SHAREit is the free file transfer tool works with desktops, laptops, mobile phones and tablets. It can help you share files over hotspot, WiFi without any mobile data. It’s over 200 times faster than Bluetooth transfer. You can easily share photos, videos, music, audios, contacts and files of any formats with your friends. Today we will show you the easy steps to transfer files from iPhone iPad to computer or vice versa through Wi-Fi using this free file transfer app. If you are concerned about the security of cloud based file transfer services, this is a good solution. If you are tired of the transfer over wired connection, this is the wireless file transfer solution you will love. In addition to much higher speeds, the data transfer app makes data export from an iPhone or iPad to computer or data import from a PC or Mac to iOS devices a lot easier than with iTunes. If you compared it with Airdrop which is similar in functionality, you will find Shareit is much more efficient than AirDrop file transfer. See how to use it to send files and documents between iPhone iPad and PC wirelessly over local WiFi network below.
Transfer files between iPhone iPad and PC through Wi-Fi using SHAREit
There are two ways to connect iPhone to your Windows PC or Mac via ‘Web Share‘ or ‘Connect to PC‘. The former does not require any software installation on the computer end; the file transfer between iOS device and computer via the later mode requires installation of the app on iPhone or iPad and the companion app on the computer. You can refer to this guide to share files on mobile phones using Shareit Webshare. This method makes use of the portable hotspot feature on your phone to connect up two or more devices for data transfer. To exchange files and data between iPhone iPad and PC through WiFi, run Shareit on iPhone, you will see its home screen like below.
Tap the avatar at the top left corner to open the side menu, then choose Connect PC/MAC,you’ll see a new screen like this.
Follow the above on-screen tips to start Shareit on your PC or Mac computer.
In the home screen of Shareit client on PC, touch Show QR Code, then tap Scan to Connect button in the Connect to PC screen on iPhone. Align QR code within frame on iPhone to scan. Your iPhone will be connected to PC instantly and the file transfer portal opens on both iPhone and PC. You can then select files, such as photos, videos, music, name cards, on iPhone and send to PC wirelessly over WiFi or select files and documents on PC to send to iPhone through WiFi.
Share files between iPhone and PC through Ad hoc using SHAREit
When a Wi-Fi network is not available, you can also create an ad hoc wireless network on your PC, then connect to the wireless network from iPhone and run ShareIT to share files between them. You can find more details from this guide to share files between PC and iPhone through Ad hoc wireless network.
Transfer files on Android phones?
Android users can follow this tutorial to send files between mobile phone and PC via Shareit. The functionality of its Android version is quite similar, but differs in appearance slightly.
Update Jan 2018: This article was originally published in 2017 and has since been updated. In this update, the new method to share files between PC and iPhone via Ad hoc network was added.