needing to locate online a USB flash drive which will connect to laptops and mobile phones

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Hello and Good Evening Everyone,

       I am needing to find online a USB flash drive which will allow interfacing to a laptop, desktop, etc. on one end and on the opposite end an interface for a mobile telephone.  If it can be located, I am interested in using it to backup pictures on mobile devices, especially iPhones, and transferring to the laptop.  

       Thanks in advance for any attention given to this question.  I look forward to hearing back from everyone.

       George
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I'm not an iPhone expert, but have run into some tentative conclusions trying to pass photos to and from iPhones.  The most straightforward way to do it (without purchasing software) that I've found is to go through an iCloud account.  You can have your phone sync with it directly and then you can manually copy to and from it with a computer by accessing the account with a web browser on the computer.

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Thank you for your recommendation.  And, yes, it the iCloud option certainly sounds like a more reliable approach here.  Incidentally, how much does an iCloud account cost?  

George
I believe iCloud accounts are free up to some storage limit.  Should be fairly easy to find by going to icloud.com.

I think that iPhone users require an iCloud account to operate the phone, but not at all sure.

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Thank you for your help.  You certainly came up with a solution here which will be much easier to follow as compared to what I originally had in mind.

George
You are quite welcome.

I've used other methods (USB cable, for example) to copy iPhone photos, but it missed many of them.  That works well on Android phones but... well.. Apple likes to "think different".

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