when I plug the phone in via USB, the phone beeps, I get a lightning bolt on my battery, but that's it. There are no USB options in the pull-down status bar, and the PC does not recognize that a device has been plugged in

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    – Izzy
    Dec 2 '14 at 9:18
  • Did you enable USB debugging, or MTP data transfer? Mar 27 '17 at 4:52

try this Methods, may be helpful for you,

  1. Try using different USB-Ports of your system.
  2. Try with different USB-Cable your using to connect your phone and system.
  3. Try to install the Mobile-Device Drivers and then connect to your system.

Have you checked if there are issues shown in the device manager?

They are usually shown with exclamation mark or question mark.

Try to delete them, then reconnect your phone.

Ensure you have enabled "show hidden devices" in the view menu, and it is important that your phone is connected while you're viewing the devices.


Try these methods. It may help you.

Reboot your phone and try to connect again. Make sure that your phone's USB cord is not damaged.

If the problem persists, download mobile device drivers for your device (may available on the manufacturer's website) and install it on your PC.

Try a different cable and try different USB port.


Maybe you can try this way: go to settings > Developer Options, open this option, and USB debugging.


Install universal Adb installer and install driver for particular device.

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