USB OTG, USB on the Go is a standard that enables mobile devices to talk to another.Traditionally mobile devices could only connect to a Mac/PC by USB, but USB OTG makes it possible for devices to connect directly to each other.
How do I know if my Android device supports USB OTG?
USB OTG has its own logo, which should be on your device's packaging if it's supported. If you don't have the original packaging to hand, you can use search with the device model on Google to find this information.
Generally, if your smartphone was released within the last two years, it will support it.
What can I do with USB OTG?
- Connect a mouse or keyboard:
Just plug in a USB mouse and you will automatically see its cursor appear on your display. This is also a great way to use your device if the touchscreen is broken. Alternatively, connect an external keyboard to turn a tablet into a laptop.
- Connect a USB storage drive:
You can connect to storage devices such as USB sticks or external hard drives with USB OTG. Using a file manager on your device, you can directly access data on an external storage or music without having to store them on your phone.
- Connect a game controller:
Using a wired Xbox 360 controller is an easy way to do this, just connect it to your phone with a USB OTG cable, launch a game and it should work right away, no configuration required.
- Use your broken smartphone from a pc:
Display is broken but you can still see the display If you've broken your touchscreen but the display is still working (you can see it), you can fix this by using a USB OTG and a mouse connected to your device. Once you have connected the mouse, you can unlock your device regardless of whether you have a pattern, PIN or password. We recommend using passwords anyways because they are highly secure.
Now that your phone is unlocked, you can connect it to your computer and either transfer the data you need to your microSD memory or connect it directly to your PC and transfer the files there.
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