Have an iXpand™ Flash Drive? Download the app that works seamlessly with your drive as the simplest way to transfer photos, videos and files between iPhone, iPad and computers – without the cloud, cables or internet connections.

What is the iXpand Flash Drive?

It’s like the USB Flash Drive you use to transfer files between computers – but made for your iPhone and iPad1. Simply connect the drive to your iPhone or iPad with the Lightning connector, or use the USB connector to quickly and securely transfer your photos and videos to your PC or Mac computer.
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So easy to use:
Simply connect the drive to your iPhone or iPad with the Lightning connector and the app will launch and, if you choose, you can automatically sync your photos and videos from the camera roll to the drive whenever it’s connected. The app makes it easy to watch videos or listen to music directly from the drive. To keep your content safe, the app even lets you encrypt files for secure transfer and storage between your devices2.

Features and Benefits:
• High speed transfer to and from your iPhone, iPad, and the drive
• Automatically syncs photos and videos from the camera roll when connected
• Plays movies directly from the drive (supports all popular-formats3)
• Encrypts files across iPhone, iPad, and computers for secure transfer2

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Company Info

1 Supports iPhone5 and newer, iPad Air, iPad with Retina display (4th generation), iPad mini with Retina display, iPad mini and newer, iOS7x required.
2 Password protection uses 128-bit AES encryption and is supported by iOS 7+, Mac OS X v10.6+ (Software download required for Mac, (see Windows Vista®, Windows® 7 and Windows 8.
3 Support for .WMV, .AVI, .MKV, .MP4, .MOV video formats. Compatible device required.

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What’s New

Version 3.1.2

Thank you for using iXpand. We keep on improving the experience and crushing new bugs. We hope you enjoy this release. Please tell us what you think.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.8K Ratings

1.8K Ratings

Ty Troeger ,

Love It!

Easy to use and allows for me to take as many pictures and videos of different events with my iPhone and never have to worry about running out of storage.

Originally purchased it for a trip to Disney World to take pics and videos and ended up using it at work each day. I do not know what I would do without it.

Georgebekerpandora ,

Great - but needs one fix

We have used this for several years and it works as advertised. However there is a problem. We do not delete photos from the iPhone after transfer. This is a precaution in case the ixpand fails. The problem is that after a 1,000 or 2,000 photos are stored on the ixpand, it takes tens of minutes for the ixpand to figure out what's been backed up and what hasn't. There needs to be a way to select the new photos that need backing up in a sane way and bypass the slow search. You can, of course, select wha to back up - but the selection is on a photo by photo basis which is useless when we shoot 500 or more a day. If this one feature could be added, this would go from good to terrific in a flash. I hope Sandisk monitors this so they think about adding a "select a day to back up" option.

Mjazza195 ,


I bought this drive to transfer embroidery designs from my iPad to my laptop or to the embroidery machine. Most of the time, I get a message that it did not connect. I don’t know if it is defective or if I’m using it wrong. I unzip the files in a ZipTool app. When I transfer them by “opening in” the SanDisk app, sometimes I get a message that one file has been added and sometimes it just goes back to the ZipTool app. In any case, I thought I would be able to periodically select all files that have been unzipped on my iPad and batch transfer them all to this drive for transfer to my laptop. This is very difficult to use and takes a long time. It’s not like taking things off my laptop onto a regular thumb five.

App Privacy

The developer, SanDisk, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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