How to Configure Dell Mobile Connect for Android (2023)

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Note:

Dell Mobile Connect and Alienware Mobile Connect will no longer be available for download and will be discontinued soon. Please reference the table below for key regional dates.

Country App Unavailable for Download App Discontinued
United States, Canada, Japan November 30, 2022 January 31, 2023
All Other Countries July 31, 2022 November 30, 2022

To all dedicated users of Dell Mobile Connect and Alienware Mobile Connect, we thank you for your support over the years. Visit Dell KB article, “Dell Mobile Connect and Alienware Mobile Connect End of Service Announcement” for additional information.

Table of Contents:

  1. DMC Overview
  2. DMC connectivity architecture
    • Bluetooth (BT) link
    • WiFi Direct™ link (used for screen mirroring only)
  3. Main DMC functions
    • Add New Phone (ANP)
      • PC side wizard
      • Android ANP side
    • Launching and quitting DMC Windows app
      • DMC auto-run
      • Quitting DMC
      • Launching DMC
    • Texting with DMC
      • Receiving text messages
      • Sending text messages
    • Hands-Free calling
    • Screen Mirroring
    • Notifications
  4. DMC states
    • Paired state
    • Connected state
    • Disconnected state
  5. DMC Windows App
    • DMC Windows app tabs
      • Notifications
      • Dialer
      • Contacts
      • Messages
      • Mirroring
      • WeChat
    • DMC Windows app functions
  6. DMC Troubleshooting
    • First-time setup
    • Hands-Free calling
    • Notifications
    • Screen mirroring
  7. DMC Frequently Asked Questions

DMC Overview

DMC (Dell Mobile Connect) is a software solution that enables users to connect their PC and smartphone and create one integrated experience. This provides the ability to work on a PC, while also answering calls, sending text messages, and running Android apps on the PC’s screen. These phone actions are carried out easily by using the PC’s keyboard, mouse, and touch-screen in addition to a high-quality microphone and speakers.

The solution consists of a PC-side app (UWP app that is preinstalled on new Dell PCs), and a phone-side app that the user is asked to download from the relevant app market as part of the initial setup process. Once the PC and the phone are paired (once) and connected – the full functionality of the solution is available and ready to be used.

DMC provides the following key features:

  • Sending and receiving text messages
  • Receiving and making phone calls
  • Receiving and responding to Android notifications
  • Running Android apps on the PC screen (using screen mirroring)

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DMC connectivity architecture

DMC consists of three software packages:

  1. Windows drivers which should be pre-installed on the PC and will be updated automatically through Dell Update (and can be downloaded from there as well)
  2. Windows app which should be pre-installed on the PC and can be updated via the MS app store
  3. Android app which should be downloaded from the Android market or other Android app stores

Connectivity between the PC and the Android phone is achieved through the following two wireless links (see Fig. 1):

Fig. 1: Phone and PC Connectivity
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Bluetooth (BT) link

After completing the Add a New Phone setup (see next section), the phone will be BT-paired with the PC.


The BT link enables the following functions:

  • Contacts: The phone book is retrieved from your phone and displayed on the PC.
  • SMS: Text messages are received and sent via the BT link.
  • Hands-free calling: Phone calls are routed to the PC via the BT link.
  • Mirroring input channel:: The phone is mirrored onto the PC screen, and DMC enables interaction with the phone using the keyboard, mouse and touch. These input commands are transmitted through the BT link.
  • Communication channel: DMC enables a secure and private two-way communication between the phone and the PC. This channel is used to share device status and transmit information such as Android notifications from the phone to the PC.

Fig. 2: DMC BT functions
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WiFi Direct™ link (used for screen mirroring only)

To project the phone on the PC screen, DMC uses a point-to-point link between the phone and the PC, utilizing WiFi Direct™ technology. WiFi Direct™ opens a virtual access point on the PC, referred to as the Autonomous Group Owner (AGO), which functions as a virtual router. The phone establishes a new point-to-point (P2P) connection with the AGO.
It is possible to view the status of the AGO by opening Network and Sharing Center on the PC side.
The AGO name starts with the word "DIRECT" followed by the PC name (see Fig. 3)

Fig. 3:AGO as displayed in the Network and Sharing Center

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NOTE:

  • The phone and the PC remain connected to the Internet via the routers to which they were originally connected, while the point-to-point link remains active (see Fig. 4)
  • In the general case the phone and the PC can be connected to different routers. In this case the 3 WiFi link channels may be different (see Fig.4).

Fig. 4: The 3 WiFi links while mirroring is active
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NOTE: The virtual router on the PC (AGO) is launched upon the first activation of mirroring. It remains active throughout the session, unless the user chooses to disconnect, or restart DMC.

