As a rule, if the computer does not see the Android phone connected to it, the problem is as follows: the charging process is displayed on the smartphone screen, but there is no access to the files on it and to the device itself. In this article, you will learn why the computer does not see the Samsung phone via USB.
The reasons may be the following:
USB cable damage
Cable faults cannot always be seen immediately. Very often, the charging wire can fail without obvious external signs. The reason for this is the poor-quality devices that are teeming with the market.
To test the functionality of the USB cable, just connect it to another computer, and for greater reliability, and to another phone. If these actions do not give a result, then a wire replacement is necessary.
They are solved by installing drivers from the "native" disk, or by downloading them from the official website of the manufacturer.
Also, the problem may be turning off the power of some ports on the computer. You can check this by going to the “Control Panel”, finding in it the item “Hardware and Sound”> “Power Supply”> “Power”. Next, open the appropriate settings and click on change additional parameters. In the menu that opens, open the USB parameters, and then the parameters for temporarily disabling the USB port. Change its value to “Forbidden” and activate the “Apply” button.
Device Driver Problems
In the “Device Manager”, the item “Portable devices” should be without any warning signs. You should also check the operation of the device through the “Properties”. If it is not there, then you must reinstall the appropriate driver.
Another solution will be updating the smartphone drivers. On Samsung Galaxy A5, as on other models of the brand, this can be done using Samsung Kies software.
Android OS crash or viruses
In this case, cleaning the phone with the help of an antivirus, resetting it to the factory settings, or completely flashing it can help.
As you can see, there may be a ton of options for why the connected Samsung phone is not located on the computer, so patience is needed to find a solution. We hope you succeed!
How to connect Samsung Galaxy to a computer as a USB modem?
Samsung Galaxy S, Ace smartphones and Galaxy Tab tablets are very popular in Russia and are the main competitors of Apple devices. But not all owners of these devices from Samsung are aware that their smartphone or tablet can be connected to a computer as a USB modem and access the Internet through it if necessary. Unfortunately, there are some models in the Galaxy series that do not support this feature. These are mainly tablets without a 3G / 4G module. But there are few of them. With other Samsung Galaxy models, such problems do not arise.
How to enable modem mode on Samsung Galaxy?
1. Connect and set up mobile Internet on your phone or tablet.
2. Using the supplied USB cable, connect the device to a computer or laptop using Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10. At the same time, the operating system will begin searching and installing the driver.
If suddenly the driver was not found and installed, then install the Kies program, but do not run it.
3. On your Galaxy phone or tablet, go to Settings >>> Modem and mobile hotspot:
On some versions of Android this item may not be, then you need to go to "Advanced Settings" or "More."
4. Check the box USB modem.
If the function turned on successfully, the corresponding icon will appear in the notification area at the top of the screen.
5. After that, an additional Local Area Connection with Internet access should appear on the computer in Network Connections.
The disadvantage of this solution is that only one computer or laptop can be released on the Internet. But the plus is that your Samsung Galaxy will also be recharged.
User manual Samsung DuoS SGH-D880
It just so happened that Samsung’s paper instructions, which are put in a box with a phone, are two, or even three times shorter than the instructions in electronic form. And the funniest thing is that to download PDF documents with user manuals from the official website you need to register, then confirm your registration. Unpleasant.
We offer you to download PDF-documents with instructions in Russian directly.
- user manual download
- catalog and instructions for service centers download
- brochure "How to connect Samsung DuoS SGH-D880 to PC" - download
- install applications on your phone download
Program and drivers for connecting Samsung DuoS SGH-D880 to a computer
To connect your phone to a computer, first decide which operating system you have. In most cases, the user has Windows 7 installed.
If the connection using the drivers “out of the box with the phone” failed, use the Samsung ExpressConnect program (download). With it, you can easily connect your Samsung DuoS SGH-D880 via USB to a computer.
Description of Samsung ExpressConnect
This utility allows you to perform the following operations:
- move, copy files from computer to phone and vice versa,
- Install applications
- configure the Internet on the Samsung DuoS SGH-D880,
- can make mobile Internet available on your computer,
- change screensavers, themes, wallpapers, ringtones, call melodies,
- read and send SMS, MMS,
- work with the address book
- much more.
You can download the program from the link: download.
Games for Samsung DuoS SGH-D880
According to most owners of Samsung DuoS SGH-D880, the most successful game for it is "FIFA Soccer 06" (download). We also note a number of successful games, which can rightly be called hits:
- Sled Shred featuring the Jamaican Bobsled Team - download
- FastCrawl - download
- Empire Earth II: The Art of Supremacy - download
- Metal Storm - download
- Fifth Phantom Saga - download