How do I load music files onto my Samsung Galaxy device from my Windows PC?

You can use your Samsung Galaxy device to listen to your favourite tracks and podcasts. Music streaming apps such as Spotify play music using an internet connection, but you can also import your own music files from your PC.

1 Connect your device to your computer using the supplied USB cable

Please note: if you can't use the original cable make sure to use a cable that supports an MTP connection

2 If you're prompted to allow your computer to access your phone data, tap Allow

Please note: if you have connected your device to your PC before, this window may not appear

Tap Allow
2 Swipe down from the top of the screen
Swipe down
3 Tap on the notification from the Android system. It will say Tap for other USB options
Tap the Android system notification
4 Tap the option that allows for Transferring files
Tap Transferring files
5 Open the file explorer on your PC and click on your device to open it

Please note: if you wish to save your music to an SD card that is in your phone it will appear under Devices and drives. Click on the SD card to open it

Click on your device
6 Click on the Music folder
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Drag and drop or copy and paste any audio files you want to listen to on your device into the music folder. Depending on how many files you are moving, it may take some time to transfer. 

 

Once the transfer has completed, you can play the music files on your device with the Play Music app.

If you're experiencing unusual behaviour on Samsung mobiles, tablets or wearables, you can send us an error report or ask us a question in the Samsung Members app.


This allows us to take a closer look at what is happening. The data is anonymised and only held for the duration of the investigation. Find out more about sending an error report through the Samsung Members app.

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