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In Reply to: RE: Advice needed from an iphone expert................... posted by Cut-Throat on May 30, 2017 at 14:51:24
I'm not an iPhone expert but there are apparently several apps that will do what you want. I don't have a need for ALL of my files to be on my iPhone but I have access to several via iCloud drive. Yes, it costs me a whopping 0.99 per month for 50GB and any file that I have on my Mac can be accessed / shared via my iPhone or iPad w/o actually consuming space on the device.... it's in the cloud after all.
Here's one potential solution I found. Be sure to read the comments on the YouTube page as other solutions are mentioned.
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I will study the links that you have given me. I really want the iPhone to work for me, but I cannot tolerate taking a step backward.
The problem with the Cloud and my NAS is that you have to have access to Internet and/or Cell Phone Signal.... Which I may not (A lot of the time).
I have my access to my NAS, when I have access to internet or Cell phone signal, and then access to my Files are completely Free.
Just did this for my wife tonight. Go to Settings. ICloud. Storage. Get the 1 TB cloud storage. Will last you a lifetime. It is safe and secure by most standards.
"Get the 1 TB cloud storage. Will last you a lifetime."
That's funny. You obviously don't have kids.
LOL...Actually I do however they are grown and gone. You are correct that if they were on my payroll today, they would crush 1 TB. My wife and I live simple lives and we have nothing more than photos stored on our phones and iPads.
I'm going to bed in an hour but ping me and I'll work you through it. Wife leaves for Bozeman tomorrow and couldn't down load movie. Easy as Pi
Send phone number and I'll call you
What you missed is that I already have storage that can be accessed with an internet Connection/Cell Phone Connection. It's my NAS and it's Free and I have 9TB.
I want files to reside on my Phone that require no external connection. This is a major shortcoming and can be done with a couple mouse clicks on Android. Unacceptable for me!
there is an app I bought at one point for my iPad, a SMB file manager (to access NAS), it costs some $$$, if your interested I can check my ipad store and figure out what the name of it was when I had it installed. if it is still on apple app store I can try to give you the name of it.
BH --- Again, I have no trouble accessing my NAS with an App provided by Synology.
The Problem is that you have to have an internet/phone connection to use it.
SOMETIMES, I DON"T HAVE A CONNECTION !!
I misread, can't you copy the files over to your documents in your iphone then with the Synology NAS app? Assuming you have WiFi now can't you just copy everything over? copy-paste?
Please tell me how! ---- I tried.
that's why I mentioned the SMB file manager app I used. It might be $5, let me see if I can find the name of it, it was rather good.
I'll chime back here.
This is what it was called:
it is $5.99
Yes, their reason is "security" the same type of guys who go to Bilderberg meetings, sure.
As a thought just a thought, I think cell phones are tracking devices, when I did carry one around I used a metal mesh holder for it to block the NSA.
Regardless, if you are a fundamentalist stick with Android. Either google or open source releases.
Again, I like the Pixel line of phones.
Yup, I use a Phone more of a 'Palm top Computer'.... I rarely make or receive calls.... I never Text -- Always e-mail , that way I can pick up the communication from any device I have. Whether, Desktop, Laptop, Pad or Phone.
I have proven to myself today that I am an Android Guy.... I will look at the Pixel Phones.... I would like a Better Camera and Camera Software, Better Display, Faster etc.
I had no idea that Apple did not allow access to Files. That's the first thing I do when I get a computer, Figure out how to Manage Files, Store, Copy, Retrieve, Search, delete etc......
Yes, same way here, here's the pixel phone. Google makes it.
But, I am a little gun shy now, as such a Basic Function does not come with the Standard O/S.... It does in Android...
It's like Apple does not want you to get at their files..... Even worse, is if they don't want you to get at your files, will an App come down the pike that 'upends' the File Browser App. ---
File Access of a computer is about the most basic App that you need. Whether Desktop, Laptop or Palmtop (Phone)
I usually would agree, but from using iOS on the iPad for many years, it is all worth it, and as a warning you do get "dumber" as you use the Apple stuff. I bought a Macbook pro a few months ago, it after a couple of months I still don't know how to use it, they say I should go to a class for how to use it.
supposed to be very easy if you get it, it does take awhile to get used to iOS because it is natural interface, not technical like I gather both of us are used to.
I only use apple stuff. For both home and work. Except for my Roon server which I guess is Linux.
I was forced to switch to a Windows laptop years ago at work and I was miserable. I despised every second of its ugly existence.
My book keeper is strictly Windows. I sent her an iPad because she needs to see whats going on with our POS software. She refuses to use it. Says it makes no sense. I'm baffled.
Its just what you are used to. Once you are in the Apple architecture almost everything isa no brainer. I honestly don't even understand your problem. All my contacts reside only phone. As do my photos and music. I use gmail but thats the only thing I need an internet connection for.
Did you read this?
$700 iPhone is something it takes awhile to get used to.
I have an iPad, pretty similar to an iPhone, I just use google drive app. I currently have 1TB google drive.
iTunes is the program which syncs multimedia I think, I've never used it.
There's other apps as Abe mentioned, he seems to be a big Apple fan, hopefully he steered you in the right direction.
Good luck in your quest, I just cancelled my cell phone because I'm unemployed now. When it is time for a new phone I am sticking with Android or whatever is next that Google comes up with, I am a Google fanboy. Seems to be able to do a lot more with Android devices, the Pixel line is great.
But google failed me. One thing you don't think about when you spend lots of money on a new toy is what if it breaks.
So I had the original nexus 7 and loved it. It broke, specifically the google books app became unusable. I did not use that app, so no big deal i thought. I did call google and their support was bad. Eventually they had me send them a log to diagnose the failure and they apparently completely ignored it. This became a big deal when this google books app failure meant I could no longer upgrade the os. I tried a manual load and the tablet became a brick, out of warranty.
Skip forward and I got the much better nexus 9. It only lasted a year before a nasty hardware failure. Intermittent but quite frequent random lockup requiring system reboot, Look it up it is common. I tried software reset, which does not work, then sent it to HTC with a note saying software reset did not work. They did a software reset and sent it back still broken. By now it was out of warranty and I had to argue to get them to extend the warranty. On its second trip to HTC they replaced the motherboard which does fix the problem. But it was a pain. Meanwhile google was completely worthless again, since I bought this from Best Buy instead of google play store they said any reapair was strictly HTC. Even though this is a google branded product. So when I wanted a latest greatest tablet I gave up on google and passed up the pixel c and got an iPad.
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