iPad as external storage device?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by dantastic, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. dantastic macrumors 6502a


    Jan 21, 2011
    I thought this used to be just a check box in iTunes, to just enable the iOS device to be a USB storage device?

    It seems that I need to use 3rd party apps for this now or am I just looking in the wrong place?

    I've an iPad on 4.3.1
  2. HengenJL macrumors 6502a


    May 27, 2007
    Rochester, NY
    this option was removed from devices running iOS quite a while ago.
  3. darngooddesign macrumors G3

    Jul 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    That was a feature on regular iPods, but it was never a feature of iOS devices.
  4. dantastic thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jan 21, 2011
    That's probably where I remember it from, my old iPod.
    Alright, 3rd party app it is so.
  5. Aridia macrumors newbie

    Aug 14, 2011
    Yes, third party app like GoodReader. Through iTunes with a cable or Wi-Fi as a server. It is easy but you won't be able to transfer to certain computeri if there isn't Wi-Fi or iTunes.
  6. 4DThinker macrumors 68020

    Mar 15, 2008
    Hmmm... spend $500+ for removable storage in iPad form, or $30 for a 16gb thumb drive?

    I'm going to recommend the thumb drive. Sorry.

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