Does anyone else see this behavior? When I copy a photo from my iOS devices (3 different devices) to the iXpand drive and import it to my PC, the Date Created and Date Modified fields are advanced by 8 hours.
Here’s an example:
Photo taken on iPhone @ 8:45PM PST
iPhone time zone: PST (UTC -8hrs)
PC time zone: PST (UTC -8hrs)
View the photo “on iPhone” using the iXpand App, time stamp = 8:45pm
Copy the photo to iXpand dirve using app
View the photo “on IXpand drive” using the iXpand App on phone, time stamp = 8:45pm
insert USB to PC
View the photo using Windows explorer on PC, Date = 8:45pm, Date modified = 4:45am (UTC when the photo was taken), Date created = 4:45am (UTC when the photo was taken).
import the file directly from iPhone to PC using windows, all dates correct at 8:45pm
If I change my iphone’s timezone, that reflect correctly in the Date field, but the Date Modified and Date Created still resolve to UTC.
According to SanDisk, the drive is purely a storage device, so why does the metadata show UTC for when the when the photo was taken when all my devices are in PST? When I import directly frim iPhone to PC, the dates are correctly reflecting PST, so there has to be something about how the app is writing to the drive?
Is there another way to copy the photos to the iXpand from iPhone to rule out / rule in the app as the culprit?