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Main DMC functions

Add New Phone (ANP)

The Add New Phone (ANP) wizard enables easy BT pairing between the phone and the PC, without requiring the user to open the BT setting screens either on the phone or on the PC. In addition, this sets up several communication channels and functionalities for future DMC usage.
Pairing is achieved through the ANP pairing wizard - a simple process in which the DMC Windows wizard requests the user to enter a 6-character code. This code is provided by the DMC Android app. Before generating this code, the Android app displays several system dialogues, intended to verify the user’s approval for sharing data and functionality between the PC and the Phone.

NOTE:

  • Theapproval of these Android dialogues is essential for DMC functionality.
  • The number of dialogues, their format and wording may vary from one phone manufacturer to another.

PC side ANP wizard

The PC side ANP wizard is shown automatically upon first launch of the DMC Windows app. When connecting a second phone to the DMC Windows app, the user can relaunch the ANP wizard from Settings > Phones.
In the main screen of the PC wizard (after selecting Android), the user is requested to enter a 6-charachter code, which is generated by the Android app.

To launch the wizard:

  1. Click Let’s Start to start the PC wizard

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  2. Select Android, then click Next

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  3. Enter the 6-character code provided by your Android app, and click Next

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  4. Verify that the PIN number code is the same as the one displayed on the phone BT dialogue, and then select Yes

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  5. Click Finish

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  6. ANP PC side is complete. The phone will now be connected to the PC, and DMC is ready.

Android ANP side

The Android ANP wizard is displayed automatically when the Android DMC app is first launched. It consists of the following steps:

    1. Once the Android DMC app is launched, the Welcome screen is displayed. To launch the wizard, click Pair with a PC

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    2. Next, a BT permission request is displayed. By clicking Yes the Android phone becomes BT-discoverable by the PC. Clicking No will stop the process.

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    • Allow DMC to send and recieve SMS messages.
    1. Click Allow to display the next screen. Clicking Deny will block SMS functionality

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    2. The next screen displays the notification permission dialog. Authorize DMC to transfer of phone notifications to the PC

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    3. After approving access to notifications, the 6-character authorization code will be displayed. Type this code in the designated field of the PC app (See Step 3 in the PC side ANP wizard section above)

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    4. The BT pairing request is synchronized with a similar request on the PC side. To ensure a secure connection, verify that both the PC and the phone display the same pairing code. Clicking OK will take us to the next step. Clicking Cancel will break the pairing process (see ANP Troubleshooting).

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    5. The final ANP wizard screen displays the PC name. Clicking OK completes the wizard and starts DMC

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  • NOTE:

    • The ANP process is required only once for every PC and phone. When the ANP process is completed, DMC will connect the phone and the PC automatically, as long as they are in BT range
    • In the event that a phone and a PC were previously paired, the ANP wizard will still need to be run, but will require less steps

    Launching and quitting DMC Windows app

    NOTE: Closing the DMC app window (by clicking the "x" button) does not quit the DMC app. The app continues to run in the background. The app can only be quit via the information center (see below)

    • After completing the wizard, the user is prompted to authorize the transfer of the phonebook and call logs to the PC. Clicking Allow will provide access to contacts and phone logs. Clicking Do Not Allow will block phonebook and call log features in DMC.

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      • DMC auto-run

        The DMC Windows app is configured to launch automatically upon PC startup. If the phone is paired to the PC and within BT range DMC will connect the two, unless the user has manually disconnected the two. There is no need to run the Android app or the Windows app to get the system to work.

        It is possible to prevent DMC from auto-running upon PC startup via Settings > Startup in the Windows app

    • Quitting DMC

      To quit DMC the user should go to the Information center, right-click on the DMC icon, and select Quit (see Fig. 5)

      Fig. 5: Quitting DMC from the Information center

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    • Launching DMC

      DMC can be launched in one of two ways:
      1. Via the Windows start menu
      2. By clicking the desktop icon (if exists)

    Texting with DMC

    With DMC, users can view incoming text messages on their PC screen, and use their PC keyboard to easily type text messages.

    • Receiving text messages

      • DMC shows incoming text messages in two scenarios:
        • As a Popup notification
        • On the DMC App when clicking on the Messages tab.
    • Sending text messages

      • Users can type using the PC keyboard and send text messages in the following 3 scenarios:
      • Responding to an incoming text notification
      • Texting while rejecting a call, or a when call waiting is activated
      • By proactively selecting Texting in the Contacts tab.

    Hands-Free calling

    The Hands-Free feature enables users to make and receive phone calls from their PC. The call is routed from the phone in the same way as with BT headsets. Calls are made using the PC’s microphone and speakers, while the phone can be placed at some distance from the PC, but within BT range.

