Whether you’re working on a presentation in the car with a colleague or finishing up an audit in your office, a mobile hotspot can be a handy way to get online.
These small devices plug into your USB port and connect to a cellular network via SIM cards that you load with credit.
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Connect the Mouse and Keyboard to the Mobile Hotspot:
Depending on the type of keyboard and mouse you have, it may be able to connect directly to your phone via USB.
This is possible for Android phones that support USB OTG. So this allows external devices such as mice and keyboards to connect to the charging port without needing an adapter.
You can check whether your phone supports this feature by searching for its specifications on Google or using a third-party app that confirms it.
If your wireless keyboard came with a small USB receiver/dongle, plug it into an available USB slot on your computer. If it has a switch that toggles between radio frequency and Bluetooth, move the switch to the Bluetooth position.
Open the Settings on your Windows computer and click Devices. Under Available Devices, select your keyboard.
Follow the on-screen instructions to finish connecting your keyboard. When you’re finished, the keyboard will appear under Other Bluetooth devices on your computer. Enter the PIN code when prompted, and your keyboard will be ready to use.
Turn on the Keyboard How to Connect the Mouse and Keyboard to the Mobile Hotspot:
Generally, wireless keyboards and mice connect to computers using Bluetooth technology, making them very simple to set up. Just press the keyboard’s pairing button and then connect it to a compatible computer or other device using a Bluetooth connection.
If your keyboard does not come with a receiver, plug it into an available USB port. USB ports are usually thin, rectangular slots located on the sides of laptops or on the front and back of desktop towers.
You may need to move a switch on the keyboard from the default radio frequency setting to the Bluetooth position.
You will also need an On-the-Go (OTG) hub or cable that is compatible with your Android device and its USB port. There are many different types of OTG cables and hubs on the market, including USB-C models and micro-USB models. You can purchase OTG products online for as low as $5.
Turn on the Mobile Hotspot:
Your smartphone’s mobile hotspot feature (also known as Personal Hotspot on iOS devices and Internet Sharing on Android devices) lets you share your phone’s Wi-Fi connection with other devices, like laptops or tablets.
It’s especially handy if your computer’s mouse or keyboard is broken or you don’t have access to a nearby public network.
To start using your phone as a mobile hotspot, make sure it’s charge. So and has enough battery power to enter pairing mode. Then open the Settings app and tap Mobile Hotspot.
Select a name, security setting, and password for your hotspot. Then tap Save. Any device that connects to your mobile hotspot will use your cellular data to get online, so be careful not to go over your data limit.
If you have a Verizon Unlimited Plan, you can use your phone as a mobile hotspot without worrying about going over your data limit. For more information, visit our Help Center.
Turn on the Mouse:
Most wireless mice have their own radio receivers that can be connected to your smartphone. Typically. So the receiver insert into a hole under the mouse and it comes pre-configured to work with your device. Then, you just need to pair the two devices.
If you have a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse, make sure the batteries are charge. So that they are properly inserted in the device, and that the Bluetooth device is turned on and discoverable. Then, click on the device in the list to connect it.
Some Android phones are compatible with USB OTG, allowing you to connect external devices like mice and keyboards directly to the phone’s charging port.
Search for your phone on Google. So with the addition of “USB OTG” at the end, and it should display whether or not your phone supports this feature.
If it does, you will only need to purchase an OTG cable. Then, simply plug the mouse and keyboard into the adapter, and you should be able to see a pointer appear on the screen of your device.