Second, grab an app for your Mac or PC that lets you explore files on your iPhone; even download and upload or modify files, and a whole lot more. It’s like having a window on your Mac to look inside your iPhone to see the files you didn’t know you had.
This nifty and free Mac app can use your iPhone to store Mac files, view iPhone photos, and the whole thing is drag and drop.
Hello, Mac. I’m iPhone. Explore Me
Mac users can choose from a number of Mac apps that help you dig into your iPhone (or iPad or iPod touch). iExplorer is free, fast, and drop dead easy to use, even if you’ve never used any other Mac utility.
Simply plug your iPhone into your Mac to start. Then, double-click to launch iExplorer.
If you can see your iPhone in iTunes then iExplorer can see what’s on your iPhone from your Mac.
iExplorer’s user interface is kinda sorta like the Finder and drag and drop simple to use.
Click to view the folders on your iPhone. Create, rename, or delete folders on your iPhone.
Use the iPhone in USB Disk Mode to store files from your Mac for safekeeping. You can even dig through photos on your iPhone without having to transfer them to your Mac first.
Ready for some geeky tips? Of course you are. I know you love it when I talk geek to you.
iExplorer can also dig into your iPhone and download your email, SMS text messages, Address Book entries, and voicemail audio files.
For that you’ll need to know how to Jailbreak your iPhone, so it isn’t recommended (but we can’t stop you).
Not all of the best Mac apps are free, but iExplorer is and works quickly and easily to give you basic access to files and folders on your iPhone.