What would you do if the computer does not recognize the phone when we connect it? If we have problems connecting our phone to our computer, there may be several reasons. We will teach you how to solve them using Drivers, cables… Sometimes, as Android is advanced, we have problems connecting our phones to our PC. There can be many factors, and often it can also be the biggest nonsense. Therefore, we will analyze all possible solutions so that there are no errors when connecting your Android to the computer. Let’s begin!
- 1. What to do if the computer does not recognize the phone when we connect it
- 2. Drivers here, pilots over there
- 5. Check your hardware
- 6. Is it in the correct mode?
- 7. Try restarting it
- 8. Last resort: restore it
What to do if the computer does not recognize the phone when we connect it
Drivers here, pilots over there
This is undoubtedly the most common problem of all and is more oriented to the development and custom ROMs of Android. It is usually necessary, except that your PC recognizes your phone, you can change the ROM and try new versions of Android. Therefore, we will address this problem from the two variants: daily use and advanced development.
The error is that you do not have the necessary drivers installed on your PC, this is why your device is not recognized.
It depends on the brand of your phone
This depends largely on the brand of your mobile phone. In the case of phones with less voluminous software such as Motorola or Nexus, no additional programs are required for device recognition.
On the contrary, some brands like Samsung need these programs to have all the drivers installed on the device, such as Kies.
The solution to this is as simple as “searching on Google” for your device’s brand and finding out if you need that program.
If not, be patient, as the vast majority of mobile phones install drivers themselves.
ADB drivers are your friends (ROM, root …)
If you want to install a custom ROM or want to root the device, there are two possible solutions.
One thing is that you install Android Studio on your computer, which is basically the programming software for Android developers, from which you can download all the available drivers.
And the other, is that the program “15 seconds ADB Installer” is used, a light and fast software that will install all the drivers in a short time, even if this is less reliable depending on the computer.
Check your hardware
It is not so common, but this case usually occurs in old devices or in poor condition.
It may be a hardware problem rather than a software problem and may include the cable, the USB port, the device itself …
This solution is very simple.
First, check that the equipment you are using is the right one and that it is in good condition.
Try different cables, check if the USB port you are connecting to works or has problems, or even prove that there is no damaged cellphone component that prevents connection.
Also, check if your mobile receives power connected to your PC. Otherwise, it is very likely that this is the problem.
Is it in the correct mode?
It may seem silly, but if we remember the case of Krusty’s crazy puppet, the clown, the way a device can be differentiated (Krusty was in killer mode).
It is possible that, depending on the configuration of your phone, your PC recognizes it in one way or does not recognize it in the other.
The different options are these and can be configured when you connect your Android to your computer:
- “Load this device.” This mode allows you to charge your phone without transferring any data.
- “Transfer file”. This option is the right one if you want to access your Android files from your PC.
- “Transfer photos (PTP)”. This mode is used only to manage your photos.
“Check if you have USB debugging since some devices can cause connection problems.
Try restarting it
Yes, it’s a very trivial topic. And yes, computing is so much fun when.
Surely you’ve heard some technicians propose this solution to a computer failure: “try restarting it”.
Yes, it will seem silly, but you don’t know how useful it is sometimes. A good reboot can sometimes solve the problems of our smartphones.
Sometimes a good restart will “wake up” our cell phone
Last resort: restore it
This procedure should be kept as a last resort, ie don’t think about it before having tried everything else.
Basically, it’s about restoring the phone to factory status, ie as new.
Delete everything and start from 0.
It may seem drastic, but, this process manages to solve 90% of the problems of a smartphone.
This will report your phone as it came out of the box.
Keep in mind that not only are there many ways to do this, but you have to make a copy of the backup of all data that are important to you before you do anything.
Because losing everything you have on your mobile phone is much worse than the fact that your PC does not recognize your phone.
I hope this “master class” has helped you to resolve in some way when your computer does not welcome your Android phone with open arms.
Sometimes things are so simple…