Connecting a Flash drive on your Android Smartphone
Many Android phones use micro USB ports for charging and transferring files back and forth with your PC, but what if the files you need to email your boss are sitting on a Flash drive or a full-size SD card?
What You Need to Connect USB Storage to Older Android Phones
A USB OTG (“On the Go“) cable with a male microUSB connector on one end and a female full size USB port on the other
How to Connect with a USB OTG cable
1. Connect a flash drive (or SD reader with card) to the full-size USB female end of the adapter.
2. Connect OTG cable to your phone.
3. Swipe down from the top to show the notification drawer.
4. Tap USB Drive
You can now browse the files on the flash drive and copy them to the phone storage. If you want to copy from the phone storage to the flash drive, follow steps 5 to 9.
5. Tap Internal Storage to view the files on your phone.
6. Find the file you’d like to share. Hold down on it to select.
7. Tap the three dots button.
8. Select Copy.
9. Navigate to your USB drive and tap Done to copy the file.
Once the transfer process completes, unplug the flash drive and connect it to your PC.