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How do I move iPhone files?

redpoint5 3,910 692 October 16, 2015 at 12:55 AM
I connected the iPhone 5 to my laptop via USB. It showed up as a device I could access in My Computer, and I cut/pasted some photos to a folder on my C: drive. I then realized that 2 of the photos should remain on the iPhone, so I hit ctrl+x and I see the photos are cut, but there is no option to paste back to the iPhone. Ctrl+v doesn't work, and the paste option is greyed out. What gives, and how do I paste back the photos?

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There's a Windows program called iFunBox that should allow this.
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As you learned you can't do this (You can on android and windows phone though) You need software to manage the experience. iTunes is the official way to do it, might be the only way if the phone is encrypted. There are 3rd party programs as mentioned that used to be able to, not sure about their current status.
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Thank you.

Damn Apple...

I just removed iTunes because it sucks. I'll just be more careful in the future when I move files.
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Thank you.

Damn Apple...

I just removed iTunes because it sucks. I'll just be more careful in the future when I move files.
I can and will highly recommend Syncios [syncios.com] Give it a try and don't look back.
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As you learned you can't do this (You can on android and windows phone though) You need software to manage the experience. iTunes is the official way to do it, might be the only way if the phone is encrypted. There are 3rd party programs as mentioned that used to be able to, not sure about their current status.

This is the single most frustrating thing about iphones. I carry both an ip5 and a sgn4. With the sgn4 you just plug the phone in via usb (or take out the usd card); photos are named sequentially with dates and times in a simple folder structure. With the ip5, when you plug it in you get a bunch of folders with random names and randomly placed photos in those folders - it's not even like all photos from the past week or month are in a single folder, they are strewn about everywhere.

Of course you can use itunes, but for some reason itunes does not like my phone and insists I reformat it. Yeah that's a farking solution, apple idiots.
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I've used iExplorer for pulling data off iPhone
It was a voicemail from a loved one that was no longer here and I wanted to keep, but no way could I save it w/ iTunes
iTunes/apple products have lots of fans, but many limitations and issues in an enterprise environment (esp w/ Exchange mail)
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