Installing Apple Sync Drivers without iTunes

To sync with Apple iOS devices, MediaMonkey for Windows requires the latest Apple Mobile Device Driver to be installed. This is normally done by installing the iTunes desktop version, but if you prefer not to install iTunes, and are technically inclined, you can install the Apple Mobile Device Driver and its services independently of iTunes. Note that this is not a supported approach for iOS synchronization as it may not work for all users:

  1. Download the latest desktop version of iTunes ( 64-bit version | 32-bit version ).
  2. Download and install a program that can open and extract contents from a CAB file such as 7-zip or WinRar .
  3. Inspect the content of the iTunes installer iTunes64Setup.exe or iTunesSetup.exe (that you downloaded in step 1) with 7-zip (right click, 7-zip, Open archive). 7-zip will show the files inside the installer.
  4. Extract AppleMobileDeviceSupport64.msi or AppleMobileDeviceSupport.msi from the installer file to your harddisk.
  5. Run AppleMobileDeviceSupport64.msi or AppleMobileDeviceSupport.msi
  6. After Apple Mobile Device Support have been installed, connect your iOS device to your PC and Windows should be able to detect it correctly.
  7. Start MediaMonkey and your Apple device will be detected, so that you can use MediaMonkey to Sync to the device.

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