Connect to FTP server from iPhone using iTransfer

Looking for an App for file upload/download through FTP on iPhone iPad? iTransfer is a lightweight and easy to use FTP client app for iPhone and iPad. In this post, we will discuss how to connect to FTP server from iPhone using iTransfer, upload files from iPhone to ftp server or download files from web server to iPhone? If you are using a Samsung Galaxy phone, you can refer to this guide to connect to FTP server from Samsung mobile phone.

Connect to FTP server from iPhone using iTransfer

This FTP client for iPhone comes with both free and premium versions. You can download the FTP client free version here or its pro version below.

Run the FTP tool on iPhone, you will see its home page like this:

itransfer ftp app for iphone

From the upper section of this FTP tool, you can see “Local Files” with folders including “Photo Albums”, “Music Library” and “Local Files”. At the lower section of this iPhone FTP app, you can see “FTP/FTPS/SFTP“, Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, OneDrive, and other cloud hosting services.

To connect iPhone to FTP server using iTransfer FTP client, simply choose “FTP/FTPS/SFTP” from its main interface. Touch “Add Server“, you will then see the FTP server setup on iPhone screen.

connect iphone to ftp server via itransfer

Here are the steps to Connect to FTP server from iPhone using iTransfer

  1. FTP type: Choose FTP, FTPS or SFTP according to your needs, normally you can just use FTP;
  2. Server name: choose a name for your FTP server, it could be something descriptive, such as My server, My Hosting, Website, Remote server, FTP server, etc.;
  3. Host name or IP address: this is your FTP server IP address or your domain name;
  4. User name: your FTP account login name;
  5. Password: your FTP account password.

If you do not have a FTP server yet, you can refer to this guide to create a FTP account on server.

How to upload files from iPhone to server via FTP?

Once you have added FTP server to iPhone using the iTransfer FTP client, return to the main screen of this app. Go to the “Local files” section, select “Photo Albums”, “Music Library” or “Local Files”. You will then be able to select files on iPhone and then upload photos, videos, music, documents from iPhone to remote server through FTP.

upload files from iphone to ftp server

How to download files from server to iPhone via FTP?

Go to the main page of this FTP client on iPhone, browse to “Remote Files” select “FTP/FTPS/SFTP“, then tap to connect to an added FTP server on iPhone. You can then browse through your files and documents on web server, select any files from remote server, then download them from server to iPhone through FTP.
download files from ftp server to iphone

Connect to server through Web Disk from iPhone

Web Disk is a great alternative to FTP. You can also create a free Web Disk account on server, then connect up to server and manage files right on iPhone via Web Disk.

1 thought on “Connect to FTP server from iPhone using iTransfer”

  1. Thanks for providing this solution. However, I think FTP clients are definitely losing ground to other options such as web rtc. This is likely due to issues of security and speed. Businesses and confidential doc related transfers also tend to seek out other solutions. For work related large file transfers I’d take a look at Innorix DS.

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