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File Transfer | How to Transfer iPhone 8 to Windows 10 Without iTunes?

Transfer Photos, Videos, Music and More from iPhone 8 to Windows 10 with iTunes Alternative!

Finally, iPhone 8 was pushed out. It is safe to say that, the majority iPhone 8 owners will be satisfied with both hardware and software of iPhone 8, but will be resentful on iTunes when they sync iPhone 8 with Windows 10 PC. iTunes errors keep intruding, such as data loss, slow sync, freeze on Windows 10, crash abruptly. It's possible to fix these problems through some actions, but the best way is to transfer iPhone 8 files to Windows 10 without iTunes, but with the best iTunes alternative for Windows 10.

Note: This guide is also helpful when you need to transfer files from iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X to Windows 10 PC.

Best iTunes Alternative to Transfer Files from iPhone 8 to Windows 10

▶ What program we choose?

After reviewing the top 5 iTunes alternatives, we pick WinX MediaTrans to do file transfer from iPhone 8 to Windows 10. This tool is specially designed for Windows 10, 8(.1), 7 and lower versions, except for XP. Apple mobile devices running on iOS 11 and lower are accepted.

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▶ What files can be transferred from iPhone 8 to Windows 10?

In terms of iPhone to PC transfer, WinX MediaTrans supports photos (incl. those from third-party apps), videos up to 4K, music, e-books (PDF, EPUB, audio books), customized ringtones, voice memos, iTunes U, and podcasts.

Tips: Movies, music and audio books purchased from iTunes Store are supported as well! Moreover, this tool can help remove DRM from iTunes purchases with ease!

▶ Why we choose WinX MediaTrans?

Apart from various file types supported, is there any other reasons for choosing this software to transfer iPhone 8 to Windows 10? Of course.

1. This is a lightweight, clean, and easy-to-install Windows 10 program. You don't need to install iTunes. And you will never encounter download and install problems frequently happening to iTunes.
2. Selectively transfer is allowed. You can backup all iPhone 8 files to Windows 10 PC, or copy only one or several into it. Data won't lose during the process. You can load newly-added multimedia files into this program simply by clicking the Refresh button.
3. We always have a ton of files to transfer. Therefore, fast transfer speed means a lot to us. This software features super fast transfer speed, requiring 8 seconds only to move 100 4K photos and 1 minute to transfer 1GB video.
4. After removing DRM off iTunes purchases, it will convert iTunes movies to DRM-free MP4 and transcode iTunes music to DRM-free MP3. iTunes purchased audio books will be converted to MP3 as well.

How to Transfer iPhone 8 to Windows 10?

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First of all, download and install WinX MediaTrans onto your Windows 10 PC. Once completed, perform the following operations one by one. In this part, we show you how to transfer photos from iPhone 8 to Windows 10. The steps to deal with other files are almost the same.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone 8 with Windows 10 via a USB cable. Some guys may need to fix iPhone not showing up on PC.

Step 2. Get access to "Photo Transfer" and choose the files of iPhone 8 you want to move to Windows 10. You can simply click "Select All" or quickly single out target items by album, by year, by month or by day. Preview is allowed to ensure you choose the right one(s).

Step 3. Then, you just need to click the "Export" button in the top menu bar. Afterwards, transfer will begin immediately. Make sure that iPhone 8 is well connected before transfer is over.

Although Windows 10 comes with inbuilt apps to import photos and videos from iPhone 8, they have limitations. Let's name a few. Photos app doesn't allow you to transfer the same pictures again, even if you have deleted them on your Windows 10. To copy photos into PC via Windows Explorer, you have to find out target items from a dozen of file folders. That's really inconvenient. Phone Companion is always loading slowly and displays errors.

iTunes alternative - WinX MediaTrans

Certainly, WinX MediaTrans can also transfer files from other iPhone models like iPhone 7/6s to PC running on other Windows operating systems. Besides iPhone to PC transfer, it can perform file transfer in the opposite direction, which means it is available to transfer files from PC to iPhone (8). Incompatible videos and audios will be automatically converted to MP4, MP3/AAC respectively to fit for iOS device.

Other bonus features include: create playlists, make ringtone for iPhone, turn iPhone as a flash drive, export EPUB to PDF/TXT/HTML, etc.

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