USB Mobile Monitor

Installing and Using the USB Mobile Monitor

PC Installation

Device drivers are required to connect your PC to your Android device. Follow these steps to install the device drivers:

  1. Connect your device to the PC using a standard USB cable. If your PC is configured to automatically install device drivers and this is the first time you connect the device, Windows will start installing the default device drivers for the device. Allow the device driver installation to finish before going forward. If your PC is configured not to automatically install device drivers, proceed to the next step right away.
  2. Download the USB Mobile Monitor installation package
  3. When asked to Open or Save, click on Open
  4. Inside the compressed, you will find usbmmInst.exe, double-click on that file to start the Installation
  5. Follow the installation instructions. The screen will flicker during the installation of the drivers which is normal.
  6. The installer will ask you to unplug the device and plug-it back again, please do so.
  7. Click on Close to finish the installation. If the Android App is already installed on the device, your PC screen will appear on the device, if not proceed to the device installation step. If the PC screen does not appear on the device, a reboot of your PC might be required.
  8. On some occasions, MS Windows might overwrite the USB Mobile Monitor drivers with the device specific drivers. In this case, the PC screen will not show up on the device and it is sufficient to restart the installation process from step 2 without uninstalling the device drivers. You should also repeat the same installation steps when USB Mobile Monitor is used on the same PC but with a new device.
  9. To uninstall the USB Mobile Monitor, go to the control panel, programs and features, select USB Mobile Monitor and click uninstall. Alternatively, you can run Uninstall.exe directly from c:\users\[your user name]\AppData\Local\USB Mobile Monitor.
  10. To update to a newer version, always uninstall USB Mobile Monitor first, reboot your system (optional but recommended), then reinstall the new version using usbmmInst.exe.

Device Installation and operation

The device installation can be done before or after the PC installation by following these steps:

  • Make sure that the option "USB Debugging" is activated in the Settings -> Developer options of your device
  • Download the Android app USBMobileMonitor.apk to your device by clicking on the link or going though the Google Playstore and searching for "USB Mobile Monitor"
  • When asked to Preview/Install or Save USBMobileMonitor.apk, click on Preview/Install.
  • When installation is finished, the device will ask you if you want to open the application, do not open the application at this point. The application will open automatically when the device is connected to the PC. The application also closes automatically when the device is disconnected.
  • The first time the application is opened, Android will open a window asking whether you want to always open USB Mobile Monitor when the device is connected, click on "Use By Default for this USB accessory" and tap OK to avoid this window each time you connect the device.
  • By selecting the "Select Monitor" menu option, the list of displays or monitors attached to the PC is displayed, you can then select which display you want to see on your device. You can also view the full virtual desktop comprising all your monitors by selecting "Full Desktop".
  • Starting with version and for Windows 10 hosts only, an option is added to automatically attach a virtual monitor when the device is connected, and remove the display when the device is disconnected.
  • The Android device can be used in either multi-touch or mouse mode. The new multi-touch mode allows users to use their device as a true multi-touch tablet for their PC.
  • Licensed users have the option to switch between PNG and JPeg compression with improved refresh rates. PNG compression produces sharper images but is slightly slower than JPeg.

The following touch operations are possible when the PC screen appears on the device: 

  • Zoom-in/Zoom-out using two fingers
  • Panning the screen using a single touch then moving the finger or pen
  • A left-button mouse click occurs when quickly touching the screen
  • A right-button mouse click occurs when touching the screen for a prolonged period of time

The device's menu button brings up five items:

  • View/Hide keyboard. This is a toggle option to activate the keyboard and enter text directly on the PC
  • Select Monitor. When the PC is configured for multiple displays, you can select which of the displays will appear on the device
  • Send Ctrl+Alt+Del. Simulate this special key combination on your PC.
  • Settings ... This option enables the user to adjust the image quality, change the PCs screen resolution or switch from mouse emulation to multi-touch emulation.
  • About ... This option opens a window with various information about the USB Mobile Monitor.

Troubleshooting Common Issues

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Problem 1) My PC has only one display, I would like to configure my device to work as a secondary display, how do I add the second display?
Solution) This subject is discussed in more details on our forum at In the same forum post, you will find how to create a virtual monitor for Windows 10 and earlier to be used with USB Mobile Monitor.

Problem 2) After uninstalling the Windows drivers and the application from the device, the device keeps looking for the USB Mobile Monitor application. At the same time, the user cannot go back to the normal device operations such as copying files or using usb debugging.

Solution) This problem occurs when the USB Mobile Monitor Windows drivers have not been removed properly or when Windows cannot find the original drivers for the device. In order to resolve the situation, we created an automated tool that cleans up the Windows PC from any references to USB Mobile Monitor. In order to run this tool:

  • Unplug your device from your PC
  • Download from our website
  • Extract the 3 files that are contained in the package to the temp or any other folder
  • Right-click on the file cleanupusbmm.bat and select "Run as Administrator"
  • Attach the device to the PC and wait a few moments for Windows to recognize the device and reinstall the drivers 

Problem 3) The application on the device shows "Waiting for USB Connection" but nothing else happens

Solution) This subject is discussed in more details on our forum at

Problem 4) The USB Mobile Monitor devices appear without errors in the Windows 10 Device Manager but nothing happens when the device is connected

Solution) The Windows drivers need to be updated to v1.0.1.4 or later which is available from In order to update the drivers without reinstalling USB Mobile Monitor :

a. Extract the zip file containing the drivers to an empty folder such as c:\temp

b. Open "Device Manager" and expand the section "Display Adapter"

c. Right click on USB Mobile Monitor Mirror Driver and select "Update Driver Software".

d. Select the option "Browse my computer for driver software"

e. Browse to c:\temp\usbmmm and select the inf file that is located there, click on Next then Close

f. Expand the section "Universal serial Bus controllers"

g. Right click on USB Mobile Monitor Device and follow the same procedure that you followed above but choose usbmmu instead of usbmmm

Problem 5) The laptop screen is broken and I cannot start the installation, can USBMM be installed automatically?

Solution) ​Follow the instructions outlined on our forum ( for details about silent installation


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