One of the most convenient ways to send files to an iPhone or any IOS device is through AirDrop. This feature allows users to directly transfer files from one device to another.
Now, if you have some files on your Windows PC that you want to access on your iPhone, you might be considering AirDrop to transfer them.
Unfortunately, AirDrop is not available on Windows 10, 11, and all the earlier versions. It also doesn’t work on Android. Although you are sending files to an iPhone, AirDrop is strictly for IOS to IOS transfers only.
But don’t worry, there are a lot of AirDrop alternatives you can try and we listed the best ones on this page. Check them out.
Alternative #1: AirDrop from Windows to iPhone via Bluetooth
The first AirDrop alternative you can try is Bluetooth. You probably heard about this one before, and this feature still works up to this day.
With Bluetooth, you can transfer multiple data at the same time and it supports different file types such as images, videos, documents, and more.
The only downside of this method is speed. It may take a while especially if you’re sending a bunch of files. Also, some Windows computers don’t come with the Bluetooth feature, you may need to purchase a Bluetooth dongle or install a driver.
Open Bluetooth on both devices. For iPhone: Go to Settings > Bluetooth.
For Windows: Settings > Bluetooth & Devices > Bluetooth. On your Windows PC, click on Devices, scroll down, select Send and Receive Files via Bluetooth, and tick Send Files.
From there, click on your iPhone, tick Browse, and choose the files you want to send.
When you’re done, press Next. If you see a Pairing Notification on both your PC and iPhone, simply tap Pair and enter the Code to proceed.
Wait for the transfer to finish and check your files.
Alternative #2: AirDrop from Windows to iPhone via SHAREit
Another AirDrop alternative you should try is SHAREit. Compared to Bluetooth, this app offers a faster transfer speed and it also supports multiple type of data too. If you’re planning to send bulk files, this is one of the methods we recommend.
This app is both available on the App Store and Microsoft Store. Download, install, and set up the app, then follow the steps below.
Launch SHAREit on both devices. On your iPhone, tap the Plus icon and choose Connect to PC. Scan the QR code on the computer screen to connect the two devices.
On your PC, press the Upload to Phone button and start picking the files you want to transfer. When you’re done tick Open.
Let the process finish and when it’s done, see your files.