Has this ever happened to you before, you grab your Android Smartphone as you just took some cool pictures and plug it into your PC by USB and you wait for the phone to popup on the PC and it never does as it only charges the phone. Well today I will be explaining whats happening as to Android Phone connected to PC by USB for data transfer but only charges and how to fix it.
Watch the video below and see exactly what I am talking about.
Whats Happening and why is my phone only Charging when connected to the PC?
The main reason why your phone is only charging when you connect it the PC and not showing up for data transfer is the USB cable. Not all USB cables are made equal and some are only meant for charging and not data transfer. Those for charging only do not have the capabilities for data transfer.
Android Phone connected to PC by USB for data transfer but only charges Fix
So seeing that the issue is caused by the USB cable as explained above the way to fix it is to replace the current USB cable you are using with a new one that supports both charging and data transfer. You want to also avoid some of those flimsy aftermarket USB cables and go for a really genuine one. So find a spear you have around the house or borrow one from a friend.
If you don’t have a spear around the house then you can buy one as shown below and you should be good.
Buy a good USB data cable here:
Get a good data cable that can both charge and transfer data effectively.
Its feels really nice when your technology simply works and even better when you have an issue and know exactly what happened and how to fix it as the case with your Android Phone connected to PC by USB for data transfer but only charges. Please leave comments below and do share this video with a friend or two. We also have plenty of other technology related articles just for you.