How to Transfer Files from External Hard Drive to iPhone

In this guide, we will introduce the method of how to transfer files from external hard drive to iPhone. With this method, you would have no data loss. You can read this guide to get the exact solution.

Joy Taylor Last Updated: Mar. 20, 2020

When talking about transferring files from computer or external hard drive to iPhone or iPad, most of us may try to use iTunes to make it. First add files to iTunes library and then sync the files to the device. But don’t you think the process is quite complicated? What’s worse, it will erase the non-purchased item that stored on your device. Today, we will tell you an easier method to help you copy files from external hard drive to your iPhone/iPad without losing any data. Here we go.

The Tool You Need

The tool we’d like to recommend here is an all-in-one iOS management software – AnyTrans for iOS. This tool enables users to fully manage their iOS devices, iTunes and iCloud with ease. Let’s check the features of AnyTrans for iOS:

AnyTrans for iOS – iPhone Files Transfer

  • Transfer selected files from external hard drive to iPhone.
  • Support users to check and view files before transferring.
  • Would have no harm to the existing data on iPhone/iPad.
  • Work well with all iPhone models & iOS (iPhone 11 & iOS 13).

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How to Transfer Files from External Hard Drive to iPhone

Step 1: Launch AnyTrans > Connect your iPhone or iPad to computer > Plug in your external hard drive > Choose Add Content button on the homepage.

Add Music to iPhone with AnyTrans for iOS

Add Files to iPhone with AnyTrans for iOS

Step 2: Choose your external hard drive > Select the files you want to transfer > Click on Open.

Transfer Music from Flash Drive to iPhone with AnyTrans - Step 2

Select the Files You Want and Click Open

When the transferring process is finished, you could check the transferred files on your iPhone.

The Bottom Line

AnyTrans for iOS can always help you put your important data in the right place, why not to have a free trial? If you meet any problems when using AnyTrans, just send an email to tell us. We will reply to you as early as possible.

Joy Taylor

Member of iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iPhone related issues.