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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
#14 Card Reader
If you are holding an Android smartphone that doesn’t support microSD card, don’t worry with the help of OTG cable you can use your card reader to connect with your phone. You just need to have an OTG Plus Card reader, which lets users connect MicroSD card with any Android.
#15 Chromecast or HDMI
With the help of OTG cable, you can mirror your Android screen to your home TV. Users just need to have an HDMI cable or Chromecast and OTG cable to connect their phone to TV or LED in the USB port. You can watch movies, play audios using this trick.
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.