Android Phone Not Connecting To PC. What To Do Now?

Connecting android phone to PC or computer is such an easy task but sometimes, users face problems in making this connection. Android phones lets you to transfer photos, songs, videos and other files from your computer to your device or you can transfer from your Android phone to PC. If you are facing problem in connect your Android phone to your computer, then read this article and get connected.

How to connect Android phone to PC

What To Do When Android Phone Not Connecting To PC / Computer?

Enable Developer Options First

Developer options is one of the most useful and technical feature of Android phone. It lets you to use some more features which includes stay awake, password protected desktop etc. In order to enable developer options, just follow these simple steps

  1. Go to Settings or swipe down from top of phone and touch on settings gear icon.
  2. Scroll down and touch on About phone.
  3. Scroll down and keep on touching Build number until it gives you notification “You are now a developer!”

Enable developer options

Now you have enabled the developer options on your Android phone and your device is ready for PC connection.

Read also: Top 10 best movie apps for android phones

Now Enable USB debugging

Now you will see a new option called “Developer options” in the settings menu. To enable USB debugging go through these steps.

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Scroll down and touch on Developer options
  3. Scroll down and touch on USB debugging. It will be activated.

Enable USB debugging

Connecting to Windows: Now connect your Android phone with your computer using a data cable. After connecting your phone will receive a notification. Swipe down the notification drawer and touch on Transfer files (MTP). Your Android phone is now connected to Windows PC.

Connecting to Mac: Those who are using Apple Mac must keep in mind that Android file transfer is compatible with Mac OS X 10.5 or above and Android 3.0 or above.

First download and install the Android File Transfer on you Mac computer. Open android file transfer application on your Mac PC and connect both devices with each other using a data cable. Swipe down from top of your phone and touch on Transfer files (MTP). You can use Android file transfer window that pops up on your computer to drag and drop files.

Note: Your phone must be unlocked, once the phone gets locked the connection will be lost.

Still facing problem?

Enable unknown sources

The above steps will probably connect your device to your computer, but if you are still facing problem, you may need to enable “Unknown sources”. To do this, just go to Settings >—> Security >—> Unknown sources.

Note: This will also allow your phone to install applications from an unknown source which may cause harm to your Android smartphone. Enable it only when you need.

Read also: Tips to improve Android phone battery performance

Or Install Application To Connect Your Phone To PC

This is the last option for making PC connection. To install these app(s), you device must have an adequate amount of memory. Some Android Applications we recommend are

Airdroid: File Transfer / Manage

Airdroid AppOffered by Sand Studio, this application allows you to access your Windows, Mac or the web, wirelessly, for free. With this app, you can also share your files with your friends. Better control on your device and use any apps on your computer like WhatsApp, WeChat and line, however rooted phones are required in some cases.

Get Airdroid app


Airstream: Stream PC on Mobile

Airstream AppAirstream is another great app that easily connects your device to computer. It automatically fetch your movies and videos from your computer and mobile device, creating a great experience to watch your all time favorites. Airstream also provides access to multiple cloud apps like Dropbox, Google Drive and OneDrive.

Get Airstream app


Desktop Notifications

Desktop notificationOne of the most useful applications for those who spend more time on PC than on smartphone. This smart app allows you to receive Android notifications in your browser instead of checking notifications on Android phone. As you’ll receive notifications on your browser, you need to install its extension on your PC browser. Full details are available on its play store page.

Get Desktop Notifications app

So these are the solutions that can fix your Android-PC connection problem. Hope you successfully connected your phone. If you have any query, feel free to bother us. Just mention it below.

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