Using iphone as wireless harddrive, when it is the wireless hotspot

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by DavyBoyWonder, Aug 27, 2013.

  1. DavyBoyWonder macrumors newbie

    Aug 27, 2013
    I have scoured the internet for an answer, but i don't think anybody has asked this question:

    Can you use an iPhone as a wireless harddrive, when it is also acting as a wireless hotspot? I'm trying to turn my soon to be obsolete Note 2 into a media player, and need it to access saved media on my iPhone, but I will not have access to a seperate wifi router. It needs to be wifi and not bluetooth because the files that I will stream from the iPhone will need lots of bandwith.

    Any help will be appreciated.
  2. Mrbobb macrumors 601

    Aug 27, 2012
    Oh lordy, give u credit for imagination.

    Well first off, the media saved under iTunes are kind of scrambled, I don't think anybody have managed to "crack" it. I believe the people who have managed to use the iPhone as a memory drive side step iTunes altogether and use their own jailbroken app, then u can drag/drop ur media into the phone, kinda like creating a partition. But if u have to load your media "twice" then it seems to me the hassle is not worth it. Think CLOUD instead.

    But go over Cydia and see if they have anything.

    Best of luck.

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