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I'm using MacBook Air(MacOS Sierra) and have installed Android File Transfer on it.

The problem I'm getting occurs sometimes and works well the other time.

When I connect my phone with my PC with a USB cable, no option is shown on the phone screen about the "Use USB for" which should show 3 options:

  1. Charging only
  2. Transfer Files(MTP)
  3. Transfer photos

Rather the phone starts getting charged without the above option occurring.

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As mentioned above, this problem occurs sometimes but not every time.

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I've also selected the "USB Debugging feature to tackle with the above problem but it doesn't seem to help.

What should I do?

  • I read this somewhere that using some kind of USB cable to not support media transfer. So, how do I distinguish between a real USB cable and the one with only power wire inside it? – Ajay Singh Negi Jan 11 at 16:55
  • Do you get the same problem with a different cable? USB cables tend to be cheaply made and any damage/normal use (pulling, stepping on, winds/unwinds) can create an intermittent connection. If you were able to copy a file between phone and PC, its a data cable, no way to tell otherwise. – Morrison Chang Jan 12 at 2:19
  • @MorrisonChang With the same USB cable, I do face the problem sometimes and not every time. I haven't tried it with another USB cable. – Ajay Singh Negi Jan 12 at 8:57

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