How to Transfer Photos from Tablet to USB Flash Drive

How to Transfer Files from Tablet to USB Flash Drive

Most tablets these days are so thin, not even a conventional USB stick can fit into. But that doesn’t mean you can’t transfer files from your tablet to a USB flash drive. Here’s how.

First, you need an OTG adapter

How to Transfer Photos from Tablet to USB Flash Drive

USB On-The-Go (OTG) connects a micro USB or USB-C port to a traditional USB stick. Both USB OTG cable and OTG adapter are relatively inexpensive and perhaps you can borrow one from your friend. After that, follow these steps:

1. Connect the OTG cable or OTG adapter to your tablet. Then, plug in your USB flash drive as on the other side.

2. On the tablet, locate the photos via File Manager, copy and paste to the specific location on the USB flash drive. If the tablet can’t read the USB drive, the flash drive needs to be switched to FAT32.

3. After the photos transferred to a USB flash drive, you can eject the USB flash drive.

Older tablets don’t support OTG, but…

Unfortunately, OTG only works on the more modern Android tablets. To solve that, you need to root the device with the help of an app named USB OTG Helper.

However, this process will void the warranty. Not only that, very little amount of users successfully enable OTG support on their old tablets via this method. So, make sure you know what you want to do.

Alternatively, you may upload the photos online and then using a laptop to download and store them to a USB flash drive. This ultimately the best way for older tablets.

1 thought on “How to Transfer Photos from Tablet to USB Flash Drive”

  1. Jacques (BlackWinny)

    Much simpler :

    On Firefox I use this addon :

    It works perfectly. With any language (it doesn’t matter your language, it automatically keeps the original language of the video). And it can be enabled/disabled in a single click.
    Fast to install. Without having to struggle with your settings. And without any trouble.

    There are several equivalent on Chrome and on Edge (and probably on other browsers).

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