    • Hand-free calling includes the following features:
      • Dialer
      • Making calls via the contacts list
      • Answering calls from an on-screen notification (users can take the call, reject it or reject with a text)
      • Switching between Hands-Free and regular (private) mode (See Fig. 6)

        Fig. 6: The in-call screen

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    Screen Mirroring

    DMC enables users to project their Android screen on their PC screen, and to fully control the phone via the PC’s touch screen, mouse and keyboard.

    Screen Mirroring can be enabled by clicking on an android notification, or by selecting the Mirroring tab on the DMC Windows App. (Clicking the Wechat button on the left app pane, will mirror the Wechat app.)

    Upon the first-time mirroring is activated, a permission request to capture the phone screens will appear on the Android screen (see Fig. 7.) The user should click Don’t Show Me Again, and then Start now. Clicking Cancel will prevent mirroring, and display a black screen on the PC app.

    Fig. 7: Screen capture authorization dialog

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    NOTE: The current version of DMC does not play the phone audio via the PC speakers [only phone calls audio is routed through the PC]

    Notifications

    • DMC can pull notifications which appear on the Android phone, such as social media, traffic or weather updates - to the PC screen in one of the following two ways:
      • Notifications are displayed as a pop-up message in the upper right corner of the screen
      • Notifications are also presented in the Notifications tab
    • Key features:
      • Clicking on a notification activates a mirrored phone screen with the associated app.
      • The user can modify the size of the pop-up notifications via Settings.
      • Privacy levels of the notifications are controlled via Settings (private mode requires mouse hovering to reveal potentially personal information).

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    DMC states

    The main states of DMC are: Paired, Connected, and Disconnected.

    Connected state

    • DMC is in Connected state when the BT link between the PC and the phone is active. In order to be in Connected state, all the following conditions must be met:
      • The phone and the PC are BT-paired
      • The phone and the PC are within BT range
      • The DMC app is running

    Disconnected state

    • DMC can be disconnected in the following ways:
      • From the Android app or Android notification (See Fig. 8, 9)
      • From the PC App pane by clicking Disconnect (See Fig. 10)
      • By right-clicking the DMC icon on the Information Center, and selecting Disconnect (See Fig 11)
      • From Settings > phones (See Fig. 12)
    Fig. 8: Disconnection via Android notification

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    Fig. 9: Disconnection via the Android app

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    Fig. 10: Disconnecting via the PC app pane

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    Fig. 11: Disconnection via the Information Center

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    Fig. 12: Disconnecting via Settings

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    NOTE: After the phone and PC have been disconnected by the user, they will not be reconnected automatically again. To reconnect, users must go to Setting > Phones in the Windows app.

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    DMC Windows App

    The DMC Windows app provides the following functionality using several tabs located along the left panel of the screen:

    • DMC Windows app tabs

      Tab Icon Function Action Prompt
      How to Configure Dell Mobile Connect for Android (26) Notifications Opens a screen with a list of the pending phone notifications. The dynamic numbering represent the number of notifications that are waiting to be read.
      How to Configure Dell Mobile Connect for Android (27) Dialer Opens a dialer screen that allows insertion of a phone number to be dialed, either through the numbered buttons on the screen (using touch or mouse) or through the PC’s keyboard.
      How to Configure Dell Mobile Connect for Android (28) Contacts Opens the phone’s contacts list and allows a contact search. Once a contact is found, the relevant details are presented (including photo when available) and the user is given the option to call or send an SMS message to that contact.
      How to Configure Dell Mobile Connect for Android (29) Messages Opens the SMS messaging screen and presents the logged text conversations. A click on certain conversation opens that conversation and makes it ready for new text entry.
      How to Configure Dell Mobile Connect for Android (30) Mirroring Mirrors the Android phone’s current screen onto the PC’s screen. Everything on the screen is available for interaction through mouse or touch.
      How to Configure Dell Mobile Connect for Android (31) Wechat Opens mirroring session directly on the WeChat app and makes it available for a chat.
    • Notifications

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    • Dialer

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    • Contacts

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    • Messages

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    • Mirroring

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    • WeChat

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    • DMC Windows app functions
    Tab Icon Function Action Prompt
    How to Configure Dell Mobile Connect for Android (38) Settings Opens the settings screen in a separate window to allow the user modify different app settings and behaviors
    How to Configure Dell Mobile Connect for Android (39) Disconnect Disconnects the phone from the PC and terminate the current session. The devices will still be paired and can be connected again with another click on the same icon.
    How to Configure Dell Mobile Connect for Android (40) Do not disturb Blocks popup phone notifications from being presented on the PC screen.

