SanDisk iXpand Drive App -

When used with the iXpand™ Flash Drive, the iXpand Drive App makes it easy to back up, transfer and manage photos, videos and files between your iPhone, iPad and computers.
What is the iXpand Flash Drive?
It’s a flash drive for your iPhone and iPad that also works with computers. Connect the drive to your iPhone or iPad with the Lightning connector to quickly free up space on your device, or use the USB connector to quickly and securely transfer your photos and videos to your PC or Mac computer. To learn more about the iXpand Flash Drive go to

Easy to Use:
Connect the drive to your iPhone or iPad to launch the app. Once the app launches, you can set the app to automatically back up photos and videos from your camera roll to the drive. The app also makes it easy to watch videos or listen to music directly from the drive. And, to keep your content secure, the app lets you to encrypt files for transfer and storage between devices². 

Features and Benefits: 
• Free up space on your iPhone or Pad 
• Automatically back up photos and videos from your camera roll
• Watch movies directly from the drive (supports popular-formats³
• Transfer files to your computer at USB 3.0 speeds

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Company Info 

SanDisk is a trademark of Western Digital Corporation or its affiliates, registered in the United States and other countries.

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¹ Supports iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Air™, iPad mini™, iPad mini 4, iPad Pro, iPad with Retina display, iPod® 5th Generation and newer, iOS8.2 required.
² Password protection uses 128-bit AES encryption and is supported by iOS 8.2, Mac OS X v10.8+ (Software download required for Mac, (see Windows Vista®, Windows® 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.
³ Support for .MP4, .MOV video formats. DRM-protected content cannot be streamed. Check with the content provider for playback restrictions.

What's New

Version 5.0.6

We keep working to make the iXpand Drive application even better for our customers with the additional of new security options including new Face and Touch ID integrations and a password hint feature. We have also improved our in app customer service capabilities for some scenarios. Bug fixes addressed in the area of social media backup. We hope you like this release!

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
11.9K Ratings
11.9K Ratings
Ivan Machiz ,

Super handy, efficient, one major file naming problem

In this little drive is easy to work with and very helpfull to keep my phone free to shoot more photos and video. I shoot a lot. I definitely recommend the drive. One concern has cost me no end of grief and that is edited video that was shot on my iPhone and edited on iMovie for iPhone was exported to the drive on two occasions where it over wrote a previous video. The previous video had been done a day earlier. This happened twice while I was in China and I lost all my edits. This happened twice before I realized what was happening and could stop the bleeding by placing videos into their own separate folders. Very inefficient, and a real pain. Not an elegant workaround but a workaround nonetheless. Hence the four stars which, considering the nature of the problem might actually make it deserve two stars, you decide. I’ve been happy with the Drive in all other respects.

Aloneinpain ,

It's just ok, I'm happy with it

Unfortunate you can't save photos from within a text to ixpand. It takes you through all the steps to save so I know the ability is there, however inevitably every single time it will reveal ERROR -FAILED TO SAVE
So you end up having to take the long route and save it to your photo library first (defeats the purpose when your intent is to free up your photo library)
Then, with that, be prepared to save 1 picture at a time. It's so basic you are even unable to "select all" and move all photos from your photo library to ixpand. It only allows you to move 1-10 at a time. Not too great when you're trying to transfer 1,000 pictures
With that being said, it does me ok.
It's just if you're looking for something that's technologically "current" , this definately isn't it

Tezhan ,

iOS 11 hell and doesn’t hold screen rotation

Worked well enough on iOS 10.3 to connect automatically. But going to iOS 11 it takes me 2-5 minutes. If it doesn’t connect by then then I need to force close the application and retry. Another 2-5 minutes more.

The media player works well enough but I would like to see improvements in screen rotation and full screen selection. If I open file browser in upside down portrait screen mode, it’ll be ok until I open or play the file. It’ll flip back to rightside up after file is opened. The reason I hold it upside down is because USB drive gets in way of holding in original portrait mode.

Similar issue when viewing files in landscape and depress full screen button. It’ll switch to full screen for portrait mode even though it would be best to keep landscape full screen.


SanDisk Corporation
239.6 MB
Requires iOS 9.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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Age Rating
Rated 4+
©2018 Western Digital Corporation or its affiliates. All rights reserved.


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