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Questions tagged [usb-connection-mode]

An Android device can be connected to a computer via USB using different connection modes such as "MTP" or "USB Mass Storage". If you have issues with those, this is the right tag to use.

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Unable to get USB file transfer working on Oreo 8.1

My son has an LG Xpression Plus running Oreo 8.1, and he's having trouble enabling USB transfer (MTP) when connecting to a Windows 10 PC. The phone used to allow USB transfer, and now it simply ...
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How to make active the “USB connection mode” that has been Greyed out since oreo?

I purchased a new Sony Xperia X Compact a while back and ever since the Oreo update the trouble began. It drained the battery constantly and would not connect to any computer with any type of usb ...
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USB cable not working

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 ...
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Flash USB drive on S9

How to read an USB flashdrive on a Samsung S9? I saw online that some OTG adapter is required. I want to know if there are other options requiring only an app or something.
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Photos in DCIM folder visible on phone, not visible via USB

I use a RedMi 3S (Android 6.0.1), non-rooted and fully updated. I have a large number of photographs in my DCIM/Camera folder (in my "Internal Storage"). They're visible via the Gallery app, File ...
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Change Resolution of HDMI output (USB-C / Slimport)

I have been working on this problem to avail I want to change the screen resolution of my EXTERNAL monitor connected to my android phone. Phone is android 7.0 LG v20, and I am using a USB-C Hub with ...
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USB connection mode options no longer showing in notifications drawer

My phone is plugged into my computer via USB - it is charging, but I do not see any options to change the USB connection mode in the notifications drawer. I have seen and used these options in the ...
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How does a mobile differentiate between devices when connected via USB?

Devices include charging adapter, PC/Laptop, otg pendrive etc.
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Android File Transfer not working between El Capitan and Android 6

I have a Nexus 7 and a MacBook Pro running El Capitan (10.11.6). I just installed Android File Transfer (1.0.11) and connected my Nexus. Result: Android File Transfer automatically opens, but says: ...
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USB connection won´t work - CyanogenMod 12

Yesterday I finally managed to instal CyanogenMod 12 (Android 5.0.2) on my Samsung Galaxy S2 (GT-I9100) and for the most part everything seems to be working properly, though I am still learning where ...
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MTP - it just won't work

Dear android enthusiasts! I'm not sure this is the right place to ask but I'm being really desperate and out of ideas what to try. I have a Galaxy S6 Edge (SM-6925F) running Android 7.0 (Kernel 3.10....
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Change USB connection mode using ADB only (broken screen)

I am trying to use Vysor to control my Moto G5 which has a broken screen (completely black). It appears to be working otherwise (rings when called etc). However, I cannot connect to my PC using USB ...
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Phone not showing as USB Connected

Moto X4 running Android 8.1.0. Attempts to connect the phone to any of my Windows 10 PC fail. The phone begins to charge but under Settings, USB says Not Connected. The phone does not appear in Device ...
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Can't connect Galaxy Note 5 to Mac laptop

I have Android File Transfer installed on my Macbook Pro and I've been able to transfer pictures and songs in the past. It stopped worked around two weeks ago. When I plug the cable into my computer ...
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Access Windows folders on USB connected Android device

This webpage: How to Access a Shared Folder on Android makes use of ES File Explorer, using Wi-Fi. Can we access Windows folders using a USB connection (in Transfer Files mode)? More specifically, is ...
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connecting android to pc via usb cabe and file transfer

So I can connect my android tab to the pc and I can enter the MTP mode yet when I try to transfer files it loads for ages then refuse to move any file to pc or from pc to phone. The same cable works ...
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Changing to PTP MTP from charging mode?

So now, I just plugged my phone which is a Samsung Galaxy J2 Prime (SM-G532G), a notification pops up if I want an MTP or PTP devices, since I am charing I chose Charging on USB mode. Now when I ...
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My Pixel 2 doesn't give me a notification when I attach it to a PC

I've had a new Pixel 2 XL for a few days now. Today when I plug it in to a PC the PC detects that it is present but doesn't show the list of files present on the device. When I did this a few days ...
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How do I stop the “USB computer connection” settings page popping up every time I plug my phone into a computer?

When I plug my phone (An "imo Q2" which is apparently "powered by verve connect" and which runs Android 6) into a computer, I get a dialog titled "USB computer connection" popping up. Given that I ...
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How to use “USB Mass Storage Mode” on Android 4.3+

Followup on How has USB File Transfer changed in Android changed over the years? I've learned that Android 4.3 and later versions don't have this feature because Micro$oft. Newer options, Media ...
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Old files not showing up on PC. Suggestions for Workarounds?

I'm trying to transfer files from one phone to another. I connected both of them to my computer with usb. However, files that are older than 6/15/17 do not show up on the computer. I can see them in ...
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Can't connect Samsung phone to PC

My SM-J701F (Android 7.0) stopped connecting to any PC after a failed root attempt using KingRoot(PC). I have been using the official Samsung cable, and the phone used to connect just fine before i ...
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When I try to download pictures from phone to computer, “no pictures found on this device”

I have an LG-X Power. I have tried to download the pictures from my phone to my computer. When I connect through a USB cord - I receive a message on my computer that reads: "No pictures found on this ...
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USB transfer grant: disable

Is there a way to disable the dialog below: Android version 6.0.1
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Charge & data mode when connecting phone to PC via USB (Nougat)

When I connect my phone to my PC via USB. It automatically enters charge mode. If I want to transfer files (which is almost always what I want to do when connecting my phone to my PC), I have to ...
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The USB connected notification is not showing. How do I change connection mode?