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    DMC Troubleshooting

    • First-time setup

    Problem:Cannot pair the phone to the PC
    Probable cause: Failure of BT pairing
    Suggested fix:
    1. Make sure BT is turned on both on the PC and the phone [if either wasn’t on – try pairing again after turning BT on]
    2. [If didn’t help] Go to BT settings on the PC (search for Bluetooth setting), then locate the phone on the paired devices list.
    3. Click the phone name.
    4. Select Remove Device to unpair it
    5. Go to BT settings on the phone, and locate the PC name in the paired or connected list.
    6. Click the PC name and select Unpair.
    7. Restart APN by restarting the Android app.
    8. Select Pair with a PC.
    9. Select Add New Phone from the Windows app Settings > Phones
    • Hands-Free calling

    Problem: Poor audio quality
    Probable cause: Poor BT connection
    Suggested fix: Bring the phone closer to the PC. If this does not work, restart the Windows app.

    Problem: When using BT headset, no call audio is routed to the PC or the headset
    Probable cause: BT cannot support concurrent connections
    Suggested fix: If the headset includes a connecting USB dongle – connect the dongle to the PC and enjoy the ability to use the BT headset with DMC. If no USB dongle is included there is no current support for the BT headset that is connected directly to the PC through the BT settings (BT limitation).

    Problem: Contact list on the PC app "contacts" tab is not visible
    Probable cause: Shared contact permissions weren't granted (during ANP)
    Suggested fix:

    1. Go to Android settings (makes sure that the phone and the PC are connected)
    2. Select BT
    3. Click the icon to the right of your PC name
    4. Turn on "contacts"
    • Notifications

    Problem: Cannot see notifications
    Probable cause: Notifications were not granted permissions
    Suggested fix:
    1. Go to Settings on your Android phone.
    2. Make sure that the DMC app is approved to export messages.
    • Screen mirroring

    Problem: Mirroring quality is poor
    Probable cause: WiFi (direct) connection
    Suggested fix: Bring the phone closer to the PC. If this does not work, restart the Windows app

    Problem: Mirroring quality is poor
    Probable cause: WiFi channels mismatch, mirroring quality may be impacted
    Suggested fix: Restart the Windows app to reset the WiFi channel selection

    Problem: Mirroring does not show on the PC
    Probable cause: The screen capture permissions were not granted for the android notification
    Suggested fix:

    1. Try to launch mirroring again
    2. Wait for the notification and approve it
    3. If that does not work, verify that neither your Antivirus nor yourFirewall settings are blocking DMC
    Problem: Cannot control the phone using the PC keyboard, mouse or touch screen
    Probable cause: Poor BT connection quality or failure to establish input BT profile (HID)
    Suggested fix: Bring the phone closer to the PC. If this does not work, restart the Windows app

    Problem:Cannot type in another language with the keyboard while mirroring
    Probable cause: Android Settings must be properly configured
    Suggested fix:

    1. Go to Android settings
    2. Select Language and input
    3. Select physical KB while mirroring (verify that your computer name appears as the physical keyboard)
    4. Add the desired second language
    Problem: Cannot hear sound from the phone on the PC (movies or games audio for example)
    Probable cause: Audio "mirroring" is not supported in this version, audio that is not phone calls audio will be sounded from the phone instead of the PC


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    DMC Frequently Asked Questions

