GoodReader User Manual

WiFi File Transfer. Web-browsers.

This page describes Step 6 of WiFi File Transfer manual.

Step 6. "Easy" transfer — transferring files using a web browser

This technique connects your iPhone to your desktop computer as a network folder. It creates a network folder shortcut, which you can use later to connect.

You can connect to GoodReader from any web browser (like Internet Explorer, Safari or any other). You will be able to upload files to your iPhone / iPod touch and create directories.

However, it is not the best way of doing this. You have to upload your files one-by-one. If you want to have full control over the process (to transfer whole directories, copy, move, rename and delete files and folders, etc.), you have to connect your iPhone / iPod touch as a network folder to your computer (what we call a "professional" transfer). See WiFi File Transfer manual for instructions on how to connect your iPhone as a network folder on different operating systems.

But if you have small number of files, uploading them via a web-browser will do just fine.

File transfer instructions:
  • on your computer open a web browser (Internet Explorer, Safari or any other)
  • in the address field of your browser enter your iPhone's IP-address taken from Step 5 of WiFi File Transfer manual. Enter it exactly as you see it on GoodReader's WiFi-transfer page, with http:// and :8080 parts:

  • please do NOT assume that the IP-address is the same as it was when you were connecting the last time — IP-addresses change periodically, check it every time when connecting
  • the iPhone Connection page should open:

  • find Select file to upload label and a button by it, use this button to select a file for further uploading, then press Upload selected file button (this button will appear as soon as you select a file to upload)
  • use Create directory button to create a new directory
  • click on a directory name to go inside that directory and to display its contents. All further file uploads will be made into a currently displayed directory.

Go back to WiFi File Transfer manual.