Thinking about getting an Airport Extreme

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  1. gabo864 macrumors 6502a

    gabo864

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    Hey everyone.

    So I'm thinking about upgrading my current router and getting the airport extreme.

    I have a 1TB external harddrive that I want to keep plugged in to my Airport extreme. My question is, Would I be able to wirelessly transfer pictures or files from my iPhone/iPad to my external harddrive?, I know I can't back them up to the harddrive since I have to do it through iTunes or to the iCloud, but my job requires me to do a lot of video recording and picture-taking so I thought this could come in handy if I could just transfer pictures to my harddrive from my iPhone or iPad, and if not possible - is there an app that I could use for that?.

    Thank you all.
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

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    That won't work by default, but there are apps like File Connect that will do exactly what you are after.
     
  3. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    Router-based storage hookups lots of time requires you to install a client app, intended for laptop/desktop. I'd make sure BaseStation works specifically with IOS, and what version.
     
  4. ColdCase macrumors 68030

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    Perhaps not what you wanted, but you could store your desktop's iPhoto library (or one of them) on the external drive. Then when you sync the iPhone/iPad photos wirelessly with your desktop it will in turn put the photos and videos on the external drive .....
     

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