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Some Amazing Importance Of USB OTG Cable On Android Device by HotnaijaMarket(m): 12:42am On Feb 12, 2018
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

Read This: How To Solve Issue With Android Device Not Connected With USB On Computer

>> 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.

Continue Reading: http://www.techdavids.com/2018/02/some-amazing-importance-of-usb-otg.html

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