Phone to access memory card
March 29, 2012 10:47 AM Subscribe
Can I connect an external memory stick or memory card to my phone? (with an adapter)
posted by Xhris to Technology (5 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
The answer's no I think - but does anyone sell an adapter or dongle that would allow me to access data on a memory card or stick that's attached to my smartphone? Imagine - for example - I could take the memory card out of my camera and plug it into my phone and access the photos from the phone. Or plug a USB memory stick into the phone to access a stored document.
It seems like a useful feature to have, but I can't find a device to buy that would let me do that. Help please.
I realize I have the micro-SD slot inside the phone (assume I'm using a fairly recent Android phone), but swapping cards is a bother and messes up all sort of things. The phone has a micro-USA slot - it is useable to access external memory? If not, is there a technical reason why these things are not available? I guess when I plug the phone into a computer, the phone becomes the 'memory card' - I want it the other way around. An adapter that lets the phone read an external memory card.