Nexus 7 Won’t Connect To PC

If your Nexus 7 won’t connect to PC, bugs could be the root of the problem so you should consider disconnecting and reconnecting the devices. Besides that, you could also check out the USB ports, change connection settings, uninstall and reinstall the driver, etc. Not exactly tech-savvy and have a hard time carrying out the solutions on your own? Then this article is for you. 

Nexus 7 Not Connecting To PC: Reasons

All in all, the process of connecting Nexus 7 to computers for data transfer is usually a straightforward affair. However, in the case that your Nexus 7 won’t connect to your PC, you must take the suspects down below into account: 

  • Bugs
  • USB ports. 
  • Connection settings. 
  • Driver.

A List Of Solutions

Disconnect And Reconnect The Devices

While today’s electronics outmatch their predecessors in a lot of regards, it’s not uncommon for them to bug out all of sudden. In the case of Nexus 7, bugs could prevent computers from recognizing the tablet which makes it difficult to transfer data. On the bright side, you should be able to get rid of the bugs by disconnecting your Nexus 7 from your PC and reconnecting them. Depending on the situation, it won’t hurt to restart the devices at least once as well. 

Check Out The USB Ports 

Generally speaking, if the USB ports on your tablet and your computer experience issues, there is no way to establish a stable connection between the devices. Because of that, you should spare a bit of time to check out the USB ports. If the ports appear dirty, proceed to clean them to the best of your ability. If the ports have sustained damage, get someone to repair them at the earliest opportunity. 

Note: For good measure, you should take a look at the USB cable and determine whether it’s in good condition. If the cable is damaged, it’s widely advised that you pick up a replacement. 

Apply Changes To  Connection Settings

  • Step 1: On your tablet, open Settings, select Storage, choose the three-dot icon on the top right and hit  USB computer connection. 
  • Step 2: Opt for PTP then confirm your decision if prompted. 
  • Step 3: Connect your Nexus 7 to your PC and see how things turn out. 

Uninstall And Reinstall The Driver

  • Step 1: On your tablet, open Settings, go to About device and tap Build number seven times to enable Developer mode. Next, back out to Settings, hit Developer options and make sure that USB debugging is turned off. 
  • Step 2: Proceed to make your way to Storage in Settings, click the three-dot icon on the top right, pick USB computer connections and opt for MTP. 
  • Step 3: On your PC, press Windows key, type devmgmt.msc and hit Enter to open Device Manager. 
  • Step 4: Look for Android phone, right-click it and pick Uninstall. Check the checkbox next to Delete the driver software for this device before hitting OK. After you finish, restart your computer. 
  • Step 5: When the screen comes back on, connect your Nexus 7 to your PC and determine whether the issue persists. 

Note: Your PC is still unable to recognize your tablet? In that case, you should update the driver. 

  • Step 1: Connect your Nexus 7 to your PC.
  • Step 2: Open Device Manager, locate Android phone, right-click it and pick Update driver. 
  • Step 3:  Follow onscreen instructions to update the driver then witness the result.

Alternative: MyPhoneExplorer

If you struggle to transfer data via wired connection (USB cable), go for wireless instead (Wi-Fi). To do so, you must resort to third-party apps like MyPhoneExplorer. 

  • Step 1: On your PC, open your web browser, search for MyPhoneExplorer then download and install it. 
  • Step 2: On your tablet, open Google Play Store, search for MyPhoneExplorer then download and install it. 
  • Step 3: Connect your tablet as well as your computer to the same Wi-Fi network then launch MyPhoneExplorer on both devices. Proceed to establish a connection between the devices. 
  • Step 4: Open MyPhoneExplorer on your PC, click File and pick Connect. Enter password if prompted. 
  • Step 5: A list of available files should appear soon and could move files between the devices as you see fit. 

What Must Be Done To Pair Nexus 7 With Another Device? 

  • Step 1: Open Settings, select Bluetooth then toggle on the switch.
  • Step 2: Choose the desired device from the list of available devices. Make sure that the Bluetooth from the other device is enabled and that it is in range of your Nexus 7. If the device is not in the list, select Search For Devices then search for the device’s name. 
  • Step 3: Verify the code, choose Pair and follow on-screen instructions. 

SECURE CHECK FAIL : Recovery Note 4

Once it comes to the error “SECURE CHECK FAIL : recovery” Note 4, the flashing of incorrect ROM is usually the trigger. The best solution in most of the cases is to take a look at the ROM. Besides that, you should consider flashing ROM via TWRP, deactivating the Reactivation Lock and so on. Continue reading to be able to get rid of the error and put your Note to good use. 

