How to Customize TouchCopy with settings

How to customize TouchCopy

TouchCopy provides a large amount of flexibility in its operation. Use TouchCopy Settings to customize TouchCopy to your needs.

To access these options, connect your device with TouchCopy, then from the list of features on the left of TouchCopy, click Settings (PC) or Preferences (Mac).

Copy To PC/Mac Settings

These options relate to copying content from your iPod, iPhone or iPad to your computer hard drive. The settings shown here do not affect the way content is transferred into iTunes (or the Music app on macOS Catalina and higher). They include:

  • Save files to...: If you want to save all your device content to the same folder on your computer, set your desired location here.
  • Request Save destination before each copy operation: If this is not ticked, your default save location above will be used.
  • Copy and Replace existing files with the same name: Check this if you don't want to create duplicate files if saving files which already exist in your chosen location.
  • Display message when copying complete.
TouchCopy options

Music Settings

  • General Music Options (PC only): Here you can choose to hide iCloud and Apple Music subscription tracks found on your device. TouchCopy is unable to play or copy such tracks which are not stored on your connected device itself.
  • Folder Structure: Specify the folder structure you wish to use when copying music to your computer. You can also choose to transfer just the songs with no folder structure, by changing all 3 folder structure options to blanks.
  • File Name Structure: Specify the file name structure you wish to use when copying music to your computer.
  • Mac only: You can even specify a playback volume for copied tracks.
TouchCopy Music options

Photo Settings

  • Save Options (PC only):
    • HEIC: When saving HEIC images, you can choose to save original HEIC files, convert them to JPG, or both.
    • Live Photos: This determines whether to save Live photos as a still image, a video, or both.
    • Albums: Choose whether to create folders for the albums you copy from your device.
  • Export Options:
    • "Photos Export" Folder Location: Browse your computer for a folder where you would like to store your photos. Using the "Export New Photos" feature will then search this folder to determine whether there are photos on your iPhone which are not yet in the selected folder.
    • Group Photos By Date: When viewing your iPhone photos in TouchCopy, you can choose to group your photos by Year, Month or Day using this option.
    • Further preferences are available to automatically check for new photos when you connect your iPhone to TouchCopy; and to include videos in an export.
  • Display Options (Mac only): Change the order of your photos as displayed in TouchCopy (newest to oldest, or vice versa).
TouchCopy Photos options

Contacts Settings (PC only)

Here you can choose whether to sort your contact list by order of Last Name or First Name.

Call Logs Settings

  • Contacts (Mac only): Choose whether to show contact numbers in your call history exports.
  • Limit Options (Mac only): If you only need to export your call history for a certain time period, you can set limits here to filter out any call entries which fall outside of your desired date range.
  • Sort Options (PC only): Sort Call Logs in the preview by Name or Last Updated.
  • Export Options: Here you can choose whether to merge your selected call logs into a single file, or save each selected contact's call logs into a separate file per contact. Merging contacts is a great way to compile a fill call logs list if using a CSV spreadsheet export.
TouchCopy Call Log options

Message Settings

  • Sorting and Filtering: Choose how you'd like to show your messages in TouchCopy. You can change the order of the list of conversations, the order of the messages in each conversation (by date), hide conversations from unknown contacts, and search for certain messages.
  • Message Display: Choose whether to display the contact number and contact image with each message sent in your conversations. This information will be saved as part of any export you choose to save.
  • Exporting: Here you'll find options which allow you to customise the actual message exports that you produce using TouchCopy. Alter the font size and make use of Compact Layout which will allow for better accessibility and/or will save paper resources if printing; alter the naming convention of files and images attached to messages; and even choose to embed media within an HTML export (rather than having the attachments saved as separate files).
TouchCopy Messages options

Notes Settings

  • Sort Options (PC only): Change the order of the notes and folders displayed in TouchCopy (by name or date the note was updated).
  • Export Options: Choose how you want to save your selected notes to your computer. You can set the filename format for your exports, set maximum image dimensions, and even embed images and other media directly within an exported HTML file (otherwise, attached media will be saved as separate files).
TouchCopy Notes options

General (PC only)

Here you can set the display language used in TouchCopy. Use the dropdown menu to select your desired language.

Once a language is selected, you'll need to close, and then launch TouchCopy again for the new language to be applied.

Manage Backups

TouchCopy requires a backup of your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch in order to access information like Messages and Contacts. It will attempt to create such a backup on your computer if there is not already one available.

Using the Backups Preferences, you can manage your device backups by way of deleting the ones you don't need. To do this, select a backup from the list, and click "Delete". On PC, you can also choose to show and delete backups created using iTunes, rather than only ones created using TouchCopy.

You can enable "Automatically delete backups upon disconnecting device" to ensure that a backup created by TouchCopy is deleted when you are finished using the app. This can help keep space free on your computer. However subsequent uses of TouchCopy will be quicker if there is an existing backup that TouchCopy can use to read the device's content.

On a Mac, you can also choose the location on your Mac where you'd like TouchCopy to create backups to and read backups from. Depending on which location you choose, you may be prompted to grant permission for TouchCopy to access the location.

Manage device backups in TouchCopy on PC


Clicking this tab will automatically check for any available updates for TouchCopy. If an update is found, you will be directed to download the update.

License Activation Details

In order to view your activation details in TouchCopy, you'll first have needed to activate your license.

To find your activation details in TouchCopy for Mac, click "License" in the toolbar on the left of the TouchCopy window. You can also deactivate TouchCopy from here.

This tab provides users with information about their specific activation details. TouchCopy activation code, activation date and expiration date (for rental licenses) are displayed for the user's convenience.

If you have not yet activated your software, this tab will enable you to enter your activation code. Once entered, you'll have access to the full, unrestricted version of TouchCopy (removing all demo limitations).

This section also offers a "Deactivate" button. Clicking this will allow you to remove your licence from the computer. This is handy if you wish to activate the licence on a different computer instead.

TouchCopy activation details

About TouchCopy

In this section, details are displayed about what version of TouchCopy is running, as well as a link to the Wide Angle Software website.

On Mac, you can access this information by clicking "TouchCopy" in the toolbar at the top of your screen, and then clicking "About TouchCopy".

Publisher: Wide Angle Software