My Computer Doesn't Recognize My Android Phone, How to Fix?

Posted by on .

Many of us often face an issue where our Android Phones are not getting recognized by the PC. This issue can get fixed with few simple procedures. One of the most common methods used by the users of Android mobile phones is they connect their device via USB port of the PC as a storage unit. This approach of connecting the phone to PC is to perform different tasks such as transferring images, media files, documents, contacts and much more between both devices.


However, this procedure is entirely straightforward and doesn't always work, and sometimes we get to meet with the rally that our PC does not recognize the android device connected to it as a USB storage device. So obviously it is a very frustrating problem. Usually, when such issues arise or when we see that our Android device connects and always disconnects our PC as a storage device USB, we often do confirm that the cable is in the proper state, as the connections between the PC and Android device.


I have also faced such an issue or problem many times and able to fix most of the problems on my own. So I have decided to write an article with a list of few tips for the PC to recognize your phone that will surely serve.


The following three tips work for various Android devices of many companies including reputed companies like Samsung, HTC, LG, Motorola, Sony who are running Android 6 M, Android L 5 and Android KitKat 4.4, etc.

Solution 1: Replacing The Old USB Cable

If the phone doesn't recognize through the standard method of direct connection of USB to PC, then it's time to check the USB cable. Once if we found the USB cable is the culprit, then we need to try another USB or replace the old USB with a new cable altogether.


There are instances where the USB is working like a charger but doesn't load as a storage unit. So in that case too, there is a necessity to change the USB to make use of the transfer of Phone to PC activities to work.


Replacing The Old USB Cable


Solution 2: Try to Enable USB Debugging Mode

If you are not interested in changing the cable or if you need to try another method before purchasing the new cable, let us have a look at this process now. 


1. First of all, check whether you have the option of USB Debugging enabled on your device. To find this option you have to go to Options developers and there you will find it.


2. If this feature is not enabled, you need to go to Settings> Tap on "about device" and press seven times on Builder Number, and it will open up developer options. 


3. Now go back to settings and now you will be able to see the "Developer Options" there. Tap the developer options, and you will find the option saying " use Debugging" and select it.

Enable USB Debugging Mode


Solution 3: Try to Reinstall Device Drivers

Now, what if the USB cable is perfect and still your Android is not getting recognised in PC? So it's time to check whether the PC is up to date and all the drivers including USB are updated or not.


In order to remove and then Re-Install device drivers follow the below steps:

1.Click on Start menu and then Control Panel, then double Click on the System Icon.

2. Click on "Hardware" tab and then click on the "Device Manager." Then click on the "+" next to Universal Serial Bus Controller.

3. Double Click on the listed items and then choose "uninstall." .Click Yes when prompted " Are sure you want to remove."

4.Close all the windows that are opened and restart the system once all the items are removed . When the PC restarts, it will reinstall the USB drivers.


Reinstall Device Drivers




Hope we have covered core and essential tips needed to fix the above-discussed topic. Please share your thoughts, and additional tips if you think are useful to our readers.





Iris Bella is the Founder and Editorial Director at Mobiledic Studio. You can also find her on social network.

Hot Product


Hot Product