Best flash drives for backing up your iPhone 2022

A flash drive with a lightning connector is a genius device that makes it easy to move files around without the need for a computer or bulky backup disk. This is especially handy when you need to back up or send a multitude of large files from your iPhone quickly. Because, let's face it, AirDrop has its limitations. 

In a world where many Apple users have replaced their trusty MacBooks with iPads, intermediary memory devices are becoming ever more important. The problem is that many flash drives and memory disks don't come with a lightning connector. Luckily, some of them do, and we've tracked down the best flash drives for backing up your best iPhone and compiled them for you here. 

The best flash drives to back up your iPhone in 2022

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Find the perfect flash drive for your iPhone

Have you ever used your iPhone with a flash drive or do you prefer iCloud? Some people just AirDrop files to their Mac once they run out of space on the iPhone, but sometimes AirDrop has a harder time with bigger files or many files at once. There are many storage options out there, including some of the best cloud storage apps, but we're fans of the iDiskk MFI-certified 128GB Photo Stick because of its affordable price and simple design.

For those who need to multitask with many types of devices, the best choice is likely the Picture Keeper Connect. This one is compatible with both iPhones and Androids, PCs and Macs. With all these great choices, your only challenge is to pick one. 

Karen S Freeman

Karen is a contributor to as a writer, social media manager, and co-host of the iMore Show. She’s been writing about Apple since 2010 with a year-long break to work at an Apple Store as a product specialist. Before joining iMore in 2018, Karen wrote for AppAdvice and WatchAware. She’s an early adopter who used to wait in long lines on release days before pre-ordering made things much easier. Karen is a wife and mom (and dog mom) who is also a part-time teacher and occasional movie extra. She loves to travel the world and is always looking for portable tech and accessories so she can work from anywhere.

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