How to Use Your iPhone As a USB Flash Drive?

This is a no-brainer. Since Apple doesn’t bring you any file-management goody to your iPhone and since you can’t just use the iPhone like you would use any other smartphone (notably, Android), it is virtually impossible to convert an iPhone into a flash drive.

Interestingly though, there are apps on the App Store that let you turn your iPhone into a flash drive for mass storage.

How to Use Your iPhone As a USB Flash Drive

Before we dive into it, let’s understand what Apple lets you do with the smartphone:

  • You can use an app to store upload/store/edit files on the iPhone
  • You cannot access the file system without breaking into the phone (via jailbreak/SSH)
  • You cannot create “drives” per se without resorting to jailbreak apps
  • You can make use of the space as a pseudo-drive

We’re talking about using your iPhone as a flash drive to store data.

If you are looking to do this, precisely, we’ve got plenty of apps on the App Store that’ll get it done. For instance:

What you do is:

Step #1. Install the app on your iPhone.

Step #2. Connect your iPhone to iTunes.

Step #3. Now, in iTunes, select your device from the top (or sidebar if you’ve got the sidebar pane visible.)

Step #4. Click on “Apps.”

Step #5. Click on “File Sharing” and then on “Flash Drive.”

Step #6. Now, you can click on ‘Add Files…’ to begin adding files that you want to go into the iPhone.

The app mentioned above is quite powerful. To me, though, this is overkill because I just want to use the iPhone as a storage device.

That’s all, folks! Isn’t it as easy as 1 2 3? Do share your feedback with us in the comment below.

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Use iPhone As a USB Flash Drive

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Dhvanesh Adhiyahttps://www.igeeksblog.com
The founder of iGeeksBlog, Dhvanesh, is an Apple aficionado, who cannot stand even a slight innuendo about Apple products. He dons the cap of editor-in-chief to make sure that articles match the quality standard before they are published.

3 COMMENTS

  1. i was able to copy files from a computer onto my iphone 6 plus using i-flash drive app. however, i was unsuccessful in exporting the files to a new computer… is this possible without jailbreaking?

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