iPhone Explorer

Browse and change your iOS device file tree

iPhone Explorer is an attempt at giving users a traditional file manager for iOS. With iTunes and this installed, simply plug in your iPhone or iPod and browse your files. View full description

PROS

  • Browse the file tree of iOS

CONS

  • Unstable
  • Difficult to manage files
  • Potentially dangerous

Not good
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iPhone Explorer is an attempt at giving users a traditional file manager for iOS. With iTunes and this installed, simply plug in your iPhone or iPod and browse your files.

The theory is great - iOS is a very closed system compared to a traditional operating system - and many users would love to have more control. When your device is plugged in, a traditional file tree will appear on the left panel of iPhone Explorer. You can then browse content at your leisure.

iPhone Explorer also allows you to create folders on your iPhone, and drag files in and out of them as if it was a normal storage space. That is the theory, though, unfortunately, iPhone Explorer is riddled with problems.

Browsing your iPhone's file tree is really awkward, as files are named in odd ways. Your music library, for example will be unrecognizable. Photos too are hidden in such a way that you can't use iPhone Explorer to access them. The application is also unstable, and has a tendency to crash if you attempt to move files. Lastly, of course, changing the file tree could damage the functionality of you device.

If you want to use your iOS device as storage, something like USB Disk is perfectly functional, and much more stable. iPhone Explorer is a good example of a nice idea that doesn't work well in practice.

iPhone Explorer

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iPhone Explorer 2.2

— User reviews — about iPhone Explorer

  • SusiBiker

    by SusiBiker

    "Crashes when run."

    Just downloaded version 2.1.4.1. Installed it onto Windows 7 x64 - and it crashed: "iPhone Explorer has stopped... More.

    reviewed on September 21, 2015

  • bozackula

    by bozackula

    "Program would not run on Windows 8.1"

    Program did not run on Windows 8.1 so I hasd to uninstall it. More.

    reviewed on October 31, 2014

  • vcalderon79

    by vcalderon79

    "The program didn't work"

    I couldn't use the program for nothing but just see my iphone files. I can not overwrite file so that I can't personal... More.

    reviewed on September 24, 2012

  • alwayssummer

    by alwayssummer

    "Did not work at all"

    This program does absolutely nothing. I was able to view the files on my iPhone (which were poorly organized), but unabl... More.

    reviewed on May 29, 2012

  • mrsoftbach

    by mrsoftbach

    "can't view my files"

    only shows files in DCIM folder and DOWNLOADS, i've installed the AFC2Add to view the real root folder and didn't work. More.

    reviewed on February 26, 2012