What is an OTG cable and what is it used for?

Last Update Date : Jan 16. 2018

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An OTG or On-The-Go cable allows you to connect a full sized USB device or cable to your Galaxy Smartphone through the micro USB charging port.


It allows USB devices such as digital audio players or mobile phones to act as a host.


You can do the following with an OTG cable:


■ Plug in keyboards and mouse to the mobile
■ Connect smartphone directly to printer
■ Access USB sticks and external hard drives (no need to store on device if using file manager to access)
■ Transfer photos directly from a compatible camera on to the phone



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