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View and transfer files on your iOS device.

4.3
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$39.99
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iExplorer overview

iExplorer is an iPhone browser for Mac lets you view the files on your iOS device. By using a drag and drop interface, you can quickly copy files and folders between your Mac and your iPhone or iTouch. It works with both jailbroken and non-jailbroken iPhones and works quickly with a standard USB cable.

Is iExplorer Safe?

iExplorer is safe to download and use on your Mac. The app does not have a history of being malicious. Make sure when you download the app you either download it from MacUpdate or from the developer’s website to get the official download link.

Features
  • All the best technology from Phone to Mac, Phone Disk, and iExplorer 3, and then some
  • One-click recovery of music and videos straight to iTunes
  • Explore and export photos and videos (even from older iPods)
  • Mount any folder or category, including playlists and photo albums, then browse in Finder and open with other apps
  • Browse any iTunes backups (encrypted too). Export: Messages (including attachments), notes, voicemail, call history, contacts, calendars...
  • Works with all types of iPhones, iPads, iPod Touch, and regular iPod

What’s new in version 4.6.0

Updated on Oct 18 2022

  • Improvement: iOS 16 compatibility
View older iExplorer updates

Information

License

Shareware

Size

34.5 MB

Downloads

284424

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.10 or later
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What customer like

Design
Performance
User Experience

What needs improvements

Regular updates

iExplorer qualities

Value
5.0
Ease of use
5.0
Features
5.0
Reliability
5.0
Customer support
5.0

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Cerniuk
Cerniuk
Jul 12 2023
4.6.0
3.0
Jul 12 2023
3.0
Version: 4.6.0
It is technically nice but very expensive. I have bought this every time I have used it. I don't need it much but it seems that every time I go to use it, I have to purchase an upgrade. When it says "one time purchase" it is not being exactly truthful. At $49 each time I have time to pull it out and find out I must upgrade... iExplorer 2, 3, 4. I like the software but not sure it is worth it.
Turquoise
Turquoise
Dec 11 2021
4.5.0
0.0
Dec 11 2021
0.0
Version: 4.5.0
Easy to download songs from iPhone to Mac. Impossible to transfer songs from Mac to iPhone.
leighsager
leighsager
Sep 6 2021
4.4.1
0.0
Sep 6 2021
0.0
Version: 4.4.1
This app is garbage and doens't work with my phone even after doing all the troubleshooting on their website. I have tried to contact support 4 times over the last 3 weeks with no response. I really don't reccomend buying this as it's not trustworthy and there is no support with getting you what you need or a refund. They basically took my money and gave me something that doesn't work.
ivanyak3019
ivanyak3019
May 4 2021
4.4.1
5.0
May 4 2021
5.0
Version: 4.4.1
It helped me a lot, thanks for it
alfbaez
alfbaez
Apr 24 2021
4.4.1
0.0
Apr 24 2021
0.0
Version: 4.4.1
