Free yourself from the tyranny of an iCloud subscription
With ever-improving cameras, bigger screens to watch videos, and better speakers for listening to music, we’re storing more on our phones than ever before.
However, it seems phone manufacturers can’t (or won’t) keep up with the demand for physical memory, instead politely pushing us towards their cloud storage accounts while muttering about subscription fees under their breath. Apple deserves to be singled out for this.
After being criticized for years for only offering limited physical storage, they launched a 128GB version of the iPhone 6 – only to axe this option a year later when they announced the iPhone 6S.
But there is an alternative to paying monthly for iCloud, which Android users have enjoyed for years. The Leef iAccess allows iPhone and iPad users to transfer data to a microSD card.
As well as backing up files, its also a great way of transferring photos from your digital camera to share them online on the go.
Transfer photos using Leef iAccess
01.) Clip and connect
Insert a microSD card into the rear slot of the Leef iAccess, before clipping the device into the lightning port of your iPhone.
02.) Open the app
Now download the MobileMemory app from the App option listed on the main menu. Store. Once opened, it will perform You can then select what you want a scan to try and find your iAccess.
03.) Transfer files
Choose the ‘Transfer Files’ option listed on the main menu. You can then select what you want to move across from your phone.
04.) Interchange cards
At any point you can swap microSD cards around. Press on the inserted card to eject it and slot in a new card instead.
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Easily transfer photos and video from your GoPro action camera or expand the physical
WHY SHOULD YOU USE MICROSD CARDS?
Competition is rife for those who want a simple solution to store and transfer their files. Despite this, the market for microSD cards has never been stronger, with more users looking for a secure and cheap way to keep their files with them wherever they go. Here’s why we think microSD cards will still be here for years to come.
01.) They’re safer than the cloud
While our smartphones are now tailored for cloud storage, the lack of encryption can potentially put your files at risk from snoopers and thieves. Having a physical microSD card enables users to take their most treasured files with them and there is a range of carry cases available to stop you misplacing them.
02.) You can use them everywhere
MicroSD support is so widespread that there is a whole bunch of devices you can use with them. For example, everyone’s favourite action camera, the GoPro, contains microSD ports for users to record in-flight footage and then have a simple way of transferring the footage onto their PC or Mac.
03.) Transfer speeds are unbelievable
One of the gleaming features of most modern microSD cards is the incredible transfer speeds that they can achieve when moving files to and from devices. SanDisk’s newest Ultra range of microSD cards can move files at 45MB per second. For larger files, this sort of card is a no-brainer to use.
04.) Lots of storage, low price
As more companies are developing microSD cards, prices are at the lowest they have ever been. A standard 64GB card can now be picked up for less than £20, which works out cheaper in the long-term than if taking out a cloud storage account subscription.
05.) Easy to convert
Once you have downloaded your files to your microSD card, you may wonder what you can now do with them. It’s simple enough to port them directly onto your desktop computer or even use a microSD adapter to convert them across to a full SD card and expand your options even further.