How to connect a Samsung phone to a computer via USB?

Quite often, there is a need to connect your smartphone to a computer. For what? At least in order to transfer images from a smartphone to the computer’s memory. Well, someone charges the touch devices this way – conveniently, you know. In short, the need exists. Another question is how to connect a smartphone to a computer. In this article, we will show an example based on a device from Samsung.

We need a cable (MicroUSB or USB Type-C – it does not matter), the smartphone itself and a computer or laptop.

Take the cable.

One side connect to a smartphone.

On the other hand, to the USB port.

Actually, the connection can be called successful. The smartphone began to charge, which means that everything is in order (in some cases, the gadget may not charge, but this is not a reason for panic).

If you use the USB cable and the computer only to charge your touch device, you can stop there. But if you need to transfer some data from a computer to a smartphone or vice versa, you need to do a few more steps.

When you connect Samsung to a computer, the following message appears on the smartphone screen (after unlocking the screen):

The system asks you whether to allow access to data on the phone. To charge, you can click “Deny”, however, to transfer data, click “Allow”. What will happen if this is not done? Open “My Computer” and see our smartphone. Double click on it with the left mouse button.

And we see …

But we don’t see anything, because we have denied access to the file system of the smartphone. If you grant permission, the file system will be available for review and work with it. feel the difference.

Please note that the example above reflects both the internal memory of the smartphone and the external memory card.

Now you can work with files and, for example, transfer them.

If the sign with the choice of connection does not appear, the computer does not see the file system of your smartphone, it is likely that the default USB configuration uses only device charging. This option is relevant if the developer mode is turned on and someone has managed to “dig around” in it. The solution is this. Go to the developer mode (what is it in this article), then find the item “Default USB configuration”.

Specify “File Transfer”.

Now when you connect your smartphone to a PC or laptop, the choice of accessing data on the smartphone should appear.