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How to Properly Disconnect ThePhotoStick Omni From Android and iOS Devices

04 May, 2024 1342
Properly Disconnecting ThePhotoStick

iOS Devices

If you are used to an eject option, keep in mind there is not an eject option in iOS to eject a USB drive from an iPhone or iPad. It's even easier now! 

It is safe to simply remove the USB drive from the iPhone as long as the drive is not in use.

💡 iOS Expert Tip: While not necessary, I would also highly suggest fully closing the ThePhotoStick Omni app after you are done using it. 

  1. From the Home Screen, swipe up from the bottom of the screen and pause in the middle of the screen.
  2. Swipe right or left to find ThePhotoStick Omni app.
  3. Swipe up on the app to close it.

Android Devices

Android devices recommned a couple of extra steps. This process varies depending on your phone manufacturer and Android version. But to safely eject the TPS Omni drive, use the phone’s storage manager to eject the drive.

You may have noticed an error message when you plug your ThePhotoStick Omni Device stating you have unsafely disconnected a drive. This notification comes from your phone, not the app. Luckily, in most cases, it is still safe just unplugging the drive and rarely causes issues. But, we will go over the steps for how to properly disconnect your drive. 

Also, it is handy to note that the file manager on your phone, may call your ThePhotostick Omni drive by a different name other than PHOTOSTICK. 

Here are examples from 3 of the main phone manufacturers.


1. Open the Samsung “My Files” app

2. Next to the TPS Omni drive, tap the 3 vertical dots

Omni Drive More Options

3. Tap “Unmount” 

 Unmount Drive


1. Open the “Files” app

Motorola Files

2. Tap on the TPS Omni drive

TPS Omni Drive

3. Tap 3 horizontal bars in the upper left corner of the screen

Motorola Horizontal Bars

4. Tap the eject icon to the right PHOTOSTICK

Motorola Eject

Google Pixel 8

1. Open “Settings”

Google Pixel 8 Settings

2. Tap on “Storage”

Google Pixel Storage

3. From the dropdown menu, choose “PHOTOSTICK

Photostick Dropdown Menu

4. Tap the 3 vertical dots in upper right corner

Google Pixel Vertical Dots

5. Tap “Eject”

Google Pixel Eject

💡 Expert Tip: Following these tips will help ensure your ThePhotoStick is disconnected correctly, and will continue to work properly.