On Mon, 21 Jun 2021 23:20:36 -0600
Grant Taylor <gta...@tnetconsulting.net
> On 6/21/21 4:35 PM, Rod Pemberton wrote:
> > How do you get photo's off of the phone?
> > If you move photo's off of the phone via USB cable, then you should
> > be able to load MP3's from CD's you own, onto the phone, via USB
> > cable from a PC.
> The cable does not imply what I think you think it implies.
I don't know what you mean by that.
> The cable is not really anything special.
I never said it was.
> After all, it's /just/ a USB
> cable with the standard four wires on the computer end.
The point was he can either access and load
files to his smart phone using a USB cable
between his PC and smart phone, or he can't.
> The big difference is how the phone behaves when it's connected to a
> Android (and I assume other things) present themselves to
> the host computer as a USB mass storage (a.k.a. a flash drive).
At least, that's true for personal data or
files such as music, photos, videos, etc.
I'm not real sure about updating the
operating system software and applications
via USB cable. They may be stored separately.
> The iPhone does no such thing. You /need/ the iTunes program to talk
> to / interface with the proprietary USB device that is the iPhone /
> iPod / iPad / ....
Ok. Thank you for that.
It seems that the USB cable is not really
an option for him.
That's unfortunate, as using a cable is really
simple for other phones, just plug-and-play.
I'm guessing this is because of the extra
hardware/software security bloat of an iPhone.