Galaxy S6: Transfer Music Files From PC

Learn how to transfer music files to the Samsung Galaxy S6 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 S6. Mac users are not required to install any software for removable disk transfers.

Option 1 – Manually Copy Files

  1. Connect the Galaxy S6 to your PC.
  2. Your device should be listed as “SAMSUNG-SM-xxxx” or something similar 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 “SAMSUNG-SM-xxxx“.
    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

Option 2 -Using Smart Switch

You may also use the Samsung Smart Switch software to manage files on the Galaxy S6. Smart Switch 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 Smart Switch software from the Samsung website. Once the software is installed, it will automatically start whenever you connect the phone to your computer and is compatible with both Mac and Windows.

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.


What about the Samsung Kies software? Can I use that to sync music to my Galaxy S6?

The Kies software is not compatible with the Galaxy S6.

Why is my computer not detecting my phone?

Which cable are you using to connect the S6 to your computer? Try to use the one included with your device. Some users have stated they have had better luck using a cable from a different device, so you may also want to give that a try.


  1. M.H. says

    Lane and Bernadette.. on the s6.. once you plug it into pc via usb.. pull down menu and locate “connected as media device” press it… will take you to menu to pick between camera and media player files

  2. Peter says

    I just installed Smart Switch on my PC in the hope of finding a convenient way to transfer music to my Galaxy S6. However, it only has three options:
    Outlook Sync
    There is no way to manage files as this article says.
    This is the second frustration with Samsung software after just having realised my Galaxy S5 backup on Kies is useless with the S6, so having to do everything manually.
    Samsung, get your bloody act together.

  3. Lane says

    In WinXP, it shows up as a digital camera, and does not allow ringtones or music to be copied directly to the phone.

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