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Android 6.0.1 USB Settings – Default USB Connection Type

android 6.0.1 usb settings
Written by Kelly Houstan

If you guys have an Android device that you have updated to Android 6.0. You have no doubt realized that every time you connect your device through data cable to your PC, it defaults to charging mode. If you are looking to transfer photos from the device to your computer. Then you have to pull down the Notification panel, click the USB connection icon, and select the MTP protocol or PTP protocol in order to access files on your device. Just read this article, to know all about Android 6.0.1 USB Settings – Default USB Connection Type. Let’s begin!

In older versions of Android, there was basically an option to set the default USB connection type. So that you wouldn’t have chosen it each and every time you connected your device. In Android 6.0, the options seem to have disappeared. It has in fact moved and you guys can only access it if you have enabled developer options.

Android 6.0.1 USB Settings – Defualt USB Connection Type

In order to now set a default type for the USB connection, you guys have to have developer options enabled in Android actually. There is simply no way around it as well. If you already have developer options enabled, then you can go ahead to the next step and also set the default for the USB connection, if not, turn on the first as well.

Along with Developer Options enabled, then to the Settings app and click on Developer Options. Scroll down to the Networking section of settings and you guys will see the ‘Select USB Configuration’ option. Click on it and select the default type that you wish to set.

You have to connect your device to your PC and wait. If it doesn’t show up in file explorer. Also, check to see if Windows is searching for drivers or not. If it is, permit it to search and install any drivers it needs. This can also happen even if you have connected your Android device to your PC under the same connection type too. Do not disconnect the device and permit Windows in order to finish installing drivers. The next time you guys connect your device, it will default to the connection type you set.

This change made to Android was really unnecessary. It wouldn’t have been a big deal if the option had simply moved to a different location. However, it’s done that and also made it compulsory to turn on Developer Options actually.

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