The Usual Suspects  

Overall, it’s not uncommon for Android users to run into errors while flashing ROM on their devices. Still, regarding “SECURE CHECK FAIL : recovery” Note 4, you should give the following possibilities into account:

  • Incorrect ROM.
  • Reactivation Lock is on. 

What Must Be Done

Take A Look At The ROM

Windows 

  • Step 1: On your computer, press Windows + E to open File Explorer, make your way to where the ROM you use for the flashing is located and copy the path. 
  • Step 2: Press Windows key, type cmd and hit Run as administrator. 
  • Step 3: In Command Prompt (Admin), run the command cd *path to the ROM*. 
  • Step 4: Proceed to run the command certutil -hashfile *file* MD5 in Command Prompt (Admin). Remember to substitute the name of the ROM for *file*. 
  • Step 5: If the return matches the checksum set out by the developers, your ROM is good. On the other hand, if there is a mismatch, your ROM is no good and you must look for the correct one.

MAC

The process is no-nonsense: open Terminal, make your way to where the ROM you use for the flashing is located, type md5 *file* and hit Enter. Next, determine whether there is a match and act accordingly. 

Note: If you still get the error “SECURE CHECK FAIL : recovery” even though your ROM is correct, corruption could be the root of the problem. For good measure, delete the existing ROM, download a new one and use it to flash your Note 4. 

Flash ROM Via TWRP 

  • Step 1: Move the ROM into a MicroSD card.
  • Step 2: Remove the battery from your Note 4, wait for a bit and put it back in.
  • Step 3: Boot into TWRP, flash the ROM from the MicroSD card and see how things turn out. 

Deactivate Reactivation Lock

  • Step 1: Remove the battery from your Note 4, wait for a bit and put it back in.
  • Step 2: Turn on the device then do whatever it takes to reach the home screen.
  • Step 3: Open Settings, select General option and choose Security. 
  • Step 4: Proceed to deactivate Reactivation Lock. Enter your credentials if prompted. 
  • Step 5: Restart the device, flash it one more time and witness the result. 

Flashing Firmware On Samsung Phones: Guidelines 

  • Step 1: On your computer, launch the web browser, search for the desired firmware and download it. Remember to extract the .ZIP file after the download finishes. 
  • Step 2: Download and install Samsung USB Driver as well as Odin. 
  • Step 3: Press and hold the Power button on your phone then hit Power off to shut down the device. Next, press and hold Power, Volume Down and Home buttons to boot into Download Mode. Proceed to press the Volume Up button to continue.
  • Step 4: Open Odin then connect your phone to your computer using a USB cable. If the connection is a success, Odin is going to display the message “Added!”. 
  • Step 5: In Odin, click AP, navigate to the location where you save your extracted firmware, pick the file and hit OK. When the field next to AP on Odin is filled, it means that the firmware is loaded and you could hit Start. The only thing left to do is to wait for the flashing to run.

What Must Be Done To Update Samsung Note 4 Via Samsung Smart Switch? 

  • Step 1: On your phone, open Google Play Store, search for Samsung Smart Switch Mobile and install it. On your computer, launch the web browser, visit the Samsung website, search for Samsung Smart Switch and install it. 
  • Step 2: Connect your phone to your computer using a USB cable then open Samsung Smart Switch on your computer. 
  • Step 3: If an available update, Smart Switch should recommend you to update/provide you the options to update. Click Update and follow on-screen instructions to download update files. The moment the download concludes, pick OK to initiate the update. 

Note: Your phone might turn on and off a few times during the update but there is no need to worry. Over the course of the update, see to it that the connection between your phone and computer remains secured.  

SIM Card Removed Error Galaxy S4

For most of the time, inconsistent contact between the SIM card and the pins is responsible for “SIM card removed” error Galaxy S4. If that error gives you a hard time, it’s strongly recommended that you secure the SIM card to the best of your ability. Other solutions include removing the SD card, replacing the motherboard/card tray and so on. Read to the end to learn how to dismiss the error and get your phone to detect your SIM card. 

Approaches To The Situation 

Secure The SIM Card 

  • Step 1: Power off your phone, do whatever it takes to reach the card slot and get the SIM card out. 
  • Step 2: Proceed to determine whether the SIM card is in working order. If the card is dirty, clean it using a combination of isopropyl alcohol and lint-free cloth. If the card is damaged, replace it at the earliest opportunity. If nothing is out of the ordinary, put the card back into the card slot. 
  • Step 3: Turn the phone on and see how things turn out. 