    1. Question: During an Incoming call, as I'm about to enter a pre-existing text message, the incoming call no longer exists.
      Answer: There is a bug that exists in the software where the "Texting" screen will still exist even after the incoming call is terminated. This bug will be resolved in the RoW release (January 2018).
    2. Question: While using the camera on my phone and performing orientation, the display will appear distorted. Is there a resolution to this issue?
      Answer: Stop the beaming process and then restart beaming. This should resolve the issue.
    • Question: Is the User Interface for the Driver Installer activity available in the native language when SUT language setting of HK and Ukrainian?
      Answer:InstallShield defaults to ENGISH if the language in question is not supported. This is normal behavior.
    • Question: Why can’t I send or receive a SMS message from my computer when paired with a phone OPPO R9S?
      Answer: OPPO does not allow sending SMS messages through Bluetooth regardless of the version of Android on the phone.
    • Question: While in the system language is set to Turkish, when setting the "Do Not Disturb" feature on SUT the selection for "on" and "off" is in English instead of Turkish üzerinde and kapalı .
      Answer: This is an error in the translator software utilized by the developer. This error will be corrected in the next software release after 1.1 .
    • Question: When the system language is set to Spanish, when setting the "Do Not Disturb" is displayed for altering, the message to set is incomplete.
      Answer: While the message is incomplete, a fix has been identified and developed for resolving the issue. Solution will be implemented in the next software release.
    • Question: When selecting Emoji for a message, I experience one of the following errors:
      • Some Emoji’s not properly showing up
      • When you input a lot of Emoji (more than two lines) in SMS conversation screen, the edit box will not automatically follow the input cursor
      • Some Emoji of PC app cannot show normally in the SMS edit box and phone
      • Emoji cannot show normally in the detail of SMS conversion with LG phone
      • Some Emoji cannot show in the Phone but can display on the PC app
      • When you click two emoji continuously after opening the emoji pane, the emoji pane will disappear
      • Emoji lost when reopening the SMS which has been sent
      • Emoji message will show incorrect when repeat click on "national flag" button
      Answer: None of these proprietary 3rd party software errors will be corrected as Dell does not have access to the code.
    • Question: As a user, sometimes Bluetooth will loss the Device Manager after changing the OS language.
      Answer: Updating the Bluetooth driver to the latest revision will resolve the issue
    • Question: As a user, is there a solution if notifications do not appear on my PC app which originated form my phone?
      Answer: For Vivo phones, during the paring procedure the current version should pop up a Vivo hidden permission window which he user should grant permission to receive notifications. For all other phones, uninstall the app, re-install the app and then reboot the phone.
    • Question: Sometimes the third party push information to the notification center is incomplete.
      Answer: This issue has been detected with those phones that are utilizing Specific (Chinese) applications that are using a custom view for displaying notifications. This issue will be resolved in a future release.
    • Question: Sometimes my cursor / mouse will not work on the beaming window on my PC when I pair my Smart Phone t my PC with DMC.
      Answer: Certain security packages on smart phones can cause this issue. If the user will un-pair all devices, wait 3minutes and then repair, the mouse/cursor functionality should be restored.
    • Question: The picture for the phone contact in the SMS is not displayed on the PC.
      Answer: This is normal functionality for DMC. DMC does not attempt to associate the SMS picture with a particular text or phone call.
    • Question: How do I remove the "Bluetooth HID Device" yellow bang when Dell Mobile Connect is connected to a smartphone via DMC and then connect to a second PC via Bluetooth?
      Answer: Go to the PC settings, remove the second PC Bluetooth from the SUT. Then the "Bluetooth HID device" yellow bang will disappear from Dell Mobile Connect.

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Cause

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Resolution

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FAQs

How do I tether my Dell laptop to my Android phone? ›

The USB into a spare USB port on the laptop. It doesn't matter which port you use a nice pair USB

How do I connect my Android phone to my Dell phone? ›

Select Pair with a PC. Select Add New Phone from the Windows app Settings > Phones.
...
Suggested fix:
  1. Go to Android settings (makes sure that the phone and the PC are connected)
  2. Select BT.
  3. Click the icon to the right of your PC name.
  4. Turn on "contacts"
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How do I setup my Dell Mobile Connect? ›

On your iPhone, download the Dell Mobile Connect companion app from the App Store. Then, on your Dell computer, download Dell Mobile Connect from the Microsoft Store. Follow the onscreen instructions on the desktop and mobile apps to complete the setup.

Why Dell Mobile Connect is not compatible? ›

This error may be due to incompatibility of the operating system and/or platform.

Why my mobile USB tethering is not working? ›

Turn On Tethering Feature

Go to your smartphone's settings. Click on Wireless & networks or Connections or something similar. Then, select Tethering & Portable hotspot or Portable hotspot. Tick the Tethering option (either Bluetooth tethering or USB tethering) or slide the toggle button to turn it on.

How connect mobile data to PC without USB? ›

3. How to Connect Your Mobile Internet to a PC Wirelessly
  1. Open Settings > Network and Internet > Advanced > Hotspot and tethering.
  2. Tap Wi-Fi hotspot (called Portable hotspot on some phones).
  3. At the next screen, switch the slider On.
  4. You can then adjust options for the network on this page.
16 Sept 2022

How can I access my Android phone from my PC? ›

To get started with AirDroid:
  1. Install AirDroid on your phone. ...
  2. Open a browser on your desktop or laptop and go to web.airdroid.com. ...
  3. Launch AirDroid on your phone and tap the Scan icon at the top of the screen alongside AirDroid Web.
  4. Scan the QR code.
  5. Tap Sign In (even if you haven't created an account).
16 Apr 2022

How can I use my Android phone on my PC? ›

With a USB cable, connect your phone to your computer. On your phone, tap the "Charging this device via USB" notification. Under "Use USB for," select File Transfer. An Android File Transfer window will open on your computer.

How do I connect my Samsung phone to my Dell computer? ›

Open Google Play Store, search 'Dell Mobile Connect' and install it on your Android phone. Launch Dell Mobile Connect app on your PC and mobile. On PC, click 'Connect' phone option.

What system do not support Dell Mobile Connect? ›

Dell Mobile Connect is not supported on Linux or Chrome OS PCs. Download Dell Mobile Connect Companion App (Available on Dell consumer XPS, Inspiron, Vostro and PCs with Bluetooth purchased in January 2018 or later.)

