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    Default Eject USB Thumb Drive Safely in ICS?

    I got an adapter cable and was able to plug in a USB thumb drive and it all seems to work fine. But I didn't see any way to unmount it before unplugging it.

    I noticed later that I got a notification that I had unsafely removed it. That's usually of no real concern, but it seems to say that there IS a way to "eject" it properly.

    Does anyone know how?

    This is under ICS.

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    Default Re: Eject USB Thumb Drive Safely in ICS?

    Try dropping down your notificaiton bar and check if there is an entry there. Mine says "USB mass storage connected". Select it and it should unmount your drive. That is how my Galaxy SII with ICS is.
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    Default Re: Eject USB Thumb Drive Safely in ICS?

    I'm using a (remarkably) cheap Chinese tablet with WM8850 & ICS. It can cope happily with any kind of storage plugged into the USB port and mounts it automatically. This doesn't appear in the notification area. To unmount it, you have to go into the settings menu and it's buried deep under storage options>USB>unmount SD card (sic). That unmounts the USB storage and more importantly doesn't unmount the SD card. It would be handy if there was a button on the home screen that did the job, but my knowledge of ICS isn't (yet) sufficient to write one. There are a number of apps for mounting and unmounting USB storage on earlier versions of storage, but none works on my tablet. Loads of good karma for anyone who can design a button that works before I feel confident enough to have a go.
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    Default Re: Eject USB Thumb Drive Safely in ICS?

    Quote Originally Posted by jimrob233 View Post
    I'm using a (remarkably) cheap Chinese tablet with WM8850 & ICS. It can cope happily with any kind of storage plugged into the USB port and mounts it automatically. This doesn't appear in the notification area. To unmount it, you have to go into the settings menu and it's buried deep under storage options>USB>unmount SD card (sic). That unmounts the USB storage and more importantly doesn't unmount the SD card. It would be handy if there was a button on the home screen that did the job, but my knowledge of ICS isn't (yet) sufficient to write one. There are a number of apps for mounting and unmounting USB storage on earlier versions of storage, but none works on my tablet. Loads of good karma for anyone who can design a button that works before I feel confident enough to have a go.
    Thanks a bunch for sharing man . I have been investigating this eversince I got mine 2 days ago. Like you, I also have this unbelievably cheap (and most probably) Chinese made TABLET (It's a 7 inch SHARE tablet model mid-2130), but works wonders already! ICS is running perfectly and I have no lag time. I am considering to expand my memory to 32 GB for more fun and cool apps to download.
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    Default Re: Eject USB Thumb Drive Safely in ICS?

    same experience. have to go to the settings to dismount USB. i've got a chinese 7" laptop WITH KEYS (god I hope Steve Jobs is turning over in his grave). My USB problem is I can't figure out how to get any of the music players to look at the USB port for their basic playlist. I don't want to fill up the modest onboard storage with music but I've got 32Gig USB Flash full of music. Making a new thread for that topic.
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    Default Re: Eject USB Thumb Drive Safely in ICS?

    This was my problem in Xperia P phone too. In settings menu in "storage", i find an option to unmount USB.

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