Using a Thumb Drive in Android 5.1

Discussion in 'Android Tablet Q&A' started by DonSchaeffer, Oct 8, 2016.

  1. DonSchaeffer

    DonSchaeffer Senior Member

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    I just got a 10.1 inch Irulu tablet. I want to use a thumb drive for data storage. Can that be done? How?
     
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    Congrats on your new device, Don.
    First check the package that your Irulu came in and look for the OTG certification. USB_OTG_ml.jpg
    If you don't see it, don't worry just yet, because you can install a OTG checker, from the Play Store, to verify that your tablet can use a OTG cable.

    If the package or the app indicates that it's compatible, you'll need an OTG cable.
    Amazon has lots. I've got one like this, https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00G...ref=plSrch&dpPl=1&dpID=41KKuffqLCL&ref=plSrch
    ( I like the 90 degree connection.)

    Plug the cable into your tablet, thumb drive into the USB port on the cable and use a file manager to access the drive.

    Hope it works out for you.
     

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