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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by SofTA, Jan 20, 2021.

  1. SofTA

    SofTA Newbie
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    A couple of weeks ago I enabled developer mode so I could disable auto-updates. More recently, I paired my phone to my computer. Today I needed to transfer several files, so I connected my phone to my computer via USB, as I've done since day 1, except now the phone is only charging. I went into developer options and found the USB section, which was already set on file transfer.
    I searched how-to's for help, and find that I should be getting an option to modify what the USB connection does when I connect, but the phone only wants to charge and is not giving me any other options.
    What can I do to get my file transfer capability back?

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  2. Milo Williamson

    Milo Williamson Android Expert

    Did you swipe down and it will show USB transfer mode? And connect the usb with comp too?
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  3. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Charging only. Obvious things first, have you tried another USB cord. and USB port on your computer?
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  4. SofTA

    SofTA Newbie
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    Yes I did and no it didn't.
    Hmm, I hadn't thought of the cable as being something obvious, but indeed that was the problem - I was using a different cable. As soon as I tried the cable I usually use it worked fine. Lesson learned, thanks.
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  5. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Happy you sorted it. FYI some USB cords that might come with cheap chargers can be wired for charging only, and not data.
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  6. SofTA

    SofTA Newbie
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    Good to know! The cable I was using was indeed a cheap one that came with another device. The one I usually use is high quality. Thanks for the info. :)
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  7. Milo Williamson

    Milo Williamson Android Expert

    As you mentioned my phonax hearing aid usb are the only one without data :)
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