How to Browse iPhone Files on your Computer

How to Browse iPhone Files on your Computer
How to Browse iPhone Files on your Computer
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Although an iPhone can be used as a computer, completing working on it is not the same because you are restricted by quite a few factors such as the size of the screen, the impossibility to edit some of the files, look through them or print them. Due to the operating system’s features that are concentrated more on the apps rather than on the file system, most of the apps stored on your iPhone can’t communicate to other apps. This is not necessarily a bad thing because it prevents errors, but it can get frustrating for the iPhone users to manage the files and data. That’s why most people are looking for ways to browse the iPhone files on their computer.

iPhone files such as messages, photos, notes, videos are not that easy to access from the computer because of the way the operating system is built. Fortunately, there are other solutions to fix this problem. Browsing iPhone files on your computer can be done through a data recovery software, such as Enigma Recovery.

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How to browse iPhone Files on your Computer Using Enigma Recovery

Enigma recovery is a tool that works on both Mac and Windows, and helps you recover, retrieve and extract data from iPhones, iPods Touch and iPads directly to your computer. By installing it on your PC, you’ll be able to browse through your iPhone files from your laptop/computer in just a few easy steps that will further be described in detail in this article.

To browse iPhone files on your computer using Enigma Recovery, you will need a USB cable to make the connection between the iPhone and the laptop/computer.

You can also extract deleted and existing data from iTunes and iCloud backups, such as:

  • WhatsApp history (from backup file only)
  • Internet history (from backup file only)
  • Videos (from backup file only)
  • Photos (from backup file only)
  • Call history
  • Calendar entries
  • Messages
  • Notes
  • Contacts

Here are your steps

After downloading the Enigma Recovery software, install it and follow the next steps to browse the iPhone files on your computer:

Step 1 – Open Enigma Recovery

Download Enigma Recovery and open the tool.

Step 2 – Connect iPhone to computer

Use the USB cable to make the connection between the iPhone and the computer. On the left side menu, click on “Recover from device”.

Step 3 – Trust computer

To get to the next step, you have to trust the computer.

Step 4 – Scanning process

Choose what type of data from your iPhone you wish to transfer to the PC, and click on it. You’ll be able to browse all of the iPhone files on your computer if you choose “Select all” before hitting the “Start scan” button.

Step 5 – Scan report

The scan report will show you the deleted and existing files found by the software.

Step 6 – View recovered files

Click on each type of data on the left side of the screen, to see it in detail.

Step 7 – Export data

Choose what iPhone files you wish to browse on your computer, and then click “Export”. The data will be transferred to your laptop/PC.

About

Sarah McGregor joined the Enigma Recovery Team in June 2014. As Digital and Content Marketing Executive she writes help blogs and ‘How to’ articles for the website. When she isn’t writing, she enjoys connecting with our customers through social media and email.

Comments

  • Sonny at 6:34 pm

    What if you can’t press the trust computer option on the device due the screen not working!?

    Other 2 options are not valid for me as I’ve not backed them up in over a year.
    I really need the data off my device. It was dropped in water. The screen is not coming on how the phone seems to be working as can here the sound when connected to charger etc.

    Can you help?

    • Hi Sonny,

      If you create backups in iCloud or iTunes you will be able to use the software to scan your backup and retrieve your data

      Thanks for commenting!

  • Robbin at 5:49 am

    I now have a iPhone 8 and I wanted to know if I would be able to recover deleted photos that were deleted from my old iphone 6 two years ago can I get those pics and videos back?

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