What is Dell Mobile Connect startup? ›

DMC Overview

DMC (Dell Mobile Connect) is a software solution that enables users to connect their PC and smartphone and create one integrated experience. This provides the ability to work on a PC, while also answering calls, sending text messages, and running Android apps on the PC's screen.

Do I need Dell Mobile Connect driver? ›

- This driver is necessary for the Dell Mobile Connect software. - It enables you to connect your phone to your system.

What will replace Dell Mobile Connect? ›

There are seven alternatives to Dell Mobile Connect for a variety of platforms, including Android, Windows, Mac, Android Tablet and iPhone. The best alternative is AirDroid, which is free. Other great apps like Dell Mobile Connect are AirMore, Link to Windows, Vysor and Samsung DeX.

Does Dell Mobile Connect work with non Dell? ›

It turns out you don't need to be a Dell owner to install Dell Mobile Connect, and access features, including screen mirroring and browsing the file system on any smartphone. You do need to be prepared however to run random . BAT and APPX files on your PC.

Does Dell Mobile Connect work with any PC? ›

Dell Mobile Connect is software available on all Bluetooth-enabled Inspiron, Vostro, G-Series, Alienware, and Consumer XPS devices with Windows 10 or above.

How do I update my tethering driver? ›

Windows 8.1
  1. Connect your Android device to your computer's USB port.
  2. Access search, as follows: ...
  3. In the search box, type into and then click Device Manager.
  4. Double-click the device category, and then double-click the device you want.
  5. Click the Driver tab, click Update Driver, and follow the instructions.
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How do I get internet through USB tethering? ›

Step 1: First, connect your mobile to the computer system by the USB Cable. Step 2: On your smartphone, go to 'Settings', and select 'Portable Hotspot Settings'. Step 3: Under Portable Hotspot Settings, you will see the option 'USB Tethering'. Turn On that USB Tethering toggle switch.

Why is my phone USB not connecting to the computer but charging? ›

Update Driver Software Via PC

Connect your smartphone to your PC. Head to your desktop, right-click on This PC, and select Manage. Select Device Manager. Among the list of options that appear, expand Portable Devices and you will find your phone name/Android.

How do I connect my phone network to my computer? ›

Plug your charging cable into your phone, and the USB side into your laptop. Then go into your phone settings and turn on 'USB tethering'. It'll be under 'Connection & sharing' or something similar (the exact name differs between phone brands). Now wait around 30 seconds and refresh your laptop browser.

How do I transfer files from my Android to my laptop without USB? ›

1. Transfer Files From Android to PC With Bluetooth File Transfer
  1. Press Win + I.
  2. In Settings, open the Devices > Bluetooth & other devices.
  3. Switch Bluetooth to On.
  4. Click Add Bluetooth or other device.
  5. Select Bluetooth again to scan for compatible devices.

How do I connect my cell phone to my laptop? ›

From your PC, click Start, then Settings, and Devices. Choose Bluetooth and other Devices. If Bluetooth isn't toggled to On, switch it to On. Then select Add Bluetooth or other device and follow the directions for pairing.

How can I access my Android phone from PC wirelessly? ›

Transfer files from Android to PC Wi-Fi - Here's how:
  1. Download Droid Transfer on your PC and run it.
  2. Get the Transfer Companion App on your Android phone.
  3. Scan the Droid Transfer QR code with the Transfer Companion App.
  4. The computer and phone are now linked.
5 Jul 2022

Why can't I see my Android phone files on my computer? ›

Start with the Obvious: Restart and Try Another USB Port

Restart your Android phone, and give it another go. Also try another USB cable, or another USB port on your computer. Plug it directly into your computer instead of a USB hub.

How do I connect my Android phone to my computer wirelessly? ›

Here's how to connect Android to PC using Wi-Fi via this software:
  1. Install the Program.
  2. Install an App on Android for Connection.
  3. Connect Android to PC Wirelessly.
  4. Visit the AirMore Website.
  5. Install AirMore App.
  6. Connect the Phone to the PC Wirelessly.
  7. Download AirDroid on Android.
  8. Browse AirDroid on the PC.

Can I operate my phone from my PC? ›

ApowerMirror is an app that lets you control your Android device from your computer and vice versa. It enables you to share your phone's screen, photos, videos, or games. Another cool feature is that you can control your Android device from your computer and also from another Android or iOS device.

How do I install an APK file on my PC? ›

Take the APK you want to install (be it Google's app package or something else) and drop the file into the tools folder in your SDK directory. Then use the command prompt while your AVD is running to enter (in that directory) adb install filename. apk . The app should be added to the app list of your virtual device.

How do I connect my phone to my computer wirelessly? ›

Connect Android device to PC
  1. On your Android, find AirMore app and open it. Tap “Scan to connect” button.
  2. Scan the QR code displayed on the web or hit the device icon in Radar.
  3. On condition that you connect devices in Radar, then click “Accept” option when a dialog comes out on your Android.

