Have you ever wondered whether it is possible to connect your pendrive lying in your drawer to your Android smartphone? If you ever wanted to connect your pendrive to your Android smartphone then you would be Happy to know that it is indeed possible. Connecting a pendrive to an Android smartphone is nearly as simple as connecting it to a Personal Computer. In this article we will guide you how to connect a pendrive to an android smartphone.
For connecting the smartphone to a pendrive you will require a special cable called OTG. OTG cables are available in Flipkart and Amazon.in. The price of OTG cables start from Rs. 50 and goes up to Rs. 500. The following are some of the good OTG cables available in Amazon.in and Flipkart that you can purchase if you don’t have one.
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If you already have an OTG cable then do the following to connect the pendrive to your smartphone:
- Connect the Micro USB port of the OTG Cable to the Android smartphone and the male USB port to the pendrive.
- When the pendrive would be connected to the smartphone using OTG Cable, it would automatically get detected. If the pendrive does not get automatically detected, then you will have to turn on the OTG connection.
For turning the OTG connection on, go to the SETTINGS. In the Settings go to ADDITIONAL SETTINGS and then turn on the OTG CONNECTION.
- Now go to the FILE MANAGER to view the contents of your Pendrive. You can now play videos, view images and listen to music from the pendrive. Copying or Moving files to/from the pendrive is done in the same way as done in the smartphone.
Using a pendrive to store media files and documents is a good way to get some additional few GBs of storage space on our smartphones. It can also be used to backup important files and to transfer files manually. Hence, you should be using a pendrive along with your smartphone to enhance the usability of your smartphone. So what do you think about this article? Do let us know in the comments section.
Subir is an MCA Post Graduate with interest in mostly creative stuffs- such as writing, painting, video editing, etc. He regularly writes for Onedroit.com for sharing latest news and other articles on Android.