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Transfer Files from Samsung Galaxy S4 to PC and Vice Versa

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My Mac does not recognize Galaxy S4 as a device?

I want to transfer music from my Mac to my phone.

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If your Mac is running OSx 10.5 or higher, you can install Samsung's Kies sync software to make the music transfer. You can download and install the Mac version of Kies at Samsung's website here:

http://www.samsung.com/ca/support/usefulsoftware/KIES/JSP

S4 not detected via USB when plugged into computer?

When I plug my S4 via USB the computer does not recognize as a removable device - only charging

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You will need to install Samsung's USB drivers for mobile phones in order for your computer to recognize the S4. You can download it from here:

http://samsung-usb-driver-for-mobile-phones.en.lo4d.com/

You can also install Samsung's Kies sync software, that will automatically install the USB drivers onto your computer. The download can be found here:

http://www.samsung.com/ca/support/usefulsoftware/KIES/JSP

Windows doesn't detect Samsung device via USB?

I'm trying to transfer video from my S4 mini to my PC. Have connected USB cable but Windows box doesn't appear

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This issue is very common, and sometimes it can be difficult to fix. The problem is caused by variety of reasons. Some of these reasons include:

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    Your phone is locked, when the device is plugged into the PC.
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    You're using a third party USB cable.
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    Your Windows drives are not updated.
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    The Samsung USB drivers are not working properly.
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    You have PC hardware issues.
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To read more and learn how to fix this problem, you'll need to read the 'If You're Experiencing Problems Transferring Files' section on the main article. You can access the main article by clicking on the title of this Q&A page or the link below the article summary.

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Connected S4 to computer using USB cable. Does not display any files on computer to backup?

'Connected S4 to computer using USB cable. Does not display any files on computer to backup'

This issue happens when your phone is locked and you plug it into a PC. To fix this problem and can access the contents of your the Galaxy S4, follow the steps listed below:

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    Unlock your phone by entering your password or pattern
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    If you don't have a lock on your GS4, just make sure your home screen is on and active (don't close the phone screen).
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    Now plug your phone into the PC.
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    Open the USB drive.
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    Now you should have access to your files.
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Transfer Files from Samsung Galaxy S4 to PC and Vice Versa
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How to connect Samsung S4 to imac?

Hi I want to know how to connect my Samsung phone to my imac computer. I need a 100% free program to do it. . . thanks

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The window does not automatically pop up on my HP computer running windows8?

The window does not automatically pop up on my HP computer running Windows 8

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Desktop is not detecting S4 connection after I attached the USB cable?

I restarted the desktop and the phone but no use. It's just that my phone is charging and not getting connected

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S4 cannot be accessed by PC. After connecting with USB, no device shows up on PC. Thanks?

After connecting with USB, no device shows up on PC. Thanks.

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Actually I have a Note4 and my computer is recognizing it as a camera device?

I'm trying to transfer files to my phone using the USB cord that came with the phone but the computer recognizes it as a camera devices. I've tried MTP and PTP and it's still the same thing.

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Macbook Air does not recognize Samsung Galaxy S4?

I uninstalled Kies and installed the Android file transfer app. After connecting the USB cable, I do get the MTP and PTP options. Upon choosing the MTP option on the S4, I get a pop-up 'Try reconnecting or restarting your device'. I have restarted both the Macbook and the Samsung Galaxy S4 but no change. Please help.

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How to transfer pictures from my broken screen Galaxy S4 to my Mac Book Pro?

My screen is completely black on my Galaxy S4, I already have a new phone but don't have my pictures off of my Galaxy S4. How do I get these pictures off of my old phone and onto my Mac Book Pro

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When I plug my S5 in, it doesn't pop up on my Mac?

When I plug my S5 in, it doesn't pop up on my Mac

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My S4 screen has died and need to transfer my address book with contacts to Mac.

My S4 screen has died and need to transfer my address book with contacts to Mac. Have connected phone and can see with Android transfer but can't find files. Cannot find files of address book (contacts) to transfer.

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My phone isn't able to be recognized as a USB Media device when connected to my Mac?

When using the external USB port for Macbook (as mine is the model which doesn't have a USB port built in), I've plugged in my Samsung cable to the USB port, but all it does is charge my phone, and gives no options when plugged in. It does not show up on either of the devices as connected, and only charges my phone through my computer battery, rather than allow me to access files and move files from my phone to my computer. . I'm not sure what to do, as my initial intent was to transfer photo files to my computer, then transfer them to an external USB. I've already updated my external USB port, but nothing is working? My computer does not have a built in USB port, and I am using other external USB/Cable ports. I have tried: I've tried to update my external USB port, I've disconnected and reconnected, restarted both devices, attempted to navigate my way in both system settings to find if there is a way to fix the problem, I've tried using a different Samsung cable. I think it was caused by: I may have possibly changed some settings without realising, or something here is not compatible with the opposing system, (considering it is Android to Apple).

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