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How to Mount iPhone/iPad as a Flash Drive

In DearMob iPhone Manager, you can mount your iPhone or iPad as a flash drive. That is to say, any of your files, even including the documents that are not incompatible with Apple can be saved to your iPhone/iPad, and exported to another computer whenever you need. Compared with cloud storage, this method is safer, quicker, and independent of network connection.

  • Handle all files. Videos, photos, music, documents, and 17+ types of files.
  • Ultra-fast speed to read and write files on iPhone/iPad storage.
  • Secured file management.. Encrypt data and files with strong passwords.
  • Stable connection between iDevices and computers via USB and Wi-Fi.
  • One-click solutions to back up, restore, organize, and transfer files.

Store Files from a Computer to iPad/iPad Flash Drive

This PC-based iPhone manager lets you:
Mount your iPhone or iPad as a portable flash drive or a transfer station;
Store PPT, PDF, HTML, DOC, Word, Page, and anything on your iPhone/iPad;
Add Apple-incompatible files to your iDevice without installing any extra apps thereon;
No worries about those files on iDevices being noticed and viewed by others.

1. Launch DearMob iPhone Manager and connect your iPhone or iPad to the source computer (the one which the files are going to be exported from).

2. Click Flash Drive on the main interface.

Open DearmMob Flash Drive module

3. Click on Add File and choose Add File or Add Folder on the drop-down list.

Flash Drive – Add Any Files to iPhone

4. Browse on your computer and add the files you need to transfer. Click Open and you'll see it completed in less than a second. The files are then all added to your iPhone/iPad.


  • You can also drag the file or folder to the empty place to add.
  • You can create a new folder by clicking "New Folder". Name it and click "OK".

Export Files from iPhone/iPad Flash Drive to Computer

In DearMob, all the files you've added to your iOS device as a flash drive can be exported to a Windows or Mac computer (that has DearMob iPhone Manager installed) easily.

1. Connect your iPhone to the computer.

2. On the Flash Drive interface, choose the file(s) or folder(s) you want to unload from your iPhone/iPad.

3. Click Export.

Export Files from iPhone Hard Drive


  • In this section, you can export files that were added to your iPhone via the Flash Drive feature in DearMob iPhone Manager.
  • While for other files stored in iPhone storage, you can find them in other features in the main UI, such as Photo Transfer, Music Manager, Video & Video, Files, Podcast, Book, etc.

Modify or Delete Files on iPhone/iPad Flash Drive

In DearMob, those files that have been stored on your iOS device can be renamed or deleted on the computer.

1. Open Flash Drive in DearMob iPhone Manager.

2. Tick one or more files you want to manage.

3. Click Modify on the top to change the name of the file. Click Delete on the top if you want to delete the added files.

4. Click OK to confirm the changes. Also, you can click Cancel to undo it.

Modify Edit File Name - Flash Drive - DearMob

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I use my iPhone as a USB without iTunes?

When you use DearMob iPhone Manager, your iPhone can be taken as a USB to store files. Then you can add, export, and manage files on iPhone without iTunes.

How do I get my computer to recognize my iPhone as a drive?

After connecting your iPhone to your computer and choosing to trust this computer, your iPhone will show up as an internal storage drive. Then you can copy photos and videos from the drive to your computer. However, it cannot access other files or add files to your iPhone storage drive. If you want more options, DearMob iPhone Manager can make your iPhone a real flash drive.

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