How Use mobile Connect? ›

Introduction to Mobile Connect - YouTube

What is Dell Mobile Connect drivers? ›

This package contains a Windows Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL) certified application that is called Dell Mobile Connect, that enables Android and iOS users to make calls, send texts, get notifications, transfer files, and interact with mobile apps from the computer.

Is Dell Mobile Connect worth it? ›

Dell Mobile Connect is a pretty solid product for integrating your phone and your PC. You can send and receive texts, make and receive calls, mirror your screen and interact with it, and even share files. If you've got a modern Dell PC, it's something that's worth checking out.

How does Dell Mobile Connect work? ›

Dell Mobile Connect first look - YouTube

How do you install Dell Mobile Connect on any PC? ›

Use Dell Mobile Connect on Any Windows 10 PC (2021)
  1. First and foremost, click here and download the BAT file. ...
  2. Now, right-click on the BAT file and run it as administrator. ...
  3. Next, download the driver for Dell Mobile Connect and install it on your PC.
  4. Having done that, download Dell Mobile Connect AppxBundle from here.
20 Feb 2021

Is Dell an Android? ›

With Android devices discontinued, Dell now mostly has laptops and 2-in-1s with Windows on its roster, and some Chromebooks as well. Dell's Chromebook 11 3120 and Chromebook 13 7310—which run Chrome OS—will be able to run Android apps through access to the Google Play Store.

Is Dell Mobile Connect free? ›

Dell Mobile Connect is available for free on Windows 10 and requires a free companion app on Android (opens in new tab).

How do I mirror my Dell Mobile Connect? ›

The sharing menu is displayed on the smartphone to select a sharing app and complete the action.
  1. Start the screen mirroring.
  2. Stop the screen mirroring.

How do I cast my phone to my Dell laptop? ›

How to Cast Your Android Mobile Screen to a Laptop
  1. First head to the Setting option on the Windows PC or Laptop.
  2. Then select System from the options.
  3. Scroll down and select “Projecting to this PC”.
  4. Now you can see three options.
  5. Change the first option to “Available Everywhere”.
21 Feb 2022

Can I uninstall Dell digital delivery services? ›

Can I Remove Dell Digital Delivery from my Computer? Dell Digital Delivery can be uninstalled from your computer after retrieving all available purchased software through the application.

Is Dell Support assist needed? ›

Support Assist isn't needed. You can manually access the Dell downloads, specific to your PC, by using your Service Tag. This will list all downloads based on the configuration as shipped. BIOS updates are critical to only do them manually, IF NEEDED, as we have seen Support Assist BIOS corruptions (not all but some).

What is Dell Digital Delivery? ›

Dell Digital Delivery enables you to purchase select software titles at the same time you order your computer. When you receive your computer, the software is automatically downloaded and installed from the Internet. An Internet connection is required for Dell Digital Delivery to download your software.

Is Dell owned by Microsoft? ›

Dell is an American technology company that develops, sells, repairs, and supports computers and related products and services and is owned by its parent company, Dell Technologies.

Does Dell Mobile Connect work on Windows 11? ›

You'll need to download the app for Android and Windows 10 or Windows 11 via the link below.

Does Dell Mobile Connect work with iPhone? ›

The mirroring option is displayed on the Dell Mobile Connect iPhone app. Go to the Dell Mobile Connect iPhone app and tap the Mirroring button. The broadcast screen of your iPhone is displayed to mirror the device. Select Mobile Connect.

What are some of the benefits of using Dell connect? ›

Smartphone functions that Dell Mobile Connect allows you to perform on your Windows 10 PC:
  • Make calls.
  • Send texts.
  • Drag-and-drop transfer of files.
  • Get notifications.
  • Use contacts from your phone.
  • Mirror smartphone apps.

Is there a Dell app? ›

Dell Mobile App Brings Dell.com Shopping and Support Options to Android. Today for customers in the United States, we're officially launching the first Dell Mobile app for Android.

Does Dell Mobile Connect work with HP laptop? ›

Click on 'install' and Microsoft Store will begin downloading Dell Mobile Connect app on your device. In our tests, we were not asked to install any special driver that allowed everything to work. It seems to work just fine on ASUS, HP and Lenovo devices, so give it a try for free today.

Why Dell Mobile Connect is not compatible? ›

This error may be due to incompatibility of the operating system and/or platform.

How do I set up Dell Mobile Connect? ›

How to use the Dell Mobile Connect App –
  1. After installing the drivers and the Windows app, restart the system.
  2. Head over the mobile app and give the required permissions.
  3. You will now see a specific code on the Dell Mobile Connect smartphone app.
  4. On the Windows one, tap on “connect your phone.”

