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Unble to Detect OTG Pendrive

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Unble to Detect OTG Pendrive

I recently bought a Sandisk Ultra Dual Drive USB Type C to use as an OTG pendrive with my phone but the phone was unable to detect any device connected to it. Anyone here has any idea whether the Xperia XZ is OTG enabled? Thank you.

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Re: Unble to Detect OTG Pendrive

Hi @Syam91, I haven't tried it myself but this should work just as with the other recent devices. Check this link for XZ instructions. https://talk.sonymobile.com/t5/Xperia-XZ/Does-Xperia-XZ-support-OTG/m-p/1228708#M8365

 

Did you already try the manual detect step? Please let us know how it worked out.

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Re: Unble to Detect OTG Pendrive

Hi @Syam91, I haven't tried it myself but this should work just as with the other recent devices. Check this link for XZ instructions. https://talk.sonymobile.com/t5/Xperia-XZ/Does-Xperia-XZ-support-OTG/m-p/1228708#M8365

 

Did you already try the manual detect step? Please let us know how it worked out.

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Re: Unble to Detect OTG Pendrive

I can finally use it after manually trying to detect the OTG pendrive. Thank you for your help.

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Why XZ Premium can't automatically detect/launch USB external devices when connected?

I want to know the reason why can't XZ Premium detect external devices like flash drive or OTG dongle enable automatically when connected? Is it Sony's built in security features or power saving mode preventing detection? How to circumvent rebooting my device to enable auto detection when a dongle connected throught USB port? Thx.

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Re: Why XZ Premium can't automatically detect/launch USB external devices when connected?


@wilson638 wrote:

I want to know the reason why can't XZ Premium detect external devices like flash drive or OTG dongle enable automatically when connected? Is it Sony's built in security features or power saving mode preventing detection? How to circumvent rebooting my device to enable auto detection when a dongle connected throught USB port? Thx.


Because in order to do that, the usb connecter would need to be "live" with a very small amount of electricity running through it to detect when a connection is made.

If the device was wet at this time of having voltage running in it, oxidisation would begin and very soon we'd all have crispy green ports lol. 



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Inhabitant
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Re: Why XZ Premium can't automatically detect/launch USB external devices when connected?

Thank you sir for the explanation, does this mean all current devices today with IP68 water/dust resistant employ this same method to avoid oxidisation or electrical shortage of the USB port? This seems to make sense since all my other non IP67/68 devices can automatically detect & launch OTG dongle enabling devices, the XZ Premium is my first smartphone with IP68 certification so I am totally ignorant of this specific feature & differences between non IP68 certified devices. Thx for the insightful information, cheers.

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Re: Why XZ Premium can't automatically detect/launch USB external devices when connected?

The previous Xperia usb port (until Z3+) had a port cover so would auto detect.

Since the capless ports have been used, they use this method to control it.

Not sure on other manufacturers to be perfectly honest.



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OTG Pendrive how do I connect a pendrive via otg to my premium xz?

En otras marcas de telefono conectaba mi memoria pendrive y podia revisar su contenido y tambien visualizar videos y fotos del pendrive, tambien transferir archivos desde o para mi telefono ; y en este telefono premium no.

Se puede? indiquen como puedo hacer,

 

Translation via Google translate:
In other brands of phone connected my memory pendrive and could review their content and also view videos and photos of the pendrive, also transfer files from or to my phone; And on this premium phone no.
It can? Indicate how I can do,

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XZ Premium OTG Issue

My XZ Premium doesn't detect any USB OTG which is easily detected by my other Samsung and LG Android phones. Send to repair twice clearly explaining the issue. But phoe returned without carrying out any repair stating all their tests passed. Any help/suggestions? 

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Re: XZ Premium OTG Issue

Did you press "detect USB device" from the quick launch menu?



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