USB On-The-Go or as they say OTG, is one of the most awesome feature of an Android phone. The advent of OTG in 2001 opened many doors to a lot of functionality in an Android phone. Basically, USB OTG enables our mobile devices to communicate or talk with each other. In the early days, a mobile could only connect with a PC/Mac but with the help of USB OTG, it is possible for mobile devices to connect to each other and that’s not the end. You can enable your device to act as a USB host which means that it will be the boss of other devices. For instance, when you attached a mice or keyboard to any USB OTG supported device, then the device that supplies the power is often referred to as the host, while the other is called the slave. The good news however is that there are a number of cool things you can do with USB OTG. So checkout the 7 best uses of USB OTG on Android.
1. Connecting USB Storage Device
2. Connecting Keyboards or Mouse
3. Connecting MIDI Keyboard
4. Connecting Game Controllers
5. Controlling DSLR(s) With Your Phones
Digital Single Lensed Reflex Camera or DSLR Camera offers top class image quality and that is the reason it is preferred by many photographers. But what if you could control it with your Android device thereby twisting its manual controls and using them for stuff like zoom control, shutter speed etc. Well you can do all that with USB OTG but you must have an Android application to help you.
6. Printing Documents
In early days when you want to print a document, you would have to use a computer but now with the help of USB OTG you can easily connect your smartphone directly to your printer however you will need an android app to assist you with that.
7. Charging Other Phones
USB OTG has made our smartphones smarter by introducing a lot of features that makes life easier in many different ways. Although there maybe a lot of uses of USB OTG but these are some of the best. If you know any other cool uses of USB OTG than the ones listed above, then do tell us in the comment section and don’t forget to share this article with your friends, telling them about the various uses of USB OTG on Android phones.