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How to manually detect your DisplayLink device on Android

On most Android devices when you connect a DisplayLink dock it is automatically detected. On some such as the Sony Xperia range you'll need to follow these steps to manually detect your DisplayLink device:
  1. Connect your DisplayLink device to your Android device
  2. Launch the DisplayLink Desktop app
  3. Select the 'refresh' icon at the top right of the app:

After this is done you should see the following dialogs which you'll need to accept:

USB dialogue prompt

This message is shown by the OS to allow our app permission to communicate with our chip seen on the USB bus. This message will be shown each time a new DisplayLink device is seen. If you have multiple DisplayLink devices connected, the message will be shown multiple times, for each device.

Capture dialogue prompt

This message is shown by the Android OS to give permission for the DisplayLink app to capture the pixels from your tablet or phone display to be able to mirror them to the DisplayLink screen. You will need to click "Start Now" to allow the DisplayLink app to display the contents of your phone or tablet screen on the DisplayLink display.

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