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CopyTrans Manager is the lightweight iTunes alternative that helps you easily add songs, videos, audio books and custom ringtones to your iPhone on the go. There’s no need for iTunes sync and the already-existing iPhone tracks remain untouched on your device. It works with all iPhone, iPod and iPad models including iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus & iPhone X.

Let’s transfer media files to your iOS device:

Or follow the steps below to know how:

CopyTrans Manager gives you two options to add music and videos to your iPhone or iPod without iTunes:

Drag and Drop songs and videos from PC to iPhone

  1. Download CopyTrans Manager from the following page: Download CopyTrans Manager

  2. Install the program. If you need help installing CopyTrans Manager, please refer to the Installation guide.

  3. Run the program, connect the iPhone or iPad to your PC, and simply drag and drop your selection of tracks or folder(s) from the Windows explorer into the CopyTrans Manager track listing.

    add music to ipod via drag-drop without itunes

  4. Click the “Update” button to save the changes. update button in copytrans manager to apply changes

Use the Add Tracks button

  1. Click on the “+ Add” button.

  2. Select the tracks you wish to add.

  3. Click on “Add”. copy music to iphone

  4. You’ll need to apply changes once all your modifications are made by clicking on the “Update” button. update button in copytrans manager to apply changes

    This will apply the changes made in CopyTrans Manager to your iPod/iPhone.

For the other way round, in order to back up iPhone music and videos to PC, use CopyTrans Manager’s sister program called CopyTrans.


CopyTrans Manager will only accept iPod/iPhone-compatible MP4 files. You can find out more about what file types are supported by your iPod/iPhone here. If you are looking to add a video file in another format such as MOV, have a look at this tutorial.

If you need to convert your videos to MP4, we suggest you use the following free utility: Handbrake video transcoder. Please note that we do not support this utility in any way. If you need help with Handbrake, please visit their dedicated FAQ Section.

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