Galaxy S5: Transfer Music Files From PC

Learn how to transfer music files to the Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone and enjoy listening to your music wherever you go. The device will support any non-DRM AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, MP3, WMA, 3GP, MP4, and M4A music files.  There are several ways you can transfer music to your device. Pick the best solution that works for you.

Windows users should first download and install the USB drivers for the Galaxy S5. Mac users are not required to install any software for removable disk transfers.

Manually Copy Files

  1. Connect the Galaxy S5 to your PC.
  2. Your device should be listed as “SAMSUNG-SM-G900V” under Computer if you’re a Windows user, or on the Desktop if you’re a Mac user.
  3. Drag and drop any music files over to the “Music” folder listed within the “SAMSUNG-SM-G900V” device.
    Drag music file to folder on removable disk

Windows Media Player users can select the “Sync” tab and drag music over to the sync list. Selecting “Start sync will automatically copy music in the list to the device.

WMP Music Sync


Using Samsung Kies

You may also use the Samsung Kies software to manage files on the Galaxy S5. Kies is a file syncing environment that is made specifically for Samsung devices to easily transfer your music, videos and pictures. You can download and install the Kies software from the Samsung website. Once the Kies software is installed, it will automatically start whenever you connect the phone to your computer and is compatible with both Mac and Windows.

You can add music by dragging and dropping music files to the Samsung Kies window.

If you use Apple iTunes and wish to transfer music from there, you can drag and drop music files from iTunes directly to the Kies window to transfer music files from iTunes to the Galaxy Tab S5.

iTunes to Kies

Be sure to properly eject the device from your computer properly by right-clicking on the removable disk and selecting Eject.

You’re now ready to use the Music app to listen to your favorite tunes while on the go.


  1. paul says

    I am having the same issue with the USB, my S5 is not being recognized.

    Also, I am hearing a loud POPPING noise between songs when I pug into AUX in my car.
    What’s up with that? I tried IPHONE, no popping.

  2. David says

    @Sheila, are you using the cable that came with your phone? If not, you might try a different cable. Some USB cables are only for charging — they’re not capable of transmitting data.

  3. Steve says

    This article omitted one step. I couldn’t get it to work either, nothing was showing up. I needed to unlock the phone and open it first, then the files showed up. This security keeps people from adding or stealing files off your phone, unless you unlock it first. I just thought I’d add this, for others with the same issue!

  4. Shiela says

    Hi. I am a new user of the GS5 and I stumble upon this guide which looks really simple. I tried doing both procedures; to copy manually and install Samsung Kies. I still cannot transfer the files from my device to my PC. I’m using a Samsung G900F model and when I plug the cable to my PC, it doesn’t get recognized, all it does is charge my phone. Your input is much appreciated.

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