We have previously published an article on How to transfer files from Android to PC Now let’s take a look at a simpler way – how to transfer files from Android to PC using USB. Nowadays everybody is trying to possibly abandon the wires in favor of wireless technologies, but sometimes you just cannot do what you want without a good old wire.
USB cable today comes with all the Android devices, most commonly it is a part of the charger. If you need to transfer the files from Android to the computer or vice versa, do the following:
There are several available modes to connect the Smartphone to your PC. This may be a removable CD, media device (MTP) or Camera (PTP). The camera makes it possible to use the built-in camera of the smartphone to capture images or video, other versions give access to all public folders.
Different smartphones and tablets on Android when you connect them via cable are displayed differently on the computer, most often — as a media device or removable disk. If two removable disks are displayed – it is an internal memory of Android device and external memory card.
Now you can transfer files from Android device or to it as if it was a regular USB flash drive. If your Android device is locked with a password, then unlock it with a graphical key or a fingerprint scanner – unlock it, and then folders from your Smartphone will be available on your computer.
There are programs to expand your opportunities when you connect your Android device to PC. Some of them are designed specifically for certain device models, and others are generic programs from third-party developers. For example, Mobile Go.
Using Mobile Go you can not only connect the smartphone to your computer to transfer files. The program allows you to fully manage the device from your PC. You can display an image on a computer screen, manage the installed applications, contacts, and other data, view photos and videos, keep a backup device and restore them, receive and send messages, and much more.
How to transfer files from Android to PC using USB Android and vice versa using Mobile Go: