[Guide]How to Access iPhone Files on Mac/PC with Simple Steps

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Myra Updated on Jun 11, 2018 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

Applies To: iPhone XS/XS Max/XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone 6/6s and other iPhones in iOS 11/10/9/8

Sometimes, you just want to view your iPhone files on computer, no matter it's Mac or PC, to transfer the data to or out of your iPhone or to manage them better. To get things done, there are generally two ways for you to use. One is using EaseUS MobiMover Free, a completely free iOS data transfer software, the other is using iCloud, the cloud storage provided by Apple. Here in this article are two detailed tips on how to access your iPhone files, including photos, videos, music, contacts, messages, and more, on Mac or PC, either with MobiMover or iCloud. Read on to get the details.

Part 1: How to access iPhone files on Mac or PC with MobiMover

Unlike iCloud which needs Wi-Fi network connection and enough space to make things possible, MobiMover enables you to access your iPhone files on Mac or PC just with a USB cable. What's more, no matter you want to transfer photos, videos, music, contacts, and more between two iOS devices (iPhone/iPad in iOS 8 or later), between iOS device and computer (Mac or PC) or manage iDevice content by deleting, adding or editing items, you can use MobiMover to help you with it without any cost or limitation.

What can MobiMover transfer or manage for you:

Photos: Camera Roll, Photo Library, Photo Stream, Photo Videos

Videos: Movies, TV shows, Music Videos

Audios: Music, Ringtones, Voice Memos, Audiobooks

Others: Contacts, Notes, Messages, Voice Mails, Books, and Safari Bookmarks

With MobiMover, you can access all the files listed above on your Mac or Windows PC just by connecting your iPhone to your computer with a USB cable and then go to EaseUS MobiMover > Custom and choose the category you want to view. If you need to transfer files like photos, videos, contacts, messages from your iPhone to Mac/PC or add files from Mac/PC to your iPhone (like transferring photos from laptop to iPhone), you can use MobiMover to do it within minutes.

Now, click the button below to safely download and install EaseUS MobiMover Free on your computer, then follow the steps to transfer your iPhone files to Mac/PC with ease.

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to your computer running Windows or Mac OS systems with a USB cable. Start EaseUS MobiMover Free, and select the iDevice to PC mode on the main screen. The operating steps for importing iPhone data to Mac (using MobiMover Mac version) are the same as those displayed below.

how to transfer data from iPhone to the computer - step 1

Step 2: MobiMover will load all the supported files on your iPhone here. You can export them all at a time. Or you can check one or multiple data types flexibly. The compatible data types are photos, videos, movies, music, playlist, ringtones, books, contacts, messages, notes, voice memos, and more.

how to transfer data from iPhone to the computer - step 2

Step 3: Go to the top-right corner, and you can find a Folder icon that allows you to customize the destination for exported iPhone data. If you don't do any change, MobiMover will save the data to a desktop folder named by Exported by MobiMover.

how to transfer data from iPhone to the computer - step 3

Step 4: Now, click Transfer to copy iPhone files to the computer at a fast speed. When the transferring finishes, you can view, edit, keep or delete the content as you like.

how to transfer data from iPhone to the computer - step 4

Equip your computer with EaseUS MobiMover and you will enjoy great conveniences whenever it comes to iOS data transfer and file management. When you get a new iPhone, you will probably need to transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone, back up your old iPhone elsewhere or add items to your new iPhone from computer. All these things can be done using EaseUS MobiMover. In a word, MobiMover is an unmissable tool you can use for FREE. Don't hesitate to have a try.

Part 2: How to access iPhone files on Mac or PC with iCloud

As you may know, you can also access your iPhone files on your Mac or PC with iCloud as long as you turn on iCloud services on your iPhone, have enough iCloud storage and connect your iPhone to a stable Wi-Fi network. Here are the steps to access your iPhone files on Mac or PC with iCloud.

Step 1: Open a browser on your Mac or Windows PC and visit iCloud.com.

Step 2: Login in with your Apple ID and password, which should be the same as the one you have signed into your iPhone with.

Step 3: Choose the category you want to access and then view the details.

How to access iPhone files on Mac or PC - Tip 2

While using iCloud, there is a common issue that iPhone won't sync with iCloud. What's more, if you want to download iCloud photos to your Mac or PC, you can't select all the photos at once, which makes the downloading process quite time-consuming. Overall, EaseUS MobiMover Free is a really good choice for you no matter you want to access your iPhone files on Mac/PC or want to transfer files between Mac/PC and iPhone.