Are you tired of your Android device defaulting to charging mode every time you connect it to your computer via USB? Do you want to change the USB settings on your Android device to enable file transfer or other options? In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps to change USB settings on Android.
Step 1: Access Developer Options
To change USB settings on your Android device, you first need to access the Developer Options. Go to the “Settings” menu and scroll down until you find “About Phone” or “About Device”.
Tap on it and scroll down again until you see “Build Number”. Tap on “Build Number” seven times in rapid succession. You will see a message indicating that you are now a developer.
Step 2: Enable USB Debugging
Once you have enabled Developer Options, go back to the main Settings menu and scroll down until you find “Developer Options”. Tap on it and toggle the switch to enable Developer Options.
Scroll down until you find “USB Debugging” and toggle the switch next to it. A warning message will appear, but don’t worry, it’s safe to proceed.
Step 3: Change USB Configuration
Now that USB Debugging is enabled, go back to the main Settings menu and scroll down again until you find “Developer Options”. Tap on it and scroll down until you find “Select USB Configuration” or a similar option depending on your device.
- MTP (Media Transfer Protocol): Select this option if you want to transfer files between your Android device and computer.
- PTP (Picture Transfer Protocol): Select this option if you want to transfer photos from your Android device’s camera.
- Charging Mode: Select this option if you only want to charge your device when connected to the computer.
- USB Tethering: Select this option if you want to use your Android device’s internet connection on your computer.
Choose the desired USB configuration by tapping on it. Your Android device will now use the selected configuration when connected via USB.
Step 4: Connect Your Android Device via USB
Now that you have changed the USB settings on your Android device, connect it to your computer using a USB cable. If you chose MTP or PTP, your computer should recognize your device and allow you to transfer files or photos accordingly.
If you chose Charging Mode, your device will only charge without any other functionality. And if you chose USB Tethering, make sure to follow the instructions that appear on-screen to set up internet sharing.
If you don’t see Developer Options in your Settings menu, it might be hidden. To unhide it, go to “Settings” and scroll down until you find “System” or “About Phone”.
Tap on it and scroll down again until you find “Build Number”. You should now see Developer Options in your Settings menu.
Congratulations! You have successfully changed the USB settings on your Android device. Now you can enjoy file transfers, photo transfers, or even share your internet connection with ease.
Remember: It’s important to be cautious when changing USB settings or enabling Developer Options as these options are intended for advanced users and developers. Make sure you understand the purpose and consequences of each setting before making any changes.