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User Guide To Fix Galaxy S8 Not Recognized by Computer

Fix Galaxy S8 Not Recognized by computer
Written by Hassan Abbas

Do you want to fix Galaxy S8 Not Recognized by a computer? Samsung Galaxy S8 is the most popular mobile in the Galaxy Series. However, the design makes it stand out on all of its peers. Using Galaxy S8 and S8+ Samsung came up with a new look that took the markets by storm. However, it is one of the best selling smartphones of Samsung Galaxy. Also, after the launch of Galaxy S9 and S9+, people are contented using their Galaxy S8 and they don’t view a reason to upgrade. While using Galaxy S8, you probably have come across this bug “Samsung Galaxy S8 not Recognized by Windows PC”. Today in this guide we will deal with all the possible fix to this error.

If you want to try to connect your Galaxy S8 with Windows PC through a data cable. Certainly, your Windows PC can’t recognize your device. This bug arises when you don’t have good Samsung drivers for Windows on your Laptop or PC. You will then view an error under the left corner of your screen “USB device not recognized – one of the devices connected to this PC has malfunctioned and windows does not recognize it

This error tends to inaccessibility of your Samsung Galaxy S8 data such as images and videos on your PC. You will not be able to transfer your mobile data to PC and vice versa. There are a several ways that can cause this issue. We also deal with all its possible fixes.

Galaxy S8 not Recognized on Computer? Here is how To Fix:

The common problem is the unavailability of Samsung Galaxy drivers for Windows PC. As it leads to Galaxy S8 not recognized on Windows PC error.

Step 1:

Simply move to this link, install Samsung USB drivers for Windows PC and install them on your PC.

Step 2:

When the installation is completed. Erase USB data cable from your computer and connect it again.

Step 3:

Remember that you are using the original USB data cable to attach your Galaxy S8 or S8+ to your computer.

Step 4:

The issue can also be in the USB port of your computer. Simply Try connecting to some other USB port.

Step 5:

Or it must be the data cable that is not working properly. Simply try some other data cable to attach your device. Or else your device is attached to the computer via data cable. Simply hold your mobile and move the cable to various angles. You’ll then hear a sound on your computer when the connection is maintained between Galaxy S8 and the PC.

Step 6:

Try resetting your device, maybe there is some issue in the PC or your phone that is not letting the connection to establish.

Step 7:

After connecting it successfully, you should view an alert in the notification panel. Simply drag it down and modify the connection type to MTP (Data Transfer).

Step 8:

Certainly, it is the firewall or Antivirus that does not enable a connection using an external device. Switch off your Antivirus and try again.

If nothing looks to work then move on to way two below.

Alternative method on how to fix Galaxy S8 Not Recognized by computer by wiping the cache of S8:

After trying all the fixes above and can’t connect your Galaxy S8 with your windows and you are can’t access data present on your mobile using your computer then proceed with wiping cache of your Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8+.

The common question of everyone while wiping cache is if it will remove the data present on your Android. Well, wiping cache can’t remove any data that is present on your Android.

Follow the steps below to wipe the cache partition of your Galaxy S8 from the recovery menu just to fix Galaxy S8 not recognized on PC error:

Step 1:

Switch off the Samsung Galaxy S8.

Step 2:

Hit and hold Bixby + Power and Volume up Buttons.

Step 3:

Simply leave the power button when the phone turns on.

Step 4:

Try to hold the other two buttons until you view a blue screen using an Android figure in the background.

Step 5:

In the recovery menu, simply use volume buttons to move to the wipe cache partition of your PC. Wiping cache can’t void any data present on your phone

Step 6:

Simply use the power button to choose this choice and confirm the clearing of the cache.

Step 7:

Once you have wiped the cache of your Galaxy S8. Choose “reboot system” option.

Now your Samsung Galaxy S8 will reboot. Just try to connect your mobile to the PC via USB cable. Hopefully, you can’t get “Galaxy S8 not recognized by PC error”.


So that’s all about “Fix Galaxy S8 Not Recognized by computer”. If you think that it is helpful then do let us know your suggestions in the comment section below. If you have any questions or queries regarding the article above. Feel free to ask us in the comments. Have you found any other alternative that we can’t cover in this article? Comment us below!

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Till then! Stay Safe 🥰

About the author

Hassan Abbas

Tech enthusiast with too many items on his wish-list and not nearly enough money! Specializing in all things tech, with a slight Apple bent he has been writing for various blogs for the best part of (too many) years

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