Explore the iOS filesystem


The operation system iOS based originally on MacOS / OSX, the OS of the Apple computers. It was adapted to the needs of micro-computers such as a smartphone, especially for a long battery life and the smartphone usual navigation with fingers. The iDevice Manager provides interested persons a view in the file system like the Windows Explorer with a tree structure and a file list view. Learn to navigate in the File Explorer and how can you find files like photos on the iPhone.

Explore iOS Download files
Updated for Windows 10
and Windows 7, 8
For iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 8, iPad Pro
and iPhone 7 Plus, 7, 6S, 6, 5S, 5, iPad 4, iPad mini

File Explorer in iDevice Manager presentation


Download of files and folders


  1. For downloading of files provides the App the options Drag 'n Drop, the context menu and the "Download" button.
  2. Select one or many files in the list, hold the mouse key and pull the mouse arrow out from iDevice Manager onto the Desktop or another folder in the Windows Explorer. Release the mouse key to start the copy process.
  3. If you want to use the "Download" button, select before also the files.
  4. Choose the destination folder and confirm with Save.
  5. In the context menu of the file list, can you find an entry "Download" to download the selected files.
    File Explorer contextmenu
  6. The downloading of folders with all files works identically. Only the Drag 'n Drop function is not supported.
    File Explorer contextmenu folders