Note: Depending on the situation, you must use other means to secure the SIM card.

  • Step 1: Gently get the back cover of the phone out of the way then remove the SIM card as well as the battery. Use a micro Phillips-head screwdriver to unscrew all screws on the back of the phone. 
  • Step 2: Use your fingernail to pry off the rest of the phone before moving your fingers around the bezel until it pops out. Refrain from applying excessive force here.
  • Step 3: Use scissors to cut out a small piece of the foam about the width of two dimes, then cut a ¼ segment out of the foam piece. That should make it easier to put everything back together. 
  • Step 4: Press down on the connector for the SIM card tray until you hear a “click” sound then place the foam piece on top of the connector. Keep the piece from overlapping the camera. 
  • Step 5: Reassemble the phone, press down a few times on different locations and re-screw all screws.  Finally, return the SIM card, the battery, and the back cover to where they belong before turning on the phone.  

Note

  • If the bezel of your phone is bulging, the foam piece may be too big. However, it won’t cause severe problems, just a noticeable bulge on your device. 
  • If the issue persists, the foam piece might need to be thicker. Try pressing down the connector a bit more before inserting the foam. 

Remove The SD Card

On Galaxy S4, SIM and SD cards could be used at the same time by design. Still, if you only run into the “SIM card removed” error when you use SIM and SD cards simultaneously, remove the SD card. The removal of the SD card means the loss of some storage space but in exchange, you could make use of the SIM card. 

Replace The Motherboard/Card Tray 

If none of the above, there is a good chance either the motherboard or the card tray is damaged. In that case, you have no choice but to replace the motherboard/card tray. While you should be able to replace the card tray with relative ease, the replacement of the motherboard is no cakewalk. If you lack confidence, feel free to hire someone to carry out the replacement in your stead. 

How Do I Insert A SIM Card Into My Galaxy Note 4? 

  • Step 1: In the beginning, get the back cover out of the way. To do so, press the divot next to the power button then gently lift the back cover by the corner nearest the divot. 
  • Step 2: Remove the battery then insert the SIM card into the card tray until it clicks in place. 
  • Step 3: Put everything back together then turn on your phone. 

What Must Be Done To Move Content To An SD Card? 

  • Step 1: Open Apps, select My Files and choose All Files. 
  • Step 2: Hit Device Storage, make your way to the files and folders that you want to transfer then check the checkboxes next to them. 
  • Step 3: Click the List symbol on the top right, pick Move and hit SD Memory card. Proceed to the desired location on the SD card and hit Move here. After you finish, the files and folders will be moved to your SD card. 

Is There A Way To Move Contacts Over Bluetooth? 

  • Step 1: Open Contacts, pick the menu key and click Import/Export.
  • Step 2: Select Share name card via then choose either a contact you want to send or Select all to send all contacts. 
  • Step 3: Tap Done, hit Bluetooth and press OK. Next, pick the device you want to send your contacts to. If the other device is not visible, make sure that Bluetooth is enabled on the other device and click Scan on your Galaxy S4 to discover it.

The Connected Device Is Unable To Access Data On This Device 

The process of connecting Android phones to computers for data transfer is usually a straightforward affair. However, errors like “The connected device is unable to access data on this device” could still give people a hard time on occasions. In most of the cases, the best solution for errors during data transfer is to disconnect and reconnect the devices. Additionally, you could restart the devices, modify USB configuration, download and install Android File Transfer/Samsung Smart Switch,… Read to the end to learn what must be done to be able to transfer data between devices as you see fit. 

Causes Of The Error

It’s not uncommon for Android to act up out the blue but once it comes to the error “The connected device is unable to access data on this device”, you should consider these possibilities: 

  • Bugs.
  • Ill-configured USB settings. 
  • The absence of data transfer apps. 

What Must Be Done

Disconnect And Reconnect The Devices 

If you come across the error “The connected device is unable to access data on this device” all of a sudden, don’t panic. Instead, you should proceed to disconnect the devices, wait for a bit and reconnect them. You should also use the opportunity to take a look at the USB cable and look for signs of damages. If the cable is damaged, it’s strongly recommended that you pick up a replacement at the earliest opportunity, 

Restart The Devices 

All in all, despite its simplicity, restart is good at getting rid of bugs that plague electronics. Thus, if you struggle to connect your phone to your computer for data transfer, restart the devices.

