How do I get my External Drive to show up in the iOS Files app, if my iOS device has a Lightning port?

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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