We are all used to the fact that on iPhone and iPad you can upload content exclusively from a computer or the cloud. But these devices also have some features thanks to which this restriction can be circumvented. Under the cut!
Use without jailbreak
Usually OTG cables end with a microUSB connector. But, in the case of apple devices, this will not work. There is a special connector. 30 pin or Lighting. The first OTG for i devices is considered to be an accessory created by Apple itself for photographers with an iPad. Camera Connection Kit.
Yes, the device did not know how to work with the iPhone and iPod Touch, by the way, almost does not know how to this day.
These adapters worked very simply: connect the camera via USB or via an SD card reader and the Camera section appears in the Photo application (Import in iOS 7), from where you can copy or move the necessary photos or videos.
Enthusiasts, who got this miracle in use, drew attention to a full-fledged USB-connector and began to connect to it whatever they got. So it turned out that you can connect a physical keyboard (both wired and wireless), USB headphones, a USB lamp and even an iPhone (also just to move or copy photos / videos). And about 3-4 months ago, one geek even connected an Ethernet cable and was able to get an unprecedented Internet speed on his tablet. Here is the video, if interested:
You can also use regular flash drives to transfer photos and videos. To do this, follow some simple rules:
Video: How to Connect Hdd To iPad Ios 13
- FAT / FAT32 or HFS flash file system
- The root of the flash drive should be a folder “DCIM”
- All photos and videos must be in JPG and MOV format, respectively, the file can only be named IMG_four-digit number (IMG_6075, IMG_0032. IMG_7050.)
Use with jailbreak
Jailbreak, as is usually the case, provides significantly more options for using seemingly familiar devices. You can transfer and copy any files to any program on your device, watch movies from a USB flash drive and install piracy programs from there! Fu Fu Fu!
However, Apple made its fly in the ointment. In iOS 4.3.3, among other changes, the power consumption of the Camera Connection Kit was reduced from 100 mAh to 20. Accordingly, when connecting some USB flash drives (SD cards do not suffer from this), you may encounter such a message
In order to circumvent this limitation, a hub is usually used with the ability to connect additional power. Additional power is connected to the hub and a flash drive is inserted, and the hub itself is already connected to the iPad. By the way, the iFile file manager is used to work with a flash drive
This is how it looks on the tablet itself:
For those who want to save
On ebay, aliexpress, and others, many such adapters, at a price that is often many times lower than Apple offers for the original accessory.
They can be used, but only on iOS 6 and below. On iOS 7, strong authentication is enabled and Chinese adapters no longer work.
There are just flash drives for iOS, PC and Mac with their software and the ability to work with all devices, not just the iPad. The most striking example is the i-FlashDrive
I tried to tell everything that is of value to the user of the device. Ask questions and suggestions in the comments. Well, of course, this is my first post and all that.