Troubleshooting Wireless ADB Connection Issues with Android Studio BumbleBee

Troubleshooting Wireless ADB Connection Issues with Android Studio BumbleBee

22 April 2024 Stephan Petzl Leave a comment Tech-Help

Connecting your Android device to Android Studio using ADB over a Wi-Fi network can sometimes be a frustrating experience. Users may encounter issues where the pairing process stalls, displaying messages such as “pairing device” or “searching for devices” without any progress. This troubleshooting guide will help you overcome such hurdles and establish a successful wireless ADB connection with your Android 11 device.

Steps for a Successful ADB Connection Over Wi-Fi

Follow these steps meticulously to connect your Android device to Android Studio:

  1. Ensure wireless debugging is enabled on your Android device within the Developer options.
  2. On your device, navigate to the wireless debugging settings and select “Pair device with pairing code”. Keep this screen open.
  3. On your computer, open a terminal or command prompt window.
  4. Change directory to your Android SDK’s platform-tools folder using the command:
    cd %LOCALAPPDATA%\Android\sdk\platform-tools
  5. Initiate the pairing process by entering the command:
    adb pair <PHONE_IP>:<PHONE_PORT>

    Replace <PHONE_IP> and <PHONE_PORT> with the actual IP address and port number displayed on your device’s screen.

  6. When prompted, enter the pairing code shown on your device.
  7. After successful pairing, establish the connection with the following command:

    Use the port number provided when you initially clicked the “Pair with QR code” button on your device.

  8. Android Studio should automatically detect the connection. Your device is now connected wirelessly!

Additional Tips

  • Ensure you have the correct API level installed in Android Studio for your device.
  • Check that adb.exe is not blocked by your system’s firewall.
  • Make sure you have the latest build-tools installed within Android Studio.
  • Restarting your device can sometimes resolve connectivity issues.

If you’ve tried these steps and are still facing issues, refer to our other articles for more detailed instructions:

How Repeato Can Help

While connecting your device to Android Studio is crucial for app development, ensuring your app’s functionality through testing is equally important. Repeato is a No-code test automation tool designed to create, run, and maintain automated tests for your apps on both iOS and Android platforms.

With Repeato, you can benefit from:

  • Fast test creation and execution, thanks to its computer vision and AI capabilities.
  • Compatibility with various app frameworks, including react-native, flutter, and unity.
  • Integrated ADB, allowing you to execute ADB commands directly within your automated test scripts.

By leveraging Repeato’s features, developers can streamline their testing processes and ensure their apps perform flawlessly across all devices and platforms. To learn more about how Repeato can enhance your testing workflow, visit our product page: Repeato vs. Appium: Automating Mobile App Testing.

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