Quick tips to get the most from your phone, your favorite apps and your Ting service. No fluff. Just the tips.
Running out of space on your Android phone, with no option for expandable storage? Whether you’d like to watch a movie on your phone without wasting a GB of space or keep a library of music available at your fingertips, today’s Ting tip has you covered.
With a USB OTG cable, you can plug a USB drive directly into your device and access the content without having to transfer anything to your smartphone.
Smartphones running Android 5.0 (Lollipop) and higher should be USB OTG compatible from the get-go, just plug your USB stick into a USB OTG cable or adapter (shown at right) and instantly see all your files.
If you’re running an older version of Android it’s possible your phone may still work with USB OTG, just Google: “is (my phone model) USB OTG compatible” and see what comes up.
Keep in mind that if you own an Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P or any other devices that have the new USB-C charging port, you’ll need to purchase a “USB-C OTG” cable instead of the standard USB OTG cable.