Transfer music files from your computer to your Galaxy phone

Last Update date : Aug 06. 2020
Transfer music files from your computer to your Galaxy phone

Did you spend weeks downloading music to your computer, only to have the files sit there unused? There are a few easy ways to transfer your precious music files right to your Galaxy phone or tablet, so you’ll have every song right when you need it. Plus, you can transfer files from a Windows PC, a Mac, or even a Chromebook.

Information provided applies to devices sold in Canada. Available screens and settings may vary for smartphones sold in other countries. Purchased music that is protected by DRM may not be compatible with your Galaxy device.

Manually transfer with a Windows PC

You can transfer music files from your Windows PC to your Galaxy device by connecting the two devices.

Using a USB cable, connect your phone or tablet to your PC. You will see a notification on your PC; select this and then choose the option for transferring your music files. From there, you can transfer over your desired song files.

Manually transfer with a Windows PC

You can also use Windows Explorer to drag and drop your music files to your Galaxy device.

Manually transfer with a Mac

If your music files are on a Mac, you can easily copy them to your device using Android File Transfer and a USB cable.

Drag and drop your music files to the Android File Transfer window to add them to your device.
1 First, download and install Android File Transfer on your Mac, and then open the program.
2 Use a USB cable to connect your phone or tablet to your Mac.
3 A popup message will appear on the Mac. Select OK on your Mac before touching anything else. This is crucial because otherwise the app won't be able to access your files.
4 Next, tap Allow on your phone or tablet to grant the computer access.
5 On your Mac, a file directory will appear. Click the option for music.
6 Drag and drop your music files to the Android File Transfer window to add them to your device.
Manually transfer with a Chromebook

To transfer files from your Chromebook to your phone or tablet, you will need to connect the devices with a USB cable.

 

Manually transfer with a Chromebook

Start by connecting your Galaxy device to your Chromebook. The Files app will open on your Chromebook, and then you can begin dragging your files to your phone or tablet.

 

Transfer with Smart Switch

If you have made previous backups on your computer using an older phone or tablet, you can easily transfer your old music files using Smart Switch.

1 First, make sure Smart Switch is still installed on your PC. Then, connect your PC and Galaxy device using a USB cable.
2 Launch Smart Switch on your PC. If you have already created a backup, select Restore in the Smart Switch window.
3 In the bottom of the window, choose Select your backup data.
4 On the next page, use the drop-down window at the top of the screen to select your desired backup if you have created more than one.
5 Deselect Select all to choose specific files only. Choose Music under Multimedia and apps, and then select OK.
6 Select Restore now, and then select OK when the restore has finished. You'll then be able to disconnect your Galaxy device from your PC.

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