How to Fix ADB Device Not Found Error on Windows 11, 10, 8 and 7


ADB, or Android Debug Bridge, is a command-line program that allows users to control devices through USB from their computer. The Google Android SDK includes the utility. Several customers complained about receiving the “device not found” message. Alternatively, some users also experienced a sudden lack of ADB and no emulator.

Luckily, the post will help fix the ADB with no device/emulator problem. To troubleshoot the issue, you must first check for updates for ADB drivers. Updated drivers help smooth communication with Windows. You can update drivers manually or use Advanced Driver Updater to update them seamlessly. We recommend the automatic way as it’s safe, quick, and requires minimal technical knowledge.

To get the tool, click the download button below:

Reasons for error: device not found.

  • Disabled USB Debugging
  • Incorrect Connection Mode
  • Obsolete Driver

How To Fix ADB Device Not Found Error?

To fix no device emulator found, just follow the steps given below:

Solution1: Enable USB Debugging

To operate the ADB device from the computer, ensure the USB debugging option on your Android device is enabled.

1. On your Android phone, go to Settings > About.
2. In the About section, press “Build number” seven times in succession.

androdid version
3. This will enable the Developer Options.
4. Now access Developer Options > select USB Debugging.

developer option

Now try reconnecting the device with the PC and check if this solves the problem. If this, too, doesn’t work, move to the next step.

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Solution 2: Change ADB Device Connection Mode

Ensure the Android phone’s connection mode is set correctly to identify the ADB device. You must pick the Media Transfer Protocol connection option here (MTP). Otherwise, the “ADB no emulators or devices detected” error will display.

1. Connect the Android phone to the PC.
2. Tap the notification window for more USB choices.
3. Tap USB Debugging connected option
4. Set the connection mode to the Media device (MTP).


Now, check the “ADB error: device not found” warning should be gone. If it does, select PTP (Picture Transfer Protocol). It will help get rid of the ADB device not recognized error.

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Solution 3: Update Android ADB Interface

  • Manually install the right driver for your ADB device using Device Manager.

1) Select your SDK manager from the Start menu > Run as administrator.

run as a admin
2) When the SDK manager launches, navigate and expand the Extras folder > select Google USB Driver> click Install 1 package.

3) After installing the driver, connect your Android smartphone.
4) Hit the Windows logo + R keys.
5) In the box, type devmgmt.msc and click Enter to launch Device Manager.

run command
6) Look for your Android smartphone. It will be in the Other devices area > right-click it and select Update Driver Software.

update driver
7) Select Browse my computer for drivers.

search automatically
8) Move forward and click Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer.

driver software
9) Select the Have Disk option.

select device
10) Click Browse to choose the Google USB Driver you downloaded earlier. Alternatively, you may type the following address into the field.

C:\Program Files (x86)\Android\android-sdk\extras\google\usb_driver

Then press the OK button.

install disk

11) Select Android ADB Interface and double-click it.

android model
12) Follow the simple on-screen directions to finish installing the driver.

After that, restart the computer to allow the updated driver to take effect.

  • Automatically install the right driver for your ADB device using Advanced Driver Updater.

If you prefer to keep things simple, use Advanced Driver Updater. To use the application and update drivers use the steps below:

1. Install it Advanced Driver Updater.

2. Go to Advanced Driver Updater > Scan Now > and wait for the scan results.

Advanced Driver Updater
3. Verify that the drivers are up to date by checking the scan results.

Advanced Driver Updater Scan
4. Click Update driver next to the driver you want to update (If using the application’s FREE version). If you’re a registered user, you may update all of your outdated drivers with the Update All option.

update all outdated driver
5. After the driver has been updated, restart the computer.

Solution 4: Reset the ADB

If the ADB device is not recognized using any of the ways described above, you can reset the ADB process. Enter the following commands into the ADB tool to reset it.

ADB kill-server

ADB start-server

After rebooting the ADB process, try re-using this command line & check whether it works properly and allows you to control the Android phone from the computer or not.


In this blog, we have seen how to fix ADB Device Not Found Error on Windows using several methods discussed. Updating drivers is one of the methods to resolve this issue, and updating them automatically by using Advanced Driver Updater is the best way. Use these methods in fixing ADB Device Not Found Error on Windows, and let us know about your views in the comment section below.

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Aayush Yadav
Aayush Yadav

Not everything can be communicated verbally, certain things are to be documented for future purposes, with this idea in mind, Aayush Yadav writes content at Systweak Software. He loves writing troubleshooting, how-to articles that will help users fix their problems on their own. He loves Windows and iOS and writes most about them.

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