iPhone Tips – How to use a Secure USB drive on an iPad and iPhone – DIY in 5 Ep 111


Oh yeah… iOS 13 supports external storage
– now I can access all my super-secret Game of Thrones how-it-should-have-ended-because-character-archs-are-important theories – oh, just kidding.
I can’t because it’s encrypted. Good thing I’ve got
a workaround for that! This is DIYin5! Hello DIY iFriends, I’m your host Trisha
Hershberger and this is DIYin5. In this episode we’ll be covering how to
use a secure USB on an iPad or iPhone so that all your most secret data can stay that way,
yet still be accessible on the go. If you find any of the tips in this video
useful, give this video a like and please subscribe to this channel so you don’t miss
out on any future tech tips. First of all, the only reason we can even
have this conversation is because iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 allow users
to use external USB drives and access your
documents directly within the Files app. I know. iOS 13 can read any standard USB device that has
A: been formatted with a compatible file system, B: has enough power to device to
allow it to work and C: is non-encrypted. Aye, there’s the rub. So, what’s a secret keepin,
iOS using guy or gal to do? Use a hardware encrypted USB storage device
and you’ll be good as gold. For the purposes of today’s video, we’ll
use the Kingston DataTraveler 2000 secure USB with a hardware based key lock via this
handy keypad right on the front. If you are using a device with a lightning
connector, you will need a lightning to USB adapter like Apple’s Lightning to USB 3
Camera Adapter which offers USB 3.0 support and a lightning port passthrough for extra power, both of which you will need for lightning based iDevices like the one we have here. If you are using a device with a USB-C connector
like the recent iPad Pro, this should work without the need for extra power. All you’d need here is a high-quality USB-C
to USB-A adapter like the Nucleum or Apple adapter. If iPhone 12 finally comes with a USB-C port
this should work exactly the same way. Here’s how it works. On a lightning device, simply plug in your
adapter as shown, then plug in the DataTraveler 2000 and a power cord from
the adapter to the wall. Note that the USB-A draws more power than
the lightning connector delivers, so make sure you have enough juice. Simply key in your PIN to
unlock the data files on the drive and your protected files
will now be accessible. On an iPad in landscape mode, your drive should
appear in the sidebar automatically. In portrait orientation or on an iPhone, tap
the browse icon on the bottom of the screen which will list all your locations and you
should find your drive there. From there you can copy, paste and move accordingly
or simply access the data. Tada! Securely stored files accessed on iOS 13 from
an external drive. And you don’t even have to eject the drive
before removing it. What a world! To see more iOS tips and tricks click the
link in the description or check out these videos here My name is Trisha Hershberger and I’ll see
you next time with more DIY in 5.

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