Can iPhone/ iPad read from a thumb drive?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by patent10021, May 19, 2011.

  1. patent10021, May 19, 2011
    Last edited: May 19, 2011

    patent10021 macrumors 68030


    Apr 23, 2004
    Is there a way to get an iPhone / iPad to read from a thumb drive?

    EDIT: Just read another thread. Needs to be jailbroken.

    Some people are suggesting getting away from thumb drives and using other alternatives i.e. DropBox, email etc. That's fine for small files or docs but not for movies, photos or music you want to share. I gave a thumb drive of family movies and photos to a relative but she only has an iPad since she's away from home. No way to watch them. Sucks.

  2. Interstella5555 macrumors 603


    Jun 30, 2008

    This is more than 16/32/64 GB of family movies? And she doesn't take a laptop with her? Regardless, no, you can't use a thumb drive to load content onto an iOS device, I would suggest loading the media before she leaves or use one of the more unappealing dropbox/email methods.

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