Google is working on a wireless ADB solution for a future version of Android.

ADB (Android Debug Bridge) functionality is one of the most important features for developers and enthusiasts, allowing you to communicate with your Android phone via PC.

ADB traditionally requires a wired connection from your phone to the computer, but XDA-Developers has spotted AOSP commits showing that Google is working on wireless ADB functionality.

It seems like users will be able to toggle a “wireless debugging” switch in developer options, then create the connection by scanning a QR code or entering a six-digit code. It’s unclear when we’ll see this feature in Android, but Android 11 seems to be a likely candidate.

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XDA notes that there are a couple of ways to create a wireless ADB connection, but they aren’t well-known or suffer from security issues. So this new solution would certainly be a welcome addition.

This might be a handy feature for people using computers without full-sized USB ports, or if you lost your phone’s USB cable. It could also be convenient for people who simply don’t want to deal with wires in the first place.

Do you use ADB functionality? What do you think of this solution? Let us know in the comments!

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