How To Connect Samsung Galaxy S4 To PC

The Samsung Galaxy S4 is a monster smartphone. I will quickly walk you through how to connect your Samsung Galaxy S4 to a PC and transfer data between both devices.
Once connectivity is achieved, you can transfer files using the interface of your operating system. In Windows, you can find the device listed as removable disk under Computer, while Mac users can find the device listed on the Finder. You can also learn how to connect your Samsung Galaxy S4 to TV. This tutorial also work for other android smartphones such as Galaxy Ace, Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy S3 etc.


This is a graphical user interface that allows for transfer of music, photos, and videos between your Samsung Galaxy S4 and your PC. To download this App, for Windows or Mac, visit the Samsung website. (This will work for all Galaxy S4 devices)

File Format Supported By Samsung Galaxy S4: 

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.

 3 Easy Steps To Connect Samsung Galaxy S4 To PC

1. Windows users should download and install the USB drivers for the Galaxy S4. Mac users click here to know how to connect their Galaxy S4 to Macbook (or any other latest android smartphone)

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.

Galaxy-S4-how to connect to pc

  • 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 and this also works as if you have connected any digital camera.

That’s it, if you follow the instructions correctly, it should work like a charm for you.

Moreover if you think all this is not good for you, check the best app in file transfers in market called AirDroid. Its rated one of the best apps around.

If you still face any problem, kindly comment below and someone will get back to you!

Galaxy S4 and other new android smartphones save lot of big files like pictures are of high megapixels and videos recorded are 1080p, while Galaxy S4 inbuilt initial storage is just around 8GB available we recommend you getting best high capacity micro-sd card for your phone and with new firmware Galaxy S4 has option to transfer apps to sd-card storage.

Getting the alternative charger and micro-usb cable for your android smartphone which will work for other smartphones too is recommended!

usb wall charger 2a current for galaxy s4 micro-usb cable

Getting the best micro-sd card for your Galaxy S4?


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Find more accessories for your Galaxy S4 from here.

Related articles:

How To Connect Samsung Galaxy S4 To MAC

How to Connect Your Galaxy S4 to TV (Television)?

How to Connect Samsung Galaxy S4 to PC with USB Mass Storage Mode

About Raghav T

is a tech writer, passionate about everything gadgetry in general and loves android devices. When he’s not writing about technology or playing with various gadgets (which he’s doing most of the time), he enjoys listening to a lot of music and watching movies and going out with friends for a beer.


  1. I downloaded and installed USB drivers for Galaxy s4 to my PC, but when I connect with USB cable the only prompt I get is that the battery is fully charged. I would like to copy some excel files to phone. Any ideas on how to connect?

  2. Eyo, so I downloaded and installed the driver on to my pc but when I plug my phone into the pc I get a prompt sayin ” windows found driver software for your device but encountered an error while attempting to install it.
    MTP device
    The system canot find the file specified” please help!

    • restart your computer and try again, if not find the exact the model of your galaxy s4 and download the specific drivers.

  3. How do I safely remove my S4 connected to my laptop? Or I just need to plug it out?

    READ ALL DIRECTIONS Apple info is available.
    NOTE: You may want to make a folder ON YOUR PC to receive your photos before going further.
    NOTE: I subscribe to Verizon for my phone.

    1. ON YOUR PC Go to Samsung DOWNLOAD S4 Drivers to your PC .EXE open and install

    2. CONNECT S4 to USB for PC (if it does not work CHANGE cords) I had to use the white cord i received with my phone.
    3. You will probably be offered an opportunity to update your phones drivers etc I DID THIS before trying to download photos.
    4. Once all phone updates have been installed open the S4 as a device and READ ALL DIRECTIONS as you should have the option to delete all photos from your phone if you want, then download your photos to the folder of your choice.
    You should be as pleased as I am.

  5. When I connect my phone, the drivers get installed and everything’s successful. But the MTP thing doesn’t show up on the notification and a removable device is not detected.. Please help me.

  6. Ive downloaded Kies over and over but everytime I plug my samsung s4 by usb into my pc it charges but the pc doesnt actually see my phone.

  7. I upgraded from a Galaxy s3 to a Galaxy s4. My lap top could and still can see the s3 but not the s4. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  8. I cannot get my samsung galaxy s4 to be recognised by my laptop, it charges but won’t let me download anything, i have downloaded kies and nothing, changed cables nothing.
    Getting a little frustrated now. My phone died 3 weeks ago and I had to return it to samsung to be fixed before it went i could connect it.
    Help this is so frustrating

  9. I need to charge my Samsung G 4 to computer I forgot my phone cord and my computer tells me it doesn’t recognize the device, I never had problems before with the 3, is it the same cord, they told me at the store it was? I can’t charge my phone?

  10. I installed the drivers, and it tells me I need to reinstall the windows media package. I have Win 8.1. Try to go to install it and it tells me its not compatible with my windows version. I did get Wondershare to work, but would of course prefer a free way to transfer my stuff from phone to pc.

  11. the prompt did not appear in my Cellphone Screen. What can i do to make it appear? before it does but after not connecting for so long now it doesn’t.

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