Download Xiaomi Mi 6 drivers to easily connect your phone with the computer and manage your device. The following guide will be showing you how you can properly install USB drivers for Xiaomi Mi 6 on both Windows and Mac Operating Systems. The Mi 6 from Xiaomi has proprietary drivers that you need to have installed on your system in order for your machine to properly recognize the phone. These drivers, apart from correctly recognizing, allows for proper data transfers without any malfunction and also help other programs to take advantage of the phone. You can also install Xiaomi Mi PC Suite for better management but unfortunately that is only for Windows.
Xiaomi Mi 6 drivers can be installed by reading the guide below. Once you implement the following procedure, your computer would not only be equipped to communicate with Mi 6 smartphone but rather all Xiaomi smartphones. Furthermore, once installed, you would be able to use ADB / Fastboot utilities to flash packages such as ROMs, mods and more.
The following guide will detail each step on properly installing USB drivers for Xiaomi Mi 6 on all major operating systems. These USB drivers will ensure proper data transfers from your Xiaomi Mi 6.
The Xiaomi Mi 6 doesn’t ship with an SD card however, the base configuration starts with 64GB storage which we think is quite enough. The guide below is targeted only for Xiaomi Mi 6, however, if you are looking for drivers for another phone, we have an entire Android USB Drivers section.
Download Xiaomi Mi 6 Drivers for Windows
The official Xiaomi USB drivers are always bundled with Xiaomi Mi PC Suite that you can download for Windows PC. You can also directly connect your Xiaomi Mi 6 to the computer and wait till it is recognized by the PC and MTP drivers are automatically installed by Windows. Android MTP drivers have always been included with every phone running Android 7.1.1 Nougat software and are recognizable by all versions of Windows. However, at times the installation fails and you need to install the drivers manually or using another app.
If you phone is not easily recognized by the computer and nothing happens after connecting your phone, that is when you need to download Xiaomi Mi PC Suite or install Xiaomi Mi 6 drivers manually. For transferring media content, photos and other files from your phone, you need to have a USB-C cable (preferably the one you got in the box) for the phone.
Follow these simple steps to connect your phone with Windows PC:
Step 1 – Download Xiaomi USB drivers for the Xiaomi Mi 6 and install them on your computer.
Step 2 – Download Xiaomi Mi PC Suite and install it on your computer too. This app also includes the latest modem and MTP drivers needed for your P10 to connect with the PC.
Step 3 – Connect your Xiaomi Mi 6 with the computer using a USB-C cable.
Step 4 – Now wait for the computer to recognize the device and install / setup necessary files and drivers.
Step 5 – You will notice several files being installed. Once completed, open My Computer or This PC to find your phone.
Step 6 – Double-click on your phone and now you are ready to browse through your Xiaomi Pi 6 on the Windows PC.
You can now transfer photos, music, videos or any other files from and to your Xiaomi internal storage in your phone.
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Download Xiaomi Mi 6 USB Drivers for Mac
Connecting Xiaomi Mi 6’s internal storage is relatively easier on Mac OS X. The entire process on Mac is as easy as plug and play for almost all Android devices. If you have been a Google Pixel or Nexus user on a Mac previously, then setting up the Xiaomi Mi 6 should be no different for you.
Android File Transfer is a free utility by Google to connect your Android phones (and tablets) to transfer data between the phone and the computer. Android File Transfer misses out on a number of important features and feels very outdated, but it gets the job done and is compatible with almost every Android device out there.
A few users did report some issues with Android File Transfer and some of the newly launched Android phones (i.e. Google Pixel). That has been taken care of with another free alternative on Mac called as HandShaker. We will talk about that in a bit below.
Make sure you have a Xiaomi Mi 6 and a USB-C cable (preferably, the one that came with the phone). Then follow these quick steps:
Step 1 – Download Android File Transfer and install it on your Mac computer.
Step 2 – Connect your Xiaomi Mi 6 with the computer using a USB-C cable.
Step 3 – Now wait for the computer to recognize the device. It may take a few seconds more if this is your first time connecting a new Android device.
Step 4 – Tap ‘Allow‘ on your phone screen to allow the phone to communicate with the computer.
Step 5 – Android File Transfer window will automatically open up with your internal phone memory directories.
Alternative: Transfer Xiaomi Mi 6 Files to Mac with HandShaker
This is the beautiful alternative we mentioned earlier that you can use on Mac to transfer files from the Xiaomi Mi 6. HandShaker lets you work with your Xiaomi Mi 6 phone files on your Mac computer just like how you would do on a Windows PC. It has a beautiful UI that makes it very easy to browse through your photos, videos, downloads and all the other files in your Android phone.
How to use HandShaker? Follow the quick steps below:
- Download HandShaker Mac app and install it.
- Download HandShaker Android app and install it on your phone.
- You can read and follow the on-screen instructions.
If you need a complete step-by-step guide, follow our tutorial here: How to Setup and Install HandShaker App for Android and Mac OS X.
That’s it! Pretty easy solutions, eh? Let us know if you run into any problems and we’ll try our best to sort it out.
Xiaomi Mi 6 ADB / Fastboot Drivers for Windows & Mac
Now for those of you who plan on developing Android apps, testing, debugging or install any custom ROMs on the Xiaomi Mi 6, you will need to have ADB and Fastboot drivers installed and working in your computer. We have done tutorials on how to set up ADB and Fastboot using Android SDK / Android Studio on Windows and Mac for any Android device. Read the following guides depending on your OS platform:
The above mentioned tutorials are very detailed and require you to set up Android Studio / Android SDK on your computer. If you want to skip the long tutorial and just want the SDK Platform Tools package with ADB and Fastboot in it, download that from here:
You can download ADB and Fastboot for the Xiaomi Mi 6 from the above mentioned link. Separate ZIP packages are available for Windows, Mac and Linux users. At the time of writing, the following packages were the latest available by Google:
- Windows: Download platform-tools-latest-windows.zip
- MacOS: Download platform-tools-latest-darwin.zip
- Linux: Download platform-tools-latest-linux.zip
Again, for any help you need or if you get stuck with an issue, you can always contact us below in the comments and the team of Team Android will be happy to help you out.
You may also like to check out our Xiaomi Mi 6 section for official firmware updates, custom ROMs, tips and other tutorials.