How to use USB Pen Drives with mobile phones using OTG cables?

If your mobile phone has OTG (On-The-Go) support, you can plug in pen drives to your phone and use it. You can transfer files to and from the phone, watch videos, etc. Your phone should support OTG feature.

Check out this illustrative video (Connecting pen-drives to Android Phone using OTG cable)

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  1. Some phones and tablets do not support this function so it is wise to search the web to find if your device is compatible with this function. I explained a little as to why I was looking for an alternative to buying one online and let me go a little more in depth as to why I chose the DIY route. The top two reasons are, it would be cheaper and I wouldn't have to wait for it, You can make one for under 2 dollars with stuff you more than likely have lying around your house! USB OTG (USB On The Go) is a standard that enables mobile devices to talk to one another. Traditionally mobile devices could only connect to a Mac/PC by USB, but USB OTG makes it possible for devices to connect directly to each other.And that's not all USB OTG can do. By enabling your device to act as a USB host – that is, to be the boss of other devices that you connect to it – you can use additional hardware such as storage, keyboards or even musical instruments together with your handset.

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