The Android Operating System supports PC mouse, gamepads and keyboards. Many of the Android devices that are available in the market can be connected to the PC peripherals with the help of USB OTG cable. While on the other Android devices, you can connect the peripherals such as a mouse wirelessly through Bluetooth.
This simply means that you can connect your PC Mouse wirelessly with an Android tablet or Android phone and use the mouse cursor to navigate through screen. All the functions of a mouse that can be used on the personal computer can be applied on the Android devices, without any limitations.
The Android tablets and the Android smartphones do not have the full-size USB ports. To connect a full-size USB port, you would need to use an OTG cable (on- the- go cable). The OTG cable acts as the connecting adaptor that enables you to connect micro USB port with the full-size USB peripherals.
These OTG cables are available online and can also be purchased from local shops. The OTG cable may also allow the user to attach other USB devices with their Android Smartphones or tablets.
Although, most of the Android devices lets you to connect USB OTG cable some devices may not come with such a functionality. If you are unsure whether your Android phone is compatible with OTG cable you can do a simple Google search.
Once you know that your Android phone is compatible with USB OTG cable, you simply need to connect it with your Android phone and the wireless mouse’s USB receiver on the other end. You do not need to go through any other additional configuration to start working. It is as simple as just plug and play.
When a USB OTG cable is not the right choice for you then you can connect wirelessly to your mouse with the help of the Bluetooth. Going wireless with the Bluetooth has its additional benefit of not having to manage a clutter of wires.
To achieve Bluetooth connection for your wireless mouse with your Android phone. You need to open your Android Bluetooth settings screen and pair it with your wireless mouse.
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You do not need to do any sort of extra tweaks or rooting to use wireless mouse with your Android phone. When you connect the wireless mouse with your Android phone you will find a similar mouse cursor appearing on your phone screen.
The cursor can be used to do all sorts of navigating through the Android phone’s interface. Moreover, clicking and accessing all the functionalities is similar to the way that you use with your touch function. It works absolutely like the way it works on the personal computers or the laptops. In addition, to use a mouse you can also use your finger from time to time to access the touch functionality along with the mouse.
The Android phone not only enables you to connect your wireless mouse but also many other devices. Almost, all the peripherals that we use to operate a PC or laptop can be connected with Android phone. There are applications on the Google Play Store which enables you to inverse the functionality by allowing you to use your Android phone as a controller for your PC or the laptop. The Android phone has a lot of additional benefits only if you know how to increase its productivity with the help of simple tools available in the market.