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Transfer Files from Samsung Galaxy S4 to PC and Vice Versa

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S4 recognizes USB connection but the PC doesn't?

In the past I have successfully connected a Galaxy S2x and a Moto G to my PC, but the S4 won't do it. The phone recognizes the USB cable and the phone will charge but no data connection. I installed the drivers from Samsung but it still doesn't work.

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We've updated the early sections of the main guide to include a full set of troubleshooting steps you can follow. In your case, as you've confirmed that the USB cable is working, I'd recommend first making sure that your phone is in MTP mode. If you're updated to the latest Android, things have changed, and the setting no longer properly connects without a little adjustment.

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If that fails to fix it, I'd recommend that you uninstall and then reinstall Samsung Kies (even though you already updated the drivers, sometimes the install doesn't stick). If that does not work, then you should delete your USB drivers, which will force a reinstall. We have a separate article covering an unrelated issue that lists the steps you can follow to uninstall USB drivers. Once uninstalled, when you restart your system it will force driver update. However, Samsung Kies should be taking care of that when you reinstall it.

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How to free up space on my phone by transferring to PC?

I use my PC every day and I'm a full-time online college student, but when it comes to technical things like this that seem so obvious to most people, I feel lost! I can't do any updates or take pictures on my phone because a message pops up that says there isn't enough space. I know it's probably a silly question to most, but after I plug the USB in...what do I do next? Thanks in advance for any suggestions :). I think it's a question with a very simple solution and someone who might be as technologically challenged as myself might want/need to know... I have tried: All I know to do is plug the USB into the phone and the computer, I don't know what to do next. I think it was caused by: My lack of knowledge has most likely led to having too much stuff on my phone.

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I connect my S4 to the PC but it just acts as a charger and the PC does not recognize the phone?

I connect my S4 to the PC but it just acts as a charger and the PC does not recognize the phone

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I have the cable hooked up to PC and camera and I open the camera and push the needed button but nothing happens?

What do I open in the PC computer before I push the needed system to transfer files?

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More questions and answers on this topic can be found here: Why does Windows XP not recognize my S4

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Phone is broken. I can't sign on. Hooked USB to my PC and file is empty?

Phone is broken. I can't sign on. Hooked USB to my PC and file is empty. Galaxy S4. Touch screen is unresponsive. Cannot transfer contact info to new Galaxy S5

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What actual part number Samsung USB cable device do I use to download photos?

All the info is great but it does not answer my question, what is the part number from Samsung to connect to my GS4

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PC doesn't see that the cellphone is connected via USB cable?

My Samsung Galaxy 4 phone is now connected to my PC via USB cable. My PC doesn't seem to know that the phone is connected to it. How can I get my computer to recognize my cellphone?

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