How To Check USB OTG Support For Your Android Phone

The number of things you can accomplish with Android is simply astonishing because it is open-source. You can install customised ROMs and even boot Linux on a computer using an Android phone. Despite the fact that Android offers several features that increase productivity, USB OTG is undoubtedly one of the most beneficial of all of them.

Simply put, USB OTG (short for On-The-Go) allows an Android device to function as a USB host, allowing it to power and manage additional USB devices like game controllers, keyboards/mice, and much more. You can utilise USB OTG in a variety of ways to improve your Android phone’s capabilities. How can you determine whether your Android phone supports USB OTG in the first place, though, before even trying that?

If you haven’t guessed by now, we are here to assist you with that. Without further ado, here’s a quick guide on how to see if your Android phone supports USB OTG.

How to check USB OTG support for your Android phone?

To determine whether your phone supports USB OTG or not, use the Easy OTG Checker app. This is how:

Install and launch Easy OTG Checker, then attach a USB OTG device to the phone, such as the SanDisk Ultra USB OTG. Click the question mark button now.

Step 2: Easy OTG Checker will check the USB OTG compatibility of your Android phone in a matter of seconds and present the results. In addition, the app shows system details like the device’s make and model and Android version. Here is the outcome, as seen on an Android device that supports USB OTG:

And the outcome, as seen on a non-USB OTG compliant device, is as follows:

All there is to it is that. It doesn’t get any easier than that, do it?

Other noteworthy points:

  • If your Android phone s retail box has the USB OTG logo (see below), it supports USB OTG.
  • Another simple method to check your Android phone s USB OTG compatibility is to connect a USB OTG device to it. If the same is detected and you get a notification/confirmation prompt on the device, your Android phone supports USB OTG.

What to do if your Android phone doesn t support USB OTG?

There is a chance that your Android smartphone does not support USB OTG, even though the bulk of the newer Android phones do so out of the box. Furthermore, because USB OTG functionality depends on a number of parameters (such as the Android/Kernel version, the availability of USB OTG drivers, and hardware support), the process for making USB OTG operate on incompatible devices varies depending on the type of device (and even different variants of the same device).

That being stated, you must always first root your Android device (using programmes like Kingo Android Root). After that, you can access devices connected through USB OTG using programmes like USB OTG Helper and Stick Mount (Do note that these apps only work for USB Flash Drives).