Why is Dell Mobile Connect not working? ›

What you need to know. Dell Mobile Connect and Alienware Mobile Connect are being discontinued. The apps will stop being available for download in the United States, Canada, and Japan on November 30, 2022 and will be discontinued on January 31, 2023.

How do I tether my Android phone to my Windows laptop? ›

Go to the Network Settings area on your Android smartphone - you should find there a section on Tethering. Tap on that and toggle the Bluetooth tethering switch on. If Bluetooth is not switched on, make sure it is when tethering. Step 3:Connect (or “tether”) your Android smartphone to your PC using Bluetooth.

How can I connect my mobile Internet to my Dell laptop? ›

How to Connect Internet From Mobile to Laptop ?
  1. Step 1: Connect Your Mobile to Laptop Via Usb Cable. just don't worry. ...
  2. Step 2: Go to Settings Then Go to Hotspot & Tethering. just follow the images as shown above.
  3. Step 3: Enable Usb Tethering. ...
  4. Step 4: Now,go to Your Laptop or Pc. ...
  5. Step 5: Finally Open Web Browser. ...
  6. 12 Comments.

How do I connect my Android phone to my laptop? ›

With a USB cable, connect your phone to your computer. On your phone, tap the "Charging this device via USB" notification. Under "Use USB for," select File Transfer. An Android File Transfer window will open on your computer.

How do I use my phone as a hotspot for my laptop? ›

To turn your Android phone into a hotspot, go to Settings, then Mobile Hotspot & Tethering. Tap on Mobile Hotspot to turn it on, set the name of your network and set a password. You connect a computer or tablet to your phone's Wi-Fi hotspot just as you would connect to any other Wi-Fi network.

How do I set up USB tethering? ›

Some phones can share Wi-Fi connection by tethering. Most Android phones can share mobile data by Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or USB.
...
Turn on your hotspot
  1. On the other device, open that device's list of Wi-Fi options.
  2. Pick your phone's hotspot name.
  3. Enter your phone's hotspot password.
  4. Click Connect.

Is USB tethering faster than hotspot? ›

The internet speed obtained in the connected computer is faster. While the internet speed is a little slow using hotspot.

How can I connect my phone to PC? ›

On your phone, pull down the Quick Settings panel and turn on 'PC Connect'. On your PC, open 'PC Connect'. When your phone is near your PC, a pop-up will be displayed on your phone. Tap 'Connect' to connect your phone to your PC.

Does Dell Mobile Connect use Bluetooth? ›

Dell Mobile Connect uses Bluetooth and Wi-Fi Direct to connect your computer and smartphone.

Why is my laptop not connecting to my Mobile Hotspot? ›

Every device on your computer is controlled by a certain driver software. So a wireless network has a driver that controls it. If this driver is outdated or corrupt, then your hotspot and WiFi might be negatively affected. So, updating your wireless network driver can help your computer connect to your hotspot again.

What is my network security key for Mobile Hotspot? ›

Finding Your Hotspot Network Security Key on Android

Step 1: In settings, go to Connections > Mobile Hotspot and Tethering. Step 2: Tap Mobile Hotspot. Step 3: Tap Password. Step 4: Select Show Password if there's an option.

Why my phone is not detected by laptop? ›

Update the MTP USB Drivers on Your Computer (Windows)

Connect your phone to your computer using a USB cable. Press Windows key + X and click Device Manager. Double-click Portable Devices to expand it. Find your Android device, right-click it, and choose Update driver.

Why my phone is not connecting to PC? ›

Check the USB cable and Ports

Make sure that you use the USB cable supplied with your Android phone or tablet. The connection shouldn't be loose from either end. If you feel the connection is loose then try another cable. Try plugging the USB cable into another port on your PC.

Why my phone is not showing in laptop? ›

If your device isn't showing up in My Computer, you might be using the wrong connection mode. Android knows several different modes to connect with other devices – charging only, MTP, PTP, and MIDI, among others. For our purpose, we need to use an MTP connection.

How can I connect my mobile hotspot to PC without USB cable? ›

How to Connect Mobile Internet to Laptop without USB Cable - YouTube

Can't setup mobile hotspot? ›

Method 1: Turn off Bluetooth on your device and then try setting up a Mobile hotspot again. You can quickly disable Bluetooth in the Action Center. Method 2: Run the Network Adapter Troubleshooter.

How do I connect my phone to my computer wirelessly? ›

Connect an Android to a PC With Bluetooth
  1. Make sure bluetooth is turned on for both your Android device and your computer. ...
  2. Tap this device to pair with it. ...
  3. Once connected, on your PC right-click the bluetooth icon on the right side of the taskbar, then select either Send a File or Receive a File.
27 Aug 2022

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