Originally Posted by Mzac523
I have a working USB OTG cable and am trying to get access to the jp5s internal storage through a Moto e4 cell phone. USB OTG checker verefies the Moto E4 is OTG compatible. When we plug it up the Moto gets the correct notifications about andoird charging and I switch it to File transfer but the jp5 has no response. It is not showing up in external devices on any file managers either. I read somewhere else that the e4 does not actually support OTG. I had a Galaxy J3 very briefly and tried in and got response on both ends. The jp5 asked if we want the device to access files from the gallery and the J3 showed response but still nothing in the ES file explorer or the Nexus file manager applications. I believe I may have had the cable in backwards on the J3? I am trying to get access to the JP5 media store for file transfer. Can anyone give me some clarification on this and what I may be doing wrong? PM me if need be. Thanks.
You bring up a good point. The OTG cables are directional... One side is for the host, the other is for the "device". If you aren't seeing the response you expect, try reversing the cable. If the phone pops up a window to ask if you want it become a storage device, you've got the connection backward.