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Old 10-14-21, 12:05 AM
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Any iPhone experts? Want to increase storage

Long story short, I want to add an external flash drive so my iPhone will have more storage. I donít want to just store photos on it, I want it to behave like an extension of the regular storage and let apps use the space on it. It doesnít seem like thatís possible as the apps donít ďseeĒ the flash drive I plugged into it. I know little of how this stuff works so thought Iíd ask.
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Re: Any iPhone experts? Want to increase storage

You'll have to buy a new iPhone with the desired amount of storage. Even jailbroken you can't install apps on non-internal storage.
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Re: Any iPhone experts? Want to increase storage

I had a phone case years ago that had a battery and an internal drive, it slid into the lightning port and as a bonus, it was charged by a USB 2 port. no idea what it was called but it was about 5 years back so they are somewhat current.
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Re: Any iPhone experts? Want to increase storage

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Long story short, I want to add an external flash drive so my iPhone will have more storage. I donít want to just store photos on it, I want it to behave like an extension of the regular storage and let apps use the space on it. It doesnít seem like thatís possible as the apps donít ďseeĒ the flash drive I plugged into it. I know little of how this stuff works so thought Iíd ask.
Ditch the iPhone and get an Android phone that still has a micro SD slot. Basically your only option.
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I had a phone case years ago that had a battery and an internal drive, it slid into the lightning port and as a bonus, it was charged by a USB 2 port. no idea what it was called but it was about 5 years back so they are somewhat current.
But what was the internal drive able to be used for? The most you can do IIRC is move files around, but you can't install apps, at least not on ios.
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Re: Any iPhone experts? Want to increase storage

You'll have to buy a new iPhone if you want more storage.

Apple does not want you to be able to use external storage on these at all; they want you to pay for their over-priced storage.

With iOS stuff (iPhones, iPads) it's a good idea to get as much storage as you can afford if you think there's any possibility that you're going to need it, since these things bloat like dead raccoons.
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Re: Any iPhone experts? Want to increase storage

I’m beginning to think I don’t use my phone properly. I have a 64 gb and only 36 is used. Most of that is photos of my cat.
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Plus with photos you can just sync it to the cloud and be good. I download my music on Spotify, but otherwise I also never seem to use my space up.
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You'll have to buy a new iPhone if you want more storage.

Apple does not want you to be able to use external storage on these at all; they want you to pay for their over-priced storage.

With iOS stuff (iPhones, iPads) it's a good idea to get as much storage as you can afford if you think there's any possibility that you're going to need it, since these things bloat like dead raccoons.
I'm just surprised that no ingenious hackers have figured out how by now, even on jailbroken phones. It's been many years. You'd think someone would have figured out a way to tell Apple "No thanks! Time to bend over now!" on their forced internal storage problem.
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Re: Any iPhone experts? Want to increase storage

What is easiest and best way/device to transfer pics/vids from iPhone to pc? Can I do with iTunes? Download and erase all photos on iPhone to make space basically.
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What is easiest and best way/device to transfer pics/vids from iPhone to pc?
A USB cable.

Just plug your iPhone into your PC with the USB end of the charging cable. The pictures and videos will show up in Windows Explorer. From there, you can drag them onto your PC's hard drive.
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Re: Any iPhone experts? Want to increase storage

Really, that easy? I thought I tried that and couldn’t bring pics up. Thanks, I’ll give it a go.
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Re: Any iPhone experts? Want to increase storage

You may need iTunes installed for the drivers.
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Really, that easy? I thought I tried that and couldn’t bring pics up. Thanks, I’ll give it a go.
Yeah, just plug your phone into your PC's USB. Unlock your phone, and a dialog box pops up on your phone and asks you if you want to allow the computer to access to it. Allow it.

Your iPhone will show up under "This PC" in Windows Explorer. Click through the folders until you see the pictures.

Mine looks like this:

This PC > Apple iPhone > Internal Storage > DCIM > 100Apple

I'm doing this on a Windows 10 PC without iTunes, so I don't know if you need any specific drivers from Apple. You do have to unlock his phone and give it permission to share.
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Re: Any iPhone experts? Want to increase storage

I use imazing and imo, it works way better than thru windows explorer or iTunes especially if you have a lot of pictures. It isnít free though it does go on sale frequently
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