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How to Check USB Connection on Mac?

A USB cable can connect a computer to a device easily. There are various ports which are available in different shapes. The USB-A and USB-C ports are present on Mac computers. Proceed with the steps given below how to Check USB Connection on Mac computer.

  • Click the Finder icon on the Dock.
  • Go to the Finder menu and select the Preferences option from the list.
  • Navigate to the General section to view the devices connected to your Mac computer.
  • If your Mac computer can’t recognize a USB device that is plugged in, check the specifications of the USB device.
  • Click the About This Mac option from the Apple menu.
  • Select Support and click the Specifications option.
  • You can check the specifications before connecting a USB device.
  • Go to the About This Mac window and select the System Report tab.
  • Select the USB option in the Hardware section on the left panel.
  • You can now check all the USB devices connected to your Mac computer.
  • Disconnect the not recognized USB device from your Mac computer and reconnect it after a few seconds.
  • Check whether you have properly connected the connection cable at both ends.
  • If the issue persists, try replacing the cable and plug in the USB device again.
  • Connect the USB cable directly to your Mac computer instead of connecting it to a router or hub.
How to Check USB Connection on Mac

  • Some USB devices require software to work with your Mac computer. Install the appropriate software for the USB device and try again.
  • Restart your Mac computer from the Apple menu.
  • Make sure that the USB device is connected to the appropriate port of the Mac computer.
  • Before connecting a USB device to your Mac computer, ensure that the device is compatible with the Mac computer.
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