Touch typing is easy and fun. But, you are not able to use those features with touch typing as compared to typing on keyboard. Which we use by keyboard with computer. If you can connect your desktop keyboard to your tablet or smartphone, you can make your phone a mini computer and use all the options you use on a computer, laptop.
Yes, you can easily connect a full size keyboard to your Android device, and here I am going to show you how to connect a desktop keyboard to an Android phone.
What’s more, you can connect a computer keyboard to your phone in 3 different ways. So let’s know about 3 ways to connect computer keyboard to Android phone.
By doing this you can get many advantages like your typing speed will be faster and you can do your work easily and in less time, apart from this you will get the biggest advantage that you can make your android device as computer.
Before this we will know what are the components required to connect a computer keyboard to an Android phone.
What components are needed to connect the keyboard to the mobile?
To connect the physical keyboard and mouse to the mobile, you must have these things.
- OTG Supported Android Phones
- OTG Cable
- Physical computer keyboard
(1) How to Connect USB Keyboard to Android Phone via USB OTG
If your device is USB OTG supported then you can connect computer USB keyboard to smartphone via USB OTG (on-the-go). If your smartphone is 5-6 years old then only it will not have the facility to use USB OTG. Very old phones did not have OTG feature.
However, if you are not aware of it, you can confirm it on Easy OTG Checker. This app automatically detects the required USB OTG hardware and software APIs. You can buy a good USB OTG adapter online for as low as $5, I would suggest you to go for UGREEN Micro USB.
Once you get USB OTG, you will connect your computer keyboard with “USB connector”, then your keyboard will be connected automatically. Like connecting to a computer.
If the keyboard is not connected to the phone then you can follow these steps
- go to phone settings
- Click on the searchbar at the top of Settings and type “OTG” and click Enter
- turn on OTG
Now open any app in your android device and start typing on keyboard you will see text on your phone screen. Once connected you can use all the keys and shortcuts.
(2) How to Connect WiFi Keyboard to Android Phone
There is an easy way to connect your computer’s WiFi keyboard to an Android phone. You can type through your wifi computer keyboard on your android phone. It lets you type new messages and edit documents on your device.
If you want to add wifi keyboard in your mobile then first download the wifi keyboard app from google play store and install it on your android device.
After that open setting page in your android phone and find option of language and keyboard, in some android phone you can choose locale and text option.
You can see the WiFi keyboard box in the list of Locale & text or Language & keyboard options. After that you will get the input method tap, in this also you will see the option of WiFi keyboard.
Now launch any one internet browser like Chrome, Opera. After this open the browser in your phone and paste this IP address (http://192.168.1.8:12111) in the search bar and press the enter key.
When this IP address is opened, you will see the result that you have completed the configuration of wifi keyboard setting with your android device and now you can type via wifi keyboard in your mobile.
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(3) How to pair android phone with bluetooth keyboard
You can also connect a Bluetooth keyboard to your Android phone. If you want to type long emails or use full office suite on your android phone then you should connect wifi keyboard.
- Turn on Bluetooth on both devices.
- Then choose Keyboard from the Bluetooth devices list and enter the PIN code when prompted.
- Simply the keyboard will be connected, you can start typing.
Just in this way you can easily connect android device with bluetooth keyboard.
I hope this post will help you to connect desktop keyboard to your android device and make your smartphone more useful.