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Mi A1

[Q&A] unable to connect to PC

2017-12-06 13:33:40

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You can try looking at this link! lemme know if it helps! ... -not-connected.html
2017-12-06 18:13:59
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MG - 1752513527 replied at 2017-12-06 18:18:40
Thanks for reply but the link is not working. Please send me correct link. ... -not-connected.html

is it not working? could you try this again
2017-12-06 18:36:10
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unable to connect to PC

MG - 1752513527 replied at 2017-12-06 18:40:18
I m trying to open this link in my a1 but page stays blank only.

thats odd..

How to enable Developer Options and USB debugging on Mi Phones?
Go to Settings / Settings About Phone / About Phone tap MIUI Version seven times.
And now Developer Options is enabled or active.
Go back to settings
Under System & Device, tap on "Additional Settings"
Find "Developer Options"
Enable Developer Options if not already enabled
Scroll and find "USB Debugging" and enable it
enable developer options usb debugging on mi phones

2) USB Connections mode tried: MTP (transfer files) and PTP (transfer photos)

Even after enabling USB debugging and trying both USB connection options (MTP & PTP), both the Mi phones listed above are not able to connect to the Mi PC Suite.

Some weird messages when connecting to Mi PC Suite via USB:
When Redmi 2 Prime (MIUI Version: Stable (LHJMIDI) ) was connected to the Mi PC Suite (version 2.2.07032), the Redmi 2 Phone was detected.

mi pc suite detected mi redmi phone

But ironically, when any of the menu options such as File Explorer, Apps, Gallery etc. were clicked, the message "The version of MIUI you're using is too old".

mi pc suite The version of MIUI you're using is too old

When checking for system updates, there are no new updates. The MIUI version is already up-to-date!

On the Redmi Note 3, the phone is not detected and the following message is displayed - You need to update your device to use Mi PC Suite".

mi pc suite mi note 3 miui 8

Please note that there are issues with Mi PC Suite and Mi has still not provided a working PC Suite as on the date of posting this article (4 Jan 2017) as confirmed from one of Mi Forum Thread below. They are still working on it!

mi pc suite usb connections issues

If you were able to solve the Mi PC Suite USB connections issue, kindly let us know in the comments below. Share the knowledge!


If you are facing similar issues as described above, I guess you can continue to use computer's  File Explorer (Windows Explorer on Windows) to manage files.

Or if you need PC Suite, there are several free desktop Android phone managers / PC Suite that you can use to easily manage your Android phone from your desktop computer. Using these you can backup your phone, manage SMS, manage contacts, transfer multimedia etc.

Hope this helps!
2017-12-06 19:19:01
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