transfer file to usb stick without computer

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by luckyvictor, Mar 9, 2015.

  1. luckyvictor macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2014
    #1
    Hi All

    My situation is, i am going to travel, and i am unlikely to have a computer or wifi available to me.

    I would like to take my iphone 6 plus and use it as my main camera, so the problem is that I may have run out of space during the trip.

    Hence, is there a way to transfer the files (mainly photos and videos) frm my phone to an external storage (USB stick) without a computer or internet please?

    I actually recall that there is accessary i can buy which is like a connector frm lightening to usb, but i dont know rather i need to jailbreak my phone (which i dont want)
     
  2. bransoj macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2013
    #2
    I suspect you mean the camera connector thing but i'm not sure if that allows you to move stuff from phone to USB device as its more for going from the USB device to the phone\ipad.

    I suspect your two better options are one of the portable drives that give off a wifi signal you connect to so you can connect to it with your phone and backup stuff to it, if thats possible, or what i'd do is set up a cloud backup account to Dropbox\OneDrive and every so often find a free wifi hotspot in a cafe etc and back up. I use OneDrive which is now 30Gb as standard i think and with the OneDrive app on the phone you can enable the camera back up function so when you open the app it uploads any new ones then you can delete them.

    This would also mean you dont have to worry about losing the drive as the cloud drive would be available for anywhere...and bar the potential cost of a some wifi somewhere its a free option.
     
  3. nickchallis92 macrumors 6502a

    nickchallis92

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2012
    Location:
    London
    #3
    Could always buy an android phone and sell it after the trip (most expensive alternative imaginable) :p
     
  4. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

    T'hain Esh Kelch

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2001
    Location:
    Denmark
    #4
    You can get wireless external harddrives that can be used for iOS storage.
     
  5. EDH667 macrumors 6502a

    EDH667

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2009
    Location:
    Northern California
    #5
    This is what I use when I travel. It will do what you want to do. I also use it to backup photos from my camera microSDHC card to a USB thumb drive. It also has the added benefits of a battery backup for your phone and travel router. You can easily create a Wi-Fi hotspot using a hotel's wired network.

    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00L9TEIMW
     
  6. luckyvictor thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2014
    #6

    I think it is more of the solution I am looking for, so how exactly do I use it please?
     
  7. EDH667 macrumors 6502a

    EDH667

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2009
    Location:
    Northern California
    #7
    Very easy to use. First download the RAVPower FileHub App to your iPhone. Put in either a USB or MicroSD card into the FileHub. After you turn on the FileHub you will see the Wi-Fi broadcast after about 15 seconds. Connect your iPhone to the FileHub Wi-Fi, start the FileHub App.

    Click on My Device, Camera Roll Folder (or other folder). Click Manage and then select the photos you want to transfer to the USB Drive. Then select Upload and choose the USB or SD card, then click OK. It will take a few seconds to transfer the photos. After you verify the photos are on the USB drive you can delete them from the iPhone.
     
  8. mhunter6378 macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2015
    #8
  9. luckyvictor thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2014
    #9
  10. mhunter6378 macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2015
    #10
    There is also one called iStick that has a little more functionality in that it handles more file types than just photos and videos but it cost more. If you're looking for physical storage the choices are somewhat limited. If it were me and I had access to wifi, i would just use a cloud storage. Google Drive is a good one and offers 15gb for free. Microsoft's One Drive is another good choice that offers 30gb for free. Both are easy to setup and manage, offering photo backup that's relatively hassle free and accessible from any where you have an internet connection on most any device. If you use something like this just be sure to set the in app settings to backup over wifi and not data as they can chew through your data plan quickly when transferring large amounts of photos and videos.
     
  11. bransoj macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2013
    #11
    This is as i mentioned above....and would be the way i would go. Not sure where the OP is heading on their travels but most places these days have some sort of wifi access even if it means going to a coffee shop for a sit down and drink to use it! Also, as i mentioned previously, it means if you lose your phone or back up device you havent lost the photos which are on the cloud drive and accessible from any internet connected computer, tablet or phone.
     

Share This Page