Fix Android File Transfer could not Connect to device

If you are unable to connect your Android device to your computer using Android File Transfer, there are a few things you can attempt.

  • Examine your USB cable: First, ensure that you are utilizing a high-quality USB cable. If your cable is damaged or worn, it may not transmit data correctly.
  • Enable USB debugging by navigating to Settings > About phone and tapping the Build number seven times to enable Developer options on your Android device. Then, navigate to Settings > Developer > USB Debugging.
  • Restart your devices: Attempt to rectify the issue by restarting both your Android device and your computer.
  • Ensure that the most recent version of Android File Transfer is installed on your computer by installing the most recent update. It is available for installation on the official Android website.
  • Consider a different USB port: Occasionally, the USB port you are using may be the source of the issue. Try connecting the device to an alternate USB port.
  • Sometimes, other software installed on your computer may interfere with Android File Transfer. Try disabling antivirus, firewall, and other security software temporarily.
  • In some instances, you may be required to update or reinstall the drivers for your Android device. Consult the website of the manufacturer for the most recent drivers.
  • Use a different file transfer tool: If all else fails, you can transmit files between your Android device and your computer using a different file transfer tool, such as AirDroid or Dropbox.
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