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How to read USB stick on Huawei

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How to read USB stick on Huawei: In the USB stick they lent you, there are several files that you need to consult. Unfortunately, however, you do not have a computer at hand and, at the moment, it is impossible for you to view them. Since you are in possession of a smartphone or tablet Huawei, you would like to try using this device to achieve your goal, but you don’t know if this is feasible.

Do not worry, the answer to your doubt is affirmative and, if you want, today I am here to explain to you how you can achieve your goal. In the guide you are about to read, in fact, I will illustrate you how to read USB stick on Huawei to manage the data stored inside the drive. First, I’ll tell you the hardware and software requirements needed for the device to be recognized by Android. After that I will show you the procedure you will have to go through to connect and browse the memory of the USB stick.

How do you say? Can’t wait to start reading and, above all, to put into practice the advice I have prepared for you? Then let’s not waste any more precious time! Sit down comfortably, take a few minutes of free time and dedicate them to reading the tips below. There is nothing left for me to do, except wish you a good read!

Compatible USB sticks

Before you find out how to read a USB stick on Huawei, you must make sure you have a device compatible with your smartphone or tablet and that your device supports the technology OTG (USB on the go), without which it is not possible to use media such as USB sticks with Android smartphones and tablets.

I warn you that, in order for it to be correctly recognized by Android, the key must also have been formatted using the file system FAT32, exFAT or NTFS. If you don’t know how to format a USB stick, please read the tutorial where I explain how to do it.

In the next few lines, however, I will show you some products that could serve you for this purpose, in case you are not already equipped with them.

Micro USB and Type-C keys

microUSB key

A common USB stick cannot be connected directly to a Huawei smartphone or tablet, as the only USB port available on these devices is the microUSB or Type-C. In these cases, to use the common keys, you need to have an adapter, like the ones I will talk about in next chapter, or buy a USB stick with a microUSB or Type-C connector.

In the latter case, there are several products that may be right for you, based on the type of input available in the model of Huawei smartphone or tablet in your possession. In the case of Huawei mobile devices with input microUSB, you can refer to the products listed below.


In the case of Huawei devices equipped with a port USB Type-CInstead, there are several solutions to consider, such as those indicated below, which also guarantee the possibility of connection with the PC, via a classic USB connector.

The choice of a mass peripheral over another, as I anticipated, depends exclusively on you, as you must consider the type of USB input of the smartphone or tablet in your possession, the size of the memory of which you need and, above all, the budget you have available for the purchase.

USB adapters

usb hub

If you already have a USB key and you simply want to be able to connect it to the USB port of your mobile device, you can orient yourself on the purchase of a USB adapter. There are different types: for example, if you only need a simple one USB to Type-C or microUSB adapter, you can take a look at the ones listed below.

Alternatively, in case you are interested in purchasing the HUB to connect multiple peripherals to your Huawei device at the same time, I recommend the products you find below.

A USB HUB can be a good choice if you need to connect more than one key or various peripherals, such as mouse and keyboard, to your device. For example, Huawei’s Mate series offers the possibility to connect the smartphone via HDMI to a monitor to make it similar to a portable PC, with the possibility, via USB HUB, to connect a mouse, keyboard and any USB peripheral, including keys.

Read USB stick on Huawei

Now that you are aware of the hardware and software requirements that guarantee the correct recognition of the USB stick on a Huawei smartphone or tablet, it is time to see, in practice, how to connect a peripheral of this type to the mobile devices of the Chinese giant and how manage the files inside it.

Use a file manager

android file manager app

First, you need to equip yourself with an app with the file management function, i.e. a file manager, to browse the folders and files in the memory of the USB stick.

In this regard, you can rely on the pre-installed app File Management by Huawei, which allows you to perform all the necessary operations on the data: rename, create and delete files and folders and the procedures for copying, pasting or moving data.

In short, the pre-installed Huawei app could be more than enough but, in case you want another valid alternative, I recommend you use Google files: a free app developed by Google that allows you to manage the space of a partition, such as the internal memory of the smartphone, the microSD or, in this case, the mass devices connected via USB. Its functionality is almost the same as that of the app File Management from Huawei, so it’s up to you which app to use.

In case you are interested in Google files, I advise you to reach this link to access the app tab on the Play Store of Android. To download the application, you need to press the button Install and then wait for the download and installation of the same. When finished, press the button You open or use the appropriate icon on the home screen to open the app.

Access the data on the USB stick

huawei usb key connection

If you want to view the data inside the USB key, connect it to your Huawei device via the appropriate USB input and then swipe from top to bottom at the top edge of the screen: by doing so, you will have access to the Android Notification Center.

Among the notifications you see, you can notice one from the app Settings with the wording Power supply of the device connected via USB. This means that the USB stick is properly powered and accessible from the Android operating system. Once this is done, you have two choices: use the internal file explorer tool (the app File Management) or start the app Files by Google.

If you want to act directly from the app File Management of Huawei, all you have to do is swipe from top to bottom, near the top edge of the screen, and select the wording View, which you find in the notice that reports the name of the USB stick.

file management huawei usb stick

Doing so will immediately launch the app File Management, which will show you the data in the memory of the USB stick. In case you want to manage folders and files, deleting them, renaming them, copying or moving them, you must keep your finger pressed on one of these, in order to select it, and choose one of the icons that you find in the bar at the bottom, based on the operation you want to perform.

If you want to use the app instead Files by Google, start the latter and, on the main screen, tap on the appropriate wording that corresponds to name of the USB stick, which you find in the section Storage devices.

files by google usb stick

By doing so, you can see the contents of the USB stick by browsing the different folders and files inside it. All the operations that you can perform on a file or folder, such as deleting, moving or copying, are accessible by pressing the ▼ icon, which you will find next to it. Easy, right?