10+ Cool Things You Can Do With An OTG Cable on Your Phone

OTG Cable is designed to extend the functionality of your device.We regularly use OTG Cables to transfer files from Pendrive to Mobile and vice versa.But, What else can you do with a simple OTG cable?
As I said earlier, OTG cables are designed to extend the functionality of a device.Other than Pendrive, we can also connect and use other devices on our smartphone with an OTG Cable.

Most people only use OTG cables for file transfer between pen drive and smartphone, Most of them don’t know that this OTG cables can do some great things that they had never heard before.

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Today in this article, You will Top 10+ Different and Unique ways to use your OTG cable on a Smartphone.

1. Gaming Controller


Connect Gaming Controller To Smartphone With OTG Cable
You can use Gaming Controller or Joystick on your Smartphone while playing Games.The only requirement is that it should be a USB type controller. Not all Games support Gaming Controller, there are certain games like Asphalt Airborne, etc which support Gaming Controller, you can use it to control your Vehicle, Aim your Weapons and Move your characters.

2. LAN Cable

Connect LAN Cable To Smartphone
Yes, guys, You heard it right.We can connect our Broadband connection or output from your Modem directly to our phone.Suppose if you don’t have a Wifi Modem with you but only a modem you can make use of this trick.
To use LAN Cable on your Smartphone you need to buy a controller called LAN to USB, Link will be given below and start using it.

3. Connect A Hard Disk


When our phone memory is full or almost complete, you can backup files to a portable External Hard Disk using an OTG Cable. Just connect the Hard Disk USB Cable to the OTG Cable and start transferring files to your Hard Disk and vice versa.


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4. Charge Another Phone


Charge A Phone With Another Phone
You can Actually Charge Another smartphone with an OTG Cable. for this all you want to to is, just connect the USB cable to a phone which you want to charge and connect it to the OTG Cable.Now the phone will be charging.This comes handy when your friend’s phone doesn’t have enough charge.


5. Connect To A Camera


Yes, You can connect your smartphone to your Camera and control it.It will be very useful to every photographer who deals with tons of image.It will help you to sort out important photos, Snap images and do a lot more with your Camera from your smartphone.

6. Connect To Mic/Sound Card


Connect To A Mic With OTG Cable
Usually, the Mics that we have in our Smartphone will be a low-quality one and it cannot record high-quality audios. In this situation we can use an external Mic or Soundcard using an OTG cable can start using it.It helps us to record Audios with more quality and Listen to music with extra bass.

7. Keyboard


Connect Keyboard To Smartphone

You can actually connect a USB Wired Keyboard to your Smartphone and start typing with it.This comes really handy when you want to type Long Documents, Emails and Articles on you Mobile, It will be very difficult to type long documents using the on-screen screen keyboard of the mobile device and is again more tie consuming process.So, in this scenario, it will be better to use a keyboard to type really faster without any mistake.

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8. USB Fan


Connect USB Fan To Smartphone
Some of you may have already heard about a device called USB Fan.Usually, we use this USB Fan in our Laptop when we have an overheating issue.In the same way, you can also connect the same USB Fan to your Smartphone and start using it.Just plug the OTG Cable to your mobile and plug USB Fan to the OTG Cable.
If you want to buy a good quality USB Fan, then you can buy one produced Xiaomi, which is really cool.


9. USB Mouse


We can connect a regular USB mouse on our smartphone.Yes, you heard it right, If you have a USB Mouse with you then you connect it to your phone and start using it right away.After you connect the mouse to OTG Cable, a small Mouse Pointer will appear on your smartphone screen.And you can use as the way you want. I tried it on my device and  it was simply awesome.


10. Card Reader


As you use Pendrive with OTG Cable, in the same way, you can also use regular Memory Card Reader as well.If you want to use two memory cards simultaneously on your Device then you can use a Card Reader. Just insert the memory card into the card reader and plug it into the OTG Cable, that’s it.You can Cut, Copy, Paste or Transfer files from the Memory Card.


11. USB Light


As mentioned earlier that you can use USB Fan, in the same way, you can also use USB Lights too. If your flashlight isn’t working or you need more light than your phone’s flashlight or even if your phone doesn’t have a flashlight you can use a regular USB Light which is available for less than $4.

Final Words

I hope you guys enjoyed this Article and learned something new. There’s a lot more that you can do with a single piece of OTG Cable in your Smartphone. Try everything possible mentioned above, especially LAN to USB trick is ver Cool,Huh?

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Astro Joseph

Hey Guys, I'm Astro K Joseph, Founder and CEO of IPEE World from Kerala, India. I started this blog as a passion and it now empowering thousands of readers around the globe.Here I usually share stuff related to How To, Android, Windows, Facebook, WhatsApp, Blogging, etc.

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