iPad IPadOS on IPad 6. Gen. External storage?

Roliwe

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jun 25, 2019
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Hello everyone,
Today I installed the IPadOS on my 2018 Ipad 6 gen because I really wanted to try the new file handling.
I googled all day and came across absolutely nothing how I can connect a USB, SSD, etc. to the ipad since it has the lightning connector. I have tried buying a lightning to micro usb adapter and a micro usb thumbdrive, but it did not show up in the file app.
Does it work on my Ipad and am I just stupid? Or will it only be for IPad Pro with the USB-C?

Thanks for the help in advance
 

Smici

macrumors member
Apr 11, 2019
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Check the filesystem on the Drive, I think ntfs and fat32 not supported yet.
 

musicpenguy

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Oct 29, 2006
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It will work, but you need external power via the camera connection kit with lightning input
 

Digitalguy

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Apr 15, 2019
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You don't need external power for thumb drives... However the ipad will say they take too much power unless they comply with some kind of protocol. For instance I have a small (non powered) USB 2.0 hub that has this protocol and whatever thumb drive I plug via this and the CCK it works fine. 2.5 drives require external power instead... (so for instance the CCK with lightning)