How to connect a mouse to a tablet?

The popularity of tablet computers knows no bounds. Just a few years, few people knew about the existence of tablets, but after Apple introduced the first iPad, sales of such devices began to grow incredibly quickly. Today, many have tablets; for some, they even replace computers and laptops. True, all actions must be performed by clicking on the screen of the device. Is it possible to connect a mouse to it? Can.

Wired connection

In this case, we will talk about connecting the mouse directly to the device using a wired connection. In the first case, we are talking about devices that are equipped with a full USB port. In this case, the only thing you need to do is connect the mouse to the port.

Unfortunately, most tablets do not support USB ports, which is not surprising: with such a thickness of the device itself, it is problematic to integrate a USB port into it, to put it mildly. However, this does not mean that your device does not support the connection of other devices. If you only have a port for Micro USB (do not confuse it with Mini USB, these are two different connectors), then you can use the OTG cable. The OTG cable connects to the Micro USB port on one side, and on the other end is a USB port to which you can connect a mouse. Here’s what it looks like:

Wireless connection

In the case of a wireless connection, as in the previous case, there are two solutions to the problem.

In the first case, we are talking about a wireless connection via Bluetooth (Bluetooth). You need to do this:

  • Turn on Bluetooth on both devices.
  • On your tablet or phone, activate the device search function.
  • Connect the device and enter the code if necessary.
  • Start using the mouse.

The second connection option is using a Wi-Fi connection. In this case, the mouse will have to support Wi-Fi, and such a function is only available on expensive devices. There is another problem – it is directly connecting the device via the Internet, because it is often very problematic to configure it.

As for our opinion, it’s easiest to use either a wired mouse or a Bluetooth connection.