By Dylan / Last update May 18, 2022

What is the AirDrop?

AirDrop is one of the important functions of the iOS system, which is used to share data with other Apple devices(iOS devices and Mac OS) that are nearby.  For example, you can easily airdrop photos from iPhone to iPhone/iPad/Macbook.

AirDrop Icon

Lots of users will wonder if it is possible to AirDrop files from iPhone to Windows 10 PC or laptop. The answer is not, Windows computer do not support AirDrop function. So, unfortunately, you can not access Airdrop on a desktop to move files from iPhone to Windows 10 directly.

Don't worry, in that case, we provide other tools to get your files from iPhone to Windows 10 easily.

How to AirDrop Files from iPhone(iOS devices) to Windows 10 PC/Laptop

Part 1. AirDrop Files from iPhone to Windows 10 by iTunes File Sharing

iTunes is a mobile device management utility, media library and the client app for the iTunes Store, developed by Apple Inc. It is used to transfer and manage digital multimedia files on personal computers running the macOS and Windows operating systems.

✍Note: This method can be used to transfer documents created by Keynotes, Numbers, Pages, or other apps that work with File Sharing.

Step 1. Install the latest version of iTunes for Windows 10.

Step 2. Connect your iPhone to Windows 10 using the iPhone USB cable. Click the iPhone button near the top left of the iTunes interface.

Device Icon Itunes

Step 3. Click “File Sharing” in the Settings category, select the file to be transferred in the list on the right, and click “Save”, choose the location where you want to save the file in your Windows 10.

Files Sharing Kindle

Step 4. Click the “Apply” button to complete the transferring operation.

Part 2. The Easiest Way of AirDrop Files from iPhone to Windows 10

If you start encountering iTunes errors and issues when transferring files from iPhone to Windows 10, we prefer to offer an alternative transfer software called AOMEI MBackupper, which can AirDrop and back up photos, videos, messages, contacts, and other data from iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch to a Windows 11/10/8/7 computer.

Compared with iTunes and other similar tools, it comes with lots of advantages to meet different needs.

✌ Easy-to-use: It uses an intuitive interface. And anyone can easily handle transfer files from an iPhone to a computer.
✌ Fast and large-scale transfer: AOMEI MBackupper can transfer a large number of items between iOS and PC with a fast speed. It saves your time.
✌ Great compatibility: It supports most iOS devices and models, including iPhone 4s/5/5s/6/6s/6 plus/6s plus/SE/7/7 plus/8/8 plus/X/XS/XS Max/ XR/ 11/ 11/ 12/ 13.
No data loss: Unlike iTunes, AOMEI MBackupper will not sync data between your devices, so you won't lose your data on your iPhone/iPad.

Tips: AOMEI MBackupper also works with iPad (iPad mini/iPad Air/iPad Pro) and iPod touch(1/2/3/4/5/6/7).

Now you can free download the AOMEI MBackupper in your Windows 10 and follow the steps to AirDrop files from your iPhone to Windows 10.

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Step 1. Connect your iPhone to the Windows PC via a stable USB cable and make sure it is detected. And open the AOMEI MBackupper. Then tap "Trust This Computer” on your iPhone.

Step 2. Click "Transfer to Computer" option.

Transfer To Computer

Step 3. Click the “+” icon to select files you want to AirDrop. Here take photos as an example. Then click “OK” button. You can choose to transfer your different files based on your need.

Select Files

Step 4. After the target files are chosen, you can change the storage path in your Windows 10 computer. Then click “Transfer” button to start the transfer process. The transferring time depends on the total size of the chosen files.


Step 5. Click "OK" when the transfer completed.

Transfer Completed


Now you have known the answer to "can you use Airdrop from iPhone to PC". And in this post,  we talk about the ways to AirDrop files from iPhone to Windows 10, and recommend a free and safe software to transfer large files including photos, videos, music and messages from iPhone to Windows 10 computer.

If you need to AirDrop large files to your computer, AOMEI MBackupper is more suitable for you. In addition, AOMEI MBackupper also performs many important and amazing features, for example, HEIC Converter, Erase iPhone. It can help you manage the data of your iOS device better.