It is very common to build a connection between Android phone and computer in our daily lives. With this simple link, we are able to transfer, delete, add, edit or manage the data on our device more effortlessly and quickly. Therefore, it is a big problem if you failed to connect the mobile phone to computer. In this case, you will be unable to complete many operations, such as backup desired files from Android to PC, clean the device on computer, recover deleted Android data, add files from computer to your phone and so on. What a terrible thing!
Then, what can you do to solve this problem? This article will offer several easy means for you fix the issue that Android failed to connect to computer. Now let's see what they are and how to complete them.
Solution 1. Use a new USB cable
The most common means we use to link Android phone to computer to make use of a USB cable. So, the quality of the cable is very vital. If the USB cable you used is shabby, you can try to buy a new one which can match your phone. After getting a new cable, just plug it into the port of the computer to see whether you can establish a successful link or not.
Solution 2. Check the port of computer
If you still cannot connect your Android mobile phone to the computer after using a new and available cable, there might be something wrong with the port of computer. To inspect the status of the port, you can plug another device into the same port and see whether it can be connected successfully or not. If you find that this device also fails to connect to the computer, it means the port is broken or damaged. So, you need to try other ports on the computer.
Solution 3. Enable USB debugging
As we all know, one of the indispensable preparation for Android connection is to turn on USB debugging. Although it is just one simple click, it can solve many connection problems of Android. So, you can make an attempt.
To enable USB debugging on Android, you can navigate to Settings> About Phone> Build Number and tap it 7 times. Then you will get a notification that "You are now a developer!". Now you need to go back to Settings and select "Developer Options" and tick the "USB Debugging". Finally tap on "OK" to finish the process.
This is detailed steps to enable USB debugging on Android 5.0 or newer version. If you want to know more details about other versions, you can click here to get the information.
Solution 4. Install USB Driver on your PC
If all the methods above cannot solve the problem, you last option is to install USB driver on your computer. This means is a little difficult than the previous three solutions, but you still can have a try.
Step 1. Right click the icon of "Computer" on the screen and select "Manage" option.
Step 2. Choose "Device Manager" in the left panel and then you will see a list of options is displayed in the right pane. Just elect "Portable Devices".
Step 3. Right click the device name and select "Update Driver Software". And it will launch the Hardware Update Wizard".
Step 4. Next a popup will appear to ask you "Search automatically for update driver software" or "Browse my computer for driver software". Just select the later one and click on "Next".
Step 5. Tap "Browse" select a location for the USB driver folder and click on "Next" to install the driver.
Now you restart your computer and try to connect your Android phone to computer again to see whether it works or not.
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