1. Snappy Phoenix's Avatar
    I was an Android user all these years and recently switched to an iPhone X.

    On Android, let's say I wanna download a wireless card driver for a laptop since I have no internet on the laptop obviously, I'd just download the file, then plug in my Android device via a USB Cable and it appears as a drive where I can access the downloads folder and copy that driver that I downloaded.

    I tried to do this on my iPhone X today but when I connected it to the laptop and accessed it, all I saw was the DCIM folder which contains my photos.

    Is there a way to access the folders on the iPhone and particularly that downloads folder?

    I've used Google Chrome by the way to download the file as that's the only browser I use.
    03-14-2018 03:45 PM
  2. scruffypig's Avatar
    Hi and welcome. On your iOS device long press on the download link in your browser so the menu displays and select share. From there select “Save to Google Drive”. You will need the google drive App installed. Make sure that your Google Drive app is set up with the same Google account as your Chrome Book.
    Last edited by scruffypig; 03-14-2018 at 08:04 PM.
    03-14-2018 07:30 PM
  3. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    In addition, 3rd-party apps like "Phone Drive" will allow you to download and store files on your device. I haven't used the app in a while, but I loved it during the times I was using it a good deal.
    03-14-2018 07:42 PM
  4. Snappy Phoenix's Avatar
    Hi and welcome. On your iOS device long press on the download link in your browser so the menu displays and select share. From there select “Save to Google Drive”. You will need the google drive App installed. Make sure that your Google Drive app is set up with the same Google account as your Chrome Book.
    ughh that wouldn't work bro because I don't have a Chrome Book. It's a laptop. Now I do have all my drivers but I would like to know how to achieve this in case I ever needed to download a file in the future on my iPhone and then copy it to my computer directly (not a photo but a program / EXE or ZIP file)
    03-14-2018 10:08 PM
  5. Snappy Phoenix's Avatar
    In addition, 3rd-party apps like "Phone Drive" will allow you to download and store files on your device. I haven't used the app in a while, but I loved it during the times I was using it a good deal.
    Ok I'll try that and post back. Thanks man.
    03-14-2018 10:09 PM
  6. scruffypig's Avatar
    ughh that wouldn't work bro because I don't have a Chrome Book. It's a laptop. Now I do have all my drivers but I would like to know how to achieve this in case I ever needed to download a file in the future on my iPhone and then copy it to my computer directly (not a photo but a program / EXE or ZIP file)
    Sorry, I misread. Just install Google Drive on your laptop. Or you can do the same procedure using Microsoft OneDrive instead.
    03-15-2018 09:32 AM
  7. Trigati's Avatar
    Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, Box are all online services accessable on mobile devices via apps and on computers by websites or programs you can download from those services. Those are your best options. iCloud is okay as well on a Windows or Mac, but Chromebook would use any of the others.
    03-15-2018 07:32 PM

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