Access to iPhone files on PC

Access to the files and the file system of the Apple iPhone and iPad is very limited, but the iDevice Manager provides a way to access of many thousands of files and folders. We'll show you how easy it is below.

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For Windows 11
and Windows 10
For iPhone 15, 14, 13, 12 and Max, iPad Pro
and iPhone 11, XR, iPhone X, SE, iPad

How do I get access to iPhone files without iTunes?

  1. If the iDevice Manager is not yet installed, you can download the program here.
  2. Connect your iPhone to the PC with the USB cable.
  3. Start the iDevice Manager and click in the left menu "File Explorer".
  4. The folders from the iPhone are displayed in the tree structure on the left.
  5. In the right half can you see the files of the selected folder.
  6. By clicking on a folder, any existing sub-folders are displayed as an arrow symbol.
  7. You know this view from Windows Explorer.
Access to iPhone files with Device Manager

How can I copy iPhone files to PC?

  1. Start the iDevice Manager and click in the left menu "File Explorer".
  2. The existing folders and files are displayed.
  3. If you want to transfer the entire folder to the PC, right-click on it and select "Copy" in the context menu.
  4. Now select the folder or desktop where the files should be saved.
  5. If you want to copy one or more files from a folder, mark them in the list with the mouse.
  6. Click in the top menu "Copy" or the same menu entry in the context menu.
  7. You can also choose the target directory on your PC.

How can I delete files from iPhone?

This is not a good idea! Deleting files or folders - including photos - can irreversibly damage the iPhone. Therefore the iDevice Manager does not offer a corresponding function.