How To Backup An iPhone To A USB Flash Drive

In this post we will cover how you can backup an iPhone to a USB flash drive. And, it is easy! This is an important process when you are away from a carrier signal.

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Lexar 128GB JumpDrive

That Special Shot Needs To Be Kept Safe

Sometimes you shoot that once in a lifetime shot and you want a backup of it immediately. And maybe, there is no WiFi or data connection where you are. What can you do? JumpDrive! In this post we will cover how you can backup an iPhone to a USB flash drive.

 

What You Need

Of course, you’ll need a Lightning flash drive of your choice. I use the Lexar JumpDrive (shown above) because it has connectors for both USB and Lightning. This makes it very convenient when going back and forth between differing device types. When I don’t have good Internet connection speeds I use it to go between my Samsung tablet and my iPad Pro where I do all my editing. When you are remote, with no access to iCloud Photos, this IS the answer.

 

USB Flash Drive Formats

If you use the Lexar JumpDrive, the Mobile Manager it will handle the generic formatting for your flash drive as well as the mounting and unmounting.

 

Backup An iPhone To A USB Flash Drive – Putting It All Together

Once you plug the JumpDrive into the Lightning port the Mobile Manager will launch and ask you to connect to it. Tap “Allow”. If it asks you to access your photos, tap “OK”. The same with contacts and Calendar. This device, with it’s software, can now backup and restore your device for you.

 

Software On This Page That I Use

Lexar Mobile Manager: Available in the Apple App Store

 

Products On This Page That I Use

 

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