How To Enable USB Debugging And Connect Android To Computer

Enable USB Debugging

Enable USB debugging on Android is an aspect that allows you to transfer data between your device and a personal computer. USB debugging will not be active on your new device as it was not enabled, then it is your right as the user to enable it as soon as you get your Android phone.

In order to recover or transfer data on Android device with third-party development tools, like Gihosoft Android Data Recovery and Mobile Data Transfer, you will need to connect Android phone or tablet to PC or laptop and get your device recognized by these tools.

After enabling USB debugging, you can connect Android smart phone to PC so as to back up data from devices to computers or drag and drop files to the phone as well. Here are step-by-step guide to enable USB debugging and connect android to computer.

How to Connect Android to PC in USB Mode

Step 1 ====> Connect your Android phone into computer using a USB cable. You can use the same cable that you use to charge your phone provided is having USB slot.

Step 2 ====> Now tap the USB option from the Notification Panel on your Android phone and then select MTP mode.

Step 3 ====> Now you have to wait for the driver is installed

Step 4 ====> After installation, open the Computer or This PC”, you will find your Android device.

The procedure above is a normal connection between Android device and PC, so with this, you have connected your phone to a computer.

How to Enable USB Debugging on Android 5.0 to 7.0

Step 1 ====> Open Apps on the home screen and select “Settings” app, you can also access the setting option by wiping the screen down from the top.Enable USB Debugging

Step 2 ====> Scroll down to the bottom and then tap on Develop options.

Step 3 ====> On the interface, you need to firstly swift on the button on the top.

Step 4 ====> Then scroll down the screen until you can see the USB debugging option.

Step 5 ====> Finally turn it on and confirm your action on the pop-up window. That is all, if you have Android 5.0 to 7.0, you can get the USB debugging enable through the steps above

Enable USB Debugging on Android 4.2 or Newer

Android 4.2 and higher versions, have the Developer Options menu and USB Debugging option hidden. In former 4.X versions of Android, USB Debugging option is under Developer Options menu.

First action here is to enable Developer Options Menu, here are the steps:

Enable USB Debugging

Step 1 ====> Click Menu button to enter into App drawer.

Step 2 ====> Go to Settings.

Step 3 ====> Then scroll down to the bottom and tap About phone or About tablet,

Step 4 ====> Now scroll down to the bottom of the About phone and locate the Build Number field.

Step 5 ====> Tap the Build number field seven times to enable Developer Options. Tap a few times and you will see a countdown that reads “You are now 3 steps away from being a developer.

Step 6 ====> When you are done, a message like this will pop up “You are now a developer!.

Step 7 ====> Finally tap the Back button and Developer options menu under System on your Settings screen will display.

Now, you can enable USB Debugging mode.

Enable USB Debugging

Step 1 ====> Go to Settings

Step 2 ====>Developer Options

Step 3 ====>USB Debugging

Step 4 ====>Tap the USB Debugging checkbox.

This is a bit harder than that of Android 5.0 to 7.0, but yet it is done.

Enable USB Debugging on Android 3.0 to 4.1

If your Android phone is Android 3.0 to 4.1, you can enable USB debugging by clicking

Enable USB Debugging

Step 1 ====> Go to Settings

Step 2 ====> Then Developer options

Step 3 ====> Finally USB debugging”

Enable USB Debugging on Android 2.0-2.3.x

Step 1 ====> Go to Settings

Step 2 ====> Then the Applications

Step 3 ====> Now tap Development

Step 4 ====> Finally tap USB Debugging.

How to Fix Android Phone Won’t Connect to Computer

Step 1 ====> Change another USB cable instead. Some USB cables may not work properly if they were broken or of interior quality.

Step 2 ====> Check the USB port of both Android device and computer to see if they both can work normally. The USB port are prone to getting broken by abnormal ejection and insertion.

Step 3 ====> Remove other USB devices that are attached to the computer, as they may be conflicting with the device you wish to connect with.

Step 4 ====> Install USB Driver for your Android device. If you are sure the USB cable and ports are fine, you may need to download the proper USB driver according to the brand and model of your device.

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