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How to Customise TouchCopy with options

How to customise TouchCopy

TouchCopy provides a large amount of flexibility in its operation. Use TouchCopy Options to customise TouchCopy to your needs.

PC - TouchCopy Options are displayed by clicking "Options" in the TouchCopy tool bar.

Mac - TouchCopy Options are accessed through TouchCopy 16 in the program bar at the top of the screen, then select Preferences...

The Tabs in the Options window separate the areas of functionality to be modified.


TouchCopy options

In this tab, you can select from a few general options, such as displaying a confirmation message when a copy is complete, whether you would like TouchCopy to eject iPods on closing the TouchCopy application, and also what media section to load when TouchCopy starts up (the default is the Music section).

You'll also find a language selection on this tab - to change the language of the software, choose your preferred language from the dropdown box. You'll need to close and reopen TouchCopy for this change to take effect.

Copy To PC/Mac Options

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. They include:

Setting the folder to which your device's content should be saved to; deciding whether TouchCopy should Copy and Replace existing files with the same name and deciding how the files and folder should be named.

TouchCopy Copy options

Music Options

  • General Music Options: Choose whether to display Album artwork and genres; and whether to save the album artwork image when saving a music file. There is also the option here to save search results as a playlist.
  • Folder Structure: Specify the folder structure you want to use when copying music to your computer.
  • File Name Structure: Specify the file name structure you want to use when copying music to your computer.
  • Mac only: You can even specify a playback volume for copied tracks.
TouchCopy Music options

Photo Options

  • Export Options:
    • "Photos Export" Folder Location: Browse your computer for a folder where you would like to store your photos. Using the "Export 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; include videos in an export; and to display (or not) export options each time you export.
  • HEIC Export Options: This feature is available on Windows only (Mac natively supports HEIC photos).
    Choose how you would like TouchCopy to handle copying HEIC formatted photos to your computer.
TouchCopy Photos options


  • Limit Options: TouchCopy will display all messages in a conversation by default. This option allows you to show only messages sent and received in a specific time frame.
  • Contacts: Here you can set how you would like TouchCopy to order your messages, and whether to include contact details like phone number and image in the export.
  • HEIC Export Options: Similar options as seen in the "Photos" section, however options set here will apply only to images copied as part of a message thread, or from the Messages section in TouchCopy.
  • Format Options: Change the font size of the message export. Also, using Compact Layout is handy for users who need to print out lots of messages - this layout removes white space so you can get more messages on each page of a print-out.
  • Search Options: Enabling "Only show messages matching search term" means that when you make a search in Messages, rather than returning all messages of conversations which contain the search term, TouchCopy will only return the messages which contain the search term within them.
TouchCopy Messages options

Call Logs

PC only: Sort Call Logs in the preview by Name or Last Updated.

Mac only: you can choose to include the number of the contact in the export of call logs.


Here you can choose whether to sort your contact list by order of Last Name or First Name (this option can be found in the "Messages" section for Mac users).

Voice Mail

Decide whether or not to include date and time in the file name of the exported file.


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.

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.

Activation Details

This tab provides users information about their specific activation details. TouchCopy activation code, registered email, activation date and expiration date 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 and create a password. Once these details have been entered, the user will have access to the full, unrestricted version of TouchCopy.

This section also offers a "Deactivate" button. Clicking this will allow the user to remove their licence from the computer. This is handy if you wish to activate the licence on a different computer instead. To deactivate a computer, the activation password set by the user will be required.

TouchCopy Activation options
Publisher: Wide Angle Software