How to Share iPhone Data between Different Devices

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Sabine Updated on Aug 15, 2019 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

Sharing files from one iOS device to another is easy - AirDrop from Apple is the solution. However, sometimes it is also necessary to share files with a Windows PC. With the following tricks, we'll show you how to share iPhone files between iOS devices and Windows computers with AirDrop and EaseUS MobiMover!

How to share iPhone data between iOS devices with AirDrop

Step 1. Activate AirDrop on iPhone or iPad

AirDrop can be activated on both your iPhone and iPad. It is absolute that AirDrop needs to be activated on both iOS devices between which files are to be shared.

Open the control center by swiping up from the bottom of the screen. Then open the WLAN menu in the Control Center with 3D-Touch and make sure that WLAN and Bluetooth are activated. As soon as the menu opens, you can activate AirDrop.

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Step 2. Choose the target device

Now you can choose which people you want to share files with, either only with your contacts or with everyone.

Step 3. Share files with AirDrop

As already mentioned, you can share everything that has a Share button. For example, let's take a photo that we want to transfer from an iPhone to an iPad.

To do this, we first open the photo on our iPhone and tap the Share button in the bottom left corner.

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It may last a moment before the other iOS device (or its user's name) appears in AirDrop. Touch the other device to send the photo or another file.

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On the other device - in our case a second iPhone - there is a notice that someone is sharing a photo with us. After clicking Accept, the photo will be received and then displayed in the Photos App.

How to share iPhone data between iPhone and Windows PC

AirDrop only works between Apple devices. However, if you want to exchange files with a Windows PC, you have to use third-party providers, for example, EaseUS MobiMover Free, if you don't want to use iTunes. MobiMover serves to transfer files between two iOS devices (iPhone/iPad in iOS 8 or later) or between an iOS device and the computer. Photos, videos, music, ringtones, voice memos, contacts, messages, and more can all be transferred to or from your iPhone using MobiMover.

Now, click the button below to safely download and install EaseUS MobiMover Free on your PC, then follow the steps to transfer files from PC to iPhone to have a try.

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Step 1: Connect your iPhone to your computer and tap "Trust" on your device to continue.

Start EaseUS MobiMover and choose the "PC to iDevice" mode to transfer data from computer to iPhone without iTunes.

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Step 2: Click "Add File" or "Add Folder" to select the files or folder that you want to transfer to your iPhone.

Or you can directly drag files to the "Drag & Drop" area as a quick way for transferring.

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Step 3: By clicking the "Edit" button, you can recheck the selected files on the pop-up window.

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You can also cancel to transfer some specific files by unchecking them one by one. Then click "OK" to confirm.

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Step 4: Click "Transfer" to transfer data from computer to iPhone.

Don't disconnect your iPhone until the process accomplishes. The transferring won't take too long, wait patiently.

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As mentioned before, MobiMover Free iPhone transfer software is seamlessly compatible with the newly released iPhone 8 running iOS 11, if you need to transfer and back up iPhone 8 files to PC, check the detailed guides.