How to Transfer Files from Laptop to iPhone 4S?

iPhone is great for photos, movies, music, games and ebooks. When you get a new iPhone 4S, you may want to copy files and data from computer or laptop to iPhone. This tutorial on how to transfer files from laptop to iPhone 4S may help new iPhone owners copy files including documents, pictures, photos from laptop or computer to iPhone.

Actually there are various methods for transferring documents between your laptop and your iPhone device. Bellow is the most used ways to transfer information and files between iPhone and computers.

How to copy information from computer to iPhone or from iPhone to computer with iTunes?

You can sync iPhone 4S with iTunes following bellow steps.

  1. Connect the iPhone 4S to your PC
  2. Launch iTunes
  3. Select iPhone Option in the iTunes sidebar
  4. Select items you’d like to sync
  5. Click Apply and wait for Syncing to complete

The first time you connect your iPhone, you choose between automatically syncing or manually managing your content, but you can change the setting any time your device is connected to your computer.

It is recommended to sync your iPhone with iTunes regularly in case any unexpected event occurs you will have a recent backup to restore from.

Your Contacts, Calendars, Email settings, Web Bookmarks, Notes, Ringtones, Music, Photos and Videos, Podcasts, iBooks and Audio Books on iPhone 4S can be backed up with iTunes.

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To sync music and video to iPhone 4S automatically

The Music tab gives you a number of options for controlling what music to sync to iPhone and how.

  1. Connect your iPhone to your computer and select your device in iTunes
  2. Click the Music tab and choose your options for automatically syncing songs and playlists.
  3. To start syncing, click Apply.

To add music and video to iPhone 4S manually

  1. Connect your iPhone to your computer and select your device in iTunes
  2. Click the Summary tab and select “Manually manage music and videos”
  3. Drag songs, videos, and playlists to your iPhone
  4. Before you disconnect your iPhone, click the Eject button.

Sync Contacts, Email, Calendar to iPhone 4S

The Info tab is where you manage the sync settings for contacts, calendars, email accounts, and other data.

You can sync your iPhone and your computer so that both have your latest contact, calendar, Microsoft Outlook notes, Internet bookmarks, and email account information. For example, if you add contacts on your iPhone, you can sync to add those contacts to your Windows address book or Outlook Express on your computer.

Add movies to iPhone 4S

You can control the syncing of movies on the Movies tab.

  1. Connect your iPhone to your computer and select your device in iTunes
  2. Click the Movies tab
  3. To sync movies or other videos from your computer to your iPhone, you need to check the Sync Movies box first.
  4. Movies will be listed in the Movies box bellow. Tick the movie(s) you want to sync to your iPhone

Import TV to iPhone 4S

On the TV Shows tab, you can control the sync of TV shows and episodes.

The Shows column lists all the shows on your hard drive, as well as what seasons you have and how many episodes of each show. Once you’ve clicked on a show, the episodes of that show will appear on the right.

To sync Podcasts to iPhone 4S is almost the same as you sync your movies and TV shows to iPhone from the Movie and TV show tab.

Transfer books and PDFs to iPhone 4S

You can use iTunes to sync your books and PDFs between iPhone and your computer. When iPhone is connected to your computer, the Books pane lets you select which items to sync.

You can sync books that you download or purchase from the iBookstore. You can also add DRM-free ePub books and PDFs to your iTunes library. There are several websites that offer books in ePub and PDF format.

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Sync an ePub book or PDF to iPhone: In iTunes on your computer, choose File >> Add to Library and select the file. Select the book or PDF in the Books pane in iTunes, and then sync.

To quickly add a PDF to iBooks without syncing, email the PDF to yourself from your computer. Open the email message on iPhone, then tap the PDF attachement and choose “Open in iBooks” from the menu that appears.

Add Photos to iPhone 4S

You can sync photos from hard disk of your computer to iPhone or using photo applications if any. Please refer to:How to Transfer Photos from Computer to iPhone?

How to transfer videos and photos from laptop to iPhone4S or from iPhone4S to laptop without iTunes?

Download videos and photos from laptop to iPhone4S

Step1. Download the Wireless Transfer App from App Store. Then install it to your iPhone4S.

Step2. Launch the Wireless Transfer App and you will find the http address at the bottom of the screen as shown on the above screenshot.

Step3. Open a web browser in your laptop and type the address exactly as the same as the address on your iPhone4S.

Step4. Click the Upload button on the top right corner of the webpage. Select the photos and videos ready to be uploaded from your laptop. Then the photos and videos will be downloaded to your iPhone4S very quickly.

Transfer videos and photos from iPhone4S to laptop

Step1. Download the Wireless Transfer App from App Store. Then install it to your iPhone4S.

Step2. Run the Wireless Transfer App on your iPhone and you will find the http address at the bottom of the screen as shown on the above screenshot.

Step3. Open a web browser in your laptop and type the address exactly as the same as the address on your iPhone. Then all the videos on your iPhone4S will be listed in the browser.

Step4. Select the videos and photos, and then download them to your laptop.

If you are interested in this program, you can get more information on its site. Hope you can get some hints.

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