How to Transfer Files From PC to iPhone and iPad (And Vice Versa)

MakeUseOf | 3/21/2019 | Kris Wouk
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Syncing and transfer have come a long way, but sometimes getting files on and off an iOS device is harder than it should be. The days of having to plug in your iPhone to do nearly everything are long gone, but they’ve been replaced by increasing complexity. You can use syncing services like iCloud or Dropbox, but this isn’t going to cover everyone’s needs.

FileApp is one of the most popular software options to help you transfer files to and from your iPhone. It takes a little setting up, but once you’re ready, it can make your life much easier.

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What About Transferring Files With AirDrop?

When Apple first introduced AirDrop, it was limited compared to what it would become. It wasn’t until the release of OS X Yosemite that the protocol worked between Mac and iOS devices. This is when it started to become truly useful. Before then, the protocol worked between two Macs or two iOS devices, but was different on each system.

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While AirDrop is much more useful now, it still has its drawbacks. The main problem is that it only works on Apple platforms. If you want to transfer between your iPhone and a Windows computer, AirDrop isn’t going to help you out.

What Does FileApp Have to Offer?

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What if you want to copy a few files from a friend’s computer but they run Windows? You don’t want to install a bunch of software on their computer just for a quick transfer. That’s where FileApp truly shines.

FileApp essentially turns your iOS device into a server of sorts, handling everything on the iOS end. This means you can transfer files from an iPhone to a PC easily. It’s just as easy to transfer files from a PC to an iPad as well.

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Before you can start transferring files, you’ll need to get FileApp...
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