LG's new app allows users to control smartphones with mouse, keyboard

LG has launched a new app called VPInput with which users can control their LG G4, G5 and V10 smartphones using Windows PC's mouse and keyboard.

But users would need the VPInput app on the phone and LG VPInput PC Program for Windows or Mac, The app uses Bluetooth to connect both respectively.

The app can be downloaded from the Google Play Store.

According to the company, ''The VPInput app gives LG smartphone users control of their devices using their PC's mouse and keyboard, a convenient solution when you're at your desk but want to check your phone without interrupting your workflow.''

As regards features, users can remotely control their Android smartphone with the mouse on the PC and can remotely input text on an Android smartphone with the keyboard on the PC too. Also users can share the Clipboard text between their Android smartphone and their PC (ex. CTRL+C, CTRL+V). They can also send an immediately captured screen image of their Android smartphone when required. Users can also designate a shortcut of their Android smartphone application on their PC as well. (ex. Press F1, execute Call application).

LG confirmed that the program did not support the Bluetooth dongle, hence the functionality was only applicable for Bluetooth integrated laptops and PCs.

Once it was set up, users would be able to browse through their LG G4, G5 and V10 smartphones from their PCs/laptops without having to pick up their smartphone devices every time. In essences users would be able to control their smartphone using the PC keyboard and mouse.

"The VPInput app gives LG smartphone users control of their devices using their PC's mouse and keyboard, a convenient solution when you're at your desk but want to check your phone without interrupting your workflow," the company said.