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How to Use iPhone as a USB Device for Mac

Different from most mobile backup apps for Mac, DearMob iPhone Manager can turn your iPhone/iPad into a USB flash drive. Thus, with your iOS device as the go-between, you can transfer all types of documents in any formats, including PPTs, PDFs, Excels, Words and folders from your Mac to another computer later, without the need of iTunes, Wi-Fi or any related apps to access the files.

Click features below for the Quick Guides to USB Device
Before you start:

Firstly download DearMob iPhone Manager:

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To add any files or folders from a Mac to your iPhone/iPad

In DearMob,
Your iPhone or iPad can become a USB drive (with a USB cable).
Any types of files, including PPT, PDF, HTML, DOC, Word, Page can be stored to your iOS device. iPhone 5S - iPhone XS (Max), iPad Pro, iPad Air and iPad mini are supported.

1. Launch DearMob iPhone Manager and connect your iPhone or iPad to your Mac.
2. Click USB Device on the home interface and then click +Add on the top.
3. Add any files from your computer by browsing and opening or directly dragging.

Add Any Files to iPhone Hard Drive


  • You can add folders by clicking Add Folder on the drop-down list of +Add File.
  • You can drag the file or folder directly to add.
  • You can create a new folder by clicking +New Folder.

To export the stored files from iPhone/iPad to Windows/Mac

In DearMob,
The files you've stored on your iOS device through the Flash Drive feature can be exported to your target computer within a few clicks.

1. Connect your iPhone to the computer with a USB cable.
2. On the USB Device interface, choose some or all of the stored file(s) or folder(s) you want to export to the computer.
Click Export. Thus you’ve completed moving files from one computer to another computer through your iPhone/iPad as the go-between.

Export Files from iPhone USB Drive to Mac


  • To export the files from your iPhone/iPad, you should install DearMob iPhone Manager on the target computer.

To modify or delete the files

Through DearMob,
The added files can be renamed or deleted.

1. Tick the file(s) you want to modify or delete.
2. Click Modify to edit file name or click Delete.
3. Click OK.

Export Files from iPhone USB Drive to Mac

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