For Phones

  • Step 1: Press and hold the Power button.
  • Step 2: Hit Power off then confirm your decision if prompted.
  • Step 3: Allow your phone to shut down all the way. Next, press and hold the Power button to turn on your phone. As soon as you see the home screen, connect your phone to your computer and see how things turn out. 

For Computers

Windows
  • Step 1: Open Start menu. 
  • Step 2: Click the Power icon then pick Restart. 
  • Step 3: When the screen comes back on, connect your phone to your computer and witness the result. 
MacOS
  • Step 1: Open Apple menu.
  • Step 2: Hit Restart.
  • Step 3: After the restart finishes, connect your phone to your computer and determine whether the issue persists. 

Modify USB Configuration 

  • Step 1: On your phone, open Settings, hit About and tap Build number seven times to enable Developer Mode. 
  • Step 2: Back out to Settings, go to Developer Options and toggle on the Default USB Configuration switch.
  • Step 3: Proceed to tick the circle next to File transfer. 

Download And Install Android File Transfer/Samsung Smart Switch

To facilitate data transfer between Android phones and computers, you need data transfer apps like Samsung Smart Switch and Android File Transfer.

Android File Transfer

  • Step 1: On your computer, launch the web browser and visit the Android.com website.
  • Step 2: Find Android File Transfer then download it.
  • Step 2: Open the AndroidFileTransfer.dmg and drag Android File Transfer to Applications on your macOS. 
  • Step 3: Connect the phone to macOS using a USB cable, and double-click Android File Transfer to open the app. Now, you should be able to move files from your phone to your computer and vice versa. 

Note: Only available for macOS. 

Samsung Smart Switch 

  • Step 1: On your computer, launch the web browser and visit the Samsung website.
  • Step 2: Make your way to Download Smart Switch, pick your computer operating system (macOS or Windows), wait for a bit and click the downloaded file at the bottom of your screen. Remember to hit Keep if prompted. 
  • Step 3: Run the download file to initiate the installation of Samsung Smart Switch then restart your computer after the installation finishes. 
  • Step 4: Launch Samsung Smart Switch, agree to the license agreement and hit Next. Allow the SmartSwitch – InstallWizard reaches 100%.
  • Step 5: Perform the file transfer at your leisure. 

Note: Available for macOS and Windows computers. Make sure that your phone also has the same app, which can be downloaded from Google Play Store. 

Kindle App Screen Brightness

While the interface of Kindle is straightforward, it’s not uncommon to see people asking about the way to change Kindle app screen brightness. You also want to know how to change the screen brightness while using Kindle to ease strains on your eyes? Then it’s suggested that you spare a bit of your time to check out this article. Down below is everything that you must keep in mind once it comes to changing Kindle app screen brightness. 

What Must Be Done 

  • Step 1: Launch Kindle on your device.
  • Step 2: Open the book that you like to read, tap the center of the screen and hit the Aa icon.
  • Step 3: Proceed to slide the bar to change the screen brightness to your liking. 

An Overview Of Kindle 

In layman’s terms, Kindle is an app that allows people to read and download ebooks directly from Amazon. By taking advantage of Kindle, you could get the kind of reading you seek on your phones, tablets, etc. Kindle grants you complete control over the experience: depending on your preferences, you could change the font type, screen brightness, page color and so on. Furthermore, Kindle is free so you don’t have to worry too much about paying subscriptions. 

How To Install And Uninstall Kindle On Android

Install 

  • Step 1: Open Google Play Store. 
  • Step 2: Search for Kindle, select it and choose Install.
  • Step 3: After the installation finishes, restart your device. 

Uninstall 

  • Step 1: Launch Kindle on your device, click More and pick Sign Out. Confirm your decision if prompted. 
  • Step 2: Open Settings, select Apps and choose Kindle. 
  • Step 2: Hit Uninstall, confirm your decision if prompted and restart your device. 

Downloading Books To Kindle On Android: Breakdown

In the beginner, launch Kindle on your device and head over to Your Library tab. Next, look for the book you want then hit the book cover to initiate the download. You should be able to monitor the download via the progress bar in most of the cases. The moment the download completes, the book is going to open automatically. 

Note: If the book won’t open, launch Kindle, go to Your Library tab and hit the book cover.

What Must Be Done To Buy Books For Kindle?

At the moment, Kindle on Android does not support in-app purchasing which means you must go to the Kindle Store website to buy books. 

  • Step 1: Launch your web browser then make your way to the Kindle Store website.
  • Step 2: Locate the book you like to have, click it and pick Buy now.
  • Step 3: In Delivery option, check the checkboxes next to your device and hit Send. Soon, the book will be added to Your Library tab but if it does not appear, select More and choose Sync. Confirm your decision if prompted and see how things turn out. 

