Verizon iPhone 4 Data Cables
Modern smartphones like the Verizon iPhone 4 can connect to a PC via a data cable allowing users access to both internal storage and external storage attached to the phone. But many users are unclear about what they can copy from the PC to the phone and actually use. In order to clear up that mystery, this article examines what you files you can copy from a PC to an iPhone 4 and how. The Verizon iPhone 4 is one of the most anticipated and popular devices to ever hit the smartphone market. Itís stylish and feature-rich, and they sell it well below the price point many expected. Owners also have access to a diverse range of Verizon iPhone 4 accessories, so theyíll have little trouble picking out that perfect Verizon iPhone 4 case and the ultimate Verizon iPhone 4 screen protector. And like all of the new phones on the market, the iPhone 4 provides all of those advanced capabilities that modern smartphone users demand. One capability in particular, file transfer, is so widely used that Verizon even includes a standard data cable so that you can connect your iPhone 4 to a Mac or even a PC. However, for many users PC users, itís not quite clear to them what they can actually copy over from their computer to the iPhone 4 and have it actually be usable. So in the following guide weíll touch on all the main file types that are compatible between the devices. But first, letís make sure you understand how the iPhone 4 connects to the PC. The wide end of the data cable connects to your iPhone. The thinner end connects to a USB 2.0 port on your PC. If you only have USB 1.0 or USB 1.1 ports, you can connect them. Itís fully backward compatible, but the transfer will occur at the slower speeds. Now you should be able to access any of the files on the internal storage or connected external storage. One of the most common uses for file transfer is to put music files on your phone or to back them up onto your PC. The most common way to handle this is to install iTunes for Windows onto the PC. Then, once you have connected the iPhone to the PC via the data cable, iTunes can synchronize itself between the two versions. However, many users would prefer not to use iTunes. The problem is that transferring music to the iPhone from the PC solely through the OS typically requires a jail-broken iPhone. The alternative is to use any of a number of file transfer applications, many of which are freeware. Another popular use of data transfer is to move video files onto your iPhone. The easiest way to do this is with an iPhone-to-PC file transfer program as described above. Rather than focus on that, weíll focus on the video formats the iPhone 4 supports. If you copy over an unsupported format, the video file simply wonít play and thus will be useless. Codecs the iPhone does support are H.264 and MPEG-4 in the following containers: M4V, MOV and MP4. The sound format of the video must be in one of the supported formats, such as MP3 or AAC, else the video will play without sound. Usable files for the iPhone are not limited to music and video files. In fact, the iPhone supports a wide range of office file types using the appropriate apps. The iPhone will even support Microsoft Office documents with the appropriate support app installed on the device. So before you copy over any files, make sure that you have the appropriate app installed. If not, you should be able to find it on the market for most common file formats.