It may not sound right to connect a USB stick to your Android device. But at times it can be very useful. This How To Connect USB Stick To An Android Smartphone?.
How To Connect USB Stick To An Android Smartphone?
Now we don’t face many issues as far as the storage space is concerned. Thanks to the latest phone which come with loads of storage space. Yet we find this to be insufficient and always seem to need extra space. All smartphones do not come with MicroSD card support and this is where a USB stick can come in handy. You can easily connect the USB stick with your Android smartphone and get the much needed extra storage space.
Most of the latest Android smartphones come with a micro USB connection or a USB type-c. Though you cannot directly connect a large USB stick by simply plugging it in. Instead, you will need a special cable.
Connect USB Stick
To connect USB Stick you will need a USB-OTG cable. OTG means On The Go, as the name suggests it makes it handy to carry it along instead of your laptop or a desktop PC. You can order this simple cable online and will cost you minimal on Amazon.
Confirm If the USB Stick Works.
Before you jump to the conclusion than a OTG cable will enable you to get started with the USB Stick. You will need to confirm if your Android smartphone supports such form of external storage space. Most of the latest smartphone come with this feature though it may not work in case of phones without OTG support.
You can instantly check with the help of a several apps available if your smartphone supports connecting a USB stick to your Android smartphone or not. You can download the USB OTG Checker from Google Play Store to check the OTG compatibility. The app will show a tick or a cross if you can connect a USB stick to your phone.
Access Your Data On USB Stick
Once the connection is confirmed, connect the USB stick to your smartphone. Once connected you will be curious to know what more can be done with it? The USB Stick needs to be formatted to the FAT32 file system, though the exFAT file system also works on certain devices. You will not be able to transfer files if USB Stick does not have the said file systems.
Once all the criteria are fulfilled you are all set to start using the USB Stick on your Android smartphone. A message will appear on your screen when you connect the USB Stick with the name of the USB Stick.
Now you can access the USB Stick on your phone and watch movies etc. You will not need a computer to transfer your files on the phone.
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