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Old Mar 1, 2012, 02:07 PM   #1
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Use iPhone as external hard drive or flash drive?

is there any way for me to use my iphone as an external hard drive / flash drive so i can transfer files from my work computer to my mac at home?

i should mention i have no internet access at home at the moment, which is why i dont just use dropbox or something else like that... i'll need a way to transfer files from my work PC to my Mac at home by plugging the device in as a hard drive.

possible?
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Old Mar 1, 2012, 02:12 PM   #2
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Only if you jailbreak it. Apple doesn't provide access to the iPod/iPhone file system.
USB thumb drives are cheap - do that.
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Old Mar 1, 2012, 02:18 PM   #3
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Only if you jailbreak it. Apple doesn't provide access to the iPod/iPhone file system.
USB thumb drives are cheap - do that.
yeah its probably my best bet. and i can use them between Windows and Mac easily with no problem?

PCs at work are Windows, Mac at home
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Old Mar 1, 2012, 02:30 PM   #4
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There are a number of apps that allow you to do that. Sorry, I don't have any so I can't speak to any of them.
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Old Mar 1, 2012, 02:43 PM   #5
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There are a number of apps that allow you to do that. Sorry, I don't have any so I can't speak to any of them.
but do they require internet connection? wifi?
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Old Mar 1, 2012, 02:49 PM   #6
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Do you have iTunes on both computers? Then you can use USB Disk app from the ap store it's free. Install it connect your iPhone to iTunes using cable or wifi, click under the apps tab under the iPhone section. Scroll down click on the USB disk abb there can you drop files and copy them back to your computer.
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Old Mar 1, 2012, 02:57 PM   #7
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flash drive

Use Dropbox, works like magic....
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Old Mar 1, 2012, 02:59 PM   #8
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Use Dropbox, works like magic....

Read first post again. He already said he don't have Internet at home
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Old Mar 1, 2012, 02:59 PM   #9
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Use Dropbox, works like magic....
+1 on Dropbox. The free 2gb they give you is enough for most tasks.
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Old Mar 1, 2012, 03:02 PM   #10
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Read first post again. He already said he don't have Internet at home
ooops my bad
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Old Mar 1, 2012, 04:44 PM   #11
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The app called FileApp has a USB file transfer option (in addition to wifi)

Here's there website explaining it : http://www.digidna.net/products/fileapp/getting-started

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Old Mar 2, 2012, 12:12 AM   #12
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but do they require internet connection? wifi?
From what I remember, no. I'll do some digging around tomorrow. You might try some generic app store searches for thumb drive or external drive or files. Don't ignore the ones that brag about wireless because they also may use USB.

What the heck, it's not quite bedtime... I searched on "storage" and came up with:

USB Flash Drive Pro for iPhone
iFlashDrive Free

There's more out there but now it's bedtime so...

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Old Aug 24, 2012, 11:32 PM   #13
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several apps that do what you're looking to do without internet access

Hey, there are a bunch of apps out there that will allow you to do this over itunes. I just downloaded Phone Drive, which allows for all sorts of media to be moved from computer to phone to another computer. I've done the same with a PDF reader and Word docs as well. But if you search for "file sharing" in the store, you'll see several that allow this.

Then... In iTunes, plug your phone into your computer, click on your phone to the left, then go to the "APPS" page. Scroll to the bottom to "File Sharing" and click on your new app. For me, Phone Drive. Then hit "ADD" and you'll be able to add any kind of file you want.

Hope this helps.

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Old Aug 25, 2012, 12:02 AM   #14
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U are officially the last person without Internet access at home. Lol
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Old Aug 25, 2012, 12:12 AM   #15
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Apple likes to restrict users, so you will have to jailbreak it to do this.
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Old Aug 25, 2012, 09:48 AM   #16
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GoodReader should work. No jailbreak necessary.
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Old Aug 25, 2012, 10:32 AM   #17
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but do they require internet connection? wifi?
I suggest AirDisk Pro and transfer files via bluetooth
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Old Aug 25, 2012, 10:41 AM   #18
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Just use a USB flash drive. You can switch between PCs and Macs with it.
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Old Aug 25, 2012, 11:28 AM   #19
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U are officially the last person without Internet access at home. Lol
There's a bunch of idiots here who got rid of their landline wifi and tried to rely on cellular to get their internet (tethering, etc.) and end up being throttled.
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 09:22 AM   #20
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Just curious. Do you know what program is that (for jailbroken)? thanks.
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Only if you jailbreak it. Apple doesn't provide access to the iPod/iPhone file system.
USB thumb drives are cheap - do that.
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Old Mar 6, 2013, 04:39 AM   #21
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U are officially the last person without Internet access at home. Lol
You are officially the most ignorant person on this forum so far.

What you are saying would be true for those who have never left their town. Get out of your shell and see the actual world not the virtual one.
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Old Mar 6, 2013, 08:13 AM   #22
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If you have iTunes on both then you can drag and drop to apps that support it. Goodreader is a great one and I believe the new "Files" app supports this also.

There are a few options. If you want a USB like utility on your iPhone then you'll need to jailbreak and install iFile.

The first option is much easier and simpler to use though. IMO.
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