iPad External Storage Support is here.

Discussion in 'iOS 13' started by Trhodezy, Jun 3, 2019.

  1. Trhodezy macrumors 6502

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    It's here. USB external storage support. Goodbye MacBook for uploading content to servers.

    What apps do you guys use to upload to Backblaze B2 and the like?
     
  2. loekf macrumors 6502a

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    Question is how ?

    2018 iPad Pro is easy, it has USB-C

    But what about iPads with a lightning connector ? No support or will it work with the USB Camera cable ?
     
  3. Jimmy James macrumors 601

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    according to the ios 13 page, iphones will get that feature too. and .zip files can handled too
     
  5. fnsroot macrumors newbie

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  6. Woodcrest64 macrumors 65816

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    Its built into the Files App. I would hope too you can have a dongle or hub to add multiple drives as well. We will see!
     
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  8. Jimmy James macrumors 601

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    Iphone too? Ok, I’m impressed.

    Write would be nice. Even read only support is a big positive step.
     
  9. 007p macrumors 6502a

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    Can confirm there is write support.
     
  10. richpjr macrumors 68040

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    I won't get a chance to try it until tonight, but someone posted in another thread that they were able to read and write from an external USB drive.
     
  11. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    I wonder how this will work with the Xs Max and iPad mini 5.
     
  12. vbctv macrumors 6502

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    Want to know if this will work with Lightning Camera Connection Kit. That is the only way to plug in a USB to a Lightning port for iPad Pro 10.5 or older Pro 12.9. Hopefully someone will try and report back soon. I'll be going to buy my dongle tomorrow if so...
     
  13. Dwalls90 macrumors 601

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    Aren't there lighting to USB adapters?

    This further suggests we may truly see the new iPhones move to USB-C, though.
     
  14. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    True. I forgot all about the adapters.
     
  15. Chargr macrumors regular

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    I understand SD and HDD support, however there was already a USB option. I saw a lot of external flash drives for iPad/phones on amazon for a while now.

    Edit:
    Whoops, didn’t real the whole thread. Just saw the replies above.
     
  16. 3rdiguy macrumors 65816

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    iPad hubs will finally take off in the fall
     
  17. richpjr macrumors 68040

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    I wonder when the iHub will be released...
     
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  19. Brammy macrumors 68000

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    I did some testing with this on my 1st gen 12.9"

    The Camera Connection works fine. I was able to mount generic flash drives. With one gotcha: it needed a power source through the connection kit, but a battery backup works fine.

    I could not get it to mount a USB portable drive with a spinning platter.
     
  20. TMRJIJ macrumors 68040

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    I don't know what's better. This feature or the fact that they were shaming us.

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  21. vbctv macrumors 6502

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    Bought my Lightning to USB Camera Kit (The one with the charging port) on Amazon for $30 and will be delivered on Wednesday, plan on testing this feature with many different drives. Plus from what I understand, need it to set-up the Magic Mouse thru the accessibility feature but will then work bluetooth according to what I read on The Verge. just like when you set it up on the Mac, you direct wire it first.
     
  22. sfwalter macrumors 68000

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    I can see drives in the Files app but not the document picker. Hopefully a beta 1 issue and not a limitation.
     
  23. Trhodezy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Alongside the iNeverGonnaHappen if it goes the same way as AirPower.

    Yet.
     
  24. peros550 macrumors newbie

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    So is this really confirmed? iPhones and iPads with lighting connector will support mass storage ?

    Knowing Apple, I had assumed it would be a Pro only feature for iPad Pro 2018 and later. The ones with usb-c
     
  25. Brammy macrumors 68000

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    yes. I got it to work on my original 12.9. I did have to supply power via the camera connection kit, but an external battery still gave me enough power.
     

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