Transmitting via an un-hacked iPhone/iPod Touch

Use FTPOnTheGo or  GoodReader both of which support FTP and SFTP for transmitting. I like FTPOnTheGo so instructions for that are below.

Step 1. With your iPhone’s USB cable you can just drag-n-drop the files you want to transmit onto your iPhone using iTunes.

File Sharing with FTP On The Go
File Sharing with FTP On The Go

If you have your iPhone USB cable

  • Connect your iPhone to your Mac
  • In iTunes click on the iPhone icon in the left sidebar then click on the Apps tab as seen above
  • Scroll down to File Sharing, click on FTPOnTheGo (or GoodReader if you use that) in the Apps column on the left
  • Drag and Drop your files into the FTPOnTheGo Documents window on the right (there’s also an Add button)
  • Disconnect and transmit to your server

Step 2. Connect your iPhone to the internet and transmit


Make sure you’re connected to the internet via Settings, then launch FTP On The Go. Enter the FTP server data where you want to transmit your files.


Once connected to the FTP server touch ‘Saved Files’ icon, touch the file you want to transmit (it will put a checkmark next to it), touch the upload icon (2nd from right with the up arrow).

Your files will now be transmitted via the iPhone to the FTP server.

That’s it. It’s very easy once you’ve done it a couple of times.


  • FTP On The Go works with both FTP and SFTP servers.
  • You can transmit from the iPhone via WiFi, 4G Lte, 3G network or *gasp* EDGE.
  • Don’t forget to clean-up those files before your next transmit session as they take up space in the iPhone memory.
  • You can transmit via iPod Touch or non-cellular iPad but only via WiFi. This is good in case you don’t want to lug your laptop to where the WiFi hotspot is (like in a sketchy bar or crowded place).
  • Forgot your USB cable? Create an Ad Hoc WiFi network with your Mac. Creating an Ad Hoc network is also good if you need to sync data to your computer and you don’t have a USB cable or network available (ie. Splash ID, Splash Shopper, iProRecorder)

If you have any questions, suggestions, corrections, etc just email me.

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