There are multiple ways to transfer files between a Windows PC and your iPhone. You can use email, chat apps, cloud storage services, etc. The best way to transfer files from PC to iPhone or vice versa however is to make use of a wireless transfer app, such as SHAREit, Zapya, etc. This article is to show iPhone users how to copy various files and data from computer or laptop to your iPhone or vice versa, including photos, videos, music, documents and more file types. We recommend FileMaster app, a free iPhone file manager for file management and transfer. Go to search and download it from the App Store onto your iPhone before we get started.
How to Transfer Files from Laptop to iPhone through Wi-Fi?
Run the Wi-Fi transfer and file manager app on iPhone, you will see its home page as below.
Tap on the More… button from the bottom right corner to reveal a menu like this.
Tap Wi-Fi Transfer from the above menu, you will get a local IP address of your iPhone and the complete URL you can access your iPhone from a computer, see below screenshot.
Now go to open your web browser on your laptop or desktop, such as Safari, Chrome, Firefox, Opera, IE, Edge. Access the above iPhone Wi-Fi transfer URL address in your web browser, you will get a screen like below.
Here you can find all kinds of files and data from iPhone right on your computer. To upload or transfer files from laptop computer to iPhone, click the Start Upload button to browse to any folder on your computer, select the files you like to send to iPhone and you are done. To upload documents and data from computer to iPhone is just that easy.
Basically you can upload any file and data saved on your computer hard drive to iPhone using the above data transfer solution. For example, you can transfer photos, videos, music, MP3, MP4, MOV, Word doc, Excel, PPT, PDF, books, TXT, Page, Number, HTML, JPG, JPEG, PNG, ePub, chm, Zip, RAR, and many others. The iPhone file manager has the built-in document viewer function allows you to directly read documents in various types, like word/excel/ppt/pdf/txt/page/number/html/jpeg/epub/chm- zip/ZIP/RAR. It also has the media player that supports avi/flv/rmvm/rm/mov/mp4/mp3/wma/m3u8. In case the files sent from computer to iPhone are not natively supported by iOS or iPhone or the file manager itself, you can use the ‘Open files with other apps’ feature to read and open them.
Update Nov 2022: updated the screenshots to reflect the change of UI with FileMaster version 6.52(653).