How to Safely Eject /Remove Flashdisk OTG on Android (Xiaomi) Phone

Rindi Putra
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How to Safely Eject /Remove Flashdisk OTG on Android (Xiaomi) Phone
How to Safely Eject /Remove Flashdisk OTG on Android (Xiaomi) Phone

Here is how to eject/remove safely Flashdisk OTG (On the Go) or media that is connected to your Android Smartphone. In a PC or computer usually appears the words "removed safely" if the flash disk is connected and can be removed from the port. Then how to eject the FD with the correct method from the smartphone?

The existing technology in the smartphone is more diverse, ranging from software to hardware support that sometimes like a bit ‘too much'. The existing technology in a smartphone will be overstated if its users do not take advantage of the technology with maximum, or even worse many smartphone owners who still do not know what their smartphones can do.

One of the new features or technologies that look very functional in the smartphone is the feature to connect with external storage devices such as connecting flash disk directly to HP, it really helps when we need to copy or transfer some files between our external storage to our smartphone, without using the computer.

Now, just by using an OTG USB converter, we can connect flash disk to smartphones. In fact, there are some types of the flash disk that have 2 pieces port, 1 USB port commonly used to connect to a computer or laptop, and another Micro USB port that can be directly connected to the micro USB port on the smartphone (which is used to charge the battery).

Are all Smartphones able to be connected to the flash disk (external storage)?

The answer is No. Why? Because it takes the latest technology for a smartphone that can access the data in your flash disk or other storage media.

As time goes by we are confident that in the future all new smartphones product will support the OTG feature. If we are looking on the trend, such as accessing data on flash-disk and even external hard drives, it is possible that all manufacturers will soon equip all their new smartphones with this USB OTG feature.

How to Safely Eject /Remove Flashdisk OTG on Android (Xiaomi) Phone

The Eject / Safely Remove button in the notification area sometimes disappear

When the first flash disk is connected to the smartphone, usually appears notification of new devices is connected and the notification is also there is a choice to remove/eject the flash disk so that if we have pressed the button then the flash disk can be removed safely, without fear of harming or removing files which are in the flash disk.

But sometimes and maybe often, after we access the files or folders in the flash disk via the smartphone,  safely remove media (flash disk) in the notification area sometimes gone (disappear). Then how can we unplug the devices safely, without worrying about data loss?

How to Safe Eject / Remove Flashdisk OTG on Android Phone

Here is the safe method to eject or remove flash OTG that being connected with android phone. In this practice we use Xiaomi smartphone which known have a more stringent security system than other android phones.

  1. Make sure there are no activities that access the storage on the flash disk, such as copy, edit the file name, view the photos in the flash disk, etc ..
  2. Go to >Settings
  3. Select >Storage
  4. In the USB STORAGE section select >Unmount (> remove)
  5. Klik >Ok. Wait a second to make sure that the system was fully disconnected.
  6. Unplug the flashdisk from your phone. Done!
How to Safely Eject /Remove Flashdisk OTG on Android (Xiaomi) Phone

After doing the tutorial above then the data in both media or devices is safe to be revoked (unplug) and the data will not be damaged because the process of removing the external storage media (flash disk) is correct.

We believe that this method is not only for Xiaomi smartphones, for other brands also can try the step-by-step in this tutorial. It may be slightly different from the writing /menu above but in general, they are similar, the setting to eject or unmounts is on the storage (storage) section.

Although this feature makes us very easy to transfer files from external storage, we do not recommend you connect the flash disk to your phone too often because we are afraid the ports in smartphones will scratch quickly or become reduce performance. Do it when needed, or do a lot of file transfers on a one-time connection.

Is there a problem?

If you guys experience problems or errors when doing the tutorial or steps above, please put your question or suggestion in the comment field below as usual.

Hopefully, this article or tutorial on how to eject or remove USB flash on Android phones could be a solution and reference for you all. Thanks, and keep being a wise user!

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Rindi Putra
Rindi Putra
Graphic Designer & Technology Junkie Graduated with 'International Trade Management' Major | 2 Years of Professional career on International Shipping Company & 3 Years career on Local Fashion Brand Company | 10 Years (and still counting) as Digital content creator. Feel free to connect with me on Social Media Twitter/Instagram: @rindiputra

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