Transfer files with other devices

If you ever tried to copy your mp3, photos, videos, books, documents and literally anything from PCs or laptops to your iPhone and iPad, you found that it’s not an easy task. FSharing helps you solve this problem, you can easily transfer files to your iPhone and iPad using Wi-Fi.

Transfer files with Mac computers

To transfer files between your iPhone, iPad and Mac computers, follow the steps below:

  1. Open FSharing in your iPhone or iPad
  2. Specify a sharing name in Sharing Name field then tap on Share button and wait for sharing started
  3. Go to your Mac computers and open Finder, you will see a shared drive with the name you specified in previous step appear in Shared section (it’s on the left side of Finder)

    Note:
     After sharing started if you can’t see the shared drive in Finder, please make sure that your iPhone, iPad and Mac computers are in the same Wi-Fi, company network or Wi-Fi hotspot.
  4. Copy any files or folders to the shared drive

In some cases you can’t see the shared drive in Finder even both devices are in the same network, that is the broadcast is denied in the network. In this case you have to connect manually:

  1. Go to your Mac computers, in the desktop screen right click on the Finder icon, select Connect to Server… to open a connection dialog

  2. Type smb://fsharing (fsharing is a sharing name that specified in previous steps) in the connection dialog, click on Connect button

    Note: If you still can’t connect, try to use device IP address, type smb://[Device IP Address] in the connection dialog (you can find the device IP address in Device Address field in previous screenshots).

Transfer files with Windows computers

To transfer files between your iPhone, iPad and Windows computers, follow the steps below:

  1. Open FSharing in your iPhone or iPad
  2. Specify a sharing name in Sharing Name field then tap on Share button and wait for sharing started
  3. Go to your Windows computers, in desktop screen open File Explorer in the bottom of the screen
  4. You will see a shared drive with the name you specified in previous step appear on the right side of Network tab
    Note: If you can’t see the shared drive in File Explorer, please make sure that your iPhone, iPad and Windows computers are in the same Wi-Fi, company network or Wi-Fi hotspot.

    Note: You can also access the shared drive by typing \\fsharing (fsharing is a sharing name that specified in previous steps) or \\[Device IP Address] in the address bar

  5. Copy any files or folders to the shared drive

FSharing is supporting SMBv1, it hasn’t supported SMBv2 yet and Windows 10 by default disabled the SMBv1. In order to access the shared drive from Windows 10, follow these steps to enable SMBv1:

  1. Open Control Panel > Programs then click on Turn Windows features on or off to open a Window Features dialog
  2. Scroll down the dialog until you see SMB 1.0/CIFS File Sharing Support, check on this option and make sure both options (Client & Server) are checked
  3. Click on OK button then restart Windows to take effect
    Note: You can also apply this technique for Windows versions that have SMBv1 disabled.

Transfer files with other iPhone, iPad

To transfer files with other iPhone and iPad, follow the steps below:

  1. Open FSharing in your iPhone or iPad
  2. Specify a sharing name in Sharing Name field then tap on Share button and wait for sharing started
  3. Go to other iPhone or iPad, open Browse screen then tap on Network tab
  4. You will see a shared drive with the name you specified in previous step appear here

    Note: If you can’t see the shared drive in the Network tab, please make sure that both devices are in the same Wi-Fi, company network or Wi-Fi hotspot.
  5. Copy any files or folders to the shared drive

In some cases you can’t see the shared drive even both devices are in the same network, that is the broadcast is denied in the network. In this case you have to connect manually:

  1. Go to other iPhone or iPad, open Browse screen and select the Browse tab
  2. Tap on Edit button on the top right of the screen to change to edit mode then tap on Add New Drive
  3. Select Windows SMB from the popup, it will show a Windows SMB Drive form, enter fsharing (fsharing is a sharing name that specified in previous steps) in the Server field, you can enter any name in the Name field then tap on Done button

    Note: If you still can’t connect, try to use device IP address, enter [Device IP Address] in the Server field (you can find the device IP address in Device Address field in previous screenshots).
  4. Copy any files or folders to the shared drive

 

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