Has anyone been successful in connecting to an Apple Time Capsule via the files app in iOS 13? I’m able to create the SMB connection, however when I try to browse the drive it says “Loading” but never displays files or folders...
Thanks for the info. I’m on iOS 13.1 beta 3. I’ll test again with beta 4...
Hi,For what it's worth I just tested on the latest 13.1 on my iPad as of writing. "Operation not supported". I'll add that my Time Capsule uses the Apple File Protocol, so maybe it's not meant to work, and it wasn't meant to be an end-product feature when it did work in a previous beta.
I have an Airport Extreme to which my Mac Mini is connected.
All the apps I have can connect to both using smb protocol, except for my iPhone with IOS 13 GM.
Airport Extreme seems to be a no go with Files app but I could succeed connecting to my Mac mini.
smb://Mac-mini-de-Carlos.local is the server address (My language is Spanish so your Mac's name might differ).
The login credentials were those of my Mac Mini.
So I can browse all my Mac Mini using the Files app on my iPhone.
With Airport Extreme I have tried all syntaxes getting all type of error messages. The closest I got was using smb://10.0.1.1 but upon login I cannot see the shares (empty screen).
iPadOS can only connect to SMB v2. Time Capsule uses earlier protocol. Bummer. Was also looking forward to it.Even after the release of IOS 13.1.2 I am still having problems with this issue. I have an Time Capsule and can access the files on the disk via Reddle, but not the Files app. I have tried everything. Any updates?
Thanks! Awesome. I will try that and report back. Will take a while as I am sourcing a replacement at the momentMaybe someone will find this useful:
To connect to TimeCapsule or AirPort disks you`ll need an app "Documents by Readdle" (it also has an integrated video player, for those who need to play video in the first place)
Can`t remember is it freeware or I paid for it, coz I had one already for a long time, when I suddenly find this solution
So, to connect to AirPort/timecapsule disks you`ll need to do the following:
(by the way, you don`t necessarly need to be connected to the same WiFi network and to be in the same subnet...(but all downfollowing is true for local usage anyway), for example, in my case, I connect through WiFi extender network. I think this is a nice bonus )) )
1. Hit Add New Connection (or just Add Connection... sorry i have a russian interface, so...)
2. Than select Windows SMB (no mistake, exacly this option)
3. Put in any name in the first string
4. Put in URL. In my case, URL is smb://10.0.1.1
In most cases yours will be the same, but if you ever change default IP range for local network in AirPort utility setup, than you should discover your own ("smb://" stays in any case)
5. Skip the domain string, if you don`t use domains
6. Enter Login and password, ones that you use to connect to timecapsule/airport wia "AirPort utility"
It works for me just fine, no "dancing around" at all )))
If you have any doubt, check "zero" step:
0. Ensure, that you know your timecapsule/airport name (by default, it`s something like "TimeCapsule for MacBook". This "name" works also as login. I advice to change it to something more usable (I mean... case sensitive login 23-24 characters long with spaces...?).
You can change this in AirPort utility->manual setup->Airport "section" (square "buttons" on top)->Timecapsule tab.
Than you also have to check Disks "section"->file sharing tab
- checkbox Enable File Sharing should be ON
- Secure Shared disks: with device password (probably not necessary, just in other case you should remeber one (or more) additional password(s) for your disk(s), and... I didn`t check if it works this way ))) )
P.S. If you need to connect to AirPort disk(s) from guest net, you should enable this option in AirPort utility->Disks-> File Sharing->AirPort disks Guest Access->Enable