1. NormalNorman's Avatar
    USB OTG Checker app shows my Motorola G7 Power is compatible with OTG but when I connect an OTG cable which is known to be good and a USB stick, phone does not want to know. Any ideas please folks?
    07-30-2021 08:26 AM
  2. mustang7757's Avatar
    Which OTG cable you have ?
    I'll leave a Link to register so you can communicate here as a guest account you can only post questions but can't reply

    https://forums.androidcentral.com/as...community.html
    07-30-2021 09:40 AM
  3. NormalNorman's Avatar
    Thank you. It's a cheapo cable off Ebay but I've checked it's good by plugging it into my wife's Chromebook.
    07-30-2021 11:36 AM
  4. mustang7757's Avatar
    Thank you. It's a cheapo cable off Ebay but I've checked it's good by plugging it into my wife's Chromebook.
    If you go to internal storage do you see it visible the USB connected? I'm not a fan of cheap cables they can be problematic
    NormalNorman likes this.
    07-30-2021 11:58 AM
  5. NormalNorman's Avatar
    Yep. But all I get is "STORE N GO" with "Checking ..." underneath that. There's no change however long I wait for something to happen.

    CORRECTION - it now says "Corrupted", although the same USB stick with the same OTG cable reads just fine on a Chromebook.
    07-30-2021 12:06 PM
  6. mustang7757's Avatar
    Yep. But all I get is "STORE N GO" with "Checking ..." underneath that. There's no change however long I wait for something to happen.

    CORRECTION - it now says "Corrupted", although the same USB stick with the same OTG cable reads just fine on a Chromebook.
    Strange , I usually use the USB to USB -C adapter when using a USB stick , maybe try adapter instead of a cable version?
    NormalNorman likes this.
    07-30-2021 01:10 PM
  7. mustang7757's Avatar
    I use this little guy
    OTG won't work with Motorola G7?-20210730_141415.jpg
    NormalNorman likes this.
    07-30-2021 01:14 PM
  8. NormalNorman's Avatar
    Good idea. I'll get one and report back early next week. Thank you for your help.
    mustang7757 likes this.
    07-30-2021 01:14 PM
  9. mustang7757's Avatar
    Good idea. I'll get one and report back early next week. Thank you for your help.
    Welcome!
    I moved this to Moto g forums and change you from guest to post owner .

    Let me know!
    07-30-2021 01:19 PM
  10. NormalNorman's Avatar
    Will do. Thank you sir.
    mustang7757 likes this.
    07-30-2021 01:46 PM
  11. NormalNorman's Avatar
    Finally back to this after life got in the way, to report that I got one of the Samsung adaptors recommended above and it seems to work just fine. The problem now is I just can't crack the actual transfer of pictures from phone to USB stick. Nothing I've found so far online seems to apply, and I have no idea why!

    The USB stick shows up in "Storage" now, so there's no problem there, and I get the options to "Explore" or "Eject". However, the pictures on my wife's phone are in "Photos", grouped by date of capture. The only options via the three dots top right are "Delete from device" or "Move to archive". How on earth do I actually select all and either copy or move them to the new folder now waiting for them on the USB stick?

    Oh to have a grandchild or two around who could show me how to do all this stuff ...
    08-06-2021 07:13 AM
  12. mustang7757's Avatar
    Finally back to this after life got in the way, to report that I got one of the Samsung adaptors recommended above and it seems to work just fine. The problem now is I just can't crack the actual transfer of pictures from phone to USB stick. Nothing I've found so far online seems to apply, and I have no idea why!

    The USB stick shows up in "Storage" now, so there's no problem there, and I get the options to "Explore" or "Eject". However, the pictures on my wife's phone are in "Photos", grouped by date of capture. The only options via the three dots top right are "Delete from device" or "Move to archive". How on earth do I actually select all and either copy or move them to the new folder now waiting for them on the USB stick?

    Oh to have a grandchild or two around who could show me how to do all this stuff ...
    When you go to file manager of your phone should see USB stick option next to internal storage , open that then long press any pictures there and choose move to say internal storage or make a file there in internal storage.
    NormalNorman likes this.
    08-06-2021 12:15 PM
  13. NormalNorman's Avatar
    Oh dear ...

