I have a SanDisk 32GB external flash drive I bought six years ago which I used to back up files from my PC. At the moment I no longer have access to as PC, but would like to mount my USB drive and use a file manager app to move my pictures, videos, WhatsApp files and browser files to the external mass storage.
The mass storage device (USB flash card) comes with a standard full USB port. The device, has a standard micro USB port, where I usually plug my charger.
So, do I need an OTG (on-the-go) cable? Would this work as a physical adapter? Would the OTG cable do anything else besides convert micro USB to standard USB?
Do I need an app to do the mounting or does the OS do everything? Can I install apps on the external USB flash drive. I ask because on android 4.4 there was a limitation and many apps could not be installed on an external micro-SD card plugged into the back or side of the phone.
I am running Android 6.0 on a cheap Alcatel phone.