How to fix Windows 10 Could Not Find Android Devices

How to Fix Windows 10 Could Not Find Android Devices

How to fix Windows 10 Could Not Find Android Devices
Windows 10 and other OS allows connectivity to Android Devices such as Smartphones. A connection must be established to transfer data from one end to another. This transfer of files from Windows PC to Smartphones or Smartphones to Windows PC. Technically, Smartphones are termed as Media devices. But some of our readers reported that their Windows can't recognize the Smartphones (Android). Read the article to know how to fix Windows 10 could not find Android Devices.

The connectivity between different OS platforms (Windows & Android) may be either wired or wireless. In both cases, there is some dedicated programs and functions which allow connectivity. The connectivity issue can be resolved with few troubleshooting which must be followed sequentially. Each troubleshooting is unique and capable of solving the recognition problem.

If you are facing similar problem into your PC then read the article till end of the solution. We have suggested few troubleshooting steps which must be followed sequentially. Apart from these troubleshooting, we have added related screenshots for better understanding of steps to our readers.

Procedure to Fix Windows 10 Could Not Find Android Devices

Solution 1: Install MTP USB Device Driver

Step 1: Press Windows Key + X to open Menu List. Select Device Manager from the list. When Device Manager Window will open, locate to the Android device and right click on it. Right click to select Update Driver Software...

Step 2: Then, a new Window will open. Select the Option Browse my computer for driver software. Then, click on Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer. Choose MTP USB Device from the list and then click on Next. Finally, after installing the driver, Window will recognize the Android connected to it (Wired or Wireless).

Solution 2: Check USB Computer Connection Settings

Go to your Android device and open Settings. Then, go to Storage. When Storage is open, click on more icon (three dotted strips) and then on USB computer connection. When USB computer connection page will open, check-mark on Media device (MTP). Then, connect Android device to your Computer. We hope that connection will be established.

Solution 3: Connect your Android Smartphone as USB Mass Storage device

Open the Smartphone and Go to Settings. Then navigate to More Settings. Search for the USB utilities and then tap to Connect Storage to PC. Turn off the USB debugging feature first. You will be asked to Unplug and then Plug Smartphone to install useful drivers. Check if problem is solved. Hope it will help you a lot!

Solution 4: Use another USB cable 

The cables are designed for either Charging or File transfer mechanism. If you are not using the original cable which came with the Android Smartphones then you need to purchase a new one.

You need to purchase a cable capable of Charging and File transfer. Connect the new USB cable and check that problem is solved. Read to know how to fix Windows 10 Could Not Find Android Devices

Solution 5: Delete Cache and data for the External Storage and Media Storage System App

Open the Smartphone and Go to Settings. Then, navigate to Phone Settings. Now go to Apps. Then, switch to Show system apps.

Select the External Storage and Media Storage App and delete the Cache and data. After deleting the Cache and data, Restart the Smartphone and PC both. Establish connection and check if problem is solved.

Solution 6: Reboot your Smartphone into ODIN Mode

This process is designed for Samsung mobile phones only. The ODIN mode is provided only in Samsung smartphones. Switch Off the Samsung Smartphone first. Hold Volume Down + Home + Power button to Turn On your Smartphone. Press Volume Up button.

Then, Connect your Smartphone to your PC. Smartphone will install the necessary drivers. Finally, remove the mobile battery and then insert it again. Start the mobile phone normally. Check if problem is solved. Hope it will help you a lot. Read to know how to fix Windows 10 Could Not Find Android Devices.

Solution 7: Turn On Airplane Mode

Sometimes, Turning On the Airplane mode will resolve the error and establish connection. So, before connecting Smartphone with Windows, please Turn On the Airplane Mode. 

Solution 8: Enable USB debugging

Sometimes, Enabling the USB debugging feature will resolve the problem. Open the Android, Go to Settings and then tap to Developer options. A warning message will appear, click on OK. Enable the Developer Options and also check mark on USB debugging. Finally, you get a warning message. Click on OK. When all done connect both the device successfully. Read to know how to fix Windows 10 Could Not Find Android Devices.

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