Mobile Transfer failed to connect Xiaomi or Redmi phones

Mobile Transfer is a great tool to backup content from Android or iOS device to computer, restore backups from computer to mobile phones and copy data from one phone to another. We have demonstrated how this file transfer and backup tool works with Mi phones in earlier articles. For example, you can use it to backup data from Xiaomi to computer, batch transfer files from Samsung to Xiaomi phone, etc. Some Mi users have trouble connecting their Xiaomi or Redmi phone to the mobile transfer software on computer due to the new USB debugging feature in MIUI called ‘USB Debugging (Security Settings)’.

  • Xiaomi to connect to Mobile Transfer – method 1
  • Now in developer options on Xiaomi and Redmi phones, except the regular USB debugging, you should see another setting named USB debugging (Security settings). If the Mobile Transfer failed to connect Xiaomi or Redmi phones via USB, you can try to enable both of them. See more details from this guide to enable USB debugging on Xiaomi Redmi phones.

    enable usb debugging and usb debugging(security settings) on xiaomi redmi miui

  • Xiaomi to connect to Mobile Transfer – method 2
  • Alternatively you can also choose to manually install the mobile phone client app on your Xiaomi or Redmi phone. On your PC, open the installation folder of Mobiletrans in File Explorer, search for the apk file named ‘MGDaemon.apk‘. Copy this file to your Xiaomi or Redmi phone via USB or using your favorite way to send this file from computer to Mi phone, then tap on this apk file on Mi phone to install it. Install blocked? See how you can install apps from unknown sources on Xiaomi Redmi phones. After that, disconnect and reconnect your phone again.