Does the iPad support OTG?

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  1. MoneyGuy

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    I found a great deal on a flash drive and it says it supports devices with OTG connectivity. I want to use it to transfer files between a computer and my iPad. Does an iPad have OTG connectivity?

    So far I've been doing the same thing by emailing files to myself and then picking them up on the other device, which also works great. I can continue to do it that way, I suppose. No reason to change.
     
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    USB OTG is not compatible with iOS devices such as iPads and iPhones.
     
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    Thanks. It is as I suspected.
     
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    Sorry, but just want to confirm Scifan..'s post - this question has come up here for years and standard USB (or variants) devices do no work w/ iDevices and iOS. Now if you want to provide more information on what types of files you want to transfer, then give us more details - may be other options?

    But for those not aware of the acronym OTG, see the quote below from Google - Dave :)

     
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    I have seen videos on youTube of people supposedly using OTGs to transfer .jpg files from ipads to SD cards. I want to buy/download .mp3 music files onto an ipad then transfer them straight to an .mp3 player that has a USB connector. Can I do this easily, without resorting to email like moneyguy?
     
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    It won't work for transfers other than pictures, despite what you saw on YouTube. Transferring data to and from an iPad via USB is officially limited to photo transfers with the camera connection kit.
     
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    OK. Thank you for your help!
     

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