iTunes File Sharing | Ways to Do It and The Complete Steps

iTunes File Sharing
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Last Updated on May 31, 2020 by

iTunes is a media management software developed by Apple for their smart devices. You can use iTunes as a media player, media library,mobile device management utility, etc. you can also use iTunes as the client app for the iTunes Store. You can use iTunes in many ways, like file sharing. In this article, you will find a complete step by step guide about how to share files using iTunes. Let’s dig into the article.

How to Setup iTunes on Computers

Before starting the file-sharing, you have to setup iTunes on your computer. Here is the process:

  • First, install the latest version of iTunes on your computer
  • Once the app is installed launch the app on your computer
  • Now activate the home-sharing from the iTunes File menu
  • First, choose File then choose Home Sharing
  • Now enter the Apple ID and password to login to your account
  • You have to use the same Apple ID on all the devicesyou want to enable Home Sharing
  • Now click on “Turn on Home Sharing”
  • iTunes will verify the Apple ID
  • Once the verification is complete click “Done”

How to Use iTunes File Sharing

File sharing is a built-in feature of iTunes. With iTunes File Sharing feature, you can share iTunes video, music, movie, app, books, TV shows, photos, etc. There is also anappthat lets a user share iTunes library between devices, share to PC, and it automatically converts almost any music file to a format supported by your device and iTunes. File sharing via iTunes is a very easy process. Follow these steps:

  • First connect the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to a PC or Mac via a USB cable
  • Now launch the iTunes application
  • Then unlock your iOS device
  • Click its icon on the toolbar in iTunes
  • Select the “Apps” category in the sidebar
  • Scroll down and you will see the “File Sharing” section
  • From here you can share anything between the computer and the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

How to Enable Wireless iTunes File Sharing

You can do wireless file sharing via iTunes. So you don’t have to connect your iPhone or iPad to your computer.Follow these steps:

  • First, connect your iPhone or iPad to your computer
  • Now select iTunes and click the Summary category under Settings
  • Scroll down and enable “Sync with this device over Wi-Fi” option
  • Now click Apply to save the setting
  • Now you can share files without connecting your phone to the computer

How to Copy Files from Computer to iPhone or iPad Using iTunes

  • First open the iTunes app from your computer
  • Now select the File that you want to share from the file-sharing option
  • Now, drag and drop files onto the Documents list to copy them to your device
  • You can also click Add in the Documents list in iTunesand then click Add
  • Now iTunes copies these files to the app on your device
  • You can only share files that are supported by iTunes

How to Copy Files from iPhone or iPad to Computer Using iTunes

  • First open the iTunes app from your device
  • In iTunes, select the app from the list in the File Sharing section
  • Drag and drop files from the Documents list to a folder on your computer
  • You can also click Add in the Documents list in iTunesand then click Add
  • Now iTunes copies these files to the app on your computer from the device
  • Remember, you can only share files that are supported by iTunes

How to Delete a Shared File from the iOS Device

You can easily delete a shared file from the iOS device. Follow these easy steps:

  • Open iTunes on your Mac or PC
  • Connect your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to your computer using the USB cable
  • Select your device in iTunes
  • Now select the app from the list in the File Sharing section.
  • Select the File that you want to delete in the Documents list
  • Then press the Delete key on your keyboard
  • When iTunes asks you to confirm, click Delete

How to Share iTunes Library

  • Open iTunes on your computer and sign in with your Apple ID
  • Use the same Apple ID on the computer or device on your Home Sharing network
  • Go to File then home Sharing
  • Turn on Home Sharing and click done
  • On another Mac or PC, open iTunes and repeat the same steps mentioned above
  • You can now share the iTunes library from one authorized computer to another

Final Thoughts

I hope this article on iTunes file sharing helps you share files between computer and iPhone or iPad. If you have any questions, then ask in the comment section. Our expert will provide solutions.  

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