950Xl and OTG

hardywang

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According to The Lumia 950 and USB OTG: Thumb drives, microphones and keyboards | Windows Central and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkgh-GMoraY the phone should support OTG out of the box.

I bought a "USB 3.1 Type C to USB 3.0 Type A Male-to-Female OTG Data Connector Cable" from eBay. I plugged the cable to my phone, a USB stick to the other end of the cable, but nothing happened at all. I cannot see a new drive from File Explorer. I confirm the USB stick itself is good, since I can read it from my PC.

Is there some setting I need to turn on the OTG feature or the cable might be a defective one?

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I can use display dock properly, phone also finds keyboard/mouse.
 

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According to The Lumia 950 and USB OTG: Thumb drives, microphones and keyboards | Windows Central and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkgh-GMoraY the phone should support OTG out of the box.

I bought a "USB 3.1 Type C to USB 3.0 Type A Male-to-Female OTG Data Connector Cable" from eBay. I plugged the cable to my phone, a USB stick to the other end of the cable, but nothing happened at all. I cannot see a new drive from File Explorer. I confirm the USB stick itself is good, since I can read it from my PC.

Is there some setting I need to turn on the OTG feature or the cable might be a defective one?

P.S
I can use display dock properly, phone also finds keyboard/mouse.

As far as I know, the phone is capable of OTG but it needs to be enabled via firmware/software update which Microsoft has not pushed out yet.

I could be wrong
 

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OTG confirm supported. Working out-of-the-box since the very first version of the OS & firmware, direct Type-C flash drive or via a Type-C to Type A female converter.

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I would suspect the cable since its the only different factor when OTG fails.

Check to see if plugging the USB into the display dork works.
 

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What file format is your USB memory stick using?
For example, do you have a Mac? I say this because there is a possibility that your USB stick is formatted in Apple's file system which Windows can't read natively. In PC you can enable it via 3rd party software, but I don't know if this can be done on mobile.
If this is the case, you'd need to format your USB stick to exFAT, NTFS, or FAT32. (I suggest exFAT)
 

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What file format is your USB memory stick using?
For example, do you have a Mac? I say this because there is a possibility that your USB stick is formatted in Apple's file system which Windows can't read natively. In PC you can enable it via 3rd party software, but I don't know if this can be done on mobile.
If this is the case, you'd need to format your USB stick to exFAT, NTFS, or FAT32. (I suggest exFAT)
I ddon't have Mac, the USB stick was formatted to FAT32. I will do as suggested to plug it into my e display dock first.
 

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Yes, I agree, it's most likely the cable.
USB OTG works splendidly on my 950 - I use it every day. I also have the Victsing adaptor and a couple of other cables. I also have one of those dual usb sticks (the one with type C in one end, and type A in the other), I connect normal flash drives and harddisks at least a few times a week, and it all works as it's supposed to.

I haven't tried connecting non-storage things as of yet (mice, keyboards, etc.).
 

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