In this post, we will show you how to access the CD drive from your iPhone or iPad that runs on iOS 13.3.1. The process is the same for both devices, and we will guide you through it step by step.
Before we get started, we want to answer a question that some users may have already encountered. If you receive an error message saying “invalid username and password,” it is most likely because you are using your Microsoft login. To prevent this, make sure you create a local login account to access the CD drive or use SMB on a Windows machine.
Now, let’s connect to the MacBook Pro and see if we can recognize the content on the CD. First, go to the system preferences and sharing. Share the DVD or CD, and make sure the shared folder is ticked. This will share the CD within your network via SMB.
On the iPad, tap on the three dots, and then “connect to server.” Enter your login credentials, and click next. You should now see the content on the CD drive.
We tested three CDs in this experiment, and all were recognized without any issues. However, we could not play a movie due to copyright restrictions. The CD drive on a Windows machine works the same as on a Mac.
We understand that using a CD drive may seem outdated, but it’s good to know that you can still access the content if needed. You may want to use it to share files occasionally.
We hope you found this post helpful. Don’t forget to check out our other experiment videos, and we’ll see you in the next one!