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All I want to do is get an email file attachment off of my phone and on to my computer so I can use it. I don't want to open it on my phone, it could be an AutoCAD file, a programming langauge file, etc. I want the option to save the attachment to local memory on my phone and then transfer it to my PC via USB. This worked all the time with my Blackberry, but it seems impossible or extremely difficult with the Apple IOS. The available phone memory would look like a USB stick drive to my PC. I am at job sites all the time where I do not have internet access from my PC, but I am within the cell network area of coverage so this would be an option.
I spent almost an hour with Apple Tech support today and they must have thought that I was on drugs asking for such a simple thing. Apparently, the available phone memory is protected by the IOS so that the PC can't see it or use it. They said this feature would be all App based. The key then is finding an App that would allow the email client on the phone to give the user the option to open or save the file to a location that my PC can see. Does anyone know of such an App? If I can't find a workable solution I may have to go to an Android device. Thanks.
So I understand where you are coming from. The best way is to use the cloud. What you need to do is download a program like dropbox, box.net or sugar sync; there are tons of these apps but those 3 are the most widely supported. Once you download it on your device you can then download it onto your computer by going to their respective sites. These will automatically sync your documents over the air when both your computer and phone are connected to the internet. But if you have no internet service on your computer here is what you do; go to itunes and plug in your phone> go over to the APPS tab on the top> scroll to the bottom of the page and it will say file transfer. This will allow you to pull files from those cloud apps even without service and voila you have your files on your computer even without Wi-Fi or hotspots. I hope this helps!
EDIT; the best app to use file transfer with is good reader because the cloud apps won't sync directly with iTUnes. You will have to pay for it but it will allow you to connect all your cloud services to it and it can edit and view most files. I use it constantly for my work and I wouldn't be able to live without it even if I wasn't using it for file transfer. Sorry I forgot that in my post, this is an necessity to use the file transfer in iTunes.
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The problem is that I don't have access to the internet so cloud computing won't work. It needs to do it via USB.
that is why you plug it into itunes and your phone will have connection so you take the attachments on your phone, save them to dropbox, and then open good reader. Then you plug it into your computer and open itunes. Plug your phone in VIA USB and access the documents through the apps tab. You will not need wireless for this last step which will be what gets your docs onto your computer. The only time you need wireless is when moving the files from e-mail on your phone to dropbox and good reader on your phone and since your phone is connected to the network that won't be a problem. To reiterate you will not need wireless for the itunes part of these steps. I hope that clarifies things.
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