How To Transfer Files Wirelessly From iPhone To Windows PC

It’s common knowledge that problems come in all shapes and sizes if you have an iPhone but prefer a Windows PC as your computer of choice. This is mainly because iOS is a closed source operating system. Even the most basic of functions like wired file transfer between a Windows PC and iPhone can be a frustrating experience, let alone dream about something like an AirDrop equivalent.

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What if there was a method you could use to wirelessly transfer files from a PC to your iOS device and vice versa? Yes, this method will solve your file transfer needs for good. There are some settings you need to change first, but post that, it’s all a breeze. Please note that both devices must be connected to the same network to use this feature. Follow the steps below to enable file sharing on your Windows PC:

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What to do on Windows PC to transfer files to iPhone wirelessly

1. Create a new folder that will mainly be used to place your files.

2. Right click on that folder, go to ‘Properties’. Then navigate to ‘Share’.

3. In the Share tab, click ‘Share’. Select “Everyone” from the drop-down menu, then Add. Save these settings by clicking ‘Share’ at the bottom of the dialog box.

4. Now on the Sharing tab, open ‘Advanced sharing’. Check the option ‘Share this folder’ and grant all permissions.

5. Open System Settings, go to ‘Network and Internet’ and then to ‘Network and Sharing Center’.

6. Click on ‘Change advanced sharing settings’ at the top left. Here, expand ‘All networks’ and select ‘Disable password protected sharing’, use 128-bit encryption and enable ‘Share public folders’.

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What to do on iPhone to transfer files to iPhone wirelessly

1. Open the ‘Files’ app and go directly to the Three Dotted menu at the top left of the screen.

2. Click on ‘Connect to server’. Here you need to enter the IP address of your PC. Choose ‘Guest’ when you’re done.

3. You are now all set to transfer files between your Windows PC and iOS device.

4. Ideally, you should now be able to see the folder you shared on your PC and access the most important files.

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The initial setup can be a bit jarring, but once you get the system up and running, you’ll be able to access the PC files on your iOS device effortlessly. Other essentials such as video streaming are also possible. Just drag a file into the shared folder and enjoy wireless access to your files, with the only caveat being the speed of your internet connection, which ideally shouldn’t be an issue these days. So, who needs AirDrop?

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