What is an OTG (On The Go) Adapter?

Last Update date : Oct 18. 2021
On the go connector

Please Note: This guide is designed for Australian variant devices, if you have an international device and require further support click here to get in touch with your Samsung subsidiary. 

An OTG or On The Go adapter (sometimes called an OTG cable, or OTG connector) allows you to connect a full sized USB flash drive or USB A cable to your phone or tablet through the Micro USB or USB-C charging port. You may have gotten one in the box when you purchased your device, although they can also be purchased seperately from lots of major retailers. It allows the transfer of data as well as connectivity to peripherals.

 

You can do the following with an OTG cable:  

  • Plug in keyboards and mice                               
  • Access and move data from USB sticks and External Hard Drives*.                          
  • Transfer photos directly from a compatible camera on to the phone.
  • Copy information from one device to another with the Smartswitch app

 

*Note: Because most external HDDs are powered by the connected device, you may not be able to use a HDD to save your data. USB flash drives are a more reliable option to save and transfer content or other information to and from your phone.

If you require further assistance, please consult the user manual from our Manuals & Downloads page or contact our Samsung Care Australia experts on 1300 362 603 (Toll Free in Australia). You can also contact our Chat Support team or reach us through Samsung Members Community.

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