How To Solve Mi Pc Suite Not Detecting Phone

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Oct 15, 2018, 11:07:53 AM via Website

Mi PC Suite is the one and only phone manager application for Xiaomi devices. But most of the time users complain that Mi PC Suite does not detect their devices. In here you can find useful solutions for that matter

Line Up

  • Mi PC Suite in brief
  • Highlights
  • Supported devices & System Requirments
  • Common errors and solutions

Mi PC Suite In Brief

Mi PC Suite is the phone manager for Xiaomi devices. This Windows-based application was designed by Xiaomi company to convince their user at Xiaomi device management. Mi PC Suite 3.0 is the second update of the tool and it was compatible with a large number of devices. But this version was released in Chinese language and non-Chinese users had to convert it into English. Therefore Xiaomi updated Mi PC Suite and launched it in English. But unfortunately, Mi PC Suite English version only support devices lower than Android Marshmallow.


  • Super fast Backup & Secure Restore
  • File Explorer function
  • Flash Fastboot ROM
  • Upgrade MIUI firmware
  • SMS tool to send text messages directly from PC
  • Screencast & Screenshot
  • Share PC Internet

Supported devices & System Requirments

Supported computer system: Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8 Windows 8.1 and Windows 10

Supported device: Xiaomi 1/1S, Xiaomi 2/2S/2A, Xiaomi 3/4/4i/Note/Pad,Redmi 1/1S/Note/2
Original USB cable

Installation Guide

Installation guide is very simple and only requires three steps

  • Download and install the Mi PC Suite English
  • Connect the device and wait until the device is recognized
  • Next, launch the application and pick the desired option

Common Errors and Solution

Xiaomi phone is not detected by the PC

  1. Try installing the latest Mi PC suite version using the previous version of Mi PC Suite
  2. Try Enabling USB debugging on Xiaomi phone

How To enable USB debugging mode

  1. Go to Settings> About Phone > tap MIUI Version seven times
  2. Again Go to settings
  3. Under System & Device, tap on "Additional Settings"
  4. Find "Developer Options"
  5. Enable Developer Options if not already activated
  6. Scroll and find "USB Debugging" and enable it

"Update your device before connecting" Error

When the Xiaomi device is connected to the computer Mi PC Suite says "Update your device before connecting" though there are no new updates. This error will be fixed in upcoming PC suite updates. Because developers are working on it

"The version of MIUI you’re using is too old" Error

Mi PC Suites indicates "The version of MIUI you’re using is too old".But no new updates are available. Try following solutions.

  1. Enable USB debugging mode and connect the device
  2. Enable Unknown Sources
  3. Disconnecting and reconnecting the device
  4. Rebooting Mi phone or restart the Mi PC Suite
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