How to Use Your iPhone as a USB Drive

How to Use Your iPhone as a USB Drive

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These are instructions on how to use your iPhone as a USB stick / USB flash drive without needing to install software on your computer.

Step One
Press to launch Cydia from your iPhone Springboard.
How to Use Your iPhone as a USB Drive

Step Two
Press to select Manage from the tabs at the bottom
How to Use Your iPhone as a USB Drive

Step Three
Press the large Sources button.
How to Use Your iPhone as a USB Drive

Step Four
Press the Edit button at the top right of the sources list.
How to Use Your iPhone as a USB Drive

Step Five
Press the Add button that appears at the top left.
How to Use Your iPhone as a USB Drive

Step Six
Enter http://apt.dmytro.me as the Cydia/APT URL then press the Add Source button.
How to Use Your iPhone as a USB Drive

Step Seven
Cydia will now update your sources. Press the large Return to Cydia button when finished.
How to Use Your iPhone as a USB Drive

Step Eight
Press the Done button at the top right of the sources list.
How to Use Your iPhone as a USB Drive

Step Nine
Press to select the apt.dmytro.me source we just added
How to Use Your iPhone as a USB Drive

Step Ten
Tap to select the USB Drive package from the list of packages
How to Use Your iPhone as a USB Drive

Step Eleven
Press the Install button at the top right of the screen.
How to Use Your iPhone as a USB Drive

Step Twelve
Press the Confirm button at the top right of the screen
How to Use Your iPhone as a USB Drive

Step Thirteen
Cydia will now install your package. When it has completed successfully, press the large Return to Cydia button.
How to Use Your iPhone as a USB Drive

Step Fourteen
Press the Home Button to return to your Springboard then press to launch USB Drive from your list of applications.
How to Use Your iPhone as a USB Drive

Step Fifteen
First we must create a Virtual Disk on the iPhone. Press the Create Disk... button to continue.
How to Use Your iPhone as a USB Drive

Enter a name for your virtual disk and use the slider to specify how much space you would like to allocate it. When done click the Create button at the top right of the screen.
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Step Sixteen
Now that we have created a disk to access we must specify the USB Mode. You have three choices:

Drive + iTunes:
In this mode USB Drive replaces Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP) interface with Mass Storage interface and lets you use the iPhone as a USB Drive. At the same time you can perform iTunes synchronization, developers can use XCode debugger ,etc. In this mode USB Mass Storage will not work on Windows with iTunes or Apple USB Drivers installed.

Default:
This is the iPhone default mode. USB Drive doesn't install daemon application nor modify any USB settings. Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP) is active as well as iTunes synchronization and tethering over USB.

Drive Only:
This mode is to resolve compatibility issues with Windows and iTunes. In this mode USB Drive changes the iPhone's USB product ID. This will prevent iTunes synchronization, but USB Mass Storage will work on Windows (and other operating systems). Switch to the Default or Drive + iTunes mode will restore iTunes sync.

Press to select the mode of your choice. We chose Drive + iTunes because we rarely need Windows compatibility.
How to Use Your iPhone as a USB Drive

A popup will appear asking you to reboot to apply the changes. Press the large Reboot button.
How to Use Your iPhone as a USB Drive

Step Seventeen
Once your iPhone reboots you will now be able to access the virtual disk you created using USB Drive.
How to Use Your iPhone as a USB Drive

How to Use Your iPhone as a USB Drive


***THANKS: This is one of the most useful iPhone utilities we have ever seen. A big thanks goes to dmp for creating this app!
RayCook - June 3, 2016 at 5:59am
iPhone is so useful in our daily life that we almost take it alongside every day. We use iPhone to text messages, make calls, listen to music and so on. In our work, we may have a lot of stuff to do, and sometimes we have to bring some work home to accomplish. We have couple of ways to get the files on your home computer. For example, you are able to email the work to yourself; you can use the portable disk to copy the work to your computer. That is easy to do. But if you don’t have Internet at home, and you don’t have a portable disk at hand, you may want to make use of your iPhone. iPhone doesn’t have open root so it cannot be read by computer as a flash drive directly. Some third-party apps from App Store can turn your iPhone into portable disk, and they enable you to transfer files with ease. http://www.leawo.org/tutorial/how-to-use-iphone-as-flash-drive.html
sasan-s3 - July 25, 2015 at 7:00am
this isn't work for ios 8.4, do you know any other program like this for ios 8.4?
LethiTor - July 8, 2014 at 10:24am
If you'd rather not jailbreak the iPhone and still use it as a USB drive, there is a similar guide for non-jailbroken phones here: How to turn your iPhone into a USB flash drive
high_voltage2010 - January 25, 2014 at 6:54pm
where is the software??
Babu Francis - July 8, 2013 at 3:30am
It never works, windows doesn't detect the driver for usb drive..
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