Download Media Files from a USB to my Galaxy Phone

Last Update date : Sep 26. 2023

Have an important document or audio file that you need to download fro your USB to your Galaxy device? Simply follow the below guide for step by step instuctions.

In order to successfully transfer content from your USB stick to your Galaxy device, you will need to connect the two devices via an OTG adapter which usually is included in the box of your Galaxy, alternatively you can purchase one from your nearest Samsung Store or local retailer. For more information about the OTG adapter, check out our page What is an OTG (On The Go) adapter?

Please Note: This guide is designed for Australian variant devices, if you have an international device and require further support click here to get in touch with your Samsung subsidiary. 

1 Insert your USB into the multipurpose jack on your Galaxy device
Insert USB into phone
2 Launch the My iles app icon My Files app
 Launch the My Files app
3 Select USB Storage
Tap on USB storage
4 Long press the file to select
Long press file to select
5 Tap on Copy
Tap on Copy
6 Tap on arrow icon to head back to your My files main screen
Tap on back arrow key
7 Tap on Internal Storage
Select Internal Storage
8 Select the folder you would like to save the file in
Select the Folder you would like to save the file in
9 Tap on Copy here to save in selected folder
Select Copy Here

You will then be able to access the file in your chosen file path. In this example, the file path is Internal Storage > Downloads.
You can use these steps for a range of different file types - this includes Audio files, Documents, PPTs and Photos & Videos.

10 Once the transfer is complete you will then be able to unmount your USB. To unmount the USB swipe down to view your notification panel and tap on Arrow down icon > UNMOUNT
Unmount USB from phone

Alternatively you can unmount your USB using the following steps:
Settings > Device Care > Storage > Advanced > beside USB drive tap on eject icon

If you require further assistance, please consult the user manual from our Manuals & Downloads page or contact our Samsung Care Australia experts on 1300 362 603 (Toll Free in Australia). You can also contact our Chat Support team or reach us through Samsung Members Community.

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