How to Connect to External File Server on iPad

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The release of iOS 13 as well as the first version of iPadOS added support for connection to external network-attached storage media. This added support for devices to connect to a NAS server or other file servers on a network, making it easier for local file sharing.

Step 1: Open the Files app on your iPad.

Step 2: Click on the button with the three dots, found near the top of the sidebar.

Step 3: Select the “Connect to Server” option out of the drop-down menu that appears.

Step 4: Enter the address of file server and click “Connect”.

Step 5: Select the mode to sign in with (Guest or Registered User) and enter login details if applicable.

Step 6: Select the server volume or shared folder in the “Browse” sidebar.

This Article Was Last Updated: July 6, 2020 @ 9:14 am
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