How To Solve Error No Devices/Emulators Found In 2022

Error No Devices/Emulators Found

These days Android is one of the top mobile operating systems and it is installed in almost all smartphones ranging from extremely affordable to highly paid mobiles. Additionally, ADB is Android Debug Bridge, which is a command-line utility. There is an error that often occurs that says Error No Devices. The program helps you to control your android device with your computer also used when you may want to debug certain apps or install new ones on your smartphone. But, sometimes it becomes frustrating when you face this device not found error when you try to use it.

You guys don’t have to worry, here in this article, I have listed a couple of solutions that will help you resolve this ADB Device Not Found Error.

Why Does The Error Problem Occur?

There can be many reasons for the problem: 

  • USB Debugging Disabled: Maybe your USB Debugging option is disabled and you forgot to turn it on. 
  • Incorrect Connection Mode: The user might have chosen an incorrect connection mode for the type of transfer you wanted.
  • Driver not updated: There is a high chance the drivers to run ADB on your computer is outdated and you forgot to keep it up-to-date.

So, we talked about the problems now let’s see the possible solutions to this problem. 

ADB Device Error No Devices/Emulators Found 

You just have to follow these steps to fix the issue. 

1. Check connection mode

Android operating system comes with different types of connection modes such as  Mobile Device (MTP) or Camera (PTP). But for ADB, you have to make use of a Mobile Device (MTP).

  1. First of all, connect your device to your computer.
  2. Swipe down to access the Notification center/panel or drop-down menu. 
  3. Click on USB Debugging connected option.
  4. Then, select the Mobile Device (MTP) option.
  5. That’s it, now check if your problem gets solved by following this step.
  6. If the problem is still the same, please proceed further to the next solutions.

Note: You may try the same by selecting the Camera (PTP) option, many of my viewers solved their problem by using PTP as well.

2. Enable USB Debugging through Developer Option

USB Debugging comes under the developer option and it helps your Android device to communicate with the computer which has Android SDK installed. It gives access to advanced features of the device. 

  1. Go to the settings on your Android smartphone.
  2. Now, navigate to the About device option.
  3. Rapidly tap 7 times on the Build Number option.
  4. By this, you can enable Developer Options.
  5. Now you can access Developer Options and tap on the USB Debugging option.
  6. Try reconnecting your mobile device and checking if this could solve your problem.
  7. If the problem is not solved with this step too, please proceed further to the next solutions.

3. Update ADB Driver on your computer

The error can occur because of the outdated driver so to keep the driver up-to-date, follow the below steps:

  1. First of all, right-click on the Start button and click the Device Manager option.
  2. Now, expand the other devices option.
  3. Right-click on ADB Interface or Android Phone option.
  4. Now, click on the Update Driver Software option.
  5. When prompted, select the “Browse my computer” for the driver software option.
  6. Choose a list of device drivers on my computer option.
  7. Select the Show all devices option and click on the Next button.
  8. Now, choose Have Disk option.
  9. You have to browse and locate your SDK. Generally, it is kept at the below location:
  10. C:\Program Files\Android\android-sdk\extras\\google\usb_driver\
  11. Just double click on android_winusb.inf file.
  12. Now click on the ADB Interface from the list and hit the Next button.
  13. Now, allow some time to be finished installation.
  14. Now, try to reconnect your mobile and check if this solves your problem.

If still the problem is not solved.

4. Install Universal ADB Windows Driver

If nothing happens even after applying almost every method, you have to install Universal ADB Windows Driver on your computer. You just have to open their official website and download and install it. It might be the perfect solution for you. Check if it works.

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5. Restarting ADB Process 

We have implemented everything and if still, you are facing the issue, you will have to restart the entire ADB process and for this, you have to use the below commands; the first one Kill the process first and the second one will start it back again.

Just open the command prompt and run the below commands:

  1. adb kill-server: To kill running ADB process.
  2. adb start-server: To start it back again.

6. Try with a different cable

Sometimes, there can be a possibility that instead of software, the problem is occurred because of hardware. It could be a problem with your USB cable itself. As we know, how we use the cables and how we treat them so due to this, your USB cable might get damaged.

Maybe it sounds silly but you should try connecting your phone with another but an authentic USB cable.

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