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Fix: USB Connector disconnected, connected notification

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USB connectors are crucial tools for connecting various devices to computers, laptops, and other gadgets. However, sometimes users encounter a persistent and annoying issue: They receive frequent notifications indicating that a USB connector has been disconnected and then connected again, even when no physical disconnection has occurred.

This article discusses what causes the USB Connector to give a ‘disconnected connected’ notification and seven ways to help you fix the issue.

Below we have discussed:

Also read: Why are the USB ports not working on Windows 11? Quick Fix


What causes this issue?

There are various that might cause the USB Connector to show the ‘disconnected connected’ notification and they are mentioned below:

  • Dust debris in the charging port.
  • Faulty USB cable or connector.
  • Corrupted cache
  • Technical glitches

How to fix the issue?

Here are seven ways to help you fix the issue:

Clean the charging port

Dust, lint, or dirt in your phone’s charging port can mess up the connection. Use a can of compressed air or a soft-bristled brush to clean it out carefully. Also, check the USB cable for any signs of wear or damage. If it’s frayed or worn out, it might be time to get a new one.


Restart your phone

A simple restart can often clear up temporary glitches. Power down your phone completely, then restart it with the charger plugged in.


Clear USB cache

Sometimes, corrupted cache data for the USB settings can cause connection issues. Clear its cache and data, which might resolve the issue:

  • Open the Settings app on your phone and tap on the Apps.
  • Tap on the See all apps option.
  • Tap on the Triple dot icon at the top right corner of the screen.
  • In the menu, tap on the Show system apps option.
  • Find and open the USBSettings app and tap on the Storage & Cache option.
  • Tap on the Clear Cache button.

Enable USB debugging

Sometimes, your phone might mistakenly identify the connected charger as a USB flash drive or computer, leading to frequent Android System notifications.

To resolve this issue, you’ll need to activate USB debugging. Here are the steps to do that:

  • Open the Settings app on your phone, scroll down and tap on the System option.
  • Tap on the Developer options.
  • Scroll down, find and turn the toggle on beside USB debugging option.

Power on your phone with the charger plugged in

Here’s another solution to stop the USB connector connected and ‘USB connector disconnected’ notifications: unplug your charger, power off your phone, and then plug the charger back in. Once your phone starts charging again, turn it on and see if the Android System alert still pops up.


Force Stop Android system

The Android System app plays a crucial role in managing key features and services on your phone. If there’s a problem with it, your Samsung Galaxy device might act up, resulting in USB connector connected or disconnected notifications. Here’s how to force stop Android system:

  • Open the Settings app on your phone and tap on the Apps.
  • Tap on the See all apps option.
  • Tap on the Triple dot icon at the top right corner of the screen.
  • In the menu, tap on the Show system apps option.
  • Scroll, find and tap on the Android system.
  • Now, tap on the Force stop button.

Reset the phone

A factory reset might be necessary if none of the above solutions work. This will erase all your data, so back up everything important before proceeding. Here’s how to do it:

  • Open the Settings app on your phone, scroll down and tap on the System option.
  • Tap on the Reset options.
  • Tap on the Erase all data (factory reset).

Also read: What is Summit IMS service on Android? Is it safe?

Akash Singh

Akash is a law graduate who likes to go for bike rides on the weekends soul-searching for answers to his many existential questions. You can contact him here: singhakash95@pm.me

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