How to Connect Samsung Galaxy phone to Computer

As Android is becoming more and more popular in the phone market, Samsung smartphone is one of the leading Android phones with a large amount of users. Surely, connecting your Android phone to computer for syncing and back up, is an important thing in case of losing your information on the phone. But what if you fail to connect Android to PC?
Here we will take Samsung Galaxy smartphone as example, and provide some tips for you to connect Samsung Galaxy to PC.

Method 1: Connect Device to PC in Normal Way

If you are using Samsung Galaxy S6/S5/S4/S3 running Android 4.0 or above, you just need to go the settings and switch on USB debugging. Then, connect your device to the computer so that you can check your Android phone on computer and it will be read as a disk.

Select Develop Options Turn on USB Debugging Confirm Debugging

Successfully Connect Android to PC

If your device is running Android 2.3, the following guide should be kept for yourself.
Preparation: Before connecting to computer, uncheck "USB debugging". (You can go to "Settings" > "Applications" > "Development" > "USB debugging")

Application Click into Development Switch on USB Debugging

Step 1 Go to "Settings" and choose "Wireless and networks", then, click into "USB utilities".

Wireless and Network Settings Select USB Utilities

Step 2 Tap on "Connect storage to PC" (when your phone is not connected to PC). Then, it will pop up a window telling you to connect USB cable to use mass storage. Do not click "Cancel" now.

Tap Connect Storage to PC Button Plug Samsung Galaxy in PC

Step 3 Connect your phone to PC with a USB cable, and press "Connect USB storage" on your phone when it reminds USB is connected.

Click OK to Turn off USB Debugging Android Connected to Computer

Notes: The above operation is workable for Android 2.3 and may vary from devices running differernt Android system versions.

Method 2: Connect Galaxy to Computer via Wi-Fi

When the USB cable goes wrong accidentally, it is practical to fix connecting via Wi-Fi. Please read on to check.

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Step 1 Launch Android Transfer on your commputer and the window will ask you to select "Android". After that, go to click "Connect Now".

Android Transfer

Step 2 Move to scan QR code on the screen, and then the phone will be connected quickly. With this way, you can manage your phone data on PC without difficulty.

Scan QR Code

Note: When you use this way, please confirm that the phone is connected with Wi-Fi.

Hopefully these tips can be helpful for you when connecting your Samsung Galaxy to computer.

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