[Solution] Xiaomi Phone not connecting to PC via USB

This is the simple solution to fix Xiaomi phone not connecting to PC via USB cable, this will show you how to make the MI phone gets detected by your computer via USB cable.

Just bought Xiaomi Redmi 3s prime from china and was trying to copy an HD video to the phone to test the display but my computer was not detecting the phone via USB, i tried several cables and ports but no joy.

First thing that comes to mind is enabling ‘USB debugging’ but even after that the xiaomi phone not connecting to PC still.

The PC detects the xiaomi phone via cable if i select Transfer photos (PTP) option but can only access the photo folders.

Finally i got a perfectly working solution to get your computer to detect your xiaomi phone via USB cable.

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Solution to Xiaomi Phone not connecting to PC via USB

  1. Enable developer option:  go to settings>About Phone and tap MIUI version about 6 times then you will see a pop up notification that you are now a developer.
  2. Enable USB debugging: after enabling developer option you should go to settings>additional settings>Developer options then enable USB debugging
  3. Now connect your xiaomi phone to your PC via USB cable
  4. On your computer go to PC>C drive>windows >INF > and look for wpdmtp.inf (make sure your xiaomi phone is connect via usb) then right click on the file wpdmtp and click install with your phone plugged in.

Note: when you connect via cable you have an option on the top notification to select either to charge only, transfer files or photos. you should select transfer file.

After this steps your Xiaomi Phone will be detected by your computer and you can access the internal memory.

you can share this steps with friends experiecing the same problem of xiaomi phone not connecting to pc

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50 Comments
  1. Reply
    sarthak agarwal April 15, 2017 at 8:53 AM

    thanks its working ,

  2. Reply
    Cleetus April 9, 2017 at 1:37 PM

    Thank you so much. I’ve been trying various so called solutions for days and this is the only one that worked.

  3. Reply
    Anonymous April 9, 2017 at 5:46 AM

    Thanks bro, it worked

  4. Reply
    Rahul April 4, 2017 at 6:51 AM

    Nice good it worked dude

  5. Reply
    Raul April 4, 2017 at 6:50 AM

    Nice good it worked dude

  6. Reply
    Moomin Khan March 29, 2017 at 7:32 PM

    when i install (wpdmtp.inf) it shows (The INF file you selected does not support this method of installation )

  7. Reply
    amit March 20, 2017 at 7:47 AM

    I`m on windows 7, getting error “The INF file you selected doesn`t support this method of installation did not get this anaswer

  8. Reply
    amit March 20, 2017 at 7:45 AM

    I`m on windows 7, getting error “The INF file you selected doesn`t support this method of installation

  9. Reply
    Anonymous February 24, 2017 at 1:11 PM

    Awsome bro. Worked.. thank yyou soo mch..

  10. Reply
    Marcos February 18, 2017 at 5:48 PM

    Thanks, worked great!

  11. Reply
    martom February 16, 2017 at 8:47 PM

    mate i got no notification to select either charge only or transfer, any ideas?

  12. Reply
    Rakesh Haldar February 15, 2017 at 5:51 AM

    worked for me 😀 thank you very much.

  13. Reply
    Anonymous February 11, 2017 at 8:11 PM

    Not Working in Mi Max done every thing as said but no use mite

  14. Reply
    Anonymous February 11, 2017 at 8:11 PM

    Not Working in Mi Max done every thing as said but no use.

  15. Reply
    santosh February 5, 2017 at 7:40 PM

    Hi,
    After right clicking and selecting install i am getting error message.

    “The wait operation is timed out”.

    How to resolve this problem? Please Help.

  16. Reply
    David Pollitt January 14, 2017 at 5:42 PM

    Hi Wilson. I can now connect to my Redmi note 4 but the folder is empty? Any suggestions?

    • Reply
      David Pollitt January 14, 2017 at 5:57 PM

      Ah it’s working now. Thank you very much.

  17. Reply
    Mangesh January 12, 2017 at 9:05 AM

    I`m on windows 7, getting error “The INF file you selected doesn`t support this method of installation”.
    I also installed xiaomi usb drivers, but no use.
    I need to access MI SUIT badly, because through stock USB file transfer method I can not locate many images and video files. they are missing.
    Please help.
    Thank you.

    • Reply
      Wilson January 12, 2017 at 11:31 PM

      look in that folder there are two different files with same name but different extension

      • Reply
        Anonymous February 21, 2017 at 7:02 AM

        I`m on windows 7, getting error “The INF file you selected doesn`t support this method of installation”.

        • amit March 20, 2017 at 7:48 AM

          did you get the answer dear

  18. Reply
    ivan January 11, 2017 at 10:02 AM

    Its not working brother …please try something else….

    • Reply
      Wilson January 11, 2017 at 10:41 AM

      its working, what error are you getting?

  19. Reply
    Anonymous January 9, 2017 at 9:06 PM

    it’s working.

  20. Reply
    shoib January 7, 2017 at 6:29 PM

    i couldn’t find inf folder in windows

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