7 Replies Latest reply: Jan 7, 2014 4:21 PM by kb1951
chrisfromchapin Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Is there a way to use a flash drive with an ipad mini. I'm planning on buying my son and daughter each an Ipad mini this Xmas.The school uses Flash Drives. Is there some sort of adapter, maybe after market, that they can do there classwork on to turn in projects??

Thanks,

Chris


iPhone 3G, iOS 5
  • Skydiver119 Level 7 Level 7 (24,250 points)

    No. Sorry

     

    I have an iPad 2 and you can use some flash drives to transfer videos and photos from  a USB drive to your iPad (I've literally had a 50/50 success rate getting drives to work), howver there is no support for the transfer of documents or other files, as well as zero support to write files off the iPad to a drive.

  • Tgara Level 4 Level 4 (3,540 points)

    Nope.  iPads are not really ompatible with USB flash drives.

     

    Before you spend the money on iPads for Christmas, you should check to make sure they will work for the intended purpose.  Keep in mind, iPads do not use Adobe Flash.  Flash is used in many school lessons and homework assignments, so doing them on an iPad will not work.  You might be better off getting them laptops instead. 

  • chrisfromchapin Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks Guys, Any ideas about a tablet that would work the best, Kindle, Nook???

  • Tgara Level 4 Level 4 (3,540 points)

    chrisfromchapin wrote:

     

    Thanks Guys, Any ideas about a tablet that would work the best, Kindle, Nook???

     

    Neither for school work, IMHO.  Get them laptops instead.  They will be much better off writing papers and doing serious study work (assuming their school actually makes them work these days).  Yeah, they cost more, but kids are expensive.... just like wives! 

  • Skydiver119 Level 7 Level 7 (24,250 points)

    or netbooks

    the nook and kindle are meant to be e-readers so are propriatary in nature. They're mean to be data consumers.

    A netbook would get your kids the full functionality of a laptop for a fraction of the price and size.

  • Itnetsafe Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Just I case anyone is still wondering you can read and move files thumb drives on android tablets. Why iPad mini doesn't support this is beyond me but it is what it is. Usually a Samsung note is a safe bet if you don't want to go with a full size notebook but still want some level of support for things your use to doing on a computer ie viewing and saving files to a thumb drive

  • kb1951 Level 5 Level 5 (4,675 points)

    In case you didn't notice, this thread is over 1 year old now. I would guess that they resolved this issue long ago.