If you are sad that Apple iTunes is the only option to manage files and media on your iPhone, then here is an iTunes alternativeiPhone Explorer.

iPhone Explorer is an iPhone browser which allows you to easily browse the files and folders on your iPhone as if it were a normal USB flash drive or pen drive. This small software has simple and nice UI with drag and drop facilities on iPhone.

Update: iPhone Explorer is now rebranded as iExplorer.

Features of iPhone Explorer

  • 100% Free iPhone browser for Mac and Windows
  • 100% Drag-and-drop interface for easily copying files to and from your iPhone
  • Create, delete and rename files and folders on your iPhone or iPod Touch
  • Works with all iPhones and iPod Touches including the iPhone 3G and iPod Touch 2G
  • Allows you to use your iPhone as a flash drive / pen drive or put your iPhone into disk mode
  • Tiny download size
  • (Optional) If you jailbreak your iPhone you can access the real root of your iPhone and recover your address book, SMS, e-mails and more.

Manage Files on iPhone with iPhone explorer



iPhone Explorer is available for Mac as well as Windows and works with all generations of iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch!

Updated links for iExplorer are given below:

Download iPhone Explorer for Windows

Download iPhone Explorer for Mac

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33 thoughts on “iPhone Explorer – Copy and Move Files from iPhone [iTunes Alternative]

  1. Hey guys anybody else have trouble selecting the true root directory option? Mine is greyed out and I cannot select it? And yes the iPhone is jailbroken.

  2. Yes, i have the same problem, my iPhone is jailbroken and the app is running fine except for accessing the true root directory that seems like not an available option.

  3. Your on 3.1 and its greyed out, you have to install that cydia app regarding blacksnow and 3.1

    cant remember name, google it, but basically blacksnow jailbreaker doesnt install the ability to transfer files via usb…

  4. I just can’t drag and drop iphone’s files to my pc, it seems to be ?copying the files but does’t transfer to my pc folder. can you help me

  5. This works great. However, I have a question. Can I download apps on my computer then sync them to my Iphone 3gs 3.1.2?

  6. I have Vista Business (legal copy) and this app crashes immediately upon opening. I have yet to see it work. 🙁 Any suggestions?

  7. Hey, I didn’t see a solution for this, so I thought I’d repost. The files on my iPhone show up fine, but I can’t drag and drop between files. Any ideas?

  8. hey guys

    its working on iphone 4 ios 4,1 jailbreaked BUT cant access to real root directory and just show me the media directory

  9. I use windows vista starter (legal copy), and the iphone explorer was perfectly working.. thanks for posting this. 🙂

  10. ugh…I hate iTunes…I always wanted to get rid of it, since it’s laggin’ a lot on my HP.
    I found a work around though!

    Just a few month ago istick by softorino was released, and really love it!
    No iTunes Sync!!!

  11. iTunes…i’m having dreams about it now…I found a work around though!

    Just a few month ago istick by softorino was released, and i really love it!
    No iTunes Sync!!!

    check it out!

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