How Do I Airdrop Files from iPad/iPhone to PC?
Can you get airdrop on a PC? In this guide, you will get the answer and know how to transfer files, photos, videos between iPhone and PC for free.
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.
Since AirDrop does not enable users to airdrop files on computer, here we would like to offer a free alternative called AOMEI MBackupper, which can transfer data between Windows and iOS devices with fast speed. 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, iPhone 12 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 AOMEI MBackupper 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 AOMEI MBackupper.
Step 2. Tap “Trust This Computer” on your iPhone.
Step 3. Click “Custom Backup” or “Photos Backup” to enter the next screen.
Step 4. Now, you can click the Photos, Music, Videos, Contact, or Message icon as you need.
Step 5. Here we click the “Photo” icon to enter the selection screen where you can tick the specific pictures you need to transfer from iPhone to PC. Then click “OK” to return to the last screen.
Step 6. After the target files are chosen, you can change the location path for the to-be-backup files.
Step 7. Then click “Start Backup” button to start the backup process.
Step 8. Wait for the process to be finished. The backup time depends on the total size of the chosen files.
This is how to use the AirDrop alternative to transfer files from iPhone to Windows PC. If you need to transfer/"Airdrop" PC files to another iPhone or iPad, you can directly restore the backup to it.
✍ Note: If you want to view your files on the computer, you can also click "Transfer to Computer" to "airdrop/transfer photos, videos, photos, messages on computer.
In this guide, we discussed whether you can Airdrop PC files to iPhone/iPad, 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.