Having trouble whenever the “no device detected” error appears on DroidCam PC client when you connect to your Android device via USB? Worry no more ’cause this guide got you covered!
Not just that, this guide is also suitable for any Android device and any Windows Operating System.
Let’s get started!
How to Fix DroidCam “No device detected” Error When Connecting via USB
If DroidCam shows the “No device detected” error, it is usually because of one or more of the following reasons below:
- ADB drivers are missing on your computer;
- “USB Debugging” feature is not enabled or configured properly;
- You have not installed your Android device’s drivers on your computer; or
- Other issues (Cable/Port) that can interrupt the connection.
Have any of the abovementioned issues? Luckily, they are not hard to get rid off. Let us fix them one by one.
Before continuing any further, if “ADB” and “DroidCam” processes are still running in the background, make sure to close them. Here’s how to do that:
- Open Task Manager (Press CTRL + Shift + Esc);
- Look for any background processes of DroidCam or ADB; and
- End all the processes
All set? Let’s start with the most common fix.
01 — Install Universal ADB Drivers on Your Computer
ADB drivers are essential to connect your Android Device (Smartphone, Tablet) with the DroidCam PC Client software. So if you haven’t installed them yet, it could be the reason behind the “no device detected” error.
How to Install Universal ADB Drivers for DroidCam
First, head over to this link and download Universal ADB Drivers. Then follow the steps below.
Step 1 — Install ADB Drivers
Once you downloaded the setup file from the given link above, run the setup file and install ADB Drivers on your computer.
(You have to remove your Android Device from the computer, if it is connected, before installing ADB Drivers.)
When you select the installation folder, you can keep the default settings. But, if you want to change the default location, then you have to remember the location because we need that in the next step.
Step 2 — Copy Installed ADB Files to the Installation Path of DroidCam
Now, you need to know the installation path of ADB Drivers and DroidCam PC client. If you don’t know where you installed DroidCam on your computer, run a quick search in the Windows File Explorer.
- First go to the installation folder of Universal ADB Drivers and copy everything including the files and folders that are inside of it.
Default Path: C:\Program Files (x86)\ClockworkMod\Universal Adb Driver
- After this, go to the installation folder of DroidCam and open the “ADB” folder.
Default Path: C:\Program Files (x86)\DroidCam\adb
- Delete everything inside the “ADB” folder and paste there the files and folders you copied from the Universal ADB Drivers folder.
Done with the steps above? Great! Now, you can run the DroidCam PC client and reconnect your Android Device.
02 — Enable USB Debugging in a Right Way
If this kind of message is not popping up when connecting your device with the DroidCam PC client, that means there is something wrong.
DroidCam needs the USB debugging feature to be turned on in order to access your Android Device and for it to work properly.
If you haven’t turned on this feature yet on your Android Device, make sure to enable it first.
What if you have already turned on the USB Debugging? Then, you have to revoke USB debugging authorizations before you connect your device with DroidCam client.
Let’s see how to do these 2 things.
1 — How to Enable USB Debugging
First, you have to enable the Developer Options because this is where you can find the USB Debugging Feature.
By default, Developer Option settings are hidden from every Android Device. However, this does not mean that you can’t enable it because you can! Just carefully perform the steps below (these steps are relatively the same for any Android device):
- Go to settings > Device Information;
- Go to Software Information;
- Find the Build Number; and
- Keep tapping on the Build Number until you get the “Developer options are enabled” message.
Now let’s tweak some settings.
Once you enable the Developer options, you will see it in your device’s settings. Now, you can enable the USB Debugging feature from the Developer options. Follow these:
- Go to the Developer options;
- Enable the Developer options; and
- Find the USB Debugging feature and enable it.
2 — How to Revoke USB Debugging Authorizations
Revoking USB debugging authorisations will remove any permissions that are given previously. Given this, you can start over by giving permissions again when you connect your mobile device to DroidCam. Do these simple steps:
- Go to the Developer options;
- Find the Revoke USB Debugging Authorizations; and
- Tap on it and tap on the OK button to remove authorizations.
Now, try reconnecting your device with DroidCam PC client. It will ask for permissions, in that instance, you can give the permissions and check if the problem is solved.
03 — Install Your Android Device’s USB Drivers
No matter what you do or how hard you pray, if you have not installed your Android device’s drivers on your computer, you won’t be able to connect your mobile phone with your computer properly.
So if you haven’t installed them yet, then it is time to do so!
Go to the link that matches your Android device from the following links. It will take you to the download page of your device’s drivers so you can easily download and install them.
It is easy!
|Device Brand||USB Drivers|
|Samsung||Download USB drivers|
|Huawei||Download USB drivers|
|Oneplus||Download USB drivers|
|LG||Download USB drivers|
|Oppo||Download USB drivers|
|Motorola||Download USB drivers|
If your device’s brand is not there, don’t worry. You can simply google it and find the compatible USB drivers for your Android device.
After you install USB drivers, try reconnecting your device.
04 — Check for Any Connection Issues
None of the abovementioned guides and steps solved the problem? Then it can be the connection between your device and the computer that causes the “No device detected” error.
There is no exact way to fix this because connection issue can be caused by several reasons.
But, here are some ways that I can suggest for you to solve connection issues. Here they are:
- Change the USB port and try using a different one.
- Use a different USB cable. Don’t use charging cables to connect your device.
- Try reinstalling DroidCam PC client.
- Try reinstalling USB Drivers.
- Try reinstalling ADB Drivers.
- Uninstall your Android device’s driver from Device manager. Then, reconnect your device.
You can also check DroidCam help page for tutorials and guides using this link.
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