iPhone and iPad as Solid Disk for Data Transfer


Some people uses USB flash drives or portable hard drives to transfer files from home to friends or in the office. It begs the question, why use multiple devices when the iPhone or the iPad is always in your pocket. The following guide shows how the iDevice Manager makes the iPhone to an external hard drive.

File upload File download
Updated for Windows 10
and Windows 7, 8
For iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 8, iPad Pro
and iPhone 7 Plus, 7, 6S, 6, 5S, 5, iPad 4, iPad mini

iPhone as Storage presentation


Upload files and folders to iPhone


  1. If the iDevice Manager is not installed yet, download the program from here.
  2. Start the iDevice Manager, click at first the tab "Device Storage" and after them the button "Storage".
  3. The iPhone area to save files will be displayed.
    Storage list
  4. With the button "Upload" is it possible to transfer every kind and size of files like JPG, DOC, TXT, PDF.
  5. Select the files or folders with many files, which you want to upload. Storage upload contextmenu
  6. Afte right-click on the file view and on the directory view can you see a context menu, with the same upload function.
    Storage list contextmenu
  7. If you want to transfer all files to iPhone comfortably, pulling files or folders via drag 'n drop from the desktop or from Windows Explorer into the iDevice Manager.

Download files and folders from iPhone


  1. Select the files in the right view or folders in the left view, which you want to download.
  2. Click the button "Download" to start the download process.
  3. Select the menu entry if files are selected, otherwise Directory for selection in the left directoy view.
    Storage upload contextmenu
  4. In the contextmenu (right-click in the list) is an entry "Download" also available.
    Storage list contextmenu
  5. Those who want a simplier way to download files from iPhone, pulling files or folders via drag 'n drop from the iDevice Manager onto the desktop or in Windows Explorer.