How to use an iPhone as a USB drive without iTunes
The iPhone is sold in versions of between 4 and 32 gigabytes of storage space. If you want to take advantage of this storage space and use the iPhone as a USB drive, you can download several third-party transfer applications on your computer that will enable this feature. In addition, these external applications offer a functional alternative to using iTunes to transfer information to your iPhone.
Download and install an external transfer application on your computer that allows you to use your iPhone as a USB drive (see Resources). IPhone Explorer, DiskAid and Xilisoft iPhone Transfer are three of these applications.
Open the third party transfer application on your computer.
Connect the iPhone cable to the port on the bottom of your iPhone. Connect the other end of the cable to an available USB port on your computer.
Select the hard drive of your computer in the file transfer application.
Select the files you want to transfer to your iPhone. You can select a single file or multiple files.
Click on the “Transfer” button to download the files from your computer to your iPhone.
- Apple: iPhone User’s Guide (iPhone User Guide)
- MacroPlant: iPhone Explorer
- DigiDNA: DiskAid transfers files to iPhone (DiskAid transfers files to an iPhone)
- Xillisoft: iPhone Transfer