So I take most of those positive reviews are paid reviews. I'm trying to use the paid version myself but it's awfully slow. It's been trying to load the backup for the last hour. About to quick it.
henningklibo
henningklibo
Apr 5 2021
4.4.1
5.0
Apr 5 2021
5.0
Version: 4.4.1
great app
joesm1959
joesm1959
Jan 3 2021
4.4.1
5.0
Jan 3 2021
5.0
Version: 4.4.1
Very useful software to get files transferred from my old iPod to my new MacBook Pro. Works well with easy transfer.
ericpayne26
ericpayne26
Dec 27 2020
4.4.1
4.0
Dec 27 2020
4.0
Version: 4.4.1
Works exactly as advertised. A bit expensive, though
jecook4707
jecook4707
Sep 29 2020
4.4.0
0.0
Sep 29 2020
0.0
Version: 4.4.0
Very thorough, accurate, and FAST
biancabob
biancabob
Sep 12 2020
4.3.8
5.0
Sep 12 2020
5.0
Version: 4.3.8
Love this app! Sometimes it will crash if you try to move/change too many items. But it is still a great solid tool for many specific tasks that I don't find in any other app.
jpw0526
jpw0526
Sep 2 2020
4.3.8
0.0
Sep 2 2020
0.0
Version: 4.3.8
ALWAYS EXCEPTIONAL
erin4fitness
erin4fitness
Aug 9 2020
4.3.8
5.0
Aug 9 2020
5.0
Version: 4.3.8
OH MY GOSH AMAZING! It took less than 3 minutes to get all my playlists back after a 2 hour phone call with Apple that didn't get my any results!!! DO IT!!
woodsdvw
woodsdvw
Jun 20 2020
4.3.8
5.0
Jun 20 2020
5.0
Version: 4.3.8
worked well for me.
woodsdvw
woodsdvw
Jun 20 2020
4.3.8
5.0
Jun 20 2020
5.0
Version: 4.3.8
works for me
ggnelson317
ggnelson317
Jun 19 2020
4.3.8
5.0
Jun 19 2020
5.0
Version: 4.3.8
Great Product and very easy to use. 5 STARS
grahambilt
grahambilt
May 30 2020
4.3.8
0.0
May 30 2020
0.0
Version: 4.3.8
you suck you lost my playlist and half my music
Paule
Paule
Mar 1 2020
4.3.7
5.0
Mar 1 2020
5.0
Version: 4.3.7
very pleased with the App.was glad to be able to get tunes and stuff of an old iPHONE 3 I had forgotten about!
aurora-leticia
aurora-leticia
Feb 6 2020
4.3.7
5.0
Feb 6 2020
5.0
Version: 4.3.7
Very useful. Thank you
studio-144
studio-144
Jan 22 2020
4.3.7
1.0
Jan 22 2020
1.0
Version: 4.3.7
I lost 15 years of communication because of this application! DO NOT USE IT! Two years ago I bought this application to download my iPhone system into a desktop backup in order to start a fresh phone. I often accessed this iExplorer backup to reference my history of communications. This backup held FIFTEEN YEARS of communication with loved ones, friends and colleagues. It was my life line to archiving my past which is at the center of my art practice. Not to mention the sentiment of this archive. Conversations with friends lost for Christ Sake! When attempting to access the backup via the app this week... NADA! The backup is GONE! It exists NOWHERE on my desktop. I have never reinstalled my system and this backup is by the APP's discretion buried on my hard drive. A folder I could never possibility delete something by accident. The useless tech support regurgitated the online text book support, "Go to Home/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup/" On my mac there is NO "MobileSync" folder within Application Support. There is NO MobileSync folder to be found anywhere. Nor a "BACKUP" folder related to iExplorer. The APP however remains in my application folder with NO backup to be found anywhere on my MAC. Its as if I never used the application before. Tech support has disappeared leaving me with no explanation as to why I have lost almost TWO DECADES of my history. I'm devastated and dumbfounded. DO NOT USE THIS APP!
