How to Transfer Files from PC to iPhone

By Emily Watson, Monday, Dec 08, 2014

We've all had this experience: we store a lot of photos, songs, movies, audio books, etc. on our computer and sometimes we want to access them easily. However, it is very inconvenient to bring the heavy PC with you all the time. Well, it would be a good idea to transfer these contents to iPhone that always follows you.

There are many ways that you can transfer files from PC to iPhone. The most common way is to connect your device to a computer and use iTunes. However, some iOS users don't like to use iTunes as it is a bit cumbersome. 

If you're searching for an easy way to transfer files from computer to iPhone without iTunes, FonePaw iOS Transfer is a good choice. This program enables  you to copy photos, music, contacts, playlists, movies, TV shows and podcasts etc. from PC to iPhone. It's only in 2 steps, and you'll successfully migrate files from PC to iPhone 6s/6/5s/5/4s. 

Free download this terrific software and give it a shot.

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Transfer Files from PC to iPhone 6s/6/5s in 2 Steps

Step 1: Connect iPhone to the PC

Download, install and launch the program on your computer and connect iPhone to the computer with an USB cable. You will see the interface as below.

Connect iPhone to FonePaw iOS Transfer

Step 2: Transfer files from PC to iPhone

In the primary window, you can see you can see Media, Playlist, Photos, Contacts, and more. By clicking Media, you can see more items, such as songs, movies, TV shows, Music Videos, Podcasts and so on.


Transfer Music from Computer to iPhone:

Go to Media > Music > click "Add", then choose songs you want to move from PC. If the music format is not suitable, this program will automatically convert them before adding them to your iPhone.

Transfer Music Files to iPhone from PC


Add Photos from PC to iPhone 

Click "Photos" in the left panel and then choose "Photo Library" folder and hit the "Add" button. You can broswe the pictures on your computer and import those you need into iPhone.

Transfer Music Files to iPhone from PC


Transfer Playlists from Computer to iPhone:

As for playlists, simply choose Playlists at the left-side menu, then click "Add" on top the transfer your customized playlists from computer to your iPhone.

Add Playlist to iPhone

Transfer Contacts from Computer to iPhone:

To move contacts from PC to iPhone, select Contacts, then click "Import contacts". Here you can choose import from Outlook, Windows Address Book, CSV or vCard file.

Import Contacts from PC to iPhone

That's it! You can find the files that transferred on your iPhone now. FonePaw iOS Transfer also supports transferring files from iPhone to PC or from iPhone to other iOS Devices. It is a kind of practical software for you to transfer data among PC, Mac, iOS devices and iTunes. In a word, to manage data easily, this software is indispensable.

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  • pauleggermann

    After a restore my iphone5 locked up. i bought recover and restore and tried to download my contacts back onto the phone. I got the names and email addresses but no telephone numbers. i looked at the CVS file and it has 42 columns with all the phone numbers, but they did not come over. how do I fix this problem?

    2014-12-08 10:24

  • FonePaw

    Hi Paul, You can use FonePaw iOS Transfer to transfer CSV file from computer to your iPhone. Free download it and try it on your computer.

    2014-12-08 10:24