Samsung Galaxy S6 USB Device Not Recognized by Windows 10

Are you experiencing issues with your Samsung Galaxy S6 not being recognized by Windows 10? This article will provide solutions to help troubleshoot and fix the problem.

Troubleshooting Connection Issues

If your Samsung Galaxy S6 is not being recognized by Windows 10 when connected via USB, there are a few troubleshooting steps you can try. First, make sure that the USB cable and the port are both working properly. Try using a different cable or port to see if that solves the issue. It’s also a good idea to check for any updates to Windows 10 and install them if necessary.

If the problem persists, you can try updating the device driver for your Samsung Galaxy S6. To do this, go to Device Manager, find your device under “Portable Devices,” right-click on it, and select “Update driver.” You can also try rebooting your computer and your phone, as well as enabling USB debugging on your Samsung Galaxy S6.

Updating Software and Drivers

Samsung Galaxy S6 USB cable connecting to a computer

To update the software and drivers for your Samsung Galaxy S6, you can start by connecting your device to your Windows 10 computer using a USB cable. Once connected, navigate to the Samsung website and download the latest USB drivers for your device.

Install the drivers on your computer and then check for any software updates for your Samsung Galaxy S6. You can do this by going to the Settings app on your device, selecting About Device, and then tapping on Software Update.

If your device still isn’t recognized by Windows 10, try using a different USB cable or USB port on your computer. You can also try restarting both your phone and computer, as well as enabling USB debugging mode on your Samsung Galaxy S6.

Adjusting USB and Power Settings

Samsung Galaxy S6 USB port and power settings

  • Open Device Manager by pressing Windows Key + X and selecting Device Manager.
  • Expand Universal Serial Bus controllers and right-click on each USB Root Hub and select Properties.
  • Go to the Power Management tab and uncheck the option that allows the computer to turn off the device to save power. Click OK to save the changes.
  • Repeat the above step for all USB Root Hubs.
  • Restart the computer and check if the USB device is recognized.

Utilizing Samsung Smart Switch and USB Debugging

If the issue persists, enable USB Debugging on your Galaxy S6. To do this, go to Settings > About phone > Software information, then tap on “Build number” seven times to unlock Developer options. Go back to the main settings menu, open Developer options, and enable USB Debugging.

Connect your Galaxy S6 to your PC again and see if it is recognized. If not, try using a different USB cable or port. You can also check for device driver updates in Windows Device Manager.

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