Own an iPhone? Transfer media files between a PC and iPhone without jail breaking

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Sharing or transferring files with an iOS device can seem almost impossible as we all know, iOS is an entirely closed system. Well, that’s a discussion for another day.

Am simply going to write down the steps to take in transferring media files to and from PC to an iOS device without iTunes or jailbreaking your device using an app called iFunbox. There are a couple of other applications that can be used like iStonsoft, iPhone manage, but am focusing on iFunbox because that’s the one I use.

Here are the few steps to transferring media files, but first you will need to click here to download iFunbox.

  • Open iFunbox on your PC and connect your iOS device it via a USB cable and it will open your file system.
  • Look at the top of the application screen and click “Quick Tool Box” which will open the menu for you to import or export files.


  • Click on “iPod music”, “video” or “photo”. select the one you want to copy to your PC. and then click on Copy to PC which is located on the very top ….that’s all.

It’s quite easy. I have used to transfer a couple of media files and it works perfectly.


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  1. Absolutely the best software I’ve used for media transfer between PC and iPad/iPhone. If I may add a few other steps I have used…

    Click on the iFunbox Classic tab and it will display a list of apps which permit transfer of various files, not just media files. Clicking on a specific app will allow you see the files already inside the device within the app. You can delete any file you wish and to transfer from PC, simply click Copy From PC and select the files you wish from your PC.

    Below the dialog box, you can see the amount of free space left on your device. I regularly use this app to transfer books to the iBooks app, WPS (Office Suite) app, Infuse (multimedia) app and many others. It is sweet and easy to use.

    I have to say Syncios is also great but not as great as iFunbox. The major drawback for Syncios for me is that I cannot transfer multimedia files except those in the MP4 format but once I installed Infuse on my iPad, all file types including .flv play like magic. Now, my multimedia files go anywhere with me!

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