Two simple methods to transfer files to Galaxy S4 from PC

Samsung Galaxy S4 is the latest released model of Galaxy series of phones. If you have this cutting-edge phone, you may want to learn how to transfer files from PC to Samsung Galaxy S4 like music, images and videos so you’ll have access to them anytime, anywhere even when not at home. This is specially useful regarding the case that your phone has been formatted. But even if your device is not new or was not reformatted, there may still be some important files that you wish to transfer to computer for backups and this can be done using various methods.

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Two Ways to Transfer Files from PC to Galaxy S4

For this article, we will talk about two ways on how you can transfer files from your computer to your Galaxy phone. One is by using the USB cable that came with your phone and the other is by using an Android manager tool.

Method 1: Using USB Cable

The first method that we will tackle is transferring files using your phone’s USB cable. If you do not have a USB cable for some reasons, you can get one from the shop where you purchased it or acquire one from any nearby stores which provide Android phone accessories. You would need this to connect your device to your computer to allow to transfer files. But before you transfer files from PC to Galaxy S4, make sure that the memory card is in your device, for it’s where your files are saved.

When you connect your phone to the PC, you will get a notification on your S4. Touch the screen and choose “Mount”. Go to “My Computer” on your PC and you will see a list of accessible drives. Double click on the removable storage. Here you can move files between computer and mobile via drag & drop or copy & paste.

Warm Prompt: Don’t forget to turn off your USB storage by going to the notifications on your Android mobile phone or tablet after transferring.

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Method 2: Using Apowersoft Android Manager

Next on the list is Apowersoft Android Manager. This is not just a Galaxy S4 file transfer application as it also lets you easily manage all your files on your Android phone or tablet PC, bringing huge convenience to users. On top of that, this program does not cost anything. You can download it by going to this link.


Once you have the software installed on your computer, you can start transferring files with these quick to follow steps.

  1. Connect your Android device to your computer using its USB cable.
  2. Launch this Android application and on the left side click your phone’s name to show the options. You will see this under “devices”.
  3. Click on the appropriate apps options in the left directory of the main window to open the folder where you wish to save your files. For instance, if you would like to save some songs, click “Music”. You can then click the “Import” option in order to save songs from your PC to your device. This is the same for videos and pictures, as well as contacts and SMS in case you have a backup copy on your computer that you wish to transfer to your phone.

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Besides transferring a variety of files from PC to Galaxy S4, you can use this Android manager to transfer songs from computer to your Galaxy Note 2 easily.

After going over the two methods of transferring files, we could say that this Android Management software is a better option as it offers a more convenient way to transfer files to Galaxy S4 from computer and it also comes with more features that you would find helpful. The first method also lets you copy files to your device. However, Android Manager is more organized and it has the “Add” and “Import” options that lets you quickly copy files, in case you are not comfortable with dragging & dropping or copying & pasting of files.

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  • rabbit Apr 29, 2015

    WOW! thanks so much for posting this. i love the program so much! thank god i never have to use samsung kies again. again, thanks so much

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  • Mike G. Feb 28, 2015

    Fantastic piece of software. So glad I found it. Transfers music, image and video files from my pc to my Samsung Galaxy 3 Neo, or the opposite way, quickly and safely via Wi-Fi. Saves me plugging in USB lead every time I want to transfer or copy files.
    It does a whole load more useful things as well. Much, much better than Samsung Kies3.

    A BIG thanks Apowersoft.

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  • Jason Jan 23, 2014

    Thanks for sharing the two nice ways to transfer all my video files from computer to my new Galaxy S4. I heard that I can also transfer file to Samsung Galaxy from PC with Windows Media Player. Is it possible? And how can I do?

    Ada Reed January 23rd, 2014

    Yes, Windows Media Player can help you transfer files from PC to Samsung devices as well. If you want to know the detail steps, you can refer the last method in the following post:

    Good luck!

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  • paul Dec 14, 2013

    i do not see the word mount when i plug in my Samsung Galaxy s4 so i can go no further. Please advise

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