Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus made its debut a few months back and the world has gone crazy after them. The phones offer amazing features and capabilities. Although most of the users are very happy with the phone, but some did complain regarding the USB Not Recognized Error. They said that once we connect a computer to Galaxy S9/S9 Plus USB Not Recognized Error prompts.

This is something really troublesome for people who love to connect their phone’s to their computers. There can be many reasons behind this, the data cable is one of them. Nonetheless, we did come up with a couple of solutions for Galaxy S9/S9 Plus USB Not Recognized Error. Hopefully one of these solutions will resolve the problem for you.

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How to Resolve Galaxy S9/S9 Plus USB Not Recognized Error

We do agree that most of you might be using the wireless medium to connect your phone to your computer, however, there are times when you need the data cable as well. For instance, you want to transfer a big file or an app that requires data cable, you will need this medium. It seems that when you connect using a data cable, you might face Galaxy S9/S9 Plus USB not recognized error. Let’s hope that the fixes below will help you resolve this particular problem.

Galaxy S9/S9 Plus USB Not Recognized Error: Solution One

Every phone comes with an original charger, headphones and data cable. Using original things often reduce the chances of such errors. When connecting your phone to the computer, we suggest that you use the original data cable. Doing so will decrease the chances of USB not recognized error. However, in case you have lost the original data cable, try using another cable instead of the one that is throwing the error. If your device does not successfully connect to the computer it will only charge your phone, thus you won’t be able to transfer data back and forth.

Galaxy S9/S9 Plus USB Not Recognized Error: Solution Two

Once you connect Galaxy S9/S9 Plus to the computer, you will be given a couple of option for connecting your phone. You need to try out these option to find the one that does not cause any error. These options are below

  • Transfer Images
  • Transfer Files
  • PTP
  • MTP
  • File Storage

Often one option causes the trouble, whereas the other one does not. So, give a shot to each one before proceeding.

Galaxy S9/S9 Plus USB Not Recognized Error: Solution Three

If this is the first time you are connecting your phone to the computer, there is a high possibility that the USB drivers are missing. The lack of USB drivers is going to cause the USB Not Recognized Error. Therefore, it is imperative to ensure that the USB drivers of your phone are present on the computer. To download the driver, see the steps below.

  1. Open the website for Samsung USB Drivers
  2. After the file is downloaded, run the .exe file.
  3. Wait for the installation process, then restart your computer and connect the device again.

Hopefully, this will resolve Galaxy S9/S9 Plus USB Not Recognized Error.

Galaxy S9/S9 Plus USB Not Recognized Error: Solution Four

If nothing works, you Factory reset your phone. Time and again, it is proven that factory resetting your phone has often resolved the problem. To factory reset your phone, please follow the steps below.

  1. Go to settings, Tap on General Management.
  2. There you will find the Reset option, tap on it.
  3. Under Reset, tap on Factory Data Reset option.

Do remember to create a backup of your data before you factory reset your phone as you are bound to lose everything.

Another way to Factory reset your data is via the Recovery Mode

  1. Switch off your phone by pressing and hold the Power button for a couple of seconds.
  2. Once the phone is off, press the Power button, along with Bixby and Volume up for few seconds.
  3. When you see Samsung logo on the screen, release the buttons.
  4. You will see a No Command screen, tap on it.
  5. Go the Wipe/Factory reset option. Use the power button to make a selection and the volume to navigate.
  6. Now choose Yes to proceed.
  7. Now select System Reboot Now and wait for the phone to get factory reset.

Galaxy S9/S9 Plus USB Not Recognized Error: Solution Five

There is a possibility that security system or the anti-virus on your phone is causing the error. Therefore, try disabling them and then connect your phone to the computer. This might resolve the error and thus, you won’t have to do anything else.

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