Resolved Does this type of thing exist?

ardchoille50

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I would like an external storage item (think USB stick) that can plug into the iPad Pro/iPhone lightening port and be used as an external hard drive that the iPad Pro can recognize. Is there a USB stick that uses a lightening connector? Would iOS even recognize something like that as external storage?
 

ardchoille50

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You mean something like this?:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01CIEBU22/ref=mp_s_a_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1480867616&sr=8-5&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=lightning+storage+for+iphone&dpPl=1&dpID=41kx85H4btL&ref=plSrch

Most normally are just used for storing photos and videos but this particular flash drive has an application made for it
Yes, that is the idea.. but I would like to be able to transfer any file from any app on my iOS devices. However, I'm guessing that the lack of a traditional file system in iOS will make this difficult.

I'm coming from decades of using desktop machines, so perhaps it's time I change my perception of files and storage.
 

ardchoille50

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The best solution for you will probably depend on what type(s) of files you're wanting to move and the application(s) that will be using them.
Yes, I'm beginning to see that there is likely not a one-size-fits-all solution that fits my needs.. which means it is time to edit my needs.
 

ardchoille50

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I wish I could be of much more assistance. My devices heavily rely on iCloud, AirDrop, and just about anything else wireless.
I believe the best move for me would be to begin incorporating iCloud and AirDrop more heavily. Moving from macOS to iOS is sufficient to cause me to question my practices and priorities. Your example was a big help, thank you.
 

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I would like an external storage item (think USB stick) that can plug into the iPad Pro/iPhone lightening port and be used as an external hard drive that the iPad Pro can recognize. Is there a USB stick that uses a lightening connector? Would iOS even recognize something like that as external storage?
Leef iBridge. It's a USB stick basically. I just got the 128 Gb version on sale at Best Buy. It's got connector on both ends, a USB A 3.1 on one side so you can plug it into any computer as a regular USB stick and the other side has a lightning connector. There is a companion app you need to download from App store and other than that you can save from any app using the SHARE button and to open from the USB stick you simply open the companion app and again SHARE and select the app you want to open it in. Easy as that.

http://www.leefco.com/ibridge-3


 
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MacieMcMacFace

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Better yet!! Check this out...Also from Leef, You can swap out SD cards. Unlimited memory essentially and you can easily load any videos from your a video camera, professional camera, other device etc. by just popping in the SD card.
I think I just saw best buy upped the price from $32 when I purchased it about 10 agos to now $40. But a lot of stores price match other major retailers. Check out walmart and amazon's listing for the product.
http://www.leefco.com/iaccess