7 Uses Of USB OTG Cable That You May Not Know

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USB OTG simply means USB On-The-Go cable. It is the cable that allows USB devices to act as a host, which allows USB devices to be attached with them.

Uses usb otg cable

​I can bet that most android users have heard of USB OTG cable but, really don’t know what it does and how to use it well. most android devices don’t really come with OTG cables, but that doesn’t mean you can’t use it on some of them. 
The OTG cable is generally used to transfer data from smart phone to pen drives, but there are other uses of OTG cable that you probably didn’t know and I suggest you get a comfy chair, sit tight and continue reading.

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7 USES OF USB OTG CABLE

1. SHARE MESSAGES & CONTACTS BETWEEN TWO PHONES
You can transfer contacts, messages, call logs between two android phone using the OTG cable. This method of transfer is very fast, useful and consumes less battery.

2. CONNECT ETHERNET 
In a situation where you don’t have WiFi or mobile data, connecting you mobile to an Ethernet is the best choice and here comes one of the usefulness of OTG cable.

3. CONNECT A CARD READER
For most android that doesn’t support MicroSD card, then you can connect your SD card with your phone using the OTG cable, you should have an OTG plus card reader.

4. CHARGE OTHER PHONES WITH YOUR PHONE
You can charge your android phone with another android using an OTG cable, you can also use this in an emergency. This is one of the popular uses of OTG cable, it makes your phone work as a power bank for charging other devices. 

5. CONNECT MOUSE AND KEYBOARD.
You can connect your mouse and keyboard to your android using an OTG cable, this can be useful if you want to type fast.

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6. CONNECT A GAME CONTROLLER
For the game lovers, this is very useful and helpful, so now you can connect your external game pad to your android device and enjoy your favorite game.

7. PRINT SAVED DOCUMENTS
Now you can connect your printer and your android device, to print your files and documents. You have to install the PrintShare app which will download the USB driver on your android phone. You can also check this Xiaomi Foldable Umbrella that Costs just N5k

So these are some of the uses of OTG cable, now you know so kindly share the information as it might be useful to someone else, use the share button below.

9 COMMENTS

  1. Thanks for this lovely article.

    I have not tried connecting my phone to ETHERNET before and I’m gonna try this out upon resuming work after my holidays.

  2. This is lifted from my previous message.

    CONNECT A SOUND CARD OR MICROPHONE

    When your smartphone’s inbuilt mic is insufficient, a real microphone can be connected to deliver a high-quality recording. You can also connect a sound card to your Android phone with the help of an OTG cable. Whenever your jack is not working, then can connect the sound card with it and listen to the music.

  3. You can also connect a USB LED lamp to your smartphone using a USB OTG. IT helps you during the time of power cuts. You can also use this as a Front Led flashlight for capturing Images and video calling in low light.

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