Redmi 6 Does Not See Computer

Redmi 6 Does Not See Computer

At one time or another, it becomes necessary to connect the smartphone to a PC or laptop when you need to copy files. However, many probably came across a situation in which the computer does not see the Xiaomi phone. This material will help to solve the connection problem, if any.

The main reasons why Xiaomi does not connect to a PC

There are several reasons why the computer may not see the phone.

  1. Bad USB cable.
  2. No drivers are installed on the computer.
  3. The phone is not connected correctly.
  4. Problems with software on one of the connected devices.

It can be seen that the problems are of a different nature and, accordingly, are solved in their own way. Of course, in this material you will find their solution. But first you need to make sure that you connected the gadget to a laptop or PC.

How to connect the phone to the computer

Before you deal with the problem when the computer does not see the Xiaomi phone via USB, you need to remember the algorithm for correctly synchronizing the gadget with the PC.

For starters, it is recommended to take a working cable that comes with your smartphone.

If it is not, then you can use a third-party cord. The main thing is that he would be a worker and match the connector of Xiaomi. There are both microUSB and USB Type-C cables on the market. At first glance, they are not much different, but there is still a difference.

After a serviceable cable has been found, connect the computer and phone through it. When pairing, a notification should appear on the smartphone screen.

If Xiaomi does not connect to the computer via USB, it is only charging or the computer does not see the Xiaomi phone via USB but is charging, then open the notification curtain on the mobile gadget. In the window with the connection to the PC, most likely, the value is “Charging only”.

Then click on the notification and change the value to “File Transfer via USB”.

If the PC, smartphone and cable are in good working order, a notification about successful synchronization should be displayed on the computer screen. After that, you can exchange files between devices.

If, subject to all of the above conditions, the smartphone still hasn’t connected, we suggest that you consider one of the troubleshooting methods below.

Driver update

When you try to connect Xiaomi Redmi Note 5, Note 6 Plus or any company device, several processes are launched on both devices simultaneously. As a rule, during synchronization, drivers are automatically installed on the computer, thanks to which the PC sees the Xiaomi gadget.

If you encounter problems, you can try using another USB cable or change the connection port. If in this case the problem is not solved, then it will be reasonable to manually install the driver on the computer.

There are 2 types of drivers for connecting Xiaomi. All the difference lies in the brand of processor installed on the phone.

It could be a chipset made by MediaTek or Qualcomm.

Therefore, be sure to go to your smartphone’s settings, select “About phone” and find out the brand of processor. After you have verified that Xiaomi has one or another chipset, use one of the two download links provided below.

  • Drivers for the MediaTek processor. link (
  • Qualcomm processor drivers. link (

When the driver file is downloaded to the computer, unzip it and install it on the PC. Ultimately, the problem with connecting Mi5, Mi8 Lite, Note 6 Pro or another Xiaomi smartphone should disappear.

If the mobile gadget still does not see the smartphone after updating the software, use the following method to solve the problem.

Enable USB debugging

Another option for troubleshooting when a smartphone cannot be detected by a computer when connected via USB is to enable debugging mode. To do this, follow these steps.

  1. Open the Settings app on your phone.
  2. Go to the “Advanced” section.
  3. Open the “For Developers” item.
  4. Select USB Debugging.
  5. Click the “Enable” button.

In such a simple way, you enable debugging. Usually, connection problems end here.

If this time the PC does not see the smartphone, then a few more options should be considered to get out of this situation.

Manual setting of connection type

When a person synchronizes a smartphone with a computer, he needs to exchange files between devices. This type of connection is abbreviated as MTP. During synchronization, the computer may incorrectly determine the type of connection, which is why the phone does not appear on the screen.

In this case, you need to try to set the type of connection yourself.

If when connecting to a laptop, the corresponding menu is visible directly on its screen, you need to put a marker in front of MTP.

Otherwise, enter the command “## 13491 ##” on the smartphone. Then the choice of connection will be available from the screen of the mobile gadget.


In addition to connecting a smartphone with a computer as a multimedia device, it is possible to connect the phone as a camera.

If you have just such a case, then try to transfer the necessary files from the PC to the “Photos” folder on Xiaomi. Next, you can change the location of the files manually through the file manager.

Flashing a smartphone

Failure during an attempt to use the previous methods of solving the problem may force one to take extreme measures.

Most likely, you will have to reinstall the OS on the phone, as its operation has failed. Therefore, the manufacturer recommends using only the official version of the MIUI shell.

To upgrade the gadget, you should clear the data on the smartphone. In order not to lose important information, use a backup.

After creating the backup, update the firmware via the phone settings or download the update file from the official MIUI website. The update will not take much time and in 15-20 minutes Xiaomi will be like new.

Connecting a smartphone through a special application

It’s time to use third-party programs if you do not want to reflash your smartphone, or this method also did not help. Xiaomi devices, like other phones on the Android OS, involve a lot of customization options.

One of them is the free right to choose to connect a smartphone to a PC. In this case, you don’t even need a USB cable.

To work, you will need to download the application to your smartphone and computer. After successful installation, open the program on the screen of both devices. Pairing requires a stable Wi-Fi connection.

Make sure that both devices are connected to the same network.

From the PC screen, select your phone and connect to it. An application on a smartphone will require a code. You can create any password you want depending on your preferences. After successfully entering the code, you can control Xiaomi through the device on Win 7, 8 or higher.

Connection via terminal

We will not find out why the previous methods did not help you, but let’s get down to business immediately. The proposed method in this part of the material is the most difficult to implement. However, with proper use of the instructions, everything should succeed.

  1. Go to the Play Market and download the Android Terminal E app.
  2. After installing the program, connect the smartphone to the computer via USB.
  3. With the application open, enter the value “su”. Thus, you enable Fastboot Mode or super user rights.
  4. Enter the command “setprop persist.sys.usb.config mass_storage, adb” and reboot Xiaomi by clicking on “Reboot”.

If the connection settings disappear, download the QCustomShortcut application to your phone (

Install the program, then in the field “Package” select “”, and in “Class”. “”. Click the Create Shortcut button. After that, connection problems should disappear once and for all.

As always in the case of third-party software and the use of super-rights, be sure to make sure that you can perform all the actions correctly.

Solving the problem on.


If you have problems connecting Xiaomi to a PC, be sure to check the type of connection. For data exchange, “File Transfer via USB” is used. Also make sure that the cable is working and install the driver on the laptop if necessary. You can also use MyPhoneExplorer to synchronize devices. The advantage of a third-party application is that there is no need for a USB cable.