The new iPadOS supports USB sticks and external hard drives
by Daniel Petrov / Jun 03, 2019, 3:23 PM
Tucked withing the new iPadOS is one small feature, one giant leap for Apple users that they have been clamoring for since, well, forever. When your iPad Air 2 and above gets updated to the new iPadOS, it will unlock the USB thumb drive reading achievement.
That's right, plug in an external hard drive, USB stick, a memory card, you name it, with the respective adapter, and the iPad will be able to list it in the new file manager as an extra source of memory capacity adding to the iPad's internal memory.
We all know how much a step up in storage costs for the iPad, so you can add more on the cheap, straight from the comfort of your keychain, if needed. In addition, the iPad will now be able to read files and photos directly from your professional camera's storage for quick editing on the go, neat.
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Storage, not memory. Storage, not memory. Storage, not memory. Storage, not memory. Storage, not memory. Storage, not memory. Storage, not memory. Storage, not memory. Storage, not memory. Storage, not memory.
posted on Jun 03, 2019, 3:48 PM 16
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It's the same thing; the only difference is the speed and the way the OS handles it.
posted on Jun 04, 2019, 1:20 AM 0
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OMG... So iPad didn't have this feature for so many years.
posted on Jun 03, 2019, 10:16 PM 0
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Android tablets has this for many years but how many people using it? Same with iOS features. Android has all the features and yet few only gets it. Now apple will have iOS 13 and billions of iOS devices will have it.
posted on Jun 04, 2019, 6:07 AM 0
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I know Loads of people that use the basic usb otg features on non IOS devices, I also use it on my tablet ALL the time, super handy and such a simple feature, you know the old saying goes, Its better to have and not need, then not have and need it...... its a simple line of code to restrict to port, hardly breaking the bank, just apple holding those basic features back otherwise they would run out of ideas when updating their product refreshes while using the same recycled products
posted on Jun 04, 2019, 2:22 PM 0
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