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How to Fix the Android Device Detection Problem

Generally speaking, PanFone detects your Android device automatically when your device is connected to the computer. But if your device is not detected normally, what should you do?

First of all, please make sure your are running our latest PanFone Manager.

Occasion 1: Haven't enabled USB debugging mode on your phone yet

Find Suitable Tips for Your Phone:

+ How to Enable USB Debugging Mode on Samsung?

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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 | Note 8 | Note 7/5/4/3

Samsung Galaxy A3/A7/A9 | A5/A6+/A8

Samsung Galaxy J2/J3/J4/J5/J7

+How to Enable USB Debugging Mode on Huawei/Honor?

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Huawei P40/P30/P20/P10 | P9/8/7/6

Huawei Nexus 6P | Huawei Nova 2S | Huawei Nova 3/3e

Huawei Honor 10 | 9 | 8/7/6/5

+How to Enable USB Debugging Mode on Xiaomi/Redmi?

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Xiaomi Mi MIX 3/2/2S/Max 2 | Mi Max/MIX

Xiaomi Redmi 6/5/4/3/2

Xiaomi Redmi Note 6/5/4/3

Xiaomi Pocophone F1

+How to Enable USB Debugging Mode on Alcatel/ASUS ZenFone/Meizu/Nokia?

Alcatel phones

ASUS ZenFone phones

Meizu phones

Nokia 3/6 | Other Nokia phones

+How to Enable USB Debugging Mode on Google/Gionee/HTC/Lenovo/LG?

Google Pixel 3(XL)/2(XL) | Pixel(XL)

Gionee phones

HTC 10 | One/Desire | U Ultra/Play/11/12

Lenovo K8/K6/K5/K4/K3 | Z5/ZUK Z2/Z1

LG V30/V20/V10 | G7/G6 | G5/G4/G3 | Q7/K4/X Power

Note: If you are an LG user, then please make sure you have enabled "USB tethering" option on your LG device. Otherwise, please follow the steps below:

Step 1 Go to Settings > Networks, find tethering & networks under "Connectivity".

Step 2 Click "tethering & networks", enable the "USB tethering" option.

+How to Enable USB Debugging Mode on Motorola/OnePlus/OPPO/Vivo?

Moto G6 | Moto G | Moto M/Z/X/E/C

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OPPO F1/F1s/F3/F5/F7

OPPO A33/37/53/57/59/77

Vivo phones

+How to Enable USB Debugging Mode on Sony Xperia/ZTE/Nubia?

Sony Xperia XZ2/XA2 | Other Sony phones

Nubia phones

ZTE phones

+How to Enable USB Debugging on Android 4.2 - 6.0?

Enable USB Debugging on Android 4.2 - 6.0

Step 1 Unlock your Android phone and go to Settings.

Step 2 Under Settings, scroll down and open About Phone.

Step 3 Find Build Number and tap Several times until you see a notification that says “Developer mode has been enabled“.

Now you have successfully enabled developer option on your Android smartphone.

enable developer options

Step 4 Go back to Settings, Scroll down and tap on Developer option.

Step 5 Under developer option, tap on USB debugging, select USB Debugging to enable it.

Now you have successfully enabled developer option on your Android smartphone.

enable usb debugging

Note: If you are in Android 4.1 or earlier version, please go here to learn more.

Can not enable USB Debugging Option (Greyed Out)? See FAQ >>

Occasion 2: Failed to install PanFone Apk on your phone

For Android device users, in order to successfully transfer or backup data from Android, you must have the PanFone.apk installed on your device. Otherwise, PanFone program would not recognize or detect your device correctly. Check your phone screen, there will be an install prompt when you connect your phone to PanFone. If there was no such prompt, then follow the steps below or download and install it on your device manually.

install panfone apk

Step 1 On your device, navigate to Setting > Security.

Step 2 Scroll down and check Unknown sources to allow installation of apps from PanFone.

Step 3 Connect your device with PC and launch PanFone program, the PanFone.apk will be installed automatically.

install panfone apk

Step 4 For Android 8.0+ users, please make sure you have enabled "Install via USB" option under Developer options.

Step 5 Keep your device unlocked when connected to PanFone, there will be a pop-up windows, allow to install PanFone android app via USB.

Occasion 3: Poor USB contact or your phone is under "Charge only" mode

Please try following methods:

Step 1 Ban USB debugging mode and reopen USB debugging in Settings;

Step 2 Reinsert your USB cable or use another USB cable to connect the device again ;

If still failes to detect, please check wether your phone is in "Charge only" mode.

Step 3 Use another connection mode( MTP, PTP);

Simply tap and drag down the Status bar, tap Connected as a media device or Connected as a camera. In the USB computer connection setting, switch the followings USB connection mode. Media device (MTP), Camera (PTP).

For Android 8.0 users, you need to choose Transfer files.

Note: For LG devices, they can be connected under Camera (PTP) / Send images (PTP) mode ONLY.

change USB connection mode

Occasion 4: Haven't install Mobile ADB driver yet

When you connect your Android device to windows computer, it will automatically download Mobile ADB driver on your computer. You can see "Installing driver..." message. If it shows "Installation failed", then you can go to here to download a certain one for your smartphone.

Before the re-installation, please right click My Computer > Manage > Device Manager > Portable Devices to remove the old driver.

Then you can connect your device to computer, it will automatically download the latest drivers, or you can download from :
Android Driver Download Center

uninstall Mobile ADB driver

Occasion 5: Authorization on your device is required

If your device firmware is 4.2 or later, please check your phone screen and authorize this computer. If you do not find authorization prompt on your device, please re-plug the device to have a try.

authorize on device

Occasion 6: PanFone can not recognize my Android 2.x device.

The latest PanFone mobile app no longer supports Android 2.x devices.

Occasion 7: How to fix LG V35 failed to connect to PanFone?

To make your Android device (LG V35) connected to PanFone successfully, firstly, you can follow this tutorial to enable USB debugging and download PanFone app for Android. If the problem persists after following our tips, you can continue to check:

How to Fix LG V35 Failed to Connect to PanFone