Normally, you can change USB connection mode by clicking the notification. I once changed that mode from the default, and since then I cannot see the notification. This means I also cannot switch back ...
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Can not recognize Nexus 7 2013 version with USB

I am using android version 6.0.1 kernel 3.4.0-gad29d11. I have tried a laptop with windows 8.1 and desktop with ubuntu 16.04. I have tried installing ADB software and google drivers, using different ...
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Phone connected to PC but it only charges

I'm using windows 10. Connected my phone (Samsung Note 3) to my PC but it only charges. I've done USB Debugging and even installed the driver on my PC. I doubt windows 10 doesn't recognized my phone ...
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How to enable USB host mode in Moto G4 Plus

I have Moto G4 Plus device. I have to do some stuff by enabling USB host mode on my device. I have enabled USB debugging and it is on charging. I am using USB cable. My device is non-rooted It shows ...
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HTC M8. Can't explore files via windows.

My phone is connected over USB to Windows, where it is only recognized as 'Android Phone' under the unspecified tab. On the phone, no notification of USB connections is given at all, except that the ...
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Can't mount filesystem from LG-V20 on MacBook

I have a question about connecting an Android phone to a Mac. I expect you'll need to know some specifics about the hardware and OS versions I'm using. So let me start with that. Macbook: MacBook ...
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Galaxy S5 won't connect to laptop (tried everything I could find)

Alright so I'm sure this is something that people ask a lot, but mine seems to be some sort of super weird case of "heck you I don't wanna mate with your laptop." My Galaxy just will not connect to ...
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Nexus 6 file transfer over USB is not an option

I have a Nexus 6 (just factory reset). When I connect it to my computer through USB, it charges, but nothing else. My computer doesn't recognize any new device being plugged in, and my phone does ...
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Authentification wi-fi with my Android?

I have an Hisense L675, Android version 6.0. I haven't Wi-fi connection at home YET and I use my USB pendrive to my PC HP 15-AY094NL. Sometimes I would like to connect it and use it like Wi-fi with ...
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How do I use I2C Sender app?

I read an article that described how to use the I2C Sender app, by Mirobicu, on an Android 'phone, but unfortunately I have lost the reference, please does anyone have the details of this app? I ...
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How change USB connection form MTP to PTP?

I have a broken-screen Android phone (Lenovo Tab 2 A7 30-HC) , and I wanna monitor it's screen to my PC using "Vysor",an extension of Chrome, USB-debugging is On, but my problem is that "USB ...
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How do I enable the MTP functions on my Nexus 5?

When I plug my Nexus 5 phone into my Windows 7 desktop, I see the Nexus 5 device in the file Explorer, but no files. I am sure this is because I need to enable the feature from the phone side, but I ...
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my computer is not recoginizing my phone but charging it

3 days ago my phone would connect to my computer perfectly fine, but now it isn't working. At first I thought it was the usb cable, but after purchasing a new cable it still doesn't work. It isn't my ...
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How to enable linux ADB connection on marshmallow when USB debugging is enabled?

How to enable linux ADB connection on marshmallow when USB debugging is enabled ? I've an android TV Leelbox S1 and Android Debug Bridge version 1.0.32. When it's starting I can see the SUB entry a ...
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how to offload contacts through USB?

I have an old Android phone with a broken USB port so that it doesn't charge properly. There are multiple Google accounts so that different contacts are associated with different accounts. Possibly, ...
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Change USB connection mode while on Fastboot mode

I would like to unlock the bootloader of my Huawei P8 that has Android 6.0 and is not yet rooted. It is shown as connected to the PC when running "adb devices" before rebooting to Fastboot&Rescue ...
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How to completely wipe an android phone through a PC?

I dropped my smartphone and now the screen doesn't work, but the software functionality remains intact. I can receive calls and messages for instance, but I can't see a thing on the screen. Having ...
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Can't access storage and sd card of Moto G4 when connected with USB to computer and in MTP mode

I have a Motorola Moto G4, marshmallow 6.0.1. When I connect it to my computer via a USB cable, it charges, and the computer detects the device, but I cannot see the contents of it, namely of the sd ...
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Problem with usb connection (MTP)

Hi I have very weird problem, when I connect to PC via USB I get two partitions Internal storage (or adopted depending which one is primary) and external storage, when I open external storage there is ...
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Stream audio from external hardware to android phone via USB

What I have done till now I am able to connect an external hardware to my android device via USB. After detection of external hardware, I am establishing an USB connection. After connection I am able ...
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MTP not working under Android 6

I am running out of Ideas how to get MTP working again... I am simply not getting the dialog again on my android, asking me wether I want just charging, or MTP or Picture mode... Until most recently, ...
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Cannot mount Galaxy S7 with simple-mtpfs (with S4 it used to work fine)

I would like to mount my Samsung Galaxy S7 (SM-G930F) to an folder using simple-mtpfs and I cannot do it as I used to (on previous Fedora and older Galaxy S4). If I simply plug S7 to my computer, I ...
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MOTO G4 is not connecting with windows 10

I am using moto g4 plus, Im trying to connect my moto with ma laptop through. My phone got latest android 7.0 update but now also same issue is there. Please suggest some way. USB but its not getting ...
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Connecting phone to PC through USB

I use a Lenovo P1 mobile. I was able to connect the mobile to the PC through the USB charging cable which came with the box. As soon as I connect the USB to the PC, a notification would show in my ...
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How do I turn my Android into a USB Webcam?

I can turn it into an IP Webcam fairly easily using a myriad of apps + iSpy on the desktop. However, even with 2 gigabit wifi, framerate seems unreasonably poor. Therefore, I would like to plug in my ...