Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Connect to PC

Connect your Samsung Galaxy S4 to a PC and transfer data between both devices. Here’s how it’s done.

1. Windows users should download and install the USB drivers for the Galaxy S4. Mac users do not need to install any software.

2. Connect the device to an available USB port using the included USB cable.

3. A prompt will appear on the screen of the phone. Drag the notification area down, then make a selection based on what you wish to do with the device.

    • Media Device (MTP) – Connect the phone to your computer to transfer files using the interface of your operating system. Windows users can look under Computer and find the device listed under Portable Devices. Mac users will find it listed on the Finder.
    • Camera – Use the device as a connected camera with PC camera software.

S4 USB Connection prompt

You can also connect your phone to a PC via the Samsung Kies software. The software provides an user-friendly interface for transferring music, photos and videos via USB or Wi-Fi connection. You can download the Samsung Kies software for Windows or Mac at Samsung’s website.

When transferring media between devices, you should know the formats you can use on the device. The Galaxy S4 supports audio files in WAV, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, MIDI, XMF, EVRC, QCELP, WMA, FLAC, OGG formats and video files in Divx, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VP8, VC–1 (Format: 3gp, 3g2, mp4, wmv(asf), avi, mkv, flv) format.

Well that’s all you should need to know about connecting your Samsung Galaxy S4 to your PC. Questions? Comments? Observations? Leave any in the comments section below.


  1. David Geoffrey says

    Hello please whenever I click on my camera on my Samsung Galaxy S4 , it displays ” can’t connect camera” please I would like you to assist me with what to do

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