1. COMMISSIONERHBK9's Avatar
    Since the new iPad can be connected with usb c can you plug a flash drive into the new iPad
    11-04-2018 10:35 PM
  2. pkcable's Avatar
    Maybe. I know they make lightning port flash drives already, so I can't see why a usb c device wouldn't work too.
    11-04-2018 11:36 PM
  3. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    I’ll let you know on the 7th. My iPad will be delivered then.
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    11-05-2018 05:09 AM
  4. Abu Khadija's Avatar
    I’ve heard you can’t use external drives, I’m sure everyone knows that. I also curious about that. Might put my iTunes movies on it.
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    11-05-2018 08:21 AM
  5. Craig's Avatar
    I’ve heard you can’t use external drives, I’m sure everyone knows that. I also curious about that. Might put my iTunes movies on it.
    Can you show where they said on the new 3rd iPad Pro 12.9/11.0 with USB C that you can't back up through USB C or transfer files? I can transfer now on my 10.5 Pro with the Lexar Jumpdrive Lightning to USB 3.0 C20i
    11-06-2018 02:05 PM
  6. Abu Khadija's Avatar
    Sorry if I made a mistake but everyone knows you can’t add extra storage either internal or external to any iPhone or iPad.

    If you could than everyone would buy the 64 gb one.
    Last edited by Abu Khadija; 11-06-2018 at 05:08 PM.
    11-06-2018 04:50 PM
  7. Craig's Avatar
    Sorry if I made a mistake but everyone knows you can’t add extra storage either internal or external to any iPhone or iPad.

    If you could than everyone would buy the 64 gb one.
    I don't think anyone asked if you can add a SD card permanently like a 1TB to extend your storage, but there are certainly ways to use external drives to read/transfer stuff to/from the iPad. Been doing it since iPad Air 2.
    11-06-2018 05:47 PM
  8. Steven Sabo's Avatar
    Can you show where they said on the new 3rd iPad Pro 12.9/11.0 with USB C that you can't back up through USB C or transfer files? I can transfer now on my 10.5 Pro with the Lexar Jumpdrive Lightning to USB 3.0 C20i
    But when you use Lexars lightning flash drives, you use lexars app to backup and transfer files. The files app does not recognize an external drive on an iPad. So if drive companies create a native app, that would do the trick.
    11-06-2018 08:28 PM
  9. Craig's Avatar
    But when you use Lexars lightning flash drives, you use lexars app to backup and transfer files. The files app does not recognize an external drive on an iPad. So if drive companies create a native app, that would do the trick.
    Yes, but it's still an option, even if not native.

    Not counting of course dragging and dropping from iPad/Itunes or iMazing or TunesGo, or of course Box, DropBox, Google Drive, etc.. I never found it to be an issue getting items from a-b.

    Considering now it's showing you can transfer raw files from Camera to iPad using USB-C, I am sure something is happening.
    11-06-2018 08:41 PM
  10. Abu Khadija's Avatar
    But i don’t think you can use an external drive like a SSD or hard drive to store iTunes movies and than watch them on the iPad.

    Can this be done? It would save some space.
    11-07-2018 07:55 AM
  11. muchospanish's Avatar
    This is something that so many of us need from an iPad. I want a second backup for my photos. I think they’re going to have to add this soon, I guess the next big iOS update. I hope it’s in March, like they did a few years ago.
    11-07-2018 10:36 AM
  12. Abu Khadija's Avatar
    Apple makes so much money from us now, why would they add an option for adding extra storage? I don’t think they will. EVER!

    But this is just my opinion.
    11-07-2018 11:19 AM
  13. Craig's Avatar
    But i don’t think you can use an external drive like a SSD or hard drive to store iTunes movies and than watch them on the iPad.

    Can this be done? It would save some space.
    Nope, that cannot be done... your best bet is the $2.99 per month cloud storage.
    11-07-2018 01:07 PM
  14. TechnologyTwitt's Avatar
    Funny thing is... even on devices that I can use a flash drive, between Dropbox & OneDrive, there's never been a thought of using local storage.

    I ordered the 256GB iPad Pro 12.9 +cellular (upgraded from the 1st Gen 128GB). At least in my case, that's MORE than I'll need and I feel very confident that I have a lot more cloud storage readily available.
    11-07-2018 02:54 PM
  15. Craig's Avatar
    Originally I ordered a 256 as that's what I have now, but since I had to re-order since BestBuy flaked... I got a 512GB for Resale Value and with full Photoshop CC coming, I may want to move 200-300GB of Raw Files over there, since I am working on a couple books.
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    11-07-2018 05:37 PM

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