It is very simple to use a USB drive with an iPhone or an iPad. All you need is a lightning to USB adapter as that will allow you to use a USB drive with your iPhone or iPad. If you are an iPad Pro user, you will ne a USB-C to USB adapter because the computer uses a different USB port than the phone and iPad. Finally, Apple files is an app that allows you to open your files and move them around from device to device.
- For around $40, the Lightning to USB 3 Camera Adapter lets you connect a USB drive to an iPad or iPhone.
- The iPad Pro comes with a USB-C port to make things even easier.
- The Apple Files app has the software necessary to access, open and copy files from USB drives.
“Many drives take more power than your iPhone or iPad alone can provide, but Apple’s adapter also includes a Lighting port.”