How To Connect Iphone To Seagate Backup Plus
Seagate has a long solid line of Backup Plus external hard drives that offer large amounts of storage space at a much reasonable price. The Backup Plus drive has a traditional black casing that's half metal and half plastic, with the metal plate located on the front side of the hard drive. When the hard drive is plugged in, a LED light on the front side lights up. Seagate ships the 4TB Backup Plus drive in the NTFS format, so users need to install Seagate's NTFS driver for Mac to use the drive without formatting. With all that said, let us discuss how to connect an iPhone to Seagate Backup Plus in the below sections.
STEPS TO CONNECT THE IPHONE TO SEAGATE BACKUP PLUS (wireless Method):
- First, you need to prepare both the iPhone and the Seagate Backup Plus external hard drive for the connection.
- Connect your iPhone to the Internet.
- Open the iOS App Store.
- Type Seagate Media app on the search bar and hit the search icon.
- From the list of applications displayed on your screen, tap on the Seagate media application.
- Tap the Get button to download the application on your device.
- Press the Wi-Fi button on your Seagate Backup Plus to turn on the wireless connection.
- Tap on the Settings icon and open the Wi-Fi settings page.
- Select your Seagate Backup Plus device from the list of Wi-Fi networks.
- Now, launch the Seagate media application to view the contents of your Seagate Backup Plus drive.
- Always keep in mind that you can only open the files that are natively supported on your iOS device.
- If you are unable to open the file, then you need to re-encode them into a format that is supported by the iOS device.
- In other ways, you can download third-party applications that support browser access to network drives.
- By following the above-given method, you can easily connect the iPhone to your Seagate Backup Plus external hard drive.
ALTERNATIVE FOR CONNECTING THE SEAGATE BACKUP PLUS TO IPHONE (Wired connection method):
- Connect a Lightning to a USB adapter to your iPhone's port.
- Now connect a USB Hub to the lightning to USB adapter for a more reliable connection.
Note: Hard drives use a lot of power, so a USB Hub is the preferred intermediate between the hard drive and iPhone.
- Now plug the USB 3.0 cable into the hard drive and the other end to one of the ports of the USB Hub.
- Firmly press the power button once to turn on the Hub.
- Now, the hard drive gets connected to your iPhone.
- Once perfectly configured, you can access the hard drive and its contents on your iPhone.
- If any of the contents are not accessible, then connect the hard drive to your computer to access all the data.