A surprising and useful feature of iOS 13 and iPad iOS 13 is also nearly invisible and requires a special adapter for most uses. The Files app can now “see” external storage devices thanks to this functionality.
That’s huge: generic flash drives, SD card readers, and even powered USB hard drives can now transfer data to and from an iPhone or iPad. It’s also a great way to play videos and other files that won’t fit in your device’s free room. (You’ll also need an app on your iOS computer to open the files—try VLC for Mobile for videos.)
Any unencrypted file system supported by the Mac’s Disk Utility should be readable by iOS, including the PC-focused MS-DOS (FAT) and exFAT, as well as the Apple-focused MacOS Extended (HFS+) and APFS. If you want to share a drive with a PC, use exFAT; if you want to use it within the Apple ecosystem, use Mac OS Extended.
After connecting external devices or servers to your iPhone, such as USB drives and SD cards, file servers, and other cloud storage services like Box and Dropbox, you can use the Files app to access files stored on them.
In the charging port on iPhone, plug in a Lightning to USB Camera Adapter, Lightning to USB 3 Camera Adapter, or Lightning to SD Card Camera Reader (all sold separately).
A USB power adapter can be used to power the Lightning to USB 3 Camera Adapter. This enables you to attach iPhone to USB devices that need more power, such as external hard drives.
Choose one of the following options:
To see the contents of the computer, go to the bottom of the screen and tap Browse, then tap the device’s name under Locations. If you don’t see Locations, go back to the bottom of the page and tap Browse again.
Simply remove the gadget from the iPhone’s connector to disconnect it.
If you rent an iPad Pro and need to connect existing devices such as external displays or i/o accessories a USB adapter by apple is essential. You can rent adapters as well as the iPad. You can get a drive that uses the same format as this computer’s USB-C port. This includes everything from portable hard drives to external SSDs. However, this isn’t a solution for legacy drives with wider USB-A ports. An adapter is needed.
There are a lot of them, fortunately. Almost any USB-C accessory designed for notebooks, including multi-port hubs with USB-A ports, can be used with the iPad Pro. Take the Apple USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter ($69) as an example. You can read the contents of the drive-by plugging this into your iPad and then plugging in the drive.
However, there are several other choices. Sanho’s HyperDrive iPad Pro ($89.99) is one of my favorites, but the Satechi Slim Aluminum Type-C Multi-Port Adapter V2 ($69.99 USD / £50 GBP) can also be used for iPad Pro and MacBook.
A very wide range of ipad accessories are available on rental for b2b requirements. If you wish to rent iPad or rent any iPad accessory bundled for your business or event need please get in touch with one of our rental experts.