1. anon(3415124)'s Avatar
    Hmm, I've found my first snafu since Pie update. When I connect to a PC via USB, the phone just charges. I don't get a notification like I used to that gives me options other than charging, like transferring files. I can't seem to find that option anywhere on the phone, and my computer doesn't even see my PH-1. Am I missing something? I have rebooted both, to no avail. 😕
    08-09-2018 08:44 AM
  2. Dirge72's Avatar
    Ick. That will be a problem down the road
    08-09-2018 10:40 AM
  3. anon(3415124)'s Avatar
    Well, I did managed to find the settings. Did a search in settings for "use USB", and got to the page where you have the options. The problem is, they're grayed out, as if the option isn't there. The one or two toggles that seem active fail to do anything. Hopefully this will get corrected, as I normally utilize file transfer. Of course I'll try again at home on a different computer and cables, just to double check.
    08-09-2018 11:29 AM
  4. tiefel's Avatar
    Just checked on my Google Pixel and the options are grayed out.
    08-11-2018 09:16 AM
  5. msp1518's Avatar
    That is trouble.
    08-11-2018 05:00 PM
  6. anon(3415124)'s Avatar
    Yeah, that's a bummer. Seems like such a basic thing to screw up. Surely it will get corrected. I'm a little surprised I'm not seeing any complaints about this. That's why I was worried I was doing something wrong. I appreciate tiefel checking the Pixel.
    08-11-2018 07:13 PM
  7. Roosterman's Avatar
    I have been able to transfer data between my PH-1 and my PC. Trying the above search, I found USB preferences and all choices were available. Use "USB for" was defaulted to No data transfer. I was able to change to File transfer and immediately, my PC say the internal storage.

    I am using a USB 3 port with a USB 3 certified data cable. Not sure about a USB 2 port.
    08-15-2018 01:49 PM
  8. anon(3415124)'s Avatar
    Okay, thank you! Good to know. I'll do some more checking to see what I've got.
    08-15-2018 05:16 PM
  9. anon(3415124)'s Avatar
    It turns out my cable is a 2.0, so I've got a 3.0 ordered from Amazon. My USB port is 3.0, so I should be good to go. Funny that it worked fine before, but I don't care as long as I can get it working again.
    08-15-2018 08:45 PM
  10. anon(3415124)'s Avatar
    Okay, final report. USB 3.0 cable fixed the issue. Notification pops up and everything works perfectly as expected. Thanks Roosterman for the heads up! 👍🏻
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    08-20-2018 09:21 AM
  11. Dirge72's Avatar
    Pluged mine into a computer. So far it's working. Takes a couple of minutes to get going though.
    08-22-2018 11:41 AM
  12. jre72's Avatar
    Every time I plug into the PC, I need to go to the "Use USB for" settings and change it from "no Data Transfer" to "File Transfer"...is there a way to default this to file transfer? If I plug into the PC, I'm moving files, not for charging.
    08-23-2018 01:05 PM
  13. anon(3415124)'s Avatar
    If there is, I haven't figured it out. Every time I plug it in, I get the notification at the top that it's charging. I have to tap it, then select file transfer.
    08-23-2018 10:21 PM
  14. skierpage's Avatar
    Every time I plug into the PC, I need to go to the "Use USB for" settings and change it from "no Data Transfer" to "File Transfer"...is there a way to default this to file transfer? If I plug into the PC, I'm moving files, not for charging.
    I enabled developer mode on my Pixel 2, and with this On in System > Developer options there is a Default USB Configuration setting I can set to File Transfer (or USB teghering, MIDI, PTP, or No data transfer).

    This is obviously hugely risky if you forget, stick your phone into some random charging point and someone accesses your files.

    I'm here because I'm having this problem for the first time. Use USB for is grayed out. Sometimes USB controlled by (Connected device or This device) is enabled. I've tried different ports.
    10-27-2018 04:54 PM
  15. Roosterman's Avatar
    I've tried different ports.
    Have you tried different cables?
    10-28-2018 08:55 AM

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