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NAS 243

Using AiData on Your Mobile Devices

Access and manage files on your NAS with iOS and Android devices

2020-06-16

COURSE OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this course you should be able to:
1. Understand how to access and manage files on your NAS using an iOS and Android device.
2. Understand how to backup images and videos from an iOS or Android device to your NAS.


PREREQUISITES

Course Prerequisites:
N/A

Students are expected to have a working knowledge of:
N/A


OUTLINE

1. Introduction to AiData

2. Using AiData

2.1 Using AiData to connect to your NAS

3. Managing Your Files

3.1 Opening and browsing files from your NAS

3.2 Downloading files to your mobile device

3.3 Uploading files to your NAS

3.4 Sharing files via email

4. Notes





1. Introduction to AiData

AiData allows you to intuitively browse and manage the files on your NAS from the convenience of your phone or tablet device.
AiData is available for both iOS and Android tablets and smartphones. AiData can be downloaded and installed from the Apple App Store or Google Play.



2. Using AiData

2.1 Using AiData to connect to your NAS

STEP 1

  • Open AiData and then select the [ + ] icon in the upper right-hand side.


STEP 2

Select a method of your choice to connect to your NAS:

  • Connect via Cloud ID: Appropriate for use with a NAS that has already configured a Cloud ID.
  • Connect via Host/IP: Appropriate for use with a NAS that is using a static IP or hostname.
  • Auto Discovery: Automatically searches and connects to NAS devices on the same local network.



STEP 3

Enter the connection information for your NAS and then select the “Login” button on the upper right-hand corner.


STEP 4

After successfully logging in, you should see a screen similar to the one in the graphic below.




3. Managing Your Files

3.1 Opening and browsing files from your NAS

STEP 1

  • Selecting the file of your choice will allow you to immediately preview it.


STEP 2

  • You can also create Share Links for files and download, open files in third party applications or print documents via Air Print.



3.2 Downloading files to your mobile device

STEP 1

  • To download files, first, select Download from the “More” icon in the upper right-hand corner and then select the files you wish to download. After selecting the files you can then select the [Download] icon in the bottom right-hand side to download your files.


STEP 2

  • The [Activity] page should now show up and you should be able to see the status of your downloads.



3.3 Uploading files to your NAS

STEP 1

  • First navigate to the location you wish to upload files to. Select upload from the “More” icon in the top right-hand corner.


STEP 2

  • Select the location of the file you wish to upload.
  • Select the file you wish to upload and then select [Upload].


  • The [Activity] page should now pop up showing you the status of your uploads.




3.4 Sharing files via email

Select create share link from the “More” icon in the top right-hand corner and choose “Share Link” icon in the top right-hand corner at next page. Next, select the “Email” and enter the email address that you would like to share the file to. A Share Link will then be sent to that email address.






4. Notes

If you wish to operate your NAS over the internet please make sure to:

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