iXpand Base is the best way to back up your photos, videos, and contacts.
Just plug your iPhone device into the iXpand Base and it automatically backs up while you charge.
Set up your iXpand Base once and every time you plug in your phone it will automatically backup your content while charging your phone.
Need to get your files back? It’s easy to restore them, whether you restore to your current phone or a new phone, just plug in and tap restore under settings to get your files back.
Was last night’s epic selfie backed up? Make sure your memories are never lost. Your iXpand Base App lets you know when you last backed up your content. So you can be sure all your cherished memories are safely backed up.
Out of memory? Once your photos and videos are backed up on your iXpand Base you can delete them on your iPhone to free up space.
The iXpand Base has plenty of space to store your photos and videos in the same resolution you took them. No compression happens here.
Works with iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone SE with Lightning connector
SanDisk support:
• 1GB=1,000,000,000 bytes. Actual user storage less.
• iXpand Base app and iOS ver. 9 or above required. Available for download from the App Store.
SanDisk and iXpand are registered trademarks or trademarks of Western Digital Corporation or its affiliates in the US and/or other countries. Apple, Lightning, and iPhone are trademarks of Apple Inc. All other marks are the property of their respective owners.
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What’s New

Version 2.5

• Fixes and improvements for iOS 13

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
416 Ratings

416 Ratings

rattlhed ,

Good product difficult interface

I like the product. Backs up my pictures and videos very quickly. However the navigation of the software is cumbersome. When I select a picture from the thumbnail views to see it larger, I can't figure out how to get back to the thumbnail views without killing the app and restarting. Very frustrating. Beyond that is decent.

Developer Response ,

Sorry to hear about your experience with the iXpand Base app.
Make sure that you tap the photo on the app to reveal the “back” arrow in the top left corner of the screen

LifeOfChat ,

Restore scrambles your camera roll

I used the iXpand base to back all 6000+ photos on an iphone7 and an iPad Pro. After deleting my photos I attempted to restore them again. It did but but the file names and dates were changed putting everything into a big random mess. The camera roll is all random. You can still use Photos option to display the original date and time but since new file names were given when I run the backup again it creates duplicates of all my photos again doubling the photos backed up every time!! Also after successful backup of my iPad-pro it would never connect to my iPad again ! The backups are fast that is the only good thing about it!

I waited a year for an updated app that would fix the problems with my iPad. Support had already replaced the iXpand base via RMA with the latest firmware, and still doesn’t work. It charges fine when I plug in the usb but that is all. The updated app still does not see the base when it is connected. Just and expensive iPad charger. The updated app says it added iOS 13 support, running now on my iPhone XR and iPad. Neither work now.

Wait a year for an update and now it doesn’t work at all. I’ve lost all my backups thanks to this garbage! I give it negative 5 stars

RJack7 ,

Garbage. Throw away the product & delete the app.

Awful. Just throw it away, in the outside trash can. Trust me, you don’t even want this thing in your house.

It worked - barely worked - one (1) time. After the first time that I used it, it won’t connect to the app and now the app just crashes upon opening.

Don’t waste your time with their elementary “troubleshooting” section. The suggestions are things you probably already did before even opening the troubleshooting section: ex, “force quit the app.” Oh really? Thanks! I hadn’t thought of trying that! (Spoiler Alert: They don’t work anyway.)

You’d think a company that centers a large part of its product line around storage and back up could get something like this correct. They don’t.

Don’t feel bad if you wasted your money on this product, you’re not alone. I just hope to save you some time in trying to get it to work. The only time you should commit to this pathetic piece of garbage is the amount of time it takes you to walk to the trash can and drop it in.

Good work on the worthless product.


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97.5 MB

Requires iOS 9.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


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