The laptop does not see the phone via USB Xiaomi

Xiaomi smartphones does not see a computer via USB

Problems with connecting a mobile phone to a computer is not uncommon. Almost all users faced such difficulties. Now we will consider the reasons for the appearance of this problem, as well as ways to solve it.

  • There are no drivers;
  • Damaged USB cord;
  • The connection is made incorrectly;
  • Failures in the operation of the computer operating system;
  • Not original USB cable is used.

To begin with, the user needs to determine the cause of the malfunction, and then use one of the following ways to solve the problem.

How to solve the problem

First you must make sure that a working cable is used to connect. The easiest way is to put the phone for charging with the same cord. If the device is charged, then the problem is definitely not in the cable.

The second point that users often lose sight is the wrong type of connection is chosen. When a person connects a smartphone with a PC, a notification appears on the screen of a mobile device, offering to choose one of several types of conjugation:

The default indicates the type “only charging”. With this connection, the smartphone to the Android OS just gets energy from the computer. Check the conjugation settings and select “Connect as a media device” or “USB-drive”. Only in this case, PC will see the Xiaomi Redmi 9 phone as a full.Fledged media.

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If, when connecting a mobile device to PC, nothing happens at all (the gadget does not even charge), you need to check the working capacity of the USB integration on the computer. For example, you can insert a USB flash drive or connect a mouse.

Problems of a physical nature (damage to the cable or connector) are solved only by the replacement of components. And in a situation where you choose the correct type of connection (media device) and use good accessories, faulty drivers are the reason for the appearance of errors.

As a rule, they are installed automatically at the first mating of a smartphone and PC. Uploaded only if there is a connection with the Internet. If you do not connect to the network, the drivers will not be loaded. Therefore, it is recommended to check the Internet access.

You can check the performance of the drivers as follows:

  • Open the device manager (Winr and then enter DEVMGMT.MSC).
  • Find the MTP device or phone name in the list.
  • Press the left mouse button twice.
  • Click “update the driver”.
  • Select “USB device MTP”.
  • Click “Next”.
  • Wait for the end of the drivers.

If the smartphone is not displayed in the device dispatcher, it makes sense to turn on the developer mode on the Android gadget:

  • Open the phone settings.
  • Go to the “For Developers” section.
  • Activate a function.
  • Click “USB configuration by default”.
  • Select the value of “file transfer”.
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When none of the proposed tips helps, the only way out is to reset the smartphone settings. This operation is performed if the owner of the device suspects that the conjugation is absent due to the presence of viruses.

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After the operation from the mobile device is performed, all files will be deleted. In order not to lose important information, it is recommended to first create a backup copy.

Alternative connection methods

If you connect the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 phone with a computer via USB, you can try alternative methods for transmitting information from one device to another:

The first option does not need a detailed description, since in this case it is simply required to insert a memory card into the adapter and connect to the PC via the corresponding connector. But this type of conjugation will only allow you to throw the files to the flash drive or from it.

To gain access to the memory of a smartphone, you need to use the Wi-Fi connection. This will need an additional program. For example, MyPhoneExplorer. It should be loaded both on PC (from the official website) and on the phone (via Google Play).

Further connection is carried out as follows:

  • Connect both devices to one Wi-Fi network.
  • Open the MyphoneExplorer application on the phone.
  • Come up with a password for connecting.
  • Open the program on PC.
  • Press the “File” button and select “Connect”.
  • Confirm the conjugation of the input of the previously created code.
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So the smartphone can connect to PC without using a USB cable. Myphoneexplorer on the computer will display a list of all available files. You can send information from both the phone and on it.

Install the drivers

If necessary, the computer in automatic mode sets the drivers for a smartphone, but sometimes this does not happen, PC does not see the smartphone. In such cases, the drivers need to be installed independently. Drivers can be found on the forum 4pda.Ru. Please note that drivers can vary depending on the type of processor used in the Xiaomi smartphone.

The case when the computer sees the device, but only photos are available. To fix this, make a swipe from the upper part of the screen to the lower.

Ways to solve the problem

We offer several effective methods of solving the problem. One of them will help to access the phone from the computer.

We connect correctly

Before moving on to more serious actions, you need to make sure that the smartphone is correctly connected to PC. Perhaps some users do not know that when connecting via USB, the phone offers several operating modes at once:

In order for the PC to successfully determine the smartphone and open access to its file system, you need to switch to the “file transfer” mode. To do this, just open the notifications curtain, click on the “Charging by USB” and in the proposed list select “Transfer of files by USB”.

If the problem was concluded only in the connection method, after changing the PC mode, he will notify the appearance of a new device and offer actions options. If the OS does not see the smartphone, go to the next point.

Turn on the debugging

Debugging mode. A special tool that issues an expanded set of rights to work with a connected smartphone to the computer. Sometimes activation of this function allows you to cope with the problem:

  • We go to “Settings”, click on “On the phone“.
  • We tap seven times in a row on the line “Miui version”. The developer mode is activated.
  • Return to the “Settings”, go down to the end of the page, open “Expanded settings”.
  • Click on “for developers”, activate the “Debugging by USB”.

If the developer is not activated, disconnect the antivirus installed in the smartphone. Perhaps it blocks the transition to an advanced mode.

Install the drivers

When connecting any device, the computer automatically finds and sets the right drivers. If for some reason this process is interrupted, the phone will not be determined.

  • Click the right button for “start.Up”, go to the “Device Manager”.
  • Open the “portable devices” block, click on the smartphone in the list, click on “update the drivers”.
  • Choosing an automatic search option.

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If the phone is not displayed in the list, then there are no drivers for it at all. I have to look for a specific driver for your smartphone, load it and manually install it.

We carry out the elimination of problems

If nothing helps, you can entrust the solution to the problem of the operating system itself:

  • We are looking for a “control panel” using a “search” next to the “start”.
  • Open the “Equipment and Sound” block, go to the “Devices and Printers” section.
  • We find the item “Android”, click on it with the right button, click on “Elimination of problems”.

If this does not help, you will have to resort to more complex methods. For example, to work with the terminal for Android. The method is quite complicated, beginners may not fit.

Turning on USB debugging

It is unlikely, but this option can also help. Turn on USB debugging. This is done through the developer mode, which first needs to be turned on. If it is included, proceed to the final part of the article.

Open the “settings”, then. “My device”.

Click 7 times on the line “Miui version” until you see a message about the activation of the developers mode.

Go back to the main settings menu and select the “Extended settings” item.

Reload the computer and smartphone

If the case described above does not concern you, then the first thing is to restart the smartphone:

If there is a software failure, the reboot will certainly help to cope with it.


Any technique can be mistaken, and devices on Android are subjected to this especially often. If the above tips did not help you, then try to restart the laptop and smartphone. In the absence of a result, it is recommended to reset it to the factory parameters, and repeat the connection. This is done through the corresponding menu in the settings, but do not forget to make a backup copy of the phone, and copy the data into the cloud.

On this so far all. Thank you for your attention! Until new meetings! Sincerely, Rostislav Kuzmin.