Step-by-Step Guide to Fix Nexus 6 Not Showing Up on Computer

Are you facing difficulties with your Nexus 6 phone not showing up on your computer? Don't worry, it’s a rather common issue and there are easy steps to fix the problem. Let’s go through them all one by one.


  • A working USB cable
  • A computer with a USB port
  • Your Nexus 6
  • Nexus 6 drivers installed
  • ADB command

Step 1. Restart Your Computer

The first step is to restart your computer and exclude any outside factors. After restarting, reconnect your Nexus 6 phone to your computer using the USB cable.

Step 2. Check USB Debugging

By default, most USB debugging options are deactivated. To check this, open the Settings of your Nexus 6, select “About Phone”, then tap seven times on the “Build number” section. This will enable Developer options. Once the options are visible, just go to the Developer options and activate the USB debugging feature.

Step 3. Uninstall the Drivers

If the drivers are outdated, it could interfere with the USB connection between your phone and computer. If so, you probably need to uninstall the drivers installed on your computer. To do so, go to “Device Manager” on your computer and uninstall all the Nexus 6 related device drivers.

Step 4. Download the Drivers

You must have the updated drivers from official Android websites to successfully connect your Nexus 6 phone to your computer. You can download the latest version of the drivers  from here.

Step 5. Reconnect Your Phone

Once you’ve downloaded and installed the latest version of the drivers, try reconnecting your Nexus 6 phone with your computer.

Step 6. Reinstall the Proper Drivers

Sometimes, Windows can install its default drivers on your Nexus 6 phone and mess up the USB connection. To reinstall the correct drivers, go to your “Device Manager” and manually install the drivers you have downloaded.

Step 7. Reset Nexus 6

You have tried almost everything. To make sure there are no residual errors, you must reset your Nexus 6 phone. To do so, go to the phone’s Settings → System → Reset Options → Reset Phone and follow the steps.

Step 8. Run ADB

If nothing works, your last hope is to try out the ADB command. Make sure your Nexus 6 is connected to your computer and type adb devices in Command Prompt. This command will detect any Android device connected to the computer.


What is the Solution for Nexus 6 Phone Not Showing Up on Computer?

The solution for this issue could be resetting your Nexus 6 device and running the ADB command.

What is the USB Debugging Feature?

The USB debugging feature is an Android developer option that allows an Android device to communicate with a computer.

To uninstall related device drivers of your Nexus 6 device, you need to go to the “Device Manager” section and select the related device. After that, right-click on the device and select the “Uninstall” option.

How Can I Download the Updated Drivers?

You can download the latest version of the drivers from here.

How Can I Reset My Nexus 6 Device?

You can reset your Nexus 6 device by going to the Settings → System → Reset Options → Reset Phone and follow the steps.

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