How To Download Photos From Galaxy S5

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Samsung Galaxy S5 is the latest flagship smartphone in the Galaxy Series. It features a 2.5 GHz quad core krait processor, 2GB RAM, Adreno 330 GPU and 5.1 inch full HD screen. It has also got a micro USB 3.0 connector for high speed data transfer via external usb storage devices like pen drives, flash drives, external HDD etc. The Samsung Galaxy S5 has USB OTG support which means you can connect external storage devices to it with a OTG cable. Connecting flash drives or external HDD to your Galaxy S5 makes it portable to transfer data to and from the usb storage and can be carried anywhere. The Galaxy S5 has 2800mAH battery that can provide enough power to connect pendrives, flash drives, card reader, PS3 or PS4 gamepads or even external hard drives.

Also you can connect a keyboard. Using a keyboard will help you do the typing work very fast as you do it on a computer or a laptop. So there is no need to use the phone's on-screen keyboard, because typing with it is very slow. You can also play emulator games on your phone that support gamepad with keyboard used as a gamepad. Also browsing the internet with keyboard will make typing websites' names and dropping comments very fast. The keyboard, mouse and the usb flash drive require only 0.2 Ampere of current, so make sure your Galaxy S5 is charged above 60%. Enable power saving mode then use it to save more power when keyboard or other usb devices are connected.
  • Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone.
  • A USB OTG cable for Galaxy S5.
  • A storage device like flash drive, pen drive, external hard drive of WD or Seagate brand. Don't use unreliable brands as they can damage the battery of your phone.

Connect Pen Drives/Flash Drives/External HDD/Keyboard/Mouse/Card Reader To Galaxy S5
  • Buy a separate USB OTG cable specially designed for your Galaxy S5. A USB OTG cable has two connecting ends. One end fits in the phone and other end has a female USB connector in which you can connect keyboard/mouse/external HDD or flash drives. See the image below.
How To Download Photos From Galaxy S5

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  • First connect the one end of the OTG cable to your phone then connect either usb pen drive, external HDD, keyboard or a mouse.
  • On connecting any of the above mentioned usb devices you will get a notification on your smartphone.
  • When keyboard is connected then you can use your smartphone as a computer to edit and create Microsoft office documents much faster as compared to using the on-screen/software touch keyboard.
  • Connect a USB flash drive/pen drive/zip drive/external HDD to directly view the files stored in it and copy data from the flash drive or copy files in it. You can directly watch movies on your Galaxy S5 by connecting a usb drive by using OTG cable. No matter what the format of the movie. The Galaxy S5 supports all the major formats like MP4, MKV, AVI, MPEG.
  • Before removing the flash drive from the OTG cable go to 'Settings>Storage>Unmount USB OTG'. Then remove the flash drive after unmounting.


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  • Directly connecting a flash drive/external HDD to your Galaxy S5 will save much time and you can directly copy data from it to your phone.
  • The Galaxy S5 can support microSD cards upto 128 GB which are very costly. So if you don't want to buy sdcards then use the OTG feature to save time and money
  • Also you can listen to music and watch movies directly from the flash drive or external hard drive.
HowNow you have successfully learnt to connect the usb keyboard, flash drive, external HDD, card reader and a pen drive to your Galaxy S5. Read connect USB storage to Galalxy S7 and use it as a Power bank.
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