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Android phone "charging slowly": How to make it faster

This is not a software setting: Android is just telling you that the power source you connected the device to is not giving enough electrical power to charge as fast as it could. It seems that: "...
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Mount Android device directly in Mac OS X Finder

Transferring files between macOS and Android or any other MTP devices has always been a nightmare. I have tried a lot of apps and was disappointed with the poor support for Android phones on macOS. ...
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Is there a way to see the device's screen *live* on PC, through ADB?

screenrecord screenrecord is an internal Android executable that dumps screen to a file, and ffplay from ffmpeg happens to be able to play an H.264 encoded stream from stdin First enable ADB USB ...
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Android phone "charging slowly": How to make it faster

Other answers have explained about how to make it charging faster, this answer tries to explain more about the threshold that the Android uses. The charging speed is not configurable; it's just a ...
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How to set up reverse tethering over USB?

I know this is an even later answer, but it is worth mentioning it. No rooting needed! No app installation needed!* Which is not even possible if you do not have some other internet connection. ...
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Connect a USB soundcard to an Android phone? And use it for videos?

Yes it is possible. I'm doing this with several devices for amateur radio and video production with KineMaster Pro. For amateur radio, I use the DigiMaster MiniProSC connected via OTG cable to a Nexus ...
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Android phone "charging slowly": How to make it faster

This is by way of supplementing OP's research with additional relevant inputs "Charging Rapidly" always is neither desirable nor changing the charger mode user configurable Why is it not ...
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Share WIFI from PC over USB

Different ways of sharing interet connection from Windows to other devices Nowadays there is a lot of ways to share internet connection to other devices and each method has its pros and cons. Here ...
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Use an Android tablet as a Wacom drawing tablet for a PC?

I had the exact same wish as you, and I eventually found a solution I was happy with. It does not solve it in 100% the way you had envisioned, but let me see if it helps you. At first I was thinking ...
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How to enable USB "Audio Source" option on Android 9+?

Android devices can work in USB host or device mode. Host is the one which controls USB communication. PCs mostly operate in host mode. Device is the one which is being powered and controlled by the ...
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Are 'Apple/Android Specific' USB charging ports really different?

There are two USB charging standards; the official one and the Apple one. You can get a copy of the offical one from usb.org. How charging works depends on whether you are connected to a computer, USB ...
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Plugging phone into laptop charges laptop instead of phone

This is called PD charging. There should be a setting in connection dialog. Also there should be the same options in Developer Settings
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Is it possible to use external hard drives with USB OTG?

Absolutely possible, I do this almost every day. You need to have an otg dongle (not just a cable) that permits adding an external power source. I use a dongle I bought on amazon for £12 and normal ...
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simultaneous USB-OTG and charging

There are two different questions here Fails: tablet - Samsung adapter - extension-cable - OTG-device..... (But) it works when inserted between a thumbdrive and a PC Android devices support USB ...
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How do I turn my Android into a USB Webcam?

I finally found a way using USB debugging support on the Android. The steps are quite involved, but here they are: http://www.dev47apps.com/droidcam/connect/ Careful, your phone can overheat when ...
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Mount Android device directly in Mac OS X Finder

It is possible to use the "Android Debug Bridge" command line tool. It is intended to test and install apps, however it enables developers to run commands like adb ls to list all files, and adb pull &...
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How to select a Non OEM USB Type C charger or cable for my device?

USB C Chargers/ Cables are a minefield - In implementation The standards (as they should) are said to clear and consistent but implementation has been shoddy causing multiple problems and even ...
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How to get USB file transfer working on Oreo 8.1?

Go into Developer options, scroll down to "Select USB Configuration" and select MTP ( Media Transfer Protocol ) even if it's already selected. This solved the problem for me.
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File transfer over USB cable option no longer appears after upgrade to MIUI 10

Though I was pretty sure I'd transferred files with at least one of the USB cables I tried around the time I posted this question, I tried a third cable at work tonight and the file transfer option ...
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Why does MTP show wrong directory location?

What is Content Provider? It seems to be a problem related to Media Providers. As the name suggests, they provide a database of available media in a more organized way to other apps as the Contacts ...
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ADB constantly disconnects, shows device offline

I'm using an LG G3 marshmallow. I don't know why, but when I go to Developer options > Networking section > Select USB Configuration > MTP fixed it. Before that, whenever I plug my phone to ...
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Micro USB cables that only charge but no data, no mounting etc (Samsung Galaxy S)

Sorry to disagree with the other answers, but those assumptions are simply wrong: To be compliant with Battery Charging Spec. or any other comparable charging mechanism, the data lines require ...
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Disable USB charging

adb shell dumpsys battery set ac 0; dumpsys battery set usb 0;
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Is there a way to stream all audio from PC to Android via USB?

I've made an app called AudioRelay which allows you to do that. It's mainly used over Wifi but you can use your phone's USB tethering option to create a USB connection. First, download and start the ...
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Samsung S5 doesn't show USB icon

Type in your dialer *#0808# and choose MTP+ADB and save it.
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How do you get the permissions popup to come back?

Settings - Developer options - Revoke USB debugging authorizations.
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Is there a way to switch to charging only before plugging my phone into an USB?

Enable developer options - To enable Developer Options, go to Settings and select About phone. Now, scroll down and find out Build number. Tap on this option around 7 times. You will get a success ...
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How to enable USB host mode in Moto G4 Plus

As beeshyams pointed out in comments, the software doesn't control which endpoint is the host and which is the peripheral: the hardware itself controls it. On a phone that doesn't have a USB-A port, ...
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How to associate a file extension with an app?

After trying various options I finally found the app that works for me. Total Commander has a number of associations and also allows you to associate a file with any app. Therefore I simply always use ...
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How to connect an Android phone to PC for internet via USB

Yes, it is possible, but you need to root your device. The Android kernel supports it, simply there is no option to do that in the GUI. There are also apps to do it, but all of them requires root ...
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