What is iTunes File Sharing


What is iTunes File Sharing and how can I use it to copy App files? This iMobie Wiki page will show you everything about iTunes File Sharing.


May 26, 2015


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What is iTunes File Sharing

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Since the iTunes 9 was released, iTunes allows you to copy and share files between computer and iPhone, iPad, iPod touch. Some PDF reader, comic book, or video player apps prefer the File Sharing option since it may help you move the files easily.

For instance, Pages for iPad supports iTunes File Sharing. You can create a document in Pages, then copy it to your Mac computer for viewing on Pages for Mac.

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How to Tell if an App Supports iTunes File Sharing

Actually you won't know if an app supports the iTunes File Sharing until connecting your iPhone or iPad to the computer (with iTunes open). To find it out, Open iTunes > Connect device to the computer > Click the iPhone table on the left top side of iTunes:

iTunes File Sharing

Click on App tab > Check if that App is listed on File Sharing section:

iTunes File Sharing

If yes, then you can copy files from computer to that iPad or iPhone apps, or vice versa.

The Bottom Line

Based on our experience, only a small number of Apps have iTunes File Sharing option. So if you'd like to access, browse, manage and share App files with or without File Sharing, then you need a iPhone iPad browser software - AnyTrans Without Jailbreaking, you can breezily add, delete or copy all types of files saved on your iOS devices.

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