How can I use my USB-C external drive on my Lightning-based device? (iOS)

Note: This setup is for external storage-use only, and does not support the External Drive Editing feature.

Tools You’ll Need:

  • uni USB-C Hub
  • Apple Lightning to USB 3 Camera Adapter
  • Your External Drive
    • NOTE: We tested with a SanDisk Extreme Pro Portable SSD
  • Power Supply (either AC or battery backup to power both the SSD and the iOS device) 
    • NOTE: We tested with a portable battery by Anker
  • Your iOS device with the Lightning port
  • Compatible USB cables to connect everything

The Layout

  • NOTE: RED lines = Data transfer; GRAY lines = Power supply
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