1. Allan Preston's Avatar
    I recently bought a USB OTG cable from a mobile phone store in the local mall. At first I thought it was faulty, my phone refused to detect any device plugged into it, and its doubtful it detected the cable at all.

    I tried it on my mates Nexus, and it worked perfectly, it also works flawlessly on another friends LG.

    Is the microUSB port on the S6 wired up differently from the standards to stop OTG cables being used or something?
    10-15-2015 09:10 AM
  2. Brent Michael's Avatar
    I recently bought a USB OTG cable from a mobile phone store in the local mall. At first I thought it was faulty, my phone refused to detect any device plugged into it, and its doubtful it detected the cable at all.

    I tried it on my mates Nexus, and it worked perfectly, it also works flawlessly on another friends LG.

    Is the microUSB port on the S6 wired up differently from the standards to stop OTG cables being used or something?
    It might be. I know that the mhl cables won't work with the s6. My guess is they made it so you were forced into cloud storage..

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    10-15-2015 11:26 AM
  3. lucianus_luciferus's Avatar
    otg does work. you just need a good adaptor. cheap leads will not always work
    10-15-2015 04:23 PM
  4. Scott Currence's Avatar
    Mine works ok.

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    10-15-2015 04:56 PM
  5. tech guy ohio's Avatar
    Just got my otg cable yesterday. ...the s6 will read the thumb drive but WONT charge the phone at the same time, and i specifically bought one that allowes this, pretty mad
    12-16-2015 12:17 AM
  6. toy4rick's Avatar
    I have a few older cables that will charge my S6 but I can't use them to connect my S6 to my PC for instance.

    Samsung must be requiring a different design/new cable to work correctly

    Rick
    12-31-2015 10:15 AM
  7. tomzdeenigma's Avatar
    I use my old OTG cable which I used with my previous HTC One X, and it works like a charm. USB pendrives, WD passport.. everything works fine and the data transfer rates are better than my HTC.
    12-31-2015 12:16 PM
  8. tomzdeenigma's Avatar
    OTG cable works for me. Tested with pendrives and portable HDDs.
    12-31-2015 12:18 PM
  9. justnivek's Avatar
    I bought 2 from ebay for like $1 each and they work perfect. Try rebooting the S6?
    01-01-2016 12:21 AM
  10. mhinc's Avatar
    I also just grabbed a $5.00 OTG from ebay and it works like a champ on my S6. Also used it to Smart Switch my aunts iphone to her note 5 and it worked perfect.
    01-01-2016 06:20 AM

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