USB file transfers / data recovery without jailbreaking
Posted: December 2, 2012
I'm going to introduce you to a couple programs for transferring files between your iPhone
and your Mac. The programs are DiskAid, iExplorer and PhoneView. They all offer trial
versions. I am only writing about these programs to make you aware of them. I receive
nothing from the programs' developers. I am only going to provide very superficial
information on the programs as I don't write product reviews. Explore the programs as
they are very helpful and easy to use.
Sometimes people get into trouble and are unable to use SSH to transfer files to their
iPhone when the Wi-Fi isn't working, or not available. DiskAid to the rescue! This
program is as simple as point and click and allows for transferring of files, even to
DigiDNA offers this program for both Macintosh and Windows users
DiskAid supports all
iPhones and up to firmware 6.x.
Once installed, launch DiskAid.app and you'll see the program interface. This program
is unique in that you can interact with the iPhone's file system directly. PhoneView can
not do this.
Lets you use an iPhone or iPad in disk mode, like a flash drive. iExplorer is an iPhone
browser or iPad file explorer that runs on Mac & PC that lets you browse the files and
folders on your iPhone as if it were a normal USB flash drive. You can use
the easy drag-and-drop methods to add or remove files and folders from the iPhone.
You can download it
Is very similar to the two previous programs. It can retrieve anything stored on the
iPhone in disk mode, address book contacts, notes, call logs, SMS/MMS logs and
attachments, recently viewed URLs and bookmarks, voicemails, music, videos, audiobooks,
podcasts, ringtones, photos and voice memos.