How to connect the mobile Samsung to pc

A few days ago you bought a mobile phone Samsung, today you wanted to connect it to your PC to make a Backup of some photos but, to your amazement, Windows does not detect the device? Don't worry, none of the devices are broken. You have probably run into a very common driver problem. It will take a few minutes to fix it, you'll see.

Just think, you just have to get the Samsung software that best suits your smartphone model, install it on your computer and try to re-establish the connection. At that time, if there have been no "problems" for the medium, the two devices they will be able to communicate with each other and you will be able to store or synchronize any type of file on your phone and PC.

To find out what all the steps to follow are, don't waste any more time, take five minutes off and put the advice I'm going to give you into practice. Below you will find everything: the links to download the software you need, the step-by-step instructions to install them on your PC and the correct procedure to connect Samsung mobile to PC. What are you waiting to get to work?

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Samsung driver

Would you like to connect Samsung mobile to PC just to access your memory, like a USB key, and copy data to / from it? Not interested in the backup and synchronization functions included in the official software of the Korean house? Then you could get away with just connecting your phone to your PC via a USB cable.

Once the mobile phone is connected to the PC, wait a few seconds for Windows to recognize the terminal and when the operation is complete, start the File Browser (the yellow folder icon located at the bottom left of the taskbar). In the window that opens, select the item Pc (o This PC ) from the left sidebar and double-click its icon phone placed under the heading Devices and units.

At this point you just have to access the folder of your interest (eg. In the folder DCIM there are photos and videos made with the mobile phone, in that Downloads there are files downloaded from Internet, etc.) and copy the files you need. If you want to import photos and videos from phone to PC, right click device icon in Pc / This PC and select item Import images and videos in the menu that appears. Easy right?

If after connecting your mobile phone to your PC, Windows does not recognize it, you must install the Samsung USB drivers for the operating system from Microsoft.

Then connect to Samsung website and click the item SAMSUNG_USB_Driver_for_Mobile_Phones.zip (15,3 MB) which is at the top. When the download is complete, open the zip file that you just downloaded to your PC, extract the contents to a folder of your choice and launch the installation package SAMSUNG_USB_Driver_for_Mobile_Phones.exe.

In the window that opens, click Sequence on Sip, Venga twice in a row, Install on pc es final to finish setup and that's it. At the end of the procedure, connect your mobile phone to the PC and it should be accessible from Pc / This PC as explained above.

Samsung Driver for Mac

Do you use a Mac? Then you need other software: Android File Transfer, which is completely free and allows you to transfer files to and from any Android device.

To download Android File Transfer on your Mac, connect to the app's website and click the button DOWNLOAD NOW located in the center of the page. When the download is complete, open the package damn you just downloaded to your Pc and drag the icon Android file transfer in the folder Applications of macOS.

When done, open the folder Applications from your Mac, right-click the icon Android file transfer and select the article Opens in the menu that appears to start the software. This operation is necessary only once, after the program opens automatically every time you connect the mobile phone to the Mac.

Samsung Smart Switch

Smart Switch is the latest software released by Samsung to manage your portable devices. It is compatible with all the devices of the Korean company and allows you to perform various operations: backup of contacts, applications, messages, photos, videos and settings on your PC; data synchronization with Microsoft Outlook on Windows and with Contacts and Calendar applications on Mac; Update the firmware of the mobile phone and restore the drivers for the PC to detect Samsung devices. In short, this is the ideal solution if you want to connect your smartphone to your PC and manage it in 360 degrees.

To download Smart Switch on your PC, connect to the Samsung website and click the button Download for Windows or on the button Download for MAC OS depending on the operating system you use.

When the download is complete, if you are using a Windows PC, open the software installation package ( Smart_Switch_PC_xx.exe ), Click the button Sip and place the check mark next to the two items I accept the terms of the license agreement.. So keep going Venga, wait for the program to install and click the button final to finish the installation.

If you are using a Mac, open the package damn downloaded from Samsung website and launch the program SmartSwitchMac.pkg contained within it. In the window that opens, click on the button Follow twice in a row, then press to accept es Install on pc, enter the password of your user account in macOS (the one you use to access the system) and click the buttons Install software es Continue with the installation to restart the PC and complete the configuration of the Smart Switch.

At this point you should be able connect Samsung mobile to PC and access all Smart Switch sync and backup features seamlessly. If you have already installed Smart Switch but your PC does not recognize the mobile phone correctly, go to the menu More> Reinstall device driver from the program and click Confirmation to reinstall the Samsung drivers.

Samsung Kies

Samsung KIES is the predecessor of Smart Switch and is available in two versions: 2.x which is compatible with Samsung devices equipped with Android 4.2.2 or lower and 3.x which is instead intended for terminals with Android 4.3 or later. The software, which is available for Windows and Mac, allows you to manage Samsung mobile phones in 360 degrees by syncing data such as contacts, music, photos and videos with your PC. It also allows you to update device firmware and restore Samsung PC drivers.

To download KIES on your PC, connect to the program's official website and click on one of the following buttons: DOWNLOAD KIES if you use a Windows PC and have an animated mobile phone with Android 4.2.2 or earlier; DOWNLOAD KIES3 if you use a Windows PC and have a mobile phone equipped with Android 4.3 or higher or DOWNLOAD KIES under the heading Download Kies for your Pc Mac if you use a Mac (the Android version, in this case, is indifferent).

When the download is complete, if you are using a Windows PC, open the software installation package ( KiesSetup.exe o Kies3Setup.exe ), place the check mark next to the item I accept the terms of the license agreement. and click Venga. So wait till the end of the settings, put the check mark next to the items Unified Driver Installer es Video Conversion Codec and click first Venga and then I agree, Venga, Install on pc es final twice in a row to also install the Samsung support codecs and drivers.

If you are using a Mac, open the package damn you just downloaded from the Samsung website and launch the program KiesMac.pkg contained within it. In the window that opens, click on the button Follow twice in a row, press to accept es Install on pc, enter the password for your user account in macOS and finish the setup by pressing Install software es Continue with the installation. You will have to restart your PC for the changes to take effect.

Mission accomplished! Now you just have to connect your Samsung device to your PC, open Kies through its icon on the Windows desktop or in the MacOS Applications folder and choose the synchronization and backup options that you prefer.

If you have already installed KIES but the PC has not can detect your mobile phone, go to the menu Tools> Failed to troubleshoot connection issues and press the button Begins to reinstall the Samsung drivers on your PC.