Amazingly, quite a bit of stuff is hidden on your iPhone. But how would you know where to find what’s there? Your Mac doesn’t make it easy to show what’s on your iPhone. This free Mac app does.
Explore Files On Your iPhone For Free
There’s a reason why Apple doesn’t make it easy to view the files on our iPhones. They don’t want us to muck up what’s there.
The little Mac app iExplorer lets you view what’s on your iPhone with a click.
Whether or not you muck up the files is left completely up to you.
What iExplorer does is give you a way to view the files and half a dozen options, such as checking email, text messages, address book contacts, even modify files and folders.
You can also use your iPhone as a USB thumb drive (flash disk), drag and drop files and photos. Photos? Yes, you can view iPhone photos without using iTunes or iPhoto.
The interface to your iPhone is instantly familiar; similar to the Mac’s Finder.
You can even play movies you’ve capture on your iPhone right inside iExplorer on your Mac.
iExplorer works with all versions of iPhones, the iPod touch, and iPads.
The only way to view email, text messages, address book contacts, or check voice mail is to jailbreak your iDevice (not recommended).
Otherwise, it’s easy to use iExplorer to preview files before transferring (back and forth). Not bad for free, right? Even better, iExplorer has a Windows PC version, too.
What’s missing? Stability. You get what you pay for, I guess. Sometimes iExplorer works as advertised. Sometimes it just sits there, waiting, and does nothing. If you really want to connect to your iDevice, here’s How To Connect An iPhone To A Mac And Share Files. Not free, but it works.