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How to Transfer Files from Mac to iPhone

written by: PreciousJohnDoe•edited by: Simon Hill•updated: 11/23/2010

People store important information on their computer system and then they want it to be on their iPhone. Now, you can easily transfer all your important files and data from your Mac computer to your iPhone. This tutorial provides detailed instructions on how to transfer files from Mac to iPhone.

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    File Transfer Mac to iPhone

    This tutorial will guide you through the process to easily transfer files from your Mac computer to any iPhone. You just need to have the Fugu application installed on your Mac and you can then begin transferring files to your iPhone within seconds. To install the application and to transfer the file(s) to your iPhone, follow the steps given below.

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    Step by Step Instructions

    Step 1: As a first step, you must know the IP address of your iPhone. If you know it, that’s great, otherwise, to obtain the IP address of you iPhone, tap the Settings icon on iPhone Springboard.

    iphone settings 

    Step 2: A Settings page will appear. Tap to select your Wi-Fi.

    wi-fi networks for iphone 

    Step 3: Make sure that your iPhone is connected to the internet. If the Wi-Fi shows a connection name, then you are connected to the internet. Alternatively, you can select an existing wireless network. To note down the IP address, press the blue arrow on the active Wi-Fi connection.

    note down your iphone ip address 

    Step 4: Note down the IP address.

    Step 5: In your application folder tap the Fugu button to launch it. For this tutorial to work, you must own the Fugu application. If not, then install it first. Also, make sure that your Mac is on the same wireless connection as your iPhone.

    Fugu Application for MAC Step 6: Start the Fugu application. In the “Connect to” field, enter the iPhone's IP Address and in the username field, enter “root”. Click the Connect button when ready.

    connect to your iPhone using Fugu Application 

    Step 7: If you are asked to enter a password, then enter “alpine” as the password. Click the “Authenticate” button when ready.

    enter alpine as the pass for your iphone 

    Step 8: After you have successfully verified the user credentials, you will be taken to the iPhone directory, where you can view all the files present in your iPhone.

    go to the required directory 

    Step 9: Alternatively, you can get to the root folder by browsing through the directory structure present on the left side of the application.

    access iphone folders 

    Step 10: In order to transfer file(s) from Mac to iPhone, you first need to locate the file that you want to transfer. You can do so by selecting the file from the right side of the application that shows all the files present on your Mac. Simply drag the files from the left pane to the right pane, in order to copy them to your iPhone.

    Transfer files from MAC to your iPhone 

    See how easily, you can transfer files from Mac to iPhone with the simple and easy to use Fugu application.

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    Images Credit

    • Apple iPhone screenshots by Apple
    • MAC screenshots by Apple Macintosh