How to Use iPhone and iPod Touch as External Drive

If you are one of iPhone and iPod users, then you will know that Apple has removed the ability to use your device as a mass storage device.

How to Use iPhone and iPod Touch as External Drive

On the other hand, Symbian-powered devices are more user-friendly because of their feature to work with any computer as external drive. Some eralier iPod versions had this feature, but was later removed when Apple noticed that people are using it more as an external drive than for storing music.

DiskAid is a free utility that lets you transfer files between your computer and your iPhone or iPod Touch just like you do with other USB or external hard disk drives. You will be able to access all of your device’s drive, and not just the music folder.

Once connected, you will be able to drag-and-drop files in and out of your device and manage them all from its own file browser window. No jailbreaking is needed for it to work, and currently it supports firmware versions 1.1.1 to 1.1.4. Some initial testing has shown that DiskAid is also compatible with firmware 2.0.

You can download DiskAid for Windows or Mac.


Download DiskAid 1.21

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  • JP

    This application (DiskAid) worked perfectly! I was able to save all of the music files off of my iPod Touch to an external backup disk. Thanks!