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DearMob iPhone Manager is an iTunes replacement as an all-in-one solution for managing content on your iPhone from your Mac. That includes managing content like photos, music, videos and books, as well as backups, data recovery and much more all from a single app. It’s also the world’s 1st iPhone manager to transfer iPhone and iPad data to and from your Mac with U.S. Military grade encryption. And it was just recently updated to version 2.6 with full support for the latest iOS 12 betas. Here’s how it works.
For managing content, DearMob aims to make the process much easier than iTunes with automatic conversion of photos, videos, music, ringtones, and books. That means when you upload one or more of these files to your iPhone using DearMob, it will automatically convert all the files into the best file format for your iPhone or iPad. Bookmark syncing in DearMob iPhone Manager allows you to easily manage bookmarks made in browsers on your Mac and to get them onto your iPhone.
For uploading photos, DearMob can handle about 1,000 4K photos in less than 2 minutes.
Included is support for automatic conversion of videos and music to iPhone-compatible MP4, MP3, or AAC formats, HEIC photos to JPEG, iBooks in EPUB to the more widely compatible formats like PDF, DOC, TXT. That includes the ability to transfer/convert 8K videos to get them onto your iPhone and iPad, and automatic rotation video 90 degrees for full-screen playback on iPhone and iPad. There is also .m4r ringtone conversion support for uploading ringtones using any audio file, and the ability to upload contacts as a VCF file.
DearMob includes a feature for bulk merging and editing of iPhone contacts, too. And built-in tools for transferring iTunes movies, music and books from Mac to iPhone without restrictions.
The built-in data encryption feature in DearMob iPhone Manager allows you to password protect photos, videos, and contacts on your iPhone as well as automatically encrypt files you want to take off your iPhone and put on your Mac.
As for the technical details, the app takes advantage of 256-bit AES, 1024-bit RSA, PBKDF2, and Argon2 encryption tech for truly secure, military-grade encryption capabilities.
Another big part of DearMob iPhone Manager is the backup and restore features for iOS data.
Included is the ability to easily create an encrypted backup of your iPhone data to your Mac. Also, features to easily restore backups or individual files and data from specific apps.
As pictured above, that means you can choose to back up your entire device but also selectively back up data from specific apps, SMS, as well as Apple’s apps like contacts, podcasts, Voice Memos, Books and more.