Android Data Recovery
When it comes to Android data transfer, many will choose the commonly used way, Bluetooth, NFC, USB cable and PC for example. Nonetheless, when using these methods, connection issues always occur. And transmission is quite slow. So, in today's guide, a new solution – USB OTG will be introduced.
USB OTG or OTG, actually short for USB on-the-go, empowers USB devices like Android phones to act as a host and then allows other USB device to be attached to them. You can make direct connection between two Android phones/tablets and transfer data between Android via USB OTG. By using USB OTG, Android phones plugged-in can communicate with each other without the need to be connected to a computer.
Data Supported: Photos (.jpg, .png, .jepg, etc.) Videos (.mp4, etc.) Music(.mp3, etc.) Documents (PDF, etc.)
Devices Compatible: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+/S6 Edge/S6/S5 /S4/ Note 5/Edge/Note 4, etc. Google Nexus 6/5/4, etc. LG G4/G3/LG G2, etc. HTC One M9 +/M9/M8 s/M8 EYE/M8, etc. Sony Xperia Z3/Z2, etc. Motorola X/G/E, etc. HUAWEI Mate 7/P8 Lite/P8/P7, etc. Lenovo A600, etc.
Example: Transfer Files from HTC One M8 to Samsung Galaxy S6
Step 1. Connect Android Phones to OTG
To start with, directly connect the destination phone Samsung Galaxy S6 to the OTG. Then plug in another Android device HTC One M8 to the OTG as source phone with a USB cable. Then enable USB debugging on the HTC One.
Step 2. Select Folder to Transfer
Go the Samsung Galaxy, "Just Once" or "Always" choose a place where files are stored, "Gallery" for example. You will receive a pop-up that says "Allow the app Gallery to access the USB device". Click the button "OK".
Step 3. Select Files to Import to the Target Phone
When in the Gallery of the Samsung, select files you want and long tap on them. Then press the button "IMPORT" at the upper-right corner. You can view the importing progress via the bar. When the bar is 100% completed, all selected items are imported from the source phone –HTC One. 22 selected items will be stored in the folder "HTC One" in your Samsung Galaxy.
That's it. You can also transfer videos, music, movies, and documents between Android phones with OTG. Plus, data in the USB can be read when the USB is connected to the Android/PC via OTG.