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
- Connect the Galaxy S6 to your PC.
- 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.
- Drag and drop any music files over to the “Music” folder listed within “SAMSUNG-SM-xxxx“.
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.
Option 2 -Using Samsung Kies
You may also use the Samsung Kies software to manage files on the Galaxy S6. 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 S6.
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.
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.