SOLVED! - Samsung Galaxy S4 Won’t Connect To PC

Your Samsung Galaxy S4 won’t connect to PC? Then there is a good chance that the Samsung USB Driver on your computer is outdated and you should update it. Other solutions include enabling USB debugging, changing the USB port, taking a look at the USB cable and so on. You have a hard time carrying the solutions on your own and could use some help? In that case, this article is for you. 

The Root Of The Problem 

For most of the time, the process of connecting Samsung phones to computers is a straightforward affair that involves little time and effort. Still, in the case that your Samsung Galaxy S4 won’t connect to PC, you should consider these possibilities: 

  • Obsolescence.
  • Damaged/dirty USB ports.
  • The cable is loose. 

Actions To Take 

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Update Samsung USB Driver

  • Step 1: On your computer, launch the web browser, look for the latest version of Samsung USB Driver and download it. 
  • Step 2: Locate the downloaded file, right-click it and pick Extract here. Next, double-click the extracted file, pick Next, choose your preferred Language and Region, select Next, determine the installation destination then hit Install. 
  • Step 3: Hit Finish following the conclusion of the installation, restart your computer then connect your Samsung S4 to your PC.

Note: On occasion, it’s a good idea to update the driver in Device Manager as well. 

  • Step 1: Connect your Samsung Galaxy S4 to your computer. Next, on your computer, press Windows key, type devmgmt.msc and hit Enter to open Device Manager. 
  • Step 2: Expand Other devices, right-click Unknown device (yellow triangle icon)/SAMSUNG_Android and pick Update driver. 
  • Step 3: Hit Search automatically for updated driver software.
  • Step 4: Restart your computer as soon as the update completes.
  • Step 5: When the screen comes back on, connect your Samsung S4 to your PC and witness the result. 

Enable USB Debugging 

  • Step 1: On your phone, make your way to Settings, enter About device and tap Build Number seven times to enable Developer Options. 
  • Step 2: Back out to Settings, go to Developer Options and toggle on the USB Debugging switch. 
  • Step 3: Connect your Samsung S5 to your PC then see how things turn out.

Note: It won’t hurt to modify the USB configuration of the phone as well: go to Developer Options, hit Select USB Configuration and tick the MTP circle.

Change The USB Port

Needless to say, if the USB port of your computer is damaged/dirty, it would have a hard time detecting your Samsung Galaxy S4. One way to see if the USB port is responsible is to change the USB port. If your computer manages to detect your Samsung Galaxy S4 after the port change, feel free to conclude that the original port is at fault. Usually, you should be able to deal with a dirty USB port on your own but if the port is damaged, leave the repair to the pros. 

Take A Look At The USB Cable 

In layman’s terms, if the USB cable is loosely connected to the devices, there is no way to maintain a stable connection between your Samsung Galaxy S4 and your Samsung Galaxy S4. Because of that, it’s wise to make securing the connection a priority. If the cable is damaged, especially at the ends, replace it. 

Opening The Hidden Menu On Samsung: Guidelines 

  • Step 1: Open Settings on your Samsung phone, scroll down and hit Accessibility.
  • Step 2: Select Dexterity and Interaction, choose Assistant menu then toggle on the switch.
  • Step 3: Go back to the home screen, click the small icon that recently appeared and pick More options. 

What Must Be Done To Reach Samsung Test Menu?

Knowing how to get to the test menu should save you a lot of time while trying to learn what might have gone wrong on your smartphone. For Samsung, you will need to go through the following steps to make it happen.

  • Step 1: Navigate to Samsung Members app on your Samsung phone then tap Diagnostics tab.
  • Step 2: Hir Test Hardware, select the phone hardware you want to check and choose Next.

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If you are trying to transfer from a Samsung Galaxy smartphone via Samsung Switch, you’ll be able to transfer just about everything. Examples include all your messages, media files, Wi-Fi information and even your home screen settings.

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