Tech

[News] Top 10+ Uses Of OTG Cable That You Should Know

2017-04-21 00:32:36
1344 10
As we all know, USB OTG or USB On-The-Go is one of the important inventions and it can be used in many ways. We have mentioned Top 10  Uses of OTG cable that you probably don’t know.
Top 10  Uses Of OTG Cable That You Should Know

USB On-the-Go which is also known as USB OTG or simply OTG cable which allows USB Devices to act as a host allowing other USB devices to be attached to them. It is normally used to extend your device’s functionality. You can easily transfer data from the smartphone to Pendrive and vice versa.
However, do you know OTG Cable is capable of doing more than just transferring Data? Therefore, we have compiled an article which will describe the 10  best uses of OTG cable which you probably don’t know.
#1 You Can Charge Android with another

Top 10 Uses Of OTG Cable That You Should Know

This is the technique which Android users will love to utilize as this allows you to charge two smartphones and the phone which acts as the USB host will automatically charge the other device. This will be a very helpful technique if you need to charge your phone in an emergency.
#2 Connect a Portable Hard Drive

Top 10 Uses Of OTG Cable That You Should Know

You can connect the portable hard drive or external storage with the help of an OTG cable. You just need to connect the OTG cable to your smartphone an external storage. You can access the external storage device easily. You can even transfer files from phone to external storage with the help of OTG cable.
#3 Connect a Game Controller

Top 10 Uses Of OTG Cable That You Should Know

If you think it’s too boring to play first person shooting Games in an Android device then you can try connecting a Game controller with your Android device through OTG cable. Nowadays many Android games support external gamepad, and you can easily connect an external game controller to your device using OTG cable.
#4 Connect USB Light

Top 10 Uses Of OTG Cable That You Should Know

Have you ever imagined that if your phone could light up a LED lamp? Of course, you will say no! However, you can connect a USB based LED Light to your Android phone using OTG cable. You can even connect LED flashlight for capturing images at night if your phone doesn’t have a front flash feature.
#5 Connecting LAN cable

Top 10 Uses Of OTG Cable That You Should Know

You just need to buy a LAN to USB controller and connect it to your Android device! Just like shown in the image above. You can enjoy the broadband internet in your Mobile directly.
#6 Share Contacts, Messages between two phones

Top 10 Uses Of OTG Cable That You Should Know

With the help of Samsung’s SmartSwitch app, you can transfer messages, call logs, contacts and much more between Android devices with the help of OTG cable. This will be very useful and also consumes less battery.
#7 Connect Keyboard and Mouse

Top 10 Uses Of OTG Cable That You Should Know

If you don’t like to navigate your Android device! If you use messaging apps like WhatsApp and Facebook a lot then you will love to exchange messages with Keyboard and Mouse. You can connect your USB mouse and Keyboard with your Android device using OTG cable.
#8 Connect a camera

Top 10 Uses Of OTG Cable That You Should Know

If you love photography then you will love to connect your Android device with Camera. Now you don’t need to connect your Camera with Computer if you need to clear up few pictures just connect your Android device with Camera using OTG cable.
#9 Print Saved Documents in Android Phone

Top 10 Uses Of OTG Cable That You Should Know

You can use the app PrintShare which will automatically download drivers for USB printers on your Android smartphone. Just connect your Printer with Android device with the help of OTG cable to print a document directly.
#10 Connect a USB Fan

Top 10 Uses Of OTG Cable That You Should Know

USB Fans almost works with the electric charge. However, you might have seen Laptop cooling pads are usually connected with the help of USB. You can connect USB fan with your Android Device using OTG Cable.
#11 Create Music On Android

Create Music On Android

Well, almost every modern musical instruments like keyboards, guitars can directly connect with PCs via the MIDI standard. Well, with USB OTG, you can connect all the instruments with your Android devices.
#12 Connect Ethernet

Connect Ethernet

Do you know, you can also use the wired Internet generally known as Ethernet on your Android devices directly with the help of OTG cable? Well, there might be times when you don’t have access to WiFi or cellular data, that time connecting Ethernet using OTG will turn very useful.
#13 Recording Audio with external Microphone

Recording Audio with external Microphone

Well, Youtubers will find this very helpful. You can use an external microphone to record your voice in Android. Users can connect the external microphone on to the Android using OTG cable and can record it.
So, these are few lesser known uses of USB OTG cable! If we had missed any feature then let us know in the comment section below. I hope you like the post! Share it with your friends too.
2017-04-21 00:32:36
Favorites6 RateRate

Bunny Master

1640314303 | from Redmi 3S

#1

all are common uses .......... every one knows it !!!
2017-04-21 00:38:38

Bunny Semi-pro

Ammy.gangster Author | from app

#2

1640314303
all are common uses .......... every one knows it !!!

do u already know that you can use otg with game controller
2017-04-21 00:42:27

Bunny Semi-pro

sathish srinivas | from Redmi 3S

#3

sorry i cant get u
2017-04-21 01:29:20

Bunny Avanzado

abhishekkb | from Redmi Note 3

#4

Everyone knows these uses
2017-04-21 02:32:57

Bunny Novato

1680437426 | from Redmi Note 4

#5

Can i connect portable usb DAC to my Redmi Note 4?
2017-04-21 02:43:10

Photography Team

parag purkar | from Redmi 3S

#6

nice informative thread, please update with images
2017-04-21 04:20:26

Bunny Master

1640314303 | from Redmi 3S

#7

Ammy.gangster
do u already know that you can use otg with game controller

yeah bro.......!!!!!!
2017-04-21 06:47:06

Bunny Pro

Santosh Panigrahy | from Redmi 3S

#8

tx for your information
2017-04-22 00:00:29

Bunny Novato

AnasMillwala | from Redmi Note 4

#9

external microphone doesn't work on mi phones no matter you connect it to 3.5mm jack using different kinds of connectors of ttrs or any other or by connecting it to usb using otg cable and other connectors...hate this feature of mi :(
2017-09-13 13:36:13

Super Moderador

Furqaan | from Redmi Note 4

#10

Hey there, how about adding source to your thread?
2017-09-13 21:26:23
please sign in to reply.
Sign In Sign Up
  • Followers

    0

  • Threads

    17

  • Replies

    65

  • Points

3 Днів поспіль

Mi Comm APP

Stay updated on Mi Products and MIUI

Copyright
Content Policty
Quick Reply To Top Return to the list