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Utilizing A Mouse With Your Android System: Step By Step (Android 10, 11 And Past)

Utilizing a mouse together with your Android machine is a simple course of and with it, you’ll be able to perform actions like clicking, right-clicking, highlighting, and hovering.

highlighting with mouse on android

How To Do It

If you wish to use a mouse together with your Android machine, you’ll want two issues. The mouse itself, and an OTG cable.

I’ve acquired a Havit mouse for this.

havit mouse

It’s a wi-fi mouse. I couldn’t discover the precise kind, however you’ll be able to do this HP mouse I discovered on Amazon if you happen to don’t have a mouse to make use of.

If you need a silent mouse, then you will get this one on Amazon. It doesn’t must be a wi-fi mouse, however a wired mouse will dissipate extra battery than a wi-fi mouse.

It is because most wi-fi mice have their battery.

The OTG cable I’ve doubles as a micro USB and a USB Kind-C. You may get one on Amazon as properly.

otg cable

All proper, so when you will have the whole lot, it’s good to join the wi-fi Infrared Dongle to the OTG cable as seen beneath (similar to the way you join a flash drive to your laptop computer).

infrared to otg

Subsequent, you’ll want to attach the OTG cable to your machine.

otg to device

Should you’re on an Android 11 machine, you’ll be able to simply begin utilizing the mouse from right here. You simply must click on the mouse to activate it if the cursor isn’t displaying up.

Nonetheless, on my Android 10 machine, I’ve to go to “Settings” then seek for “OTG” by utilizing the search bar.

enable otg

Subsequent, I swap on the OTG possibility.

And that’s it, from right here it is possible for you to to make use of the mouse together with your Android machine.

Limitations and Conclusion

The one limitation I’ve discovered to this point is that you could’t drag and drop issues such as you would on a laptop computer/PC. So be careful for that.

Typically I’m not in a position to copy textual content even after highlighting, however it is determined by the app I’m copying the textual content from so preserve that in thoughts.

To verify the machine doesn’t misbehave, strive to not use your thumb and the mouse on the identical time. Use one by one.

In order that’s all I can say about utilizing a mouse together with your Android machine, when you have questions, depart them within the feedback. And let me know what you need to see from me sooner or later.



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