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Apple iPhone 4S

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Transfer files between your computer and mobile phone

You can transfer files, such as pictures or audio files, between your computer and mobile phone.

Step 1 of 16

Start the program iTunes on your computer.

Before you connect your mobile phone and computer, you need to install iTunes on your computer.
Step 2 of 16

Connect the data cable to the socket and to your computer's USB port.

Before you connect your mobile phone and computer, you need to install iTunes on your computer.
Apple iPhone 4S (iOS8)
Step 3 of 16

Select one of the following options:
Transfer files from your computer to your mobile phone, go to 2a.
Transfer files from your mobile phone to your computer, go to 2b.

Step 4 of 16

First you need to add your files to the iTunes library.
Click File.

Step 5 of 16

To add one file at a time:
Click Add File to Library....

Step 6 of 16

Go to the required file in your computer's file system.

Step 7 of 16

Click Open.

Step 8 of 16

To add a folder:
Click Add Folder to Library....

Step 9 of 16

Go to the required folder in your computer's file system.

Step 10 of 16

Click Select Folder.
Depending on your settings in iTunes, the transfer may start automatically.

Step 11 of 16

To start the transfer manually:
Click the iPhone icon.

Step 12 of 16

Click the required category.
Follow the instructions on the screen to select the required settings.

Step 13 of 16

Click Apply.

Step 14 of 16

Click File.

You can transfer files, such as music, videos, films and apps, which you've bought on your mobile phone to your computer. To transfer other files from your mobile phone to your computer, such as pictures taken with the phone camera, you need to use a file manager on your computer.
Step 15 of 16

Click Devices.

You can transfer files, such as music, videos, films and apps, which you've bought on your mobile phone to your computer. To transfer other files from your mobile phone to your computer, such as pictures taken with the phone camera, you need to use a file manager on your computer.
Step 16 of 16

Click Transfer Purchases from ‹your mobile phone›.

You can transfer files, such as music, videos, films and apps, which you've bought on your mobile phone to your computer. To transfer other files from your mobile phone to your computer, such as pictures taken with the phone camera, you need to use a file manager on your computer.

1. Connect mobile phone and computer

Start the program iTunes on your computer.
Before you connect your mobile phone and computer, you need to install iTunes on your computer.
Connect the data cable to the socket and to your computer's USB port.
Before you connect your mobile phone and computer, you need to install iTunes on your computer.

2. Select option

Select one of the following options:
Transfer files from your computer to your mobile phone, go to 2a.
Transfer files from your mobile phone to your computer, go to 2b.
Apple iPhone 4S (iOS8)

3. 2a - Transfer files from your computer to your mobile phone

First you need to add your files to the iTunes library.
Click File.
To add one file at a time:
Click Add File to Library....
Go to the required file in your computer's file system.
Click Open.
To add a folder:
Click Add Folder to Library....
Go to the required folder in your computer's file system.
Click Select Folder.
Depending on your settings in iTunes, the transfer may start automatically.
To start the transfer manually:
Click the iPhone icon.
Click the required category.
Follow the instructions on the screen to select the required settings.
Click Apply.

4. 2b - Transfer files from your mobile phone to your computer

Click File.
You can transfer files, such as music, videos, films and apps, which you've bought on your mobile phone to your computer. To transfer other files from your mobile phone to your computer, such as pictures taken with the phone camera, you need to use a file manager on your computer.
Click Devices.
You can transfer files, such as music, videos, films and apps, which you've bought on your mobile phone to your computer. To transfer other files from your mobile phone to your computer, such as pictures taken with the phone camera, you need to use a file manager on your computer.
Click Transfer Purchases from ‹your mobile phone›.
You can transfer files, such as music, videos, films and apps, which you've bought on your mobile phone to your computer. To transfer other files from your mobile phone to your computer, such as pictures taken with the phone camera, you need to use a file manager on your computer.