faizalstar
faizalstar
Jul 30 2019
4.3.0
5.0
Jul 30 2019
5.0
Version: 4.3.0
AWESOME!!! Coming from Windows all my life and purchasing my first Macbook this made moving all my music so easy and painless. The hardest part was paying $40 but definitely worth it and strongly recommend. Moved all my MP3's from my iPhone to iTunes on new Macbook. Thank you!
Cerniuk
Cerniuk
Jul 12 2023
4.6.0
3.0
Jul 12 2023
3.0
Version: 4.6.0
therealgarret07
therealgarret07
Jul 8 2023
4.6.0
5.0
Jul 8 2023
5.0
Version: 4.6.0
cliffordhardie
cliffordhardie
Feb 22 2022
4.5.0
5.0
Feb 22 2022
5.0
Version: 4.5.0
busynell12
busynell12
Dec 14 2021
4.5.0
5.0
Dec 14 2021
5.0
Version: 4.5.0
joesm1959
joesm1959
Jan 3 2021
5.0
Jan 3 2021
5.0
Version: null
ericpayne26
ericpayne26
Dec 27 2020
4.0
Dec 27 2020
4.0
Version: null
jamescassell2020
jamescassell2020
Oct 29 2020
5.0
Oct 29 2020
5.0
Version: null
biancabob
biancabob
Sep 12 2020
5.0
Sep 12 2020
5.0
Version: null
erin4fitness
erin4fitness
Aug 9 2020
5.0
Aug 9 2020
5.0
Version: null
woodsdvw
woodsdvw
Jun 20 2020
5.0
Jun 20 2020
5.0
Version: null
ggnelson317
ggnelson317
Jun 19 2020
5.0
Jun 19 2020
5.0
Version: null
Paule
Paule
Mar 1 2020
5.0
Mar 1 2020
5.0
Version: null
aurora-leticia
aurora-leticia
Feb 6 2020
5.0
Feb 6 2020
5.0
Version: null
studio-144
studio-144
Jan 22 2020
1.0
Jan 22 2020
1.0
Version: null
izdcoach
izdcoach
Sep 22 2019
5.0
Sep 22 2019
5.0
Version: null
faizalstar
faizalstar
Jul 30 2019
5.0
Jul 30 2019
5.0
Version: null
mookster007
mookster007
Jun 20 2019
5.0
Jun 20 2019
5.0
Version: null
tsatryan
tsatryan
Apr 6 2019
1.0
Apr 6 2019
1.0
Version: null
deajim
deajim
Mar 17 2019
1.0
Mar 17 2019
1.0
Version: null
jkofferdahl
jkofferdahl
Jan 25 2019
2.0
Jan 25 2019
2.0
Version: null
WetNet
WetNet
Jan 12 2019
1.5
Jan 12 2019
1.5
Version: null
jameslfrees
jameslfrees
Dec 20 2018
0.5
Dec 20 2018
0.5
Version: null
ocean22959
ocean22959
Dec 13 2018
5.0
Dec 13 2018
5.0
Version: null
user57
user57
Nov 20 2018
1.5
Nov 20 2018
1.5
Version: null
srooriano
srooriano
Oct 13 2018
5.0
Oct 13 2018
5.0
Version: null
phoweniii
phoweniii
Sep 30 2018
5.0
Sep 30 2018
5.0
Version: null
rebecca8828-rm
rebecca8828-rm
Aug 16 2018
4.5
Aug 16 2018
4.5
Version: null
apple-tv
apple-tv
Jun 14 2018
2.0
Jun 14 2018
2.0
Version: null
diva-tee
diva-tee
Apr 28 2018
5.0
Apr 28 2018
5.0
Version: null
sahirahsan
sahirahsan
Mar 2 2018
5.0
Mar 2 2018
5.0
Version: null
bnorozi
bnorozi
Feb 19 2018
5.0
Feb 19 2018
5.0
Version: null
s3johnson
s3johnson
Feb 15 2018
5.0
Feb 15 2018
5.0
Version: null
alligator69
alligator69
Jan 3 2018
4.5
Jan 3 2018
4.5
Version: null
marshallartguy
marshallartguy
Nov 26 2017
5.0
Nov 26 2017
5.0
Version: null
SpiessensMark
SpiessensMark
Nov 25 2017
3.0
Nov 25 2017
3.0
Version: null
Scotty321
Scotty321
Nov 7 2017
5.0
Nov 7 2017
5.0
Version: null
kevinpcarty
kevinpcarty
Nov 2 2017
5.0
Nov 2 2017
5.0
Version: null
NMM
NMM
Oct 10 2017
5.0
Oct 10 2017
5.0
Version: null
Egclone
Egclone
Sep 30 2017
5.0
Sep 30 2017
5.0
Version: null
thomasadore
thomasadore
Sep 18 2017
5.0
Sep 18 2017
5.0
Version: null
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