How to connect a mouse and USB memory to an Android tablet - Quick and easy

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There are several theories as to who created the first device that will do processing. However, it is known to all that Konrad Zuse was the creator and developer of the first computer that would start a movement that would allow the evolution of technology.

Currently there are devices that allow the exchange of information and in turn help to make the performance of other computers more efficient. An example of this is the mouse or USB.

And it is that although many people believe that connect a mouse or a USB memory is a very simple process, it could have its complications for novice users. For this reason, in this article we will teach you step by step how to do it.

How to connect a mouse and USB memory to an Android tablet?

There are currently estimated to be more than thirty IT companies responsible for the design and manufacture of new electronic devices and their marketing around the world. Some of the most famous are Samsung, Huawei, Xiaomi, Motorola and Apple, although the latter does not work with an Android operating system.

By virtue of this several devices have been developed, such as the Android tablet which basically has functions similar to those of a Smartphone o of a smartphone. Obviously with some plus points such as a much larger screen.

An Android tablet allows its owner to manage various applications and tools contained in a mobile device as well. But in this case you can include other options such as connecting headphones via Bluetooth, a mouse to operate it or a USB memory to extract or view its contents.

Connect a mouse and USB memory to an Android tablet

The input port on an Android tablet is quite small compared to the ports used to connect a USB stick or mouse to a computer. That is why an additional tool is needed. In this case a " OTG cable ".

The OTG cable has an input port on one end similar to that of an Android mobile device or tablet. And towards the other end it has an input similar to the ports that are used to connect the cable of a mouse or a USB memory.

To connect to the mouse:

  • The first step is therefore get an OTG cable, which is sold in computer product stores and the price of which is quite affordable.
  • Once you have the cable, it is first connected to the Tablet Android, which recognizes it almost instantly.
  • After connecting to the Tablet, the mouse cable is connected to the excess end of the OTG cable.
  • In this way the user can handle the Tablet at will as if he were using his own finger.
  • With the sliding button you go from one page to another (widget), with the main button you do click on an application or tool and with the secondary button you choose "back" or back.
  • In case the mouse is wireless, the wireless sensor is connected to the end of the OTG cable.

To connect a USB memory:

  • We connect the OTG cable  first in the Android Tablet and then in the pen drive.
  • Let's wait a few seconds for that the device recognizes the memory.
  • We can see that it has already been recognized because the USB icon appears at the top of the screen.

If we follow these steps, we will have a great result in our connection. As in addition to being a simple process, it doesn't take a lot of time.

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