How to Sync an iPhone to an Iomega NAS

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How to Sync an iPhone to an Iomega NAS
Sync files stored on a network drive with your iPhone. (Creative Crop/Digital Vision/Getty Images)

Network Attached Storage, or NAS, is a protocol that allows a computer to read and write files to another computer's hard drive or external drive over a standard computer network. Iomega makes many of these devices for home networks, which are re ideal for storing large amounts of music or video so that multiple computers can access the same files. To copy or "sync" these files to your iPhone, access iTunes and adjust the library's rules.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • Windows or Mac computer
  • Iomega NAS with remote storage enabled on computer(s)
  • iTunes
  • iPhone
  • iPhone USB cord

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Run the iTunes application. Click "File," then hold the mouse over "Library" and click "Organize library." Make sure the box next to "Consolidate library" is not checked, then click "OK."

  2. 2

    Click "File," then "Add to Library." Navigate to the folder on the Iomega NAS that you want to sync with your iPhone. (In standard Windows installations, the NAS will be in your "Computer" or "My Computer" window. Mac users can see the drive in the left pane of the Finder window.) Click the folder, and then "Choose."

  3. 3

    Repeat step 3 for every folder you want to sync. Folders with large amounts of music or video will take a while to add to the library.

  4. 4

    Plug the iPhone into the computer with a USB cord. Create a new playlist on the iPhone with the new songs and/or video if there is not enough storage for the entire library. Click "Sync." Wait for the process to finish before disconnecting the iPhone.

Tips and warnings

  • This guide does not cover set-up of an Iomega NAS for general file storage. If your NAS does not appear in the Windows Explorer or Finder window, consult your drive's user guide or the Iomega support website.

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