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Best 3 iPhone Explorer Apps for Windows and Mac

by Jenefey Aaron   Updated on 2019-07-25 / Update for  iOS File Transfer

To keep the system simple and secure, you can access to the file system and manage your files and folders. But unfortunately, users of iOS devices do not have direct access to the file system as Apple locked down this shortcut toward freedom. So, here comes top 3 iPhone explorer apps for Windows and Mac we gathered to help you access and manage iPhone X/8/8 Plus/7/7 Plus/6s/6s Plus/6/6 Plus files. Just keep reading and learn more details.

1.Tenorshare iCareFone

Tenorshare iCareFone, an iPhone file explorer, is designed to help you access, explore and manage the entire file system of your iDevice from your computer as well as use your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch as USB flash drive. This software allows you to freely edit, delete, add and transfer various types of files including Contacts, Notes, Calendars, Videos, Bookmarks, Apps, Photos, Music and iBooks singly or in bulk between PC/Mac and iOS device.

iCareFone is also equipped with the amazing "Backup & Restore" feature, aiming to help you back up your iOS device and restore from iTunes backup in case of data loss without any stuck.

iCareFone is feature-rich, lightweight, easy-to- use and well worth the price. This useful file manager for iPhone without jailbreak works perfect on both Windows PC and Mac. Hence, I would say it is all you'll ever need if you're looking for an easy way to browse and back up files and data stored on your iOS device.



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2.Macgo iPhone Explorer

Macgo iPhone Explorer (+no follow) is a free iPhone explorer let you explore the system files and folders on your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch as well as manage system files and app files of any idevices. With this powerful iPhone explorer, you are allowed to transfer music, videos voice memos, contacts, messages between PC and iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and you are always free to add or delete things to keep your iPhone files organized in the way you want it to be. Also, you can create folders on your iPhone and drag files in and out of them. Besides, it offers safe and trustworthy way to make you easily back up app data and system data to your computer without iTunes.

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  • Difficult to manage files.
  • Program would not run on Windows 8.1.
  • This program doesn't work sometimes.

3.PhoneView for Mac

PhoneView for Mac(+no follow) offers an instant access to personal data of your iOS device. It is capable of displaying all the contents of your iOS devices, enabling you to back up and explore all contents stored on it, including media files, call logs, text messages, contacts, and more. Since it features iTunes-like backup functionality, it can be used as a device manager to replace iTunes.

Meanwhile, this app also enables you extract data, like contacts, call logs, notes, bookmarks, and Web browsing history. Another feature that a lot of Mac users might miss is the ability to Quick Look items by pressing the space bar.

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  • Both the trial and full versions of the app can display the contents of iOS devices, but the trial version limits the number of items shown.
  • You cannot drag multiple items between the app and the Finder or the Desktop.
  • Only available for Mac.

This is a detailed introduction about 3 best iPhone browser applications, I believe you now got a clear idea of which one suits you most, just install it on your iPhone and test it out! If you have any other recommendations, do not hesitate to let us know.

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