that’s available for both Mac and PC, is completely free of charge and enables you to easily manage your device without the need for jailbreaking.
These last five words are the one that should ring the loudest. There are plenty of apps that can be used to manage your iPhone or iPad from your computer, but in the majority of cases you have to be willing to go through the potential harmful process of jailbreaking. Many people are not happy to go down this route, so i-FunBox could be just what the doctor ordered.
The program interface is clear and easy to navigate and once you have connected your iOS device you can use the program to copy files back and forth just like using Windows Explorer or Finder. When connected you can also make backups of the apps you have installed and when the time comes you can then restore then individually from .ipa files or install them en masse to save time.
It is also possible to access the files that have been created by the apps you have installed. This is helpful if you want to access game saves or to copy documents you have created on your computer. Should you ever have trouble with iTunes, or maybe you just fancy a change, you can use i-FunBox to manage your media. This may not be the most complete iOS management tool that’s available, but being free of charge and available to use on any iOS device regardless of jailbreak status are big plus points.
Great if you’re looking to distance yourself from iTunes, providing handy backup and data transfer options.