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Monday, 12 February 2018

Some Amazing Importance Of USB OTG Cable On Android Device

First of all.. What is USB OTG...
USB OTG is a standard that enables devices to talk to one another. USB OTG Cable is an important tool to create a link between your mobile phone and other computer peripherals such as USB flash drive, Mouse, Keyboard, Digital Camera, GamePad, Card reader, External hard-drive etc.

Most of us don't know that the OTG cable can still perform some extreme functions. Well, today I will be showing you 7 important things you can do with USB OTG


6 important Things You Can Do With USB OTG Cable On Your Android Devices

>>Connect USB Flash Drive to Your Android Device

Flash drives spent a good amount of time as the number one way to take your files with you wherever you needed to go. As some of that has changed with Android devices and cloud storage, many of us still have those USB flash drives kicking around looking for a good use. USB Flash drive is not meant for your computer alone, you can use it with your Android device as long as you have your OTG cable with you. It’s plug and plays with no settings needed. Think about the possibilities: watching movies from your flash drive, moving files around, reading documents stored on USB Flash etc.

>>Connection of a USB Keyboard to Your Android Device

When a USB keyboard is connected to your Android Device using a USB OTG cable, touch inside a text input area to begin using the keyboard.
The following applies when using a USB keyboard on your Android Device:
The on-screen keyboard is hidden when a physical keyboard is connected.
Some of the key combinations that perform actions on Windows computers also work on a tablet, in most apps. For example, you can Cut (Ctrl + X), Copy (Ctrl + C), and Paste (Ctrl + V) using your keyboard.
To find settings options for the physical keyboard.
==Click on Settings menu ==touch ==Language & input ==and look in the Physical keyboard section



>> Connection of a Mouse to Your Android Device

Don't be amazed, it is possible to connect a mouse to your Android device, When a USB mouse is connected to your Android Device using a USB OTG cable, a mouse pointer appears on the screen. Click to select and open items on the screen.
You have to note this when using a USB mouse on your Android Device:
1.The touchscreen continues to function when a mouse is connected.
2.Right-clicking performs the same action as left-clicking.
3. To scroll up, down, left or right in a menu, use the mouse scroll wheel, or click and drag the screen in the direction you want to scroll.
4. To change the mouse pointer speed, go to the Settings menu ==touch ==Language & input ==and then touch Pointer speed. Move the slider left or right to achieve your desired pointer speed.

>>Super-Fast Files Transfer Between Two Devices

About transfering files between two devices, most people will rather choose the commonly used way, Bluetooth, NFC, USB cable and PC but the funniest part is that when using these methods, connection issues always occur. And the transmission is quite slow. So with USB OTG, everything comes easier.
The main function of the USB OTG cable is that it empowers USB devices like Android phones to act as a host and then allows other USB device to be attached to them. You can make a direct connection between two Android phones/tablets and transfer files between Android via USB OTG . By using USB OTG, Android phones plugged-in can communicate with each other without the need to be connected to a computer.
With OTG cable, it is very easy to transfer heavy files like HD movies, game data etc.

>>Share Battery Charge Between Two Smartphones

Few of us only know about this even some people do not believe it is true but today, I will let you realise that you can use the OTG cable for sharing the battery charge... all you need is a regular data/charger cable that you use to connect your smartphone to your PC and a standard USB OTG Host cable. If you do not have an OTG host cable, then you can buy them very cheap from any mobile store or from online shopping sites.
Once you are done with everything, then follow the steps on how to connect it. 
Step 1.Connect the USB data cable to one of the phones.
Step 2. Connect the USB OTG host cable to the other phone
Ste 3. Attach the two cables together. You will notice that the phone with smaller charge level has started to charge. The charging will continue until the batteries of both the phones have almost the same level of charge.



>>Using an External GamePad

This is mainly for game lovers.. Playing games on a touchscreen is not the same as holding a real Gamepad or a portable console like PSP. Many game developers have finally realized that in order for their games to be successful, they have to support Android. To really win Android users over, they should also accommodate us hardcore gamers who have OTG cables with the ability to hook up controllers to our devices.
There are some games that already support Gamespads like asphalt while some only work well with touchscreen like Blek. Games like FIFA, Modern combat is good to use Gamepad with them to make it more Interesting. If you have a tablet, you can try connecting your Gamepad to your device using your OTG cable, by so doing.. As a game lover, you will notice more difference between the two(using OTG Cable or touchscreen)

That's all for that, now, the supported devices for USB OTG are Sony, Xperia Z, ZL, Z Ultra, Z1 - Samsung Galaxy S2, S3, S4, Note 1, Note 2, Note 3 - Tecno F7/H7/R7/Phantom A+/Tablets - Motorola: Moto G Phone | Xoom Tablet - LG Optimus G, G2, G3, G Pad 8.3 7.0 8.0 10.1 – HTC X, One, One mini, One max, M7, M8 - Nokia Lumia 2520 Tablet | Nokia 603 | Asha 300 | C6-01 | C7 E6 E7 | N8 - Google Nexus 5 / 6 / 7 / 9 / 10, all Q Mobiles and many more.

If you want to make purchase for  an OTG Cable, it is available in the Mobile market. To use this cable with the phone, firstly you need to check whether there is support in the OTG or not. You can check this capability with ” USB OTG Checker ” from Google Play Store.

You can get your own USB OTG as cheap as N500 on any online store like  Jumia and Konga, it will be delivered to your doorsteps when due.
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