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What is OTG and how can we use it in different ways?

What is OTG and how can we use it in different ways?
August 06
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OTG or USB OTG is abbreviated as on the go device. This standardized specific device allows transferring data from one digital host to another or can be used to connect mice or keyboard to smart phones or other hardware. OTG specification2.0 is first used in 2001 and later revised. Through this, our digital devices such as smart phones, camera etc can be used as host or recipient for data transfer directly. Traditionally, smart phones only connect to PC or MAC by USB. This gadget is basically a USB Host, in which there is no requirement of PC to read data from a USB.




Basically, when two devices are connected and one device is OTG USB then, a communication link is established, in which one controlling the link is known as master r host while the other one is known as a slave or peripheral. It is a concept of master and slave.OTG can be easily connected to smart phones.

How to connect an OTG device to the smart phone?

To connect the OTG, simply put the OTG cable pin into a smart phone and attach the flash drive on the other end. Now launch the StickMount which will appear on your phone screen upon connection. You can also select automatic launching if you needed it often. This app will notify the successful mounting of the flash drive.

Now, go to file explorer of my files app on your phone and check USB storage/sd card. Find your flash drive name and by opening it, you can reach your data that was on the flash drive.  From here you can easily copy your data to your phone and also can load your phone data to the flash drive.




What to do if there is an issue?

If you are having some issues to access the flash drive in file explorer, just restart your phone and again launch the StickMount and it will notify you for successful mounting.

Exciting usage of OTG device

OTG can be used to connect your smart phones with musical instruments and others. Although the OTG should be compatible with such devices, such as gaming mice with lots of buttons may not e compatible with your smart phone but it can perform the basic functions. Upon connecting a keyboard, if there is a cursor appear on your screen it indicates its compatibility.




You can even connect your printer directly to your phone and can give a command to the printer for print without requiring any other wire connection and transfer any files to PC or MAC as firstly the host read the data of one device and writes it in another.You can use your internet device by directly connected to your smart phone. If your smart phone does not connect to the OTG, then you can confirm it through installing google play store app “OTG?”. This application tells you whether your cell phone is functionally supportive to OTG or not.  Smart phones that are released in past two years have OTG function.

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Summary: OTG is a device that is used as a communication link. it can transfer data from one device to another directly. through this there is no requirement of PC/MAC to transfer files.

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