How To Transfer Media from Android to PC

October 2016

If you often find yourself battling against notifications that your phone's memory is full, there are several solutions that you can use to free up space on your device. One of the easiest ways to do so is by simply transferring your photos and videos to your PC.

This article will teach you how to transfer your documents, media, and data from your Android device to your computer. This will allow you to free up space on your phone so that you can take as many photos and videos as you want without those pesky notifications.

Software to Transfer Media from Phone to PC

If you're interested in a software solution to manage your media transfer, we highly recommend using Samsung Kies. This program is designed to help you manage all of your media files and uses a very user-friendly interface. In addition to helping synchronize files between a computer and a PC, Samsung Kies allows you to sync contacts, music playlists, and media from external applications, such as Google and Outlook.

Transfer Media by USB

While software solutions are a great option for media transfers, the easiest method that you can use to transfer your data is via USB cable.

To get started, connect your Android to your PC via the USB port. Not all USB cables work for all devices, so you may need to try a mini-USB standard or even a USB 3.0 cable (which increases performance).

Next, swipe your finger up your screen to display the notifications panel. Then, select the Signed in as .... device option.

A small menu will appear. Select media device (MTP or Multi-media devices, if you are using a USB 3.0 cable.)

Your Android device should now be recognized as a removable disk and should be displayed in the Devices and drives menu on your PC.

To transfer your files, simply select the device and find the DCIM folder, which houses your media. You can transfer any files by simply dragging and dropping them between devices.

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