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
- Method 2. Connect Galaxy to Computer via Wi-Fi
- Method 3. Fix Samsung Failed Connection 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")
Step 1 Go to "Settings" and choose "Wireless and networks", then, click into "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.
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.
Notes: The above operation is workable for Android 2.3 and may vary from devices running differernt Android system versions.
Step 1 Launch Android Transfer on your commputer and the window will ask you to select "Android". After that, go to click "Connect Now".
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.
Please check some examples here:
How to Transfer Photos between Android and Computer
How to Transfer Contacts between Android and Computer
How to Transfer SMS from Android Phone to Computer
Note: When you use this way, please confirm that the phone is connected with Wi-Fi.
The latest version of Android Data Recovery can help you out. Let's have a look at it.
Step 1 Run the program and connect your Samsung Galaxy to the computer. When you see the below interface, hit the "Was your device not detected?" option.
Step 2 Select the data types and hit the "Start" button.
Then, you'll be asked to select the name and model of your device in the list. If your phone is not in the supported devices list, you can also click the "Can not find my device" button to get more help.
Step 3 Please do as the guideline shown in the below interface to get Samsung entered the Download mode:
- Power off the phone.
- Press and hold the volume down + Home button + Power button.
- Press the volume up to enter download mode.
Now the recovery package is downloading and your phone will be forced to restart for several times.
Step 4 When the download process completed, your Samsung Galaxy will be successfully recognized and connected. Now you can save data from phone to computer or restore lost data on your Samsung.
Hopefully these tips can be helpful for you when connecting your Samsung Galaxy S7/S6/Note 4/A9/A7/A5 to computer.
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