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OTG USB cable adapter

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OTG USB cable adapter

Does the Sony Xperia Z1C support the OTG USB cable adapter?
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Re: OTG USB cable adapter

You can use an OTG adapter together with the phone but the phone will only be able to act as a host device.

 

The difference is that devices that support the USB OTG standard can, in some cases, take turns acting as host and slave when connected to each other. This allows both devices to read each others file system. A device that only supports the Host standard can only act as the host.

 

Connecting a USB drive to your phone with help of an OTG adapter is one thing that you can do, yes. Another example would be that you can connect a mouse or a keyboard and use it with the phone.

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Re: OTG USB cable adapter

Hi @cobbler,

 

Xperia Z1 Compact does not support USB OTG. It supports USB Host though so you can use an USB OTG adapter to connect an external USB device to it.

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Re: OTG USB cable adapter

How do I do this? are you saying that I can connect the OTG cable adapter to the charger port then connect a USB drive to it?
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Re: OTG USB cable adapter

What's the difference between it not being supported?
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Re: OTG USB cable adapter

In other words, how can an OTG adapter make the phone act as a host if the phone itself doesn't support the OTG adapter?
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Re: OTG USB cable adapter

You can use an OTG adapter together with the phone but the phone will only be able to act as a host device.

 

The difference is that devices that support the USB OTG standard can, in some cases, take turns acting as host and slave when connected to each other. This allows both devices to read each others file system. A device that only supports the Host standard can only act as the host.

 

Connecting a USB drive to your phone with help of an OTG adapter is one thing that you can do, yes. Another example would be that you can connect a mouse or a keyboard and use it with the phone.

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Re: OTG USB cable adapter

Thanks very much for your help support on this.
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Re: OTG USB cable adapter

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Re: OTG USB cable adapter

Good day.

 

I would just like to ask, why is it that when I inserted the usb flash drive directly to my phone (xperia z5 premium dual and xperia xa ultra) it is not working. But when I use the OTG cable it is working.

 

Also, I formatted my USB twice but still is not working. I hope you can help me with this.

 

Thank you.

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Re: OTG USB cable adapter

Hi @annatot,

 

If I understood your post correctly it does work when you use an OTG cable but not without one? The OTG cable is needed for the Xperia device to be able to communicate with the connected USB device.

 

Please let me know if I misunderstood your post.

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