Transfer Android Photos with OTG

Transfer Android Photos to Another Device with OTG Cable

Is there a direct method to transfer Android photos to another Android or Flash drive of digital camera on the go, OTG (on-the-go) USB stick might be the right answer. The type of USB sticks has a microUSB head on one end, which you can connect to Android phone. You can use the regular USB connection for digital camera or computer.

If you have to manage all photos from Android phone, camera and computer, you should use USB OTG to transfer Android photos between different devices. The OTG USB stick is a direct solution to connect Android to others directly. Just find how USB OTG transfer photos between Android phone and computer from the article.

Transfer Android Photos with OTG

Part 1: How to transfer Android Photo to other devices with OTG cable

Even if the touchscreen is broken, you can connect a mouse or keyboard to Android phone with OTG, then control your Android photos with different devices. If you use Google Photos or other applications to backup Android photos or transfer photo to another Android tablet, it does require a fast Internet connection.

Just follow the steps to transfer photos from Android phone to Android tablets as below. Before you transfer Android photos between the devices. You have to make sure the Android devices are compatible with OTG.

Step 1. Connect Android tablets to OTG

Connect OTG USB cable to the destination Android and plug in USB cable with the source Android phone. Once you link Android tablets with OTG USB cable, you can enable the USB debugging on Android tablets.

OTG Android

Step 2. Select the Android photos to transfer

Choose the destination folder for Android tablet, you can choose “Just Once” or “Always” for the transferred Android photos. Then confirm the pop up information “All the app Gallery to access the USB device”.

Select Photo Gallery

Step 3. Transfer photos to Android with OTG

Select the Android photos with long tap on them, then press the “IMPORT” at the upper-right corner to transfer Android photos from Android phone to Android tablet with ease.

Transfer OTG Files

Of course, you can transfer Android photos, videos, music, movies and even documents between Android devices with OTG USB cable. When you transfer Android photos to PC, data can be read before you transfer Android to PC.

Part 2: How to transfer photos to a Android phone or tablet

It should be very convenient to transfer Android photos to tablets or other device. How about transfer photos to Android phone? When you need to share the gorgeous photos taken by your DSLR camera. You can take advantage of OTG to transfer photos from other devices to Android as well, which share these photos to social network easily.

Step 1. Connect Android phone to OTG

Just follow the similar procedure to connect Android phone to OTG, connect digital camera with USB cable, link OTG together with USB cable to transfer the photos to Android.

Connect Android Camera

Step 2. Download RAW format viewer

When you need to transfer the RAW formats of your DSLR camera, you should download a RAW format viewer according to your camera first. And then launch the RAW viewer application.

RAW Format Converter

Step 3. Transfer Photos from Camera to Android

Then you can view and select the photos from DSLR camera to your Android phone. When you use OTG to transfer the RAW files, it takes much less the time for transferring with WI-FI.

Camera Android


In order to transfer Android photos to Flash Drive, computer, digital camera, OTG USB cable should be right choice. Moreover, you can also take advantage of OTG to transfer files to Android. If you have any query about the usage with OTG USB cable for the Android photos, you can feel free to leave a comment in the article.