TouchCopy Quick Start Tutorial

Getting started with TouchCopy on your PC or Mac

With TouchCopy it's easy to connect your iPhone, iPad or iPod with your computer, access all its content, and save what you need straight to your PC or Mac. Let's see how to get started...

Step 1: Get TouchCopy on your computer

The first step is to download and install TouchCopy on your computer.

The download page will guide you through how to install your downloaded version of TouchCopy on your computer.

Note that you do not need to download or install anything on your iPhone, iPad or iPod to use TouchCopy.

When you launch TouchCopy on your computer for the first time, it will start in demo mode. Demo mode offers limited functionality and is available to anyone who wants to try TouchCopy for free.

TouchCopy for PC launching in demo mode
TouchCopy for PC launching in demo mode

If you've already purchased a licence, you can activate TouchCopy using your activation code. Once activated, any demo limitations will be removed, and you'll be running the full version!

Step 2: Connect your device

Next, grab your iPhone, iPad or iPod and connect it to your computer using your USB cable.

During this connection, your device may ask if you want to trust this computer. Tap Trust and/or enter your device's passcode when prompted.

Connecting an iOS device with TouchCopy
Connecting an iOS device with TouchCopy

TouchCopy will automatically detect your device and connect to it. Once connected, you can explore all the connected device's content from within TouchCopy!

Step 3: Explore your device content

Select any section in TouchCopy to view the corresponding content. For example, clicking Music will display all your iPhone's music. You can then play tracks or copy your music to your computer.

  • Music, Photos and Files can be accessed directly from the connected device.
  • For other sections like Messages, Call Logs and Contacts, TouchCopy will need to read that content from a backup.
    If you already have a backup of the device, you can choose to read from that; or have TouchCopy create a new backup so that you have all your most recent content at your fingertips.
Selecting a data source to read from in TouchCopy
Selecting a data source to read from in TouchCopy

Step 4: Copy content from your device to your computer

Now that you have access to your iPhone, iPad or iPod content, you can select the content you wish to save to your computer, and copy it!

This process is really easy, but varies slightly from section to section. Watch the video below for a quick walkthrough on each section of TouchCopy, or read on for more information.

A great example is how to copy a message conversation from iPhone to computer. Click the Messages section in TouchCopy, then select the conversation you wish to view by clicking the corresponding contact's name - your conversation will appear in the preview. Next, choose one of the export formats at the top of the window (Save as PDF, HTML or Text).

Copy messages from iPhone to PC using TouchCopy

All that's left to do is to tell TouchCopy where you wish to save this file to on your computer by selecting a location - then complete the save!

Shutting Down TouchCopy

When you have finished using TouchCopy, close the TouchCopy window. If iTunes is open, TouchCopy will close iTunes. TouchCopy should then eject your device from your computer - unless disk mode was enabled before running it with TouchCopy. In this case you will have to use the normal method of ejecting mounted disk drives from your operating system.

Publisher: Wide Angle Software