Top 4 AirDrop Alternatives for Windows 11, 10, 8, 7 PC

You can share files among iDevices with AirDrop. But what if you want to airdrop from iPhone to PC or vice versa? This passage provides you with 4 AirDrop alternatives for Windows 10, 8, 7.


By Demi / Updated on June 7, 2023

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AirDrop Alternatives

Is there a way to get AirDrop for Windows 10? If so, could you tell me how to use or get it on Windows?

- Question from Apple Community

It is pretty easy and convenient for Apple users to share files among their Apple devices with AirDrop. However, what if you want to transfer files from iPhone to Windows wirelessly using AirDrop? It may be impossible.

AirDrop Icon

Luckily, there are some AirDrop alternatives for Windows 10, 8, 7 PC. Keep reading this guide, and airdrop from iPhone to Windows PC or vice versa using the 4 Windows AirDrop-like apps below.

Part 1. AirDrop alternatives for Windows

The following three tools can enable you to transfer files like photos from iPhone to PC wirelessly. They are either web-based tools or AirDrop-like apps for Windows. You can choose one of them to suit yourself.

Snapdrop (web)

Snapdrop is considered one of the best AirDrop alternatives for Windows. Besides, you need to neither download apps on both your iPhone and computer, nor go through a setup process like what AirDrop does.

Snapdrop Icon

To transfer files from iPhone to Windows via Snapdrop:
>> 1. Go to Snapdrop webpage on your iPhone and computer, and wait seconds for the devices to be detected by each other.

>> 2. Click the icon representing iPhone, and select the files you’d like to transfer to computer.

>> 3. Accept files transfer on Windows.

• You need to make sure that your iPhone and Windows PC are under the same stable network during the process.
Charge: Free.

Send Anywhere (web, Windows, iOS)

Just like what its name tells you, you can send files between iPhone and Windows PC wherever you are, which is different from AirDrop and most other transfer software. What’s more, it doesn’t compress the size of your files during the process.

To airdrop from iPhone to Windows PC using Send Anywhere:
>> 1. Go to the webpage of Send Anywhere on your iPhone, and add your files to send. Select Direct and click the Send, and you will get a 6-digit key.

>> 2. On your Windows PC, enter the 6-digit key on the webpage of Send Anywhere to start receiving files.

Send Anywhere Screenshot

The 6-digit key can be used within 10 minutes.
It has both free and paid versions. The free version offers you 10 GB of free storage space, which can satisfy most users.
 Charge: Free, $5.99 per month for more storage space and a quicker transfer speed.

SHAREit (Windows, iOS, Android)

SHAREit is also a simple AirDrop-like app for Windows, which allows you to transfer files over a WiFi connection. The steps to airdrop files from iPhone to Windows PC via SHAREit are as follows.

>> 1. Download SHAREit on both your iPhone and computer.

>> 2. On your iPhone, go to SHAREit and tap Send to choose the wanted files. Then tap Next.

>> 3. On your computer, open SHAREit and click on Receive.

>> 4. On your iPhone, When you see the PC appear in nearby devices, select Avatar of PC.


• The transfer speed will be influenced by the number of files you’d like to transfer.
• Many users complain that the ads in SHAREit annoy them too much. Therefore, if you mind the ads, you can try other tools in this guide.
Charge: Free.

In conclusion, due to an unstable network connection, the task may be interrupted or failed from time to time. What’s more, it is much more suitable and convenient to share single file with others using these tools above. What if you want to transfer a bunch of files? You may find answer in the next part.

Part 2. A more professional tool to transfer files between iPhone and Windows

There’s no deny that a physical connection between iPhone and computer is more stable than its wireless counterpart. Therefore, it’s more suggested to try the software that shares files between iPhone and Windows PC with a stable USB cable. FoneTool is highly recommended to you.

FoneTool can provide you:
✓ Simple design and operations. It requires only few clicks to transfer between iPhone and computer or iPhone to iPhone.
✓ Superfast transfer speed. For example, it only takes 2 seconds to transfer 100 photos.
✓ Wide compatibility. FoneTool supports iPhone 4 to the latest iPhone 14 as well as kinds of models of iPad and iPod. It also works well with different versions of iOS.

Let’s get started to transfer files from iPhone to computer with FoneTool.

Step 1. Click the icon below to download and install FoneTool on your computer > Connect your iPhone to computer with USB.

Download Freeware Win 10/8.1/8/7/XP
Secure Download

Step 2. Open FoneTool. on the Home screen, click Phone Transfer. Move the cursor to iPhone to PC. Click Start Transfer button.

Transfer To Computer

Step 3. Click the “+” icon to preview and select the wanted files and click OK.

Select Files

Step 4. Click Start Transfer after choosing all files you want > Click OK when the task finishes.

Transfer Completed


That’s all about AirDrop alternatives for Windows. You can try to send iPhone files to Windows wirelessly as long as the devices are under a good condition of the network. Or you can try FoneTool to share files between iPhone and computer with no effort.

Besides, if you want to backup iPhone to PC, you can also rely on FoneTool to make it. If this passage helps you, share it with others.