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Transfer Files Between Your Phone and a Computer

You can use the supplied USB/charging cable to connect your phone directly to your computer and transfer music, pictures, and other content files.

For example, if you have a music album stored on your computer that you want to listen to on your phone with any of the music apps, just attach your phone to the computer and copy the files to the music folder.

File Transfer Tips

  • If you want to save data to an SD card on your phone, make sure the SD card is installed and active. See SD Card.
  • Avoid removing the SD card while transferring data.
  • Data exchange may use the methods outlined in the following table:

Method

Description

Media Device (MTP)

Transfer files between your phone and PC such as pictures, videos, and music.

Mass Storage Mode

Exchange data with a PC using your phone as an external storage device.

Transfer Files Between the Phone and a Computer

  1. Connect your phone to your computer using the supplied USB/charging cable.
  • Insert the smaller end of the USB cable to the Charger/Accessory jack at the bottom of the phone.
  • Insert the bigger end of the cable into an available USB port on your computer. You may need to remove the USB cable from the charging head to access it.
  1. On your phone screen, tap Yes when asked to use USB for file transfer.
  2. When connected media device icon appears in the notification area, drag the status bar down to display the notification panel.
  • You will see Connected as a media device and the files on your phone can now be accessed via your computer.
  1. On your computer, navigate to the detected device (such as through the My Computer menu) and open it.
  2. If available, select a drive (SD card for SD card storage or Internal storage for internal phone storage).
  3. Select a folder (for example, Music for songs and albums) and copy files to it from your computer.
  4. When you are done, disconnect your phone from your computer.
  • The transferred files are now saved to your phone or SD card.