Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Add Music and Video Files from PC

There are many ways you can do when you want to transfer music or video files from your computer into your Galaxy SIII, such as transfer directly from PC, using Samsung Kies, using Windows Media Player, using the memory card etc.

See also: How to Load Music from Samsung's Kies Software into Samsung Galaxy S3

From all these ways, transfer directly from the computer is the most widely used method because it does not require any app or any activation. Or you can call this method as a transfer from a PC through removable disk.

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How to add music or video files directly from a computer?
As written on, below are the steps you need to do:
  1. Connect your phone with the PC using the USB cable.
  2. Once the device is connected, a USB icon will appears on notifications bar. Tap and drag the icon downwards to access the notification panel.
  3. Tap on Connected as a media device option and make sure that checkboxes on media device (MTP) option is checked. Now you can transfer any music or video files you want to your phone.
  4. On your computer, go to Window explorer. Here you should see your phone as a removable disk.
  5. Acces a removable disk (phone storage) on Window explorer, Here you should see Videos and Music folders.
  6. To transfer files, drag or copy and paste music or videos from your PC to these folders. Your phone will automatically recognize these files.
  7. Or you may create new folders under these two default folder if you want to make your files more organized or group on category you wish.
  8. Once you finish to transfer all music or video files you want, you can disconnect your phone with the computer and enjoy your favorite music through your Galaxy SIII.

Today, the need to listen to music is very important for many peoples. With so many ways that you can use to add music or videos from computer to your phone, now you can listen various kind of your favorite music. So, have you tried the method above to add music on your phone? If so, you can share your thoughts here through the comment below :)


  1. thanks for your help!

    1. You're welcome, buddy.
      I'm so happy found my articles can help you.
      However, thanks for the visit and comment.
      Have a nice day :)

  2. Don't see any removable disk on Windows Explorer. On the task bar the is a yellow box saying Found New Hardware MTP Device and it keeps on beeping. Can't close it. In summary your instructions don't work for me.

    1. Hi There,
      I'm so sorry if this articles didn't work for you.
      But, I want to know, did you ever managed to connect your phone with your PC? Try to restarting your phone and PC then try to reconnect them. If it still not work for you, you may want to try the steps listed below:
      1. On your PC right click My Computer.
      2. Click Manage.
      3. Click Manage Devices.
      4. Scroll