Google’s Nexus 7 is an awesome tablet, but it does have one major drawback: the lack of an SD card slot. But that doesn’t mean you can’t transfer files from other devices onto it using an SD card!
In this post I’m going to explain how you can easily use an SD card to copy files onto your Nexus 7. And while this solution isn’t free, it won’t cost you an arm and a leg either.
First, start with the following:
1 – Purchase an inexpensive OTG USB cable. You can buy these locally at most any electronics store, but this one from Amazon is dirt cheap and it works quite well.
2 – Purchase a small, inexpensive card reader. Most any of them will do, but this one from Amazon is also dirt cheap and works well.
3 – Purchase and download the Nexus Media Importer app from the Google Play Store. It’ll set you back about $4.
Once you have purchased the OTG cable and card reader and installed the Nexus Media Importer app, follow these instructions to transfer files onto your Nexus 7 from a USB card:
1 – Plug the OTG USB cable into the Micro-USB port on your Nexus 7.
2 – Plug the card reader into the OTG USB cable.
3 – Insert an SD card into the card reader.
4 – Launch the Nexus Media Importer app.
5 – Browse the list of files contained on the SD card and copy the ones you want to transfer onto the Nexus 7.
That’s all there is to it. For less than 10 bucks you’ll be able to easily transfer files from any SD card directly onto your Google Nexus 7!
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