How to Use iPhone as a USB Flash Drive

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How to use iPhone as a flash drive? Read this post to know an easy & quick way to use iPhone as a USB drive.

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May 19, 2015

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AnyTrans – Helps You Use iPhone as Flash Drive

AnyTrans – iPhone Files Manager

Download and install AnyTrans on your computer to use your iPhone as a flash drive. Now read this post on how to use your iPhone as a USB drive.

Question: "I have a 32 GB iPhone 5s which is a huge memory I'm carrying in my pocket. Is there anyway I can get use of it to transfer some type of non-iTunes data such as zip files or exe files?"

-- A User from Yahoo Answers

Since there is no file-management feature of an iPhone so you can't use your iPhone as a USB flash drive like an Android phone, and it is virtually impossible to view and add files to your iPhone freely.

Intelligently though, you can use your iPhone as a flash drive with the help of AnyTrans, which is an iOS content management tool that gives you overall control of your iPhone content. Now keep reading to find out how to use your iPhone as a USB with AnyTrans.

What Is AnyTrans – Check the Main Features

  • It lets you use your iPhone as a USB flash drive by giving you freedom to transfer files, documents, pictures, music and more to/from your iPhone to computer or another iDevice.
  • It supports transferring almost all types of your iPhone content like music, videos, photos, contacts, messages, notes, books, apps, etc.
  • It manages to transfer data from iDevice to anywhere you like: to iTunes, to computer, and to another iDevice.
  • The Phone Clone and Phone Merge function lets you clone/merge data between two iOS devices in one click, which makes your iDevices work seamlessly.

Related Reading: How to Transfer Photos from iPhone/iPad to Flash Drive >

How to Use iPhone as Flash Drive with the Help of AnyTrans

Step 1. Download and install AnyTrans on PC/Mac. Open up it, and connect your iPhone to computer.

Step 2. On the main page, click File System button. You will see two options: System and storage.

Click File System Button in AnyTrans

Click File System Button in AnyTrans

Step 3. Click the System button to view, delete rename, and transfer the files from/to computer.

Use iPhone as Flash Drive with AnyTrans

Use iPhone as Flash Drive with AnyTrans

Note: The Storage option allows you to add files, documents, pictures, songs from computer to your iPhone by clicking the "+" button. You can also export these files to computer, and to another iDevice as well as delete them from iPhone by clicking the trash icon.

Click Storage Button in AnyTrans

Click Storage Button in AnyTrans

Also Read: How to Transfer Files from iPhone to Computer >

The Bottom Line

It is quite easy to use iPhone as a USB flash drive with the help of AnyTrans. AnyTrans also allows you to manage and transfer music, videos, photos, contacts, notes, books, apps and more on your iPhone/iPad/iPod touch. Why not have a try on it now? Please let us know in the comment section if you have any questions on this guide or AnyTrans.

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