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How To Safely Unmount USB Storage From A Galaxy Smartphone?

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Do you have a phone with OTG (USB On The Go) feature? If you have then this article is for you which will enable you to safely remove the USB storage device from your Samsung Galaxy Android Smartphone.

Complete List Of Samsung Galaxy Smartphones With OTG Support (USB On-The-Go)

The above article lists out all the Galaxy Smartphones with OTG support so you don't have to look anywhere else.

If you are not much aware about the OTG feature then please continue reading. OTG, also called as the "USB On The Go" is the latest feature on your Android Smartphone which enable you to connect any USB device like pendrives, memory cards, mouse etc to your phone through the micro USB port.

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The need of this tutorial arises when you connect a USB storage device to your Samsung Galaxy Android Smartphone. As you all know the portable USB devices should be safely removed before physically detaching it. So this tutorial will help you to safely remove/unmount a USB storage on your Samsung Galaxy Android Smartphone.

This method is compatible on all OTG supported Galaxy Smartphones like Samsung Galaxy C9, Samsung Galaxy S8, Samsung Galaxy S8+, Samsung Galaxy S8 Edge, Samsung Galaxy C7, Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, Samsung Galaxy S7, Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+, Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, Samsung Galaxy S6, Samsung Galaxy On7 Pro, Samsung Galaxy On7, Samsung Galaxy On8, Samsung Galaxy On5, Samsung Galaxy J7, Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime, Samsung Galaxy J5, Samsung Galaxy E7, Samsung Galaxy E5, Samsung Galaxy A9, Samsung Galaxy A8, Samsung Galaxy A7, Samsung Galaxy A5, Samsung Galaxy A3, Samsung Galaxy Note7, Samsung Galaxy Note5, Samsung Galaxy Note4, Samsung Galaxy S5 Plus, Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport, Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A G901F, Samsung Galaxy S5 G906S, Samsung Galaxy S5, Samsung Galaxy K, Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom, Samsung Galaxy S5 Octa-Core, Samsung Galaxy S5 G9009FD, Samsung Galaxy S5 CDMA, Samsung Galaxy S5 Active, Samsung Galaxy S5 Duos, Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500, Samsung Galaxy S4 I9505, Samsung Galaxy S4 zoom, Samsung Galaxy S4 Active I9295, Samsung Galaxy S4 I9506, Samsung Galaxy S4 Active LTE-A, Samsung Galaxy S4 I9502, Samsung Galaxy S4 CDMA, Samsung Galaxy S III I9300, Samsung Galaxy S III I9305, Samsung Galaxy S III I747, Samsung Galaxy S III T999, Samsung Galaxy S III CDMA, Samsung Galaxy S II I9100G, Samsung Galaxy S II HD LTE, Samsung Galaxy S II Duos I929, Samsung Galaxy S II T989, Samsung Galaxy S II I9100, Samsung Galaxy S II I777, Samsung Galaxy S II LTE I9210, Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch, Samsung Galaxy S II 4G I9100M, Samsung Galaxy S II X T989D, Samsung Galaxy Note lll N9000, Samsung Galaxy Note ll N7100, Samsung Galaxy Note N7000, Samsung Galaxy Note I717, Samsung Galaxy Note T879, Samsung Galaxy Ace3 S7270, Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830i, Samsung Galaxy Nexus I9250, Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 I9200, Samsung Galaxy J and Samsung Galaxy F.

Steps to safely unmount/remove a USB storage from a Galaxy Smartphone

1. First you need to navigate to the settings menu, for that tap on the "Settings" icon from the app drawer of your Galaxy Smartphone.

2. Now once in "Settings" menu scroll down until you see the "Storage" as shown below.

3. Once you get the "Storage" tap on it to get the below screen. You can see the USB storage device is shown there as "USB drive".

4. Now tap it to safely unmount/remove it from your Galaxy Android Smartphone.

5. Once you do that you will get the above screen with the inline message "USB drive unmounted". Hurray! now you can physically detach it from your phone.

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my new galaxy s9 plus refuses to recoginse another memory stick after i safely unmount the first one. it does not even see the new usb connection. samsung recomended restore factory defaults, which i did, and the problem occured again.
i do not want to restore factory default every time i change usb sticks
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Try to format the usb device using your phone. Also how did you connected the pendrive to micro usb port of your phone?
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