SanDisk iXpand Drive App -
When used with the iXpand™ Flash Drive, the iXpand Drive App makes it easy to back up, transfer and manage photos, videos and files between your iPhone, iPad and computers.
What is the iXpand Flash Drive?
It’s a flash drive for your iPhone and iPad that also works with computers. Connect the drive to your iPhone or iPad with the Lightning connector to quickly free up space on your device, or use the USB connector to quickly and securely transfer your photos and videos to your PC or Mac computer. To learn more about the iXpand Flash Drive go to www.sandisk.com/ixpandflashdrive
Easy to Use:
Connect the drive to your iPhone or iPad to launch the app. Once the app launches, you can set the app to automatically back up photos and videos from your camera roll to the drive. The app also makes it easy to watch videos or listen to music directly from the drive. And, to keep your content secure, the app lets you to encrypt files for transfer and storage between devices².
Features and Benefits:
• Free up space on your iPhone or Pad
• Automatically back up photos and videos from your camera roll
• Watch movies directly from the drive (supports popular-formats³
• Transfer files to your computer at USB 3.0 speeds
Please visit SanDisk support at https://www.sandisk.com/home/mobile-device-storage/ixpand
Object code repository - https://github.com/SanDisk-Open-Source/SanDisk-iXpand-Drive
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¹ Supports iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Air™, iPad mini™, iPad mini 4, iPad Pro, iPad with Retina display, iPod® 5th Generation and newer, iOS 10.0.2 required.
² Password protection uses 128-bit AES encryption and is supported by iOS 10.0.2, Mac OS X v10.8+ (Software download required for Mac, (see www.sandisk.com/support/ixpandflashdrive) Windows Vista®, Windows® 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.
³ Support for .MP4, .MOV video formats. DRM-protected content cannot be streamed. Check with the content provider for playback restrictions.
Refinements, bug fixes and onboarding changes to the application. We hope you like this release!
Ratings and Reviews
What do watch out for when using iXpand!
IXpand does what it says - however, watch out for the load you’re doing - because If you copy or transfer big files, your device may run out of power and may not copy/transfer all the photos you want copied or transferred; to prevent this from happening, load only in small batches, and do it when the phone is hardly going to be used, or when your device is fully charged - iXpand and your device use the same port to copy and charge so that you cannot charge your device while iXpand is hooked up and copying pictures-ok?
I bought this device for backing up my iPhone. Everything seemed fine, the backup was flawless and quick, the ability to either use the pre created folders or giving you the ability to create new ones and even the automatic backup when connected. Everything sounds good, no? Well, not quite. I backup the photos taken with my DSLR to my phone and they have a different name than the standard IMGxxx format so I can differentiate them when I transfer them to my PC. After copying all the files from my iPhone to the IXpand, it changed the name of ALL the photos. Worse, it added a ~photo or ~video suffix to each file depending what it is. I checked on the app, but there is no option to turn that off. I checked online and it seems that it was a unilateral decision from Sandisk to change the naming convention a while ago and despite all the complaints from unhappy customers, Sandisk does not seem to listen to what the people is asking for.
I guess I will keep it but backing up my phone looks like it’s going to be a very tedious job and that’s not what I was looking for. And for that, my rating is 3 out of 5.
It’s a good flash drive, in theory, but the app used to access the files on it is seriously buggy. The “Arranging content so you don’t have to” sequence is an infuriating issue. I’ve already arranged my files, when I copied them to the flash drive! What do you need to “arrange”? Why does it take forever? Why is there no progress bar so I have an idea of how long it will take, or whether it’s just locked up? Why, after you’ve done it, do my video files link to metadata from the internet that are not actually associated with their content?
In the file manager are stupid pictures of supposedly hip people that take up an enormous amount of space, instead of a clean file management interface that uses the space well.
Structurally, there are other issues. The USB connector end of the drive is exposed, with no protective cap. The Lightning connector end of the drive has a teeny tiny cap, about the size of a pea, making it easy to misplace. When copying large files to the flash drive, it copies quite slowly and heats up a lot. Hoping for a next-generation version of this that addresses at least the ridiculous “Arranging content” nonsense.
- SanDisk Corporation
- 185.7 MB
Requires iOS 10.0.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.