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  1. Bippoptl's Avatar
    I bought a USB-C to USB flash drive. I was hoping to take movies I downloaded to my phone and transfer them onto the flash drive so I can plug it into my TV. But the problem is the OnePlus3 won't recognize the drive. Any idea why it won't?
    10-30-2016 12:26 PM
  2. Rukbat's Avatar
    You need an OTG cable between the phone's USB port and the drive. (There are short ones available on eBay from China for about 99 cents, shipping included. They work as well as the $40 ones from name-brand manufacturers. I've been using one for over a year.)
    10-30-2016 12:36 PM
  3. Bippoptl's Avatar
    You need an OTG cable between the phone's USB port and the drive. (There are short ones available on eBay from China for about 99 cents, shipping included. They work as well as the $40 ones from name-brand manufacturers. I've been using one for over a year.)
    But the flash drive has a built in USB-C port as well as a regular USB. I can plug the flash drive directly into my phone. I still need this OTG cable? Also, what is an OTG cable?
    10-31-2016 07:07 AM
  4. mchockeyvette27's Avatar
    But the flash drive has a built in USB-C port as well as a regular USB. I can plug the flash drive directly into my phone. I still need this OTG cable? Also, what is an OTG cable?
    OTG means on-the-go. You shouldn't need an adapter if it already has a USB-C port. Do you have OTG enabled in storage settings?
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    10-31-2016 08:26 AM
  5. fuzzylumpkin's Avatar
    OTG means on-the-go. You shouldn't need an adapter if it already has a USB-C port. Do you have OTG enabled in storage settings?
    This.

    If it's already enabled verify the drive is working on a PC and formatted correctly.
    10-31-2016 10:28 AM

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