Unity Remote 5 not working: Fix

If you are attempting to use Unity Remote 5 on an Android device attached to a PC (and perhaps Mac/Linux) but upon clicking Play in Unity you game goes not show up in Unity Remote then these tips might help:

First, disconnect your Android device from your PC and shut down Unity to ensure you’re starting from a clean slate. This walkthrough also assumes you’ve completed the steps found in Unity’s documentation: https://docs.unity3d.com/Manual/UnityRemote5.html

Enable Developer Mode and USB debugging (or re-enable it)

On your Android Device, enable Developer Mode

  1. Open Settings
  2. Scroll down to and click About <Device> (Mine says About Tablet)
  3. Scroll down to the Build Number
  4. click Build Number many times (after a few times, a message will pop up telling you how many more times to click)

Now that Developer Mode is active

  1. Go to Settings>Developer Options
  2. Ensure Developer Options is toggled On (at the top of the list)
  3. Optional: Enable Stay awake 
  4. Scroll down, under Debugging enable USB Debugging

Now you device should be ready.

  1. Plug in your Android device to your PC.
  2. Open Unity Remote 5 on your Android Device
  3. Open you Unity project
  4. Click Play

You should see you Unity project on your Android device. If not, try shutting down Unity and Unity Remote and restarting each.

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