    I don't seem to have "File Manager". When I search on the phone for it, I just get a choice of apps which are called variations on "File Manager". Do I need to instal one of those, or am I missing something here?
    08-06-2021 12:31 PM
  14. mustang7757's Avatar
    Oh dear ...

    I don't seem to have "File Manager". When I search on the phone for it, I just get a choice of apps which are called variations on "File Manager". Do I need to instal one of those, or am I missing something here?
    You see a app called file manager? Most phones come with one .
    NormalNorman likes this.
    08-06-2021 12:36 PM
  15. NormalNorman's Avatar
    You see a app called file manager?
    Nope. App search on "File Manager" says no apps found ...

    Is there perhaps an app available which makes moving pictures between Android phones and USB sticks easy?

    Anyways, I have to disappear right now. Back in no more than 30 minutes.
    08-06-2021 12:43 PM
  16. mustang7757's Avatar
    Nope. App search on "File Manager" says no apps found ...

    Is there perhaps an app available which makes moving pictures between Android phones and USB sticks easy?

    Anyways, I have to disappear right now. Back in no more than 30 minutes.
    You don't have anything resemble this ?
    If not then download in play store a app called Total Commander and open then move your stuff from USB stick to where you want , choose move not copy OTG won't work with Motorola G7?-screenshot_20210806-134536.jpg
    NormalNorman likes this.
    08-06-2021 12:47 PM
  17. NormalNorman's Avatar
    Yep, we have "Files" - not "File Manager".

    So ... I open "Files", then open the USB option as you said above, but the only pictures I can see are those in a folder on the USB stick. If instead I go to "Files", then tap "images", then "select all" , the only options I get are deselect all, add to favourites, move to safe folder and back up to google Drive.

    I will check out that app called Total Commander and see if it will also move stuff in the direction I want i.e. phone to USB stick.
    08-06-2021 01:13 PM
  18. mustang7757's Avatar
    Yep, we have "Files" - not "File Manager".

    So ... I open "Files", then open the USB option as you said above, but the only pictures I can see are those in a folder on the USB stick. If instead I go to "Files", then tap "images", then "select all" , the only options I get are deselect all, add to favourites, move to safe folder and back up to google Drive.

    I will check out that app called Total Commander and see if it will also move stuff in the direction I want i.e. phone to USB stick.
    Check total commander if not back up to Google drive and you can move around from there
    NormalNorman likes this.
    08-06-2021 01:21 PM
  19. NormalNorman's Avatar
    Thank you.
    mustang7757 likes this.
    08-06-2021 01:27 PM
  20. mustang7757's Avatar
    Thank you.
    Your welcome!
    08-06-2021 01:33 PM
  21. jameny5's Avatar
    He can check for OTG cables on Amazon. I bought one for my MotoG 5. I think he may need an OTG cable with a USB-C cable for Moto G7. Let me get a screenshot. This might work for him.
    mustang7757 likes this.
    08-06-2021 02:23 PM
  22. jameny5's Avatar
    Here is a photo of an USB-C OTG cable for Moto G7.
    08-06-2021 02:26 PM
  23. jameny5's Avatar
    This is most likely the one. Disregard the last photo.
    08-06-2021 02:39 PM

Similar Threads

  1. how i check my proximity sensor is working
    By Android Central Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 07-30-2021, 10:55 PM
  2. Help with Giph
    By Android Central Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-29-2021, 09:20 PM
  3. Has anyone tried using the Apple headphone adaptor with a Samsung galaxy S20 fe?
    By Android Central Question in forum Samsung Galaxy S20 & S20+ & S20 Ultra
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-29-2021, 09:59 AM
  4. Android app to Bulk SMS from csv lists with Schedule
    By chribonn in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-29-2021, 07:22 AM
  5. Has anyone tried using the Apple headphone adaptor with a Samsung galaxy S20 fe?
    By Android Central Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-29-2021, 05:14 AM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD