11 Ways An OTG Cable Can Help You Do Amazing Things On Your Smartphone







USB On-the-Go is also known as USB OTG or simply OTG. It allows USB Devices to act as a host and allows other USB devices to be attached to them. It is normally used to add more to your smartphone’s functionality. Here are 13 amazing things you can do with an OTG Cable.



#1 You Can Charge Your Smartphone with another Smartphone


I'd call this battery stealing technically. 😂😂.. It's fun though. I know you'll certainly love to use this as this allows you to charge your smartphone from another one and the phone which acts as the USB host will automatically charge the other device. This will come in handy should you need to charge your phone in an emergency.


#2 Connect a Portable Hard Drive


Smartphones use portable Hard Drives too, not just computers. You can connect a portable hard drive or external storage with the help of an OTG cable. All you just need to do is to connect the OTG cable to your smartphone and the external storage. You can access the external storage device easily from your file manager. You can also transfer files from your phone to the external storage with the help of an OTG cable.


#3 Connect a Game Controller


I don't like playing games on my android screen, I prefer using an game controller and it's possible with the use of an OTG cable.
Currently, many Android games support external game pads, and you can easily connect an external game controller to your device using OTG cable.


#4 Connect USB Light

You can connect a USB LED Light to your Android phone using an OTG cable. You can even connect the LED flashlight to help you capture images at night if your phone doesn’t come with a front flash.


#5 Connecting LAN cable

You'll need to buy a LAN to USB controller and connect it to your Android device! Just like shown in the picture above. You can enjoy the internet access on your smartphone directly.


#6 Share Contacts, Messages between two phones

Samsung’s SmartSwitch app helps you transfer messages,call logs,contacts and more between Android devices with the help of an OTG cable.


#7 Connect Keyboard and Mouse

If you're tired of the old conventional way of tapping the screen of your Android phone and want to go a bit retro, you could connect your USB mouse and keyboard to your smartphone using an OTG cable.


#8 Connect a camera

If you're a photographer then you won't need to connect your Camera to a computer if you need to clear up few pictures. Simply connect your Android device with the Camera using an OTG cable.

#9 Print Saved Documents in Android Phone

The PrintShare app automatically downloads drivers for USB printers on your Android smartphone. Simply connect your Printer with your Android device with an OTG cable to print a document directly.


#10 Create Music On Android

Almost every modern musical instrument like keyboards, guitars can directly connect with PCs. Also with USB OTG, you can connect all the instruments with your Android devices.



#11 Recording Audio with external Microphone


Vloggers/Youtubers will find this very helpful. You can use an external microphone to record your voice on your Android smartphone. Users can connect the external microphone on to the Android using OTG cable and can record it.

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