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How to Connect an External Hard Drive to iPhone?

To transfer files between your iPhone and external hard drive, you have to establish a connection between them. Also, you can easily access the files from the external drive.To know how to connect an external hard drive to iPhone, refer to the following step-by-step instructions.

 

Connect An External Hard Drive To iPhone


 

Connecting your Hard Drive to your iPhone port

    Step 1:

  • Connect your external hard drive directly to the USB-C port of your iPhone.
  • If your iPhone uses Lightning port instead of USB-C port, you have to use the Lightning-to-USB adapter.
  • Step 2:

  • On your iPhone, locate the Files application and tap its icon.
  • Step 3:

  • Tap the Browse option at the bottom.
  • Step 4:

  • Select the external hard drive’s name and you can view all the data on the drive.
  • The simple steps to transfer files between your external hard drive and iPhone are provided below.

Moving Files from External Hard Drive to iPhone

Step 1:

  • In the Files app, tap Browse and select your external hard drive.
  • Choose the file that you want to move.

Step 2:

  • Tap the Move option at the bottom.

Step 3:

  • Now, select your desired location to save the file on the iPhone.
  • Once done, the chosen file will be moved from the external hard drive to the iPhone.

Moving Files from iPhone to External Hard Drive

Step 1:

  • In the Files application, tap Browse and select your internal storage.

Step 2:

  • Select the file that you wish to move to the external hard drive.

Step 3:

  • Tap Move and choose the external hard drive.
  • Now, the selected file will be moved to the external hard drive.

Now you have seen how to connect an external hard drive to iPhone easily.

 
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