iPhone as a Flash Drive? Is it possible?

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  1. DUMBDOG macrumors newbie

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    Is there an app out that would allow the iPhone to be used as a flash drive? So basically to be able to use the usb cord to plug into a computer, and be able to drag and drop files to and from the HD on the phone? I would not need access to the whole HD but maybe just to a specific directory on the HD. Is this possible?
     
  2. zap2 macrumors 604

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    There is a way to do it through Wi-Fi


    Check the App Store for Mobile Finder and Air Transfer.
     
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  5. DUMBDOG thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yea Ive heard that there are apps out there to do that over WiFi but is there anything to do it through the usb cable? WiFi wont really work for me because the only time I would need to use it is when im not at my house (I can just use SSH when Im home). So when I would need to use it, I do not have wifi. Any example of this is when im using the computer lap at school, or doing a presentation for one of my classes (using the professors laptop). at these times, I cannot set up the phone and wifi connection to do this. I would need a simple usb solution, to plug it in and have drag and drop access without setting anything up (just as a flash drive works). It doesnt sound like there is anything out there to help me out?
     
  6. TheConfuzed1 macrumors 6502a

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    Wi-Fi will work for you just fine. Just create an ad-hoc wireless network, and connect to that with your device.
     
  7. analytical44 macrumors regular

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    So this means that the iphone and the computer can transmit information wirelessly without having an actual wireless connection (i.e. using the same router)?
     
  8. sjorge macrumors member

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    Yep, one of the two (laptop in this case) is the accesspoint the other (iphone) the client.
     
  9. analytical44 macrumors regular

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    Very interesting, thanks for the information
     
  10. TheConfuzed1 macrumors 6502a

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    Very well put. :)
     
  11. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    what if my computer doesnt have wifi...
     
  12. TheConfuzed1 macrumors 6502a

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    Well, obviously... In that case, this isn't a solution for you.
     
  13. jlake02 macrumors 68020

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    Then you need a new computer! :) :p
     
  14. speedracer3000 macrumors 6502

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    you can try Briefcase as well, there is a free version
     
  15. iMoose macrumors newbie

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    Yes you can.

    You need either PhoneView (MAC) or TouchCopy (PC).

    This allows you to see your iphone in disk mode, and copy and paste files to/from it.

    It works fine through usb. no wifi needed. only you need to install phoneview/touchcopy on the computer
     
  16. 465 macrumors newbie

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    Is there any software that doesn't require installation? I need this the most because I can't install anything on a campus macs, also no wi-fi either.
     
  17. stevoh11182 macrumors newbie

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    there is a way

    If you are jailbroken you can download USB drive from cydia it allows you to partition your hard drive say a gig and save and transfer via your iphone usb cable.
     
  18. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Agreed, what kind of computer or home network doesn't have Wifi ?

    Get a wireless router or wireless card and welcome to the 21st century !
     
  19. FastangV6 macrumors regular

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    Evidently the computers at his university's computer lab... ;) :D
     
  20. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    You can also use File Aid/Disk Aid, if you haven't updated File Aid.
     

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