Enabling Whispersync For Kindle: Guidelines 

To enable Whispersync, launch Kindle on your device, click More and pick App settings options. Next, proceed to hit More, check the checkbox next to Whispersync for Books and confirm your decision. As long as Whispersync is enabled, you could swap between ebooks and audiobooks at your leisure. Also, Whispersync allows you to save some money as you buy audiobooks.

Actions To Take When Kindle Acts Up

While Kindle works well for most of the time, it’s still an app and apps could go haywire out of the blue. If you notice Kindle not working on your device, try out these solutions. 

  • Disconnect the device from the Internet then reconnect it. 
  • Sync and update Kindle.
  • Confirm that your purchase has been completed and check Your Order to ensure no issues occurred during your payment.
  • Make sure that your app is registered to the correct Amazon account.
  • Deregister and re-register.
  • Uninstall and reinstall Kindle.

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LG G5 Apps Keep Crashing

While LG G5 usually gives a good account of itself in use, it remains far from perfect and LG G5 apps keep crashing is a common complaint. If you notice apps crashing on your LG G5, there is a good chance that the device is queuing out and you should restart it. Other solutions include checking for updates, clearing cache/data of apps, uninstalling and reinstalling apps, performing a factory reset, etc. Continue reading to put an end to the crashing and enjoy your LG G5 to the fullest. 

Triggers 

Overall, you don’t have to worry too much about occasional while using apps but if apps on your LG G5 keep crashing, concise these suspects:

  • Bugs.
  • Obsolescence.
  • Corruption.

Actions To Take

Restart 

  • Step 1: Press and hold the Power button 
  • Step 2: Hit Power off and restart then confirm your decision. 
  • Step 3: When the screen comes back on, test out the apps and see how things turn out. 

Note: If you have a hard time restarting your phone, press the release button located on the left side and near the bottom of the device then get the battery out. Next, wait for a moment, put the battery back in, turn on the device and determine whether the issue persists. 

Check For Updates

Unable to recall the last time you updated your phone? Then it’s highly likely that its software is out-of-date and performance issues ensue. To get the most out of the device as well as apps on it, you should check for updates. 

  • Step 1: Open Settings, choose General and select About phone.
  • Step 2: Pick Update Center, click Software Update and Hit Check now for updates
  • Step 3: If an update is available, allow the device to download and install it. 

Clear Cache/Data Of Apps 

In layman’s terms, cached data helps speed up the operations of apps but if the cache becomes corrupted, apps would go haywire. That is why it’s a good idea to clear cache/data of apps if apps keep crashing.

  • Step 1: Open Settings, select Apps and choose one of the crashing apps.
  • Step 2: Hit Storage, click Clear cache and pick Clear data. 
  • Step 3: Repeat the process for other crashing apps, restart your phone and witness the result. 

Note: To be thorough, you should consider wiping cache partition as well.

  • Step 1: Press and hold the Power button 
  • Step 2: Hit Power off, confirm your decision and let the device shut down all the way. 
  • Step 3: Press and hold Volume Down and Power buttons at the same time. Once you reach System Recovery, use Volume Up/Down buttons to navigate to Wipe cache and press the Power button once. 

Uninstall And Reinstall Apps

  • Step 1: Open Settings, select Apps and choose one of the crashing apps.
  • Step 2: Hit Uninstall then repeat the process for other crashing apps.
  • Step 3: Restart your phone. 
  • Step 4: Launch Google Play Store, search for your apps and reinstall them. 
  • Step 5: Test out the apps. 

Perform A Factory Reset

  • Step 1: Press and hold the Power button.
  • Step 2: Hit Power off, confirm your decision and let the device shut down all the way. 
  • Step 3: Press and hold Volume Down and Power buttons at the same time. Once you reach System Recovery, use Volume Up/Down buttons to navigate to Factory data reset and press the Power button once. 

How To Enable Mobile Hotspot On LG G5?

  • Step 1: Open Settings, select Tethering and choose Mobile Hotspot. 
  • Step 2: Tap Configure Mobile Hotspot then enter your preferred name and security option under Name and Security respectively. 
  • Step 3: Enter the password, press Save and toggle on the Mobile Hotspot switch. 

Syncing On LG G5: Summary 

  • Step 1: Connect your phone to a Wi-Fi network. 
  • Step 2: Open Settings, select General and choose Accounts & sync.
  • Step 2: Hit Google then proceed to sync data as you like. 

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