iPad and memory stick

Discussion in 'Tech help on tech ware and the forum' started by andybirdless, Sep 4, 2018.

  1. andybirdless

    andybirdless Moderator Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    i am probably being a bit thick but is there an easy way of moving data from an iPad 4 to a memory stick?

    As I understand it the iPad socket does not have a power feed so it is not as simple as getting a lead for iPad to female USB.

    Is there a wireless option?
     
  2. dln1965

    dln1965 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    You could Email yourself with the data

    Or there are storage devices (with a USB end and an iPhone end) which plug into the iPhone socket and give you extra memory ... you can save the item you need on that and then use the usb end to transfer it

    I’m certain there are other ways too
     
  3. andybirdless

    andybirdless Moderator Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    Getting there....but I don't think you can power a USB device from my iPad.

    The specific task is that I want to download a satnav update that is then transferred to the car by USB.
     
  4. dln1965

    dln1965 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    It’s sort of a combination USB and IPhone memory thing ....
    I used it for my iphone when I didn’t have google photo storage
    You need to download an app but it works fine for all the stuff I needed including transferring music, photos and emails

    If you want you could borrow mine to try ???
     
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  5. Cougar377

    Cougar377 Express elevator to hell Club Sponsor

    Dropbox. Seemples. (y)
     
  6. andybirdless

    andybirdless Moderator Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    What's that then?
     
  7. Cougar377

    Cougar377 Express elevator to hell Club Sponsor

    Free cloud storage.... www.dropbox.com

    A free account gets you about 2Gb to start with.
    One thing to note... Don't install the Dropbox app on a PC. Just open a browser, got to their website, log in and drag'n'drop files.

    The Windows app sets itself up to be permanently logged in to your Dropbox account (even if you reboot). It will then drag down the speed of your PC while it routinely checks the online storage to compare it against what's in your local Dropbox folders (when you install the app the files and folders that you create exist in their online storage AND on your PC). If it finds changes either way then it spends time syncing the folders between your PC and their cloud storage so that they match.
    It also has a real impact on the time it takes for a PC to boot or reboot for the same reason.

    If you just transfer files directly onto their website then you bypass all this crap.
     
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  8. andybirdless

    andybirdless Moderator Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor


    Gulp.
     
  9. noobie

    noobie Clueless in most things Club Sponsor

    I take it you don't have a desktop andy?

    you could always join the local library, use their free desktops and load it direct to your usb
     
  10. andybirdless

    andybirdless Moderator Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    I do, a very old and cranky one!
     
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  11. Cougar377

    Cougar377 Express elevator to hell Club Sponsor

    Think yourself lucky.....it probably has Windows 7 or 8, whereas any new PC or laptop will come with the dreaded Windoze 10. If ever there was a reason to turn to the Dark (Mac) Side then that would be it. :eek:

    Glad I kept Windows 7 on my home PC. :)
     

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