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How To Safely Unmount USB Storage From A Galaxy Smartphone? (Updated)

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 or any USB device from your Samsung Galaxy Android Smartphone.

Please note that this tutorial is updated with working methods for safely unmounting OTG devices on One UI devices also.

In total there are three different methods available;

Two methods for Samsung Galaxy Smartphone with One UI (One UI 2.0, 2.5, 3.0+), Android Pie 9.0, Android 10, Android 11, Android 12 and one method for older Touchwiz Galaxy phones.

As we have updated this tutorial recently, we will be starting it with the newer version which are running on the latest One UI.

Steps to safely unmount/remove a USB storage from a Galaxy Smartphone On One UI (One UI 2.0, 2.5, 3.0+)

There are two different methods available for One UI devices.

Method-1 From Notification Panel

This is the simplest method.

1. When you are in the “Home” screen swipe from top to bottom to open the quick notification panel. Once opened you will get a similar screen like the one given below.

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2. Now tap on the down arrow (marked in the red box in the above screenshot). Once done you will get the below drop down.

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3. Now tap on “Unmount” as marked in the above screenshot.

That’s all, now your USB device will be unmounted/removed safely from your Samsung Galaxy Android Smartphone running on One UI.

Now lets proceed to the 2nd method.

Method-2 From Settings

The second method is little bit lengthy  but effective.

1. First open app drawer and tap on “Settings” icon.

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2. Now you will get the below page. Here tap on “Battery and device care“.

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3. Once done you will get the below page. Here tap on “Storage”.

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4. Now you will get the below page. Here tap on the “3 dots” on the top right corner.

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5. Then you will get the “Advanced” option as shown in the below screenshot. Now tap on “Advanced”.

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6. Once done you will get the below page. Here tap on the USB drive you want to unmount.

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7. Once tapped you will get the below page. Here tap on “Unmount” to safely remove the device.

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When done you will get an inline popup “….USB device unmounted” as shown below.

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That’s it, now your OTG device will be safely unmounted/removed from your Samsung Galaxy Smartphone running one One UI.

Steps to safely unmount/remove a USB storage from a Galaxy Smartphone (For Older devices)

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.

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.

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 M53, Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 2022, Samsung Galaxy A73 5G, Samsung Galaxy A53, Samsung Galaxy A33, Samsung Galaxy F23, Samsung Galaxy M33, Samsung Galaxy M23, Samsung Galaxy A23, Samsung Galaxy A13, Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G, Samsung Galaxy S22+ 5G, Samsung Galaxy S22 5G, Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra, Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+, Samsung Galaxy Tab S8, Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 10.5 (2021) Samsung Galaxy A13 5G Samsung Galaxy A03, Samsung Galaxy A03 Core Samsung Galaxy F42 5G, Samsung Galaxy M52 5G, Samsung Galaxy M22, Samsung Galaxy F42 5G, Samsung Galaxy M52 5G, Samsung Galaxy M32 5G, Samsung Galaxy A03s, Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G, Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G, Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G, Samsung Galaxy A12 Nacho, Samsung Galaxy M21 2021, Samsung Galaxy F22, Samsung Galaxy M32, Samsung Galaxy A22 5G, Samsung Galaxy A22, Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite, Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE, Samsung Galaxy F52 5G Samsung Galaxy F12 Samsung Galaxy F02s Samsung Galaxy A22 5G Samsung Galaxy A22 Samsung Galaxy A72 Samsung Galaxy A52 Samsung Galaxy A52 5G Samsung Galaxy M42 5G Samsung Galaxy M12 Samsung Galaxy M62, Samsung Galaxy F62, Samsung Galaxy Xcover 5, Samsung Galaxy S21 5G, Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G, Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G, Samsung Galaxy M02s, Samsung Galaxy M02, Samsung Galaxy M62, Samsung Galaxy A12, Samsung Galaxy A02s, Samsung Galaxy A32 5G, Samsung Galaxy A02, Samsung Galaxy A32, Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 (2020), Samsung Galaxy Tab Active3, Samsung Galaxy M21s, Samsung Galaxy M31 Prime, Samsung Galaxy F41, Samsung Galaxy Tab Active3, Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G, Samsung Galaxy S20 FE, Samsung Galaxy A42 5G, Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 (2020), Samsung Galaxy M51, Samsung Galaxy A51 5G UW, Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G, Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G, Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra,, Samsung Galaxy Note20 5G, Samsung Galaxy Note20, Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+, Samsung Galaxy Tab S7, Samsung Galaxy 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Normal queries for this tutorial

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  3. How to safely remove/unmount/eject an OTG device connected to a Samsung Galaxy Smartphone?
  4. How to unmount/eject an SD Card connected to a Samsung Galaxy Smartphone?

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