USB OTG (On-The-Go) is a standardized specification for USB connections which allows a device to read data from a USB connection without a computer. The device is getting popular day by day because of its ease of use and functionality across various devices. You can do a lot of amazing stuff with a USB OTG (On-The-Go) cable. You can connect your android mobile with a keyboard, you can play games on your Xbox with your android smartphone, control your DSLR, etc. through a USB OTG cable!
How to check if your device supports USB OTG? It is simple. The easiest way to check if your smartphone supports USB OTG is to check the box in which it came in or the manufacturers website for the specifications.
Another method to check if your device supports USB OTG is by downloading the USB OTG Checker app from the Play store. It is a free app that you can run to check whether your smartphone supports USB OTG feature or not. Not all android devices support the USB OTG feature. The manufacturer has to enable it itself.
If your smartphone has the USB OTG feature enabled, you can do lots of amazing stuff using it. Here are some of the cool things which you can do using the USB OTG.
#1. Connect Pendrives and External hard disks.
Yes, you read it right! You can connect your pendrive or your external hard to your android smartphone using a USB OTG. You can connect any external storage to your smartphone using an OTG cable. Just plug it in and you are ready to go.
Please note that these drives need to be in FAT32 Format, NTFS format does not work perfectly on Android devices.
#2. Connect USB Keyboard to your smartphone.
A USB OTG cable is the simple most piece of hardware which you are going to require to connect a physical keyboard to your android device. Sometimes, typing on stock android keyboard becomes boring, and we tend to make terrible typing mistakes. To avoid this, using a physical keyboard instead of a virtual one would definitely help to solve the issue.
#3. Play With Video Game Controllers.
Ever wanted to play games on your android smartphone using your Xbox 360 controller? It is now possible to play games on your android device using the Xbox 360 controller. You only require a USB OTG to connect and play on the go!
You can connect any game controller to your Android smartphone; Xbox, Sony, Toshiba game controllers work perfectly with android devices.
#4. Connect USB Modem To Your Android Smartphone.
In the age of computer and internet, it is the very need of a person to stay connected to the web. Staying connected to the internet keeps you updated about the ongoings around the world and also keeps you updated with the latest pics and moments of your friends around social media.
You can connect to the internet via Wi-Fi, 3G or 4G connection, or an internet modem. A USB Internet modem is very handy and portable. It can be used to connect to the web quickly, without any hassles of network problems.
We are now at the conclusion of this article. I hope you did not know about the USB OTG features which I’ve shown you in this article. A USB OTG is an incredible piece of hardware with untapped potential.
If you have any problems or issues, while using your USB OTG, comment your problem and we will try to resolve your issue as soon as possible.