1. simplex1's Avatar
    Can I connect an USB mouse and keyboard to a WP8.1 phone?
    usb-hub-smartphones.jpg
    It appears that using a hub, at least theoretically, it is possible to connect, to an WP8.1 phone, an USB keyboard, mouse, power source, and a laptop with "Project My Screen" installed, something similar to what can be seen in the attached picture. Such a trick would transform a Windows smartphone in a small computer good for browsing the internet, for example. It would be desirable to have something like Miracast or an USB to VGA or HDMI converter to completely eliminate the laptop but even a PC is needed I will be interested to know that Windows phones really work with external mice, keyboards and monitors.
    11-30-2014 09:03 AM
  2. FAHMI BASSEM's Avatar
    Wpcentral had shared an article about a keyboard that supports WP
    11-30-2014 09:05 AM
  3. FAHMI BASSEM's Avatar
    Unfortunately WP doesn't support USB yet, we hope Windows 10 will give us everything we would need
    11-30-2014 09:06 AM
  4. simplex1's Avatar
    Unfortunately WP doesn't support USB yet, we hope Windows 10 will give us everything we would need
    When I bought my Nokia Lumia 520 last year, I found in its box an USB cable which I have used to transfer files between my laptop and the phone and starting from yesterday to display my phone screen on the laptop.
    What do you mean by "WP doesn't support USB yet"?
    11-30-2014 09:18 AM
  5. foxbat121's Avatar
    In order to support USB peripherals, you need USB OTG support. I don't think it is in 8.1. There was some rumor about it but ultimately MS didn't ship it with 8.1 release.
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    11-30-2014 10:17 AM
  6. hprvez's Avatar
    HID and USB otg are not the same thing
    12-01-2014 08:13 PM
  7. sholokov's Avatar
    USB OTG is only supported on newer devices (e.g Lumia 950, 950 XL etc.) running Windows 10 Phone.

    With USB OTG, you can plug a mouse or keyboard. Or both, through a hub. Continuum can run wirelessly, if you have a comparatively new Smart TV (Miracast/DLNA Options).
    12-25-2015 02:24 PM
  8. ven07's Avatar
    Unfortunately WP doesn't support USB yet, we hope Windows 10 will give us everything we would need
    Sorry mate, but MS already stated the pre-950 devices will not get OTG support
    12-26-2015 10:06 AM
  9. Rajnish Choudhary's Avatar
    Please send me reply how can we use Lumia 640xl as a computer. I also want to use usb mouse and keyboard with this product. I have already updated this phone in windows 10. I also want to use this product with PC monitor. Please reply about process.
    12-18-2016 06:57 PM
  10. xandros9's Avatar
    Please send me reply how can we use Lumia 640xl as a computer. I also want to use usb mouse and keyboard with this product. I have already updated this phone in windows 10. I also want to use this product with PC monitor. Please reply about process.
    You can't use USB mice or keyboards with that phone. Bluetooth ones I think though.

    But you can't put it on a PC monitor easily.
    12-21-2016 09:54 AM

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