Can you AirDrop files between PC and iOS devices?
Many iPad and iPhone users asked a similar question online “can I use AirDrop PC files to my iPhone or transfer files from PC to iPhone?”. Before figuring out this question, we need to know what is AirDrop.
According to Wikipedia, AirDrop is an ad-hoc service in Apple Inc.’s iOS and macOS operating system, introduced in Mac OS X Lion and iOS 7, which allows users to transfer files among supported Macintosh computers and iOS devices over Wi-Fi and Bluetooth without using mail or a mass storage device.
From the brief introduction from Wikipedia, we can know that AirDrop provides an easy solution to transfer files between two iOS devices, or the iOS device and the Mac computer. Namely, you can use it to transfer files only among iOS devices. Therefore, we cannot use AirDrop to move files from iPhone to PC.
Free alternative to AirDrop to transfer files between Windows PC and iPhone/iPad
Since AirDrop does not enable users to airdrop files on computer, here we would like to offer a free alternative called FoneTool, which can transfer data between Windows and iOS devices with fast speed, so you can easily airdrop iPhone to PC, or PC to iPhone. It is compatible with iPhone 4s/5/5s/6/6s/6 plus/6s plus/SE/7/7 plus/8/8 plus/X/XS/XS Max/XR/11/ 11/12/13/14, iPad /iPad mini/iPad Air/iPad Pro and iPod touch 1/2/3/4/5/6/7.
Besides, it comes with many important and amazing features making files transferring between iPhone and PC easy and convenient.
Now you can free download the FoneTool and follow the steps to transfer/"airdrop" files from iPhone to PC.
Step 1. Connect your iPhone/iPad to the Windows PC via USB cable and make sure it is detected. And launch FoneTool.
Step 2. Tap “Trust This Computer” on your iPhone.
Step 3. Click "iPhone to PC" on the homepage of AOMEI MBackupper.
✍ Note: You can also click "Selective Backup" from "Phone Backup" to backup iPhone photos, videos, messages, contacts to Windows computer.
Step 4. Now, you can click the "+" icon and choose Photos, Music, Videos, Contact items as you need.
Step 5. Then you will back to the main interface, choose the storage path to save the files, and click "Start Transfer".
Wait for the process to be finished. If you want to transfer data to another iOS device, the "PC to iPhone" feature can help you to 'airdrop'/transfer files from computer to iPad/iPhone.
In this guide, we discussed whether you can Airdrop files between iPhone/iPad and PC, and provides an easy workaround to move photos, videos, files, movies from iPhone to Windows 10/8/7 computer. Hope you can successfully complete the transfer or "Airdrop" files computer to phone.
FoneTool Runs Perfectly on
- iOS 16/15/14/13/12/11 and former
- iPadOS 16/15/14/13/12/11 and former
- iPhone 14/14 Pro (Max), 13/13 mini/Pro (Max), iPhone 12/12 mini/Pro (Max), iPhone 11/11 Pro (Max)
- iPhone X/XR/XS/XS Max, iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone 6/6s/6s Plus
- iPhone SE (1st, 2nd, 3rd generations)
- iPod touch 1/2/3/4/5/6/7
- All models of iPad Air, iPad mini, iPad Pro and iPad