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Your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch stores a large amount of your personal data. This includes Apps data as well as your media such as music, photos, and videos. Accessing this storage is similar to using a flash drive. When you connect your flash drive, your computer can access, read, and use the stored files. These files are stored in groups called directories. iExplorer can mount your device to your computer and make its contents accessible, just like a flash drive.

What you will need

  • iExplorer
  • An iPhone, iPad, or iPod
  • USB cable to connect your iPhone, iPad, or iPod
  • A Mac or PC with iTunes installed

Before you begin

If you don't already have iExplorer installed download it by clicking the button below. For more detailed installation instructions, click here.

You can mount any directory in iExplorer including an individual app, a subdirectory, or your entire music library.

To begin the mounting process, open iExplorer and connect your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. You'll always start on the Device Overview screen.

To mount an app folder, right-click the directory and choose Mount as Disk from the context menu.

This confirmation dialog box will appear. If you only want to mount this directory for one session, click Okay. Or, if you want iExplorer to start automatically mounting this directory whenever your device is connected and iExplorer is running, choose Always Automatically.

Once confirmed, Finder will open with that directory mounted to your computer's file system like an external drive. Unmounting can be done by right-clicking that same directory and choosing Eject or by quitting iExplorer.

Have questions that aren't addressed here? Please visit our Support Center for iExplorer FAQs.
Feel free to contact us if your problem persists.

Macroplant Staff