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How to Use a Mouse with an Android Phone or Tablet

How to Use a Mouse with an Android Phone or Tablet

While it may seem counterintuitive, you never know when you’ll need to use a mouse with your Android phone or tablet. Perhaps you want more precise movement or must navigate through broken touch controls. Fortunately, the process is easier than connecting an external device to an iPad, and you’ll learn some quick methods below.

Method 1 – With an OTG Cable

This method requires a wireless mouse and OTG (on-the-go) cable. We recommend the UGREEN Micro USB 2.0 OTG Cable, which supports high-speed data rates and is fully portable.

If you’re unsure whether your phone or tablet supports OTG cables, simply perform a Google search of the following: your phone model + OTG support. If your phone is OTG-compatible, congratulations! All you need to do is insert the cable into your phone and plug your wireless mouse’s receiver onto the other end.

Your device should automatically recognize your wireless mouse.

Method 2 – Via Bluetooth

You can connect your mouse via Bluetooth if your phone doesn’t support OTG cables. We recommend the TECKNET Bluetooth Mouse, which has a 6-button design, five adjustable DPI levels, and a comfortable, ergonomic design perfect for prolonged use.

Pairing a Bluetooth mouse is simple. Most mice have designated Bluetooth buttons or require users to hold the power button to enter pairing mode. Others are ready to pair as soon as you switch them on. Enter your phone’s Bluetooth settings and click on the device name—that’s it!

You can adjust your mouse settings depending on your Android device for better accessibility. Some settings include increasing the cursor size for easier viewing and modifying the delay before clicking.

If you have additional tips for using a mouse with your Android phone or tablet, leave a note in the comments!