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Use Your iPhone As a USB Flash Drive

Updated on April 19, 2012

What You're Going to Learn to Do

First question, do you own an iPhone (or iTouch)? If yes, then good because that's the most important thing you'll need in this tutorial. Do you always need a USB flash drive but are too busy (lazy) to go and buy one? Do you always lose your USBs? Wouldn't it be nice if you're phone could easily store and transfer files much like an USB? Well with the help of one single app, it can do just that!

You may be thinking that there are already ways to use your iPhone as a portable storage device, which is true, but I can guarantee none are quite as simple and convenient as this method. For this tutorial we are going to be using USB & Wi-Fi Flash Drive; which is free by the way.

What You WIll Need

- an iPhone

- a computer

- iTunes

- a data cable (or you can do it by wifi)

1.) Find and Download the App

First, go into the App Store and search for "USB & Wi-Fi Flash Drive"

The app we will install should be the first one to pop up. Make sure it's free.

Open it up to see further information and click to download and enter your iTunes account information for the download to happen succesfully.

Once it's done downloading and installing on your iPhone, you're ready for the next step.

Step 2.) Learn How to Transfer Files

Open up iTunes and click on the device on the side bar. Then click the Apps tab on the upper portion of iTunes and scroll down. Click on "Flash Drive" and then click "Add.."

Select a file that you wish to transfer to your iPhone. Then click "Open".

The file should now show up in iTunes and inside the app itself.

Wifi Option in App

You can also have this send/receive files through wi-fi with a computer as long as both devices are on the same network. Here's how to configure it.

Password Protection Option in App

For those of you who are paranoid about somebody going through your phone and possibly seeing a confidential file or deleting very important files, there is an option that allows you to keep the app password protected. Here's how to set that up.

There You Have It!

That is all it takes to turn your iPhone into a USB Flash Drive. It's free and easy to do. Hope this helps some people out. I really on this as my personal flash drive because I always lose my other ones. If you have any tutorial requests as far as personal gadgets or software, please message me and I will see what I can do. Thanks!

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