SEE ALSO: 15 Top Android Apps for Rooted Devices

List of Smartphones and Tablets that support OTG

List of Mobile Phones Supported OTG function*
Brand Name Model Name
iBall Andi 5.9M Cobalt Plate
iBall Andi 5K Panther
iBall Andi 5F Infinito
iBall Andi 4.5 Enigma
iBall Andi 4.7G Cobalt
Samsung Galaxy Note4
Samsung Galaxy S5 Plus
Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport
Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A G901F / G906S
Samsung Galaxy S5
Samsung Galaxy K/S5 Zoom
Samsung Galaxy S5 Octa-Core
Samsung Galaxy S5 G9009FD
Samsung Galaxy S5 CDMA
Samsung Galaxy S5 Active
Samsung Galaxy S5 Duos
Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500
Samsung Galaxy S4 I9505
Samsung Galaxy S4 zoom
Samsung Galaxy S4 Active I9295
Samsung Galaxy S4 I9506
Samsung Galaxy S4 Active LTE-A
Samsung Galaxy S4 I9502
Samsung Galaxy S4 CDMA
Samsung Galaxy S III I9300
Samsung Galaxy S III I9305
Samsung Galaxy S III I747
Samsung Galaxy S III T999
Samsung Galaxy S III CDMA
Samsung Galaxy S II I9100G
Samsung Galaxy S II HD LTE
Samsung Galaxy S II Duos I929
Samsung Galaxy S II T989
Samsung Galaxy S II I9100
Samsung Galaxy S II I777
Samsung Galaxy S II LTE I9210
Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch
Samsung Galaxy S II 4G I9100M
Samsung Galaxy S II X T989D
Samsung Galaxy Note lll N9000
Samsung Galaxy Note ll N7100
Samsung Galaxy Note N7000
Samsung Galaxy Note I717
Samsung Galaxy Note T879
Samsung Galaxy Ace3 S7270
Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830i
Samsung Galaxy Nexus I9250
Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 I9200
Samsung Galaxy J
Samsung Galaxy F
Sony Xperia Z3
Sony Xoeria Z3 Compact
Sony Xperia Z2A
Sony Xperia Z2
Sony Xperia Z1
Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
Sony Xperia Z1S
Sony Xperia Z
Sony Xperia Z Ultra
Sony Xperia ZL
Sony Xperia ZR
Sony Xperia M
Sony Xperia M2
Sony Xperia M2 Aqua
Sony Xperia E3
Sony Xperia E3 Dual
Sony Xperia M2 Dual
Sony Xperia U
Sony Xperia S
Sony Xperia P
Sony Xperia Miro
Sony Xperia Go
Sony Xperia T
Sony Xperia SL
Sony Xperia ion LTE
Sony Xperia LT29i Hayabusa
Sony Xperia Acro S
Sony Sony Ericson Xperia Arc S
Sony Sony Xperia Neo V
Sony Xperia J
Sony Xperia Sola
Sony Xperia SP
Sony Xperia TX
Sony Xperia V
Lenovo Lenovo P780
Lenovo Lenovo K900
Lenovo Lenovo Vibe X S960
HTC One M8
HTC One (M8) Dual Sim
HTC One X+
HTC One Mini
HTC One Max
HTC Desire 500
HTC Desire 601
HTC Desire 600
HTC Desire 700
HTC Desire 700 Dual Sim
HTC One M8 Prima
HTC Desire X
HTC Desire U
HTC Butterfly
HTC Butterfly S
Micromax A110Q Canvas 2 Plus
Micromax A116 Canvas HD
Micromax A110 Canvas 2
LG Nexus 5
LG G Flex
LG G Pro 2
LG Vu 3 F300L
LG Optimus G Pro
LG Optimus G Pro lite
LG Optimus G2
Karbonn Titanium X
Karbonn Karbonn Titanium Hexa
BlackBerry BlackBerry Z30
Gionee Elife S5.5
Gionee Elife E7
Xiaomi MI-4
Xiaomi MI-3
Xiaomi MI-2
Xiaomi MI-2S
Xiaomi MI-2A
Xiaomi Redmi Note
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G
Xiaomi Hongmi 1S
Xiaomi Hongmi
Xolo Play 8X-1100
Xolo Play 8X-1200
Xolo Play 6X-1000
Xolo Q2100
Xolo Q3000
Xolo Q2000
Xolo Q1000 Opus
Xolo Q700
Xolo Q700i
Xolo Q700S Plus
Huawei Ascend P7 Sapphire Edition
Huawei Ascend P7
Huawei Ascend P7 mini
Huawei Ascend P6
Huawei Ascend P6 S
Huawei Ascend P1
Huawei Ascend Mate7
Huawei Ascend Mate2 4G
Huawei Ascend G7
Huawei Ascend Honor 3
Huawei Ascend D1
Huawei Ascend D1 XL U9500E
Huawei Ascend D quad
Oppo Oppo R5
Oppo Oppo N3
Oppo Oppo Neo 5
Oppo Oppo Neo 3
Oppo Oppo N1 mini
Oppo Oppo N1
Oppo Oppo Find7
Oppo Oppo Find7a
Lava Lris Pro 30+
Spice Mi-502 Smartflo Pace2
Spice Mi-535 Stellar Pinnacle Pro
Spice Mi-530 Stellar Pinnacle
List of Tablets Supported OTG function*
iBall i5715
iBall 6309i
iBall 6309r
iBall 6318i
iBall i6516
iBall 2G7227
iBall 2G7236
iBall 7236 3G 17
iBall 3G7271
iBall 3G7271 HD7
iBall 3G 7271 HD70
iBall 3GQ7271-IPS20
iBall 3G7334i
iBall 3G 7345 Q800
iBall 6351 Q-40
iBall 3G 6095 D-20
iBall 3G 6095 Q700
iBall 3G Q7218
iBall 3G 7830 Q900
iBall 3G 8072
iBall 3G WQ32
iBall i9018
iBall i9702
iBall 3G 9017 D50
iBall Q9703
iBall 3G 9728
iBall i1017
iBall 3GQ1035
iBall 3G1035 Q90
iBall 3G 1026 Q-18
iBall 3G WQ149
iBall 3G WQ149R
iBall 3G WQ149i
iBall Brace X1
Nokia N810
Samsung Note 8.0 N5100
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition)
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2.7.0 i705
Sony Tablet S 3G
Lenovo IdeaTab A1000
Lenovo IdeaTab A3000
Lenovo IdeaTab S5000
Lenovo IdeaTab S6000
Lenovo IdeaTab S6000L
Lenovo IdeaTab S6000F
Lenovo IdeaTab S6000H
Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+
Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 10.1
Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 8.0
Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8
Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10
LG G Pad 7.0
LG G Pad 10.1
Accer Iconia Tab A3
Accer Iconia Tab A200
Accer Iconia Tab A210
Asus Transformer Pad TF103C
Alcatel One Touch Evo 8HD
Huawei MediaPad 7 Lite
Huawei MediaPad
Huawei MediaPad S7-301w
Xolo Play Tegra Note
Xiaomi Mi Pad 7.9
Toshiba Excite 10 AT305

Note: Some of the newest devices that support OTG may not be on the list. Please check the manufacturer’s website using the techniques given above before purchasing.

Use USB OTG to get more from your Android device

It goes without saying that the additional functionality provided to Android smartphones with USB OTG significantly increases their potential. And as was already mentioned, it’s simpler than you might think to find out if your Android handset is USB OTG compatible. Try it out, and then share your results with us in the comments section.