Wireless Debugging through ADB in Android using WiFi

Ashish Rawat
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3 min readJan 4, 2019


In this article I am going to show you how you can debug your android app over WiFi.

Yes I know it is very hectic to debug your Android app with USB cable if your cable is broken or not functioning or you don’t have a cable and you have borrowed it from someone for few minutes.

It will require only few steps to get this done.

Step 1 : Connect your adb host computer and your android phone to same network

Make sure that your android phone and your host computer are connected on the same network then you will be able to debug your app.

STEP 2 : If you are connecting to a Wear OS device, turn off Bluetooth on the phone that’s paired with the device.

STEP 3: Connect the device to the host computer with a USB cable.

STEP 4: locate your SDK

In the SDK you will find platform-tools


Set this location as path on Command Prompt


On the platform-tools folder

press Shift+Right click

Select Open Command window here

STEP 5 : Check whether your device is properly connected

adb devices

This will show all the devices connect through WiFi.

Step 6 : Set the target device to listen for a TCP/IP connection on port 5555

adb tcpip 5555

STEP 7 : Find the IP address of the Android device.

you can find the IP address at Settings > Wi-Fi Settings > Advanced > IP address.

STEP 8 : Connect to the device by its IP address.

adb connect device_ip_address

STEP 9 : Remove the USB cable

Remove the USB cable and you should be connected to your device. If you don’t see it in adb devices then just reconnect using the previous steps command

STEP 10 : Confirm that your host computer is connected to the target device

$ adb devices
List of devices attached
device_ip_address:5555 device

You’re now good to go! 🎉

If the adb connection is ever lost:

  1. Make sure that your host is still connected to the same Wi-Fi network your Android device is.
  2. Reconnect by executing the adb connect step again.
  3. Or if that doesn’t work, reset your adb host:

adb kill-server

Then start over from the beginning.

Hope this helps you, if you have any query let me know in the comments section.

Thank you


Originally published at aeologic.com on January 4, 2019.