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Connect Your Device via Wi-Fi or USB on Mac

DearMob iPhone Manager supports both Wi-Fi connection and USB cable connection. You can connect multiple devices to Mac, and switch to access the content on each one.

To USB connect your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch to Mac, simply unlock the device screen and tap Trust this computer on your iOS devices.

For Wi-Fi connection, you need to enable it for the first time via cable connection. Later on, your device will show up automatically when your device and Mac are on the same Wi-Fi network. See detailed tutorials below.

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Using Wi-Fi Connection on macOS Catalina and Higher Versions

Besides USB connection mode, you can also opt for Wi-Fi connection in DearMob iPhone Manager, to manage and transfer the content on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.

Device connection mode

When your device and Mac are on the same Wi-Fi network, the device will automatically connect to DearMob iPhone Manager wirelessly. For the first time connection, you need to enable Wi-Fi settings in the Finder app via a cable.


1. Connect your device to Mac, and launch Finder.

2. Unlock your device and pair it in Finder.

3. Under the General Tab, enable "Show this iPhone when on Wi-Fi".

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4. Confirm the settings.

5. Unplug the iPhone USB cable, keep the screen on, and launch DearMob iPhone Manager. The device shall appear via Wi-Fi connection.

Using Wi-Fi Connection on macOS Mojave and Older Versions

If you are on macOS Mojave or older versions, go to iTunes to enable Wi-Fi connection for the first time, and later on, your device will show up in DearMob iPhone Manager automatically via Wi-Fi.


1. USB-connect your device to Mac and launch iTunes.

2. Unlock your device and make sure the screen is on; Tap Trust this computer when prompted.

3. Click the device icon on iTunes, and go to the summary section.

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4. Scroll down to the Options section, and tick "Sync with this iPhone over Wi-Fi".

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5. Click Apply to confirm the settings.


  • Make sure that your device and your computer are on the same Wi-Fi network.
  • During the Wi-Fi connection mode, please keep the iPhone screen on. Set it to "never" turn off or to a longer time in Settings > Display & Brightness > Auto-Lock.
  • If Wi-Fi connection won't work the next time, re-launch iTunes and re-enable Wi-Fi connection to fix the issue.
  • You cannot backup device in Wi-Fi connection mode.

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