1. Jason S4's Avatar
    I currently have the Tab 10.1 and am thinking about upgrading before a 5 week long trip this fall. I will be taking a lot of pictures and am staying in locations with free wifi.
    Does anyone know if there is a SD card reader that will work on the Tab3? I know it has a mini SD card slot in it, but I would like to take pictures with my digital camera while travelling and load them onto the Tab for sharing. I know I could use the mini SD card adapter in my camera with a mini sd card in it, but that may be a lot of fuss.

    Thanks
    08-27-2013 04:09 PM
  2. Ryandroid86's Avatar
    I believe you are looking for something like this
    Kingston 32GB microSDHC Memory Card Class 4 With SD SDC4/32GB
    08-27-2013 04:19 PM
  3. Jason S4's Avatar
    I already have one of those, but I am wondering if there is a SD card reader that I can attach vis the mini usb port on the Tab 3 so that I can use my current selection of SD cards in my camera and then put them in the card reader and attach that the Tab3 so I can upload my pictures to my Google Dive or drop box accounts when I am travelling.
    08-27-2013 04:27 PM
  4. Ryandroid86's Avatar
    I already have one of those, but I am wondering if there is a SD card reader that I can attach vis the mini usb port on the Tab 3 so that I can use my current selection of SD cards in my camera and then put them in the card reader and attach that the Tab3 so I can upload my pictures to my Google Dive or drop box accounts when I am travelling.
    Oh. Well then. I guess you could use a OTG cable Amazon.com: T & S Electronics Micro USB OTG Cable - LIFETIME WARRANTY! (Micro USB OTG to USB Adapter. Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC ONE, Nexus 7 & Nexus 10, Galaxy Tab 3, ASUS MeMOPad, and all OTG compatible devices.: Computers & Accessories
    with an USB to SD reader Kodak SD Card Reader/Writer : Cameras & Camcorders | RadioShack.com

    PS... there is no guarantee this will work. Some devices cannot read a OTG cable
    08-27-2013 04:32 PM
  5. Jason S4's Avatar
    On Samsung Canada's Facebook page they said that it is possible and they actually make a Micro usb to usb adapter. Except that it is only available in the States, not here in Canada.
    08-28-2013 07:44 AM
  6. Hurrycanejohn's Avatar
    If you buy the Samsung USB Connection Kit, you can tranfers your photos right from your camera to your Tab 3 ... no need for an SD card adapter.

    Posted via Android Central App
    08-28-2013 01:59 PM
  7. Jason S4's Avatar
    Good point I hadn't thought of that. It would be one less thing to carry when I am travelling
    08-28-2013 02:05 PM
  8. Jason S4's Avatar
    I found a Mini USB OTG connection dongle that is cheap and sold in Canada. As a bonus they have free shipping (no minimum purchase) for the Labour Day Weekend until Sept. 3

    Micro USB OTG Adapter at 123InkCartridges Canada
    srkmagnus likes this.
    09-01-2013 09:43 AM
  9. srkmagnus's Avatar
    I found a Mini USB OTG connection dongle that is cheap and sold in Canada. As a bonus they have free shipping (no minimum purchase) for the Labour Day Weekend until Sept. 3

    Micro USB OTG Adapter at 123InkCartridges Canada
    That's great! Let us know how it works out for you.

    Sent from my SPH-D710 using Tapatalk 2
    09-07-2013 06:11 PM
  10. David Plumley's Avatar
    Have you tried to transfer photos from a camera to the Tab3? The camera coonects OK, but the Tab3 considers the camera to be a temporary extension of itself. The photos on the memory card in the camera are viewed as a photo album. HOWEVER, I could find no way to transfer the pictures to the Tab3. You can only do that from external memory (a USB pendrive, for instance). BUT, picture files (JPEG, for instance) copied manually from an extenal sojrce are not viewed as an album. You can't scroll them nor make a slideshow from them.
    We want to do exactly the same thing as you (transfer photos to the Tab3), but we can't find a way of doing it so the the Tab3 sees the pictures as an album.
    Have you managed to xo it? Where have we gone wrong?
    (Sorry for the typos....)
    David.
    09-27-2013 03:06 AM
  11. rhanan56's Avatar
    I have two tools on my S3: ASTRO File Manager, and Network Places. Try those for accessing the files on the extSD and transferring them to the Tab, or straight to your Cloud.
    Robert
    Winnipeg
    10-05-2013 10:26 AM
  12. extraclass's Avatar
    OTG Adapters DO NOT WORK with the TAB-3. One of the reasons I returned it!
    10-05-2013 10:35 PM
  13. Sconato's Avatar
    OTG Adapters DO NOT WORK with the TAB-3. One of the reasons I returned it!
    I recently purchased a Zek Card Reader and it seems to be working fine to transfer pictures from my camera to my tab, both via usb and via card insertion. 1GB of pictures takes about 3 minutes, without using the external power source. I haven't yet tried connecting it to a usb keyboard or external drive.
    12-31-2013 10:48 AM
  14. Hurrycanejohn's Avatar
    Have you tried to transfer photos from a camera to the Tab3? The camera coonects OK, but the Tab3 considers the camera to be a temporary extension of itself. The photos on the memory card in the camera are viewed as a photo album. HOWEVER, I could find no way to transfer the pictures to the Tab3. You can only do that from external memory (a USB pendrive, for instance). BUT, picture files (JPEG, for instance) copied manually from an extenal sojrce are not viewed as an album. You can't scroll them nor make a slideshow from them.
    We want to do exactly the same thing as you (transfer photos to the Tab3), but we can't find a way of doing it so the the Tab3 sees the pictures as an album.
    Have you managed to xo it? Where have we gone wrong?
    (Sorry for the typos....)
    David.
    The Samsung USB Connection Kit, allows you transfer/copy your photos right from your camera to your Tab 3 ... no need for an SD card adapter. I do this all the time, when I travel.
    12-31-2013 12:56 PM
  15. Michael Vieux's Avatar
    OTG Adapters DO NOT WORK with the TAB-3. One of the reasons I returned it!
    I think the only Tab 3 they don't work on is the 7" model.
    I know they work well on my Tab 3 8" tablet.
    01-08-2014 02:27 PM
  16. Hanss1's Avatar
    I got a OTG adapter for the 10,1 " and it does not work. The tablet is freezing up and even a restart does not work. I wait a half hour before it starts working again. I had it one time working and then you can only see one photo as a file and can`t swipe or transfer them.
    01-31-2014 01:18 AM
  17. Relgoshan's Avatar
    That almost sounds more like power budget overrun than anything else....
    01-31-2014 12:02 PM
  18. Hanss1's Avatar
    I solved the problem for me. I returned the tablet and got a new one which had the same problem. Returned it again and got my money back. I got myself now a iPad air for 100,00 more and it works like a dream.
    02-03-2014 02:07 AM
  19. Michael Vieux's Avatar
    I solved the problem for me. I returned the tablet and got a new one which had the same problem. Returned it again and got my money back. I got myself now a iPad air for 100,00 more and it works like a dream.
    So you're saying your OTG cable works like a dream on your iPad?
    Interesting.
    Are you sure you even owned a Samsung?
    You're sounding a bit like a troll.
    brosko and Steve1163 like this.
    02-10-2014 09:23 AM
  20. tommy999's Avatar
    I had the same issue. Wanted to transfer pics straight from camera to Tab 3 10.1. Picked up an OTG cable from ebay for $1.99 inc shipping. Works great. Transfers directly from my camera to tablet. Also disconnect the camera and plug in a usb stick and back up to that from tablet as well.
    02-17-2014 10:34 PM

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