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Initial releaseDiskAid (2008)
Stable release
2.16.9 / 9 January 2023; 15 months ago (2023-01-09)
Operating systemWindows 7 or later; OS X Yosemite or later
PlatformMicrosoft Windows and macOS
Size117.6 MB (Windows), 267.1 MB (macOS)
Available inEnglish, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Korean

iMazing is mobile device management software that allows users to transfer files and data between iOS devices (iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch) and macOS or Windows computers, in addition to many other features beyond the scope of what Apple's own tools enable.


Developed by DigiDNA, iMazing was initially released in 2008 as DiskAid, enabling users to transfer data and files from the iPhone or iPod Touch to Mac or Windows computers.[1][2] DiskAid was renamed iMazing in 2014.[3][4] Version 2.0 was released on September 13, 2016.[5]

In August 2021, version 2.14 of iMazing added a spyware detection feature. The feature is based on Amnesty International’s Mobile Verification Toolkit to detect Pegasus Spyware following the publication of Pegasus Project.[6]


With iMazing, an iPhone or iPad can be used similarly to an external hard drive.[4][7] It performs tasks that iTunes doesn’t offer,[1] including incremental backups of iOS devices, browsing and exporting text and voicemail messages, managing apps, encryption, and migrating data from an old phone to a new one.[8][9][10]

The menu bar app iMazing Mini enables automatic, wireless and encrypted backups of iPhones.[11][12] The iMazing HEIC Converter is a free desktop app for Mac and PC that lets users convert photos from HEIC format to JPG or PNG.[13]

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  1. ^ a b Staff Writer (Nov 3, 2016). "DigiDNA devs make apps that rock by thinking like a band". Cult of Mac. Retrieved 5 April 2019.
  2. ^ Dan Frakes (Oct 28, 2008). "DiskAid 1.5". PC World. Archived from the original on 5 April 2019. Retrieved 5 April 2019.
  3. ^ "iMazing 1.0 Released – Taking Over DiskAid". Sep 18, 2014. Retrieved 5 April 2019.
  4. ^ a b Rob Lefebvre (Sep 19, 2014). "How to transfer all your data to your new iPhone 6 the right way". Cult of Mac. Retrieved 5 April 2019.
  5. ^ Robyn (Sep 13, 2016). "iMazing 2 Device Manager for Mac and PC Launches NEWS". MacSources. Retrieved 5 April 2019.
  6. ^ DigiDNA. "Detecting Pegasus Spyware with iMazing". Retrieved 2021-08-08.
  7. ^ J. R. Bookwalter (May 16, 2017). "iMazing 2.2 review: A better way to use your Mac to manage your iPhone and iPad". Macworld. Retrieved 5 April 2019.
  8. ^ Jeff Butts (Nov 8, 2017). "How to Use iMazing to Manage Apps". Mac Observer. Retrieved 5 April 2019.
  9. ^ Joanna Stern (March 22, 2017). "Free Up iPhone Space With These Hidden Tricks". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 5 April 2019.
  10. ^ StackCommerce (Dec 21, 2018). "10 subscription deals that make perfect last-minute gifts". Engadget. Archived from the original on 5 April 2019. Retrieved 5 April 2019.
  11. ^ Jeff Butts (June 2, 2017). "Get Time Machine on Your iPhone With iMazing Mini". Mac Observer. Retrieved 5 April 2019.
  12. ^ Killian Bell (June 16, 2017). "Free tool makes wirelessly backing up iOS devices a breeze". Cult of Mac. Retrieved 5 April 2019.
  13. ^ J. D. Biersdorfer (May 29, 2018). "Converting High Efficiency Image File Photos for Windows". The New York Times. Retrieved 5 April 2019.