Transfer files from Android to USB stick (Pendrive)

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Want to Move photos or files from an Android to a USB drive?

It’s a lengthy procedure to do it.

But, We are Backdroid: We write in our style. So I promise I’m going to show you the easiest way to Move files to usb (pendrive) from android.

Files including photos, music, videos and all other files formats.

Transfer files from Android to USB (Pendrive) an featured image where android logo and pendrive white element shown

Let’s learn how to transfer files from an Android device to USB in a backdroid style.

To Transfer media files from Android to USB drive, Connect the Pendrive using OTG → Open the File Manager → Select the Files → Tab on Copy or Cut → Then locate back to USB → Paste the Files.

How transfer files from android to usb flash drive

Below is the procedure to TRANSFER media files to pendrive from any android smartphone easily.

Note: Before we move further Check if your device supports OTG. And the OTG and Pendrive is required for this process, that’s so obvious.

Also read: File transfer apps that have no limitations, EVEN boundaries.

1. Connect the OTG-Pendrive.

OTG connectedto android

Firstly connect the pendrive to the smartphone (with otg if required).

Connect the pendrive using an OTG normally.

2. Turn On the OTG mode.

OTG Connection settings

On a few smartphones there’s an OTG mode which will prompt automatically to turn it on, to start to use the pendrive as an additional (external) storage device.

3. Open the File manager and Select the Files.

A screenshot of Phone's Storage where all the folder from shown in A to Z order

At this point open the File manager and find the files (photos, music, video etc.).

To select the Files Press and Hold on the File such as photos, music, etc. Then Select all the movable files one by one.

4. Tap on Copy/Move.

After selecting all the files then tap on cut or copy according to your need as per shown in below image.

To transfer files or data tap on the Copy or move button to shift the file from android to any connected usb

To Copy you will find an icon like this.

TO cut file it will show an icon of scissors.

5. Locate USB and Paste.

Locating the OTG usb drive after copying file from the phone

After selecting the file, then locate usb then simply paste in there or in any folder wherever you want to.

After pasting the files it has been transferred to OTG from the Android device's storage

Summing up Here: Transfer Files to USB from Android

  • Connect the OTG-Pendrive.
  • Turn On the OTG mode.
  • Open the File manager and Select the Files.
  • Tap on Copy/Cut.
  • Locate USB and Paste the files.

Final Words for Transferring media from Smartphone to USB

This is the way to Transfer files from Android to USB and if you want to Transfer files from USB to Android then read this.

It’s an easy way to perform file transfers. The same method can be done on Any Smartphone brand whether use Samsung, Motorola, or any android.

Q: What if “Copy here” is greyed out ? How to change it ?

Ans: If files cannot be pasted in the desired location firstly check if the files is valid or not then secondly, check the USB drive whether it is properly attached or not. However, USB drives may be written protected, meaning that no one can paste files into it.

Q: How do I Transfer files from Android to USB OTG?

Ans: Firstly, Enable the otg mode ⇢ Connect the OTG with Pendrive (USB Stick) ⇢ Open the File manager ⇢ Select the Files ⇢ Tap on Copy or Cut ⇢ Locate back to USB ⇢ Tap on Paste.


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