iPhone XS Getting the best transfer speed

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by frez, Apr 17, 2019.

  1. frez macrumors member

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    I've looked through the forums and didn't find this specific question .. so please excuse if it's been answered before.

    Two questions:

    1. If I connect my iPhone XS to a newer MacBook Pro with a USB-C port (using a USB-C to lightning cord) will the sync transfer rate be faster for backups?

    2.

    (a) Is there a way to connect the iPhone XS to an older MacBook Pro (2013) that has a thunderbolt 2 port

    (b) and will it also result in speed increase?
     
  2. chabig macrumors 603

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    1. No. iPhone’s Lightning port is USB only. MacBook USB-C ports support many different protocols, including USB. But since the phone is USB, you just get a USB connection to the MacBook Pro.

    2a. Yes. The 2013 MacBook has two USB-A ports. The iPhone will connect with a simple cable.

    2b. You can’t connect the iPhone to the Thunderbolt port, so the question is moot. Even if you could, the iPhone would not magically become a high speed Thunderbolt device. It’s just USB.
     
  3. velocityg4, Apr 17, 2019
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2019

    velocityg4 macrumors 601

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    Everything I can find says they are still limited to USB 2.0 speeds. Only the latest iPad Pro supports 3.0 speeds.
     
  4. iF34R macrumors 65816

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    I connect my iPhone XS Max via lightening/usb-c cable, to the usb-c port on my laptop, doesn't help the transfer speeds at all.
     
  5. frez thread starter macrumors member

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    Ok .. it's just a dream then for now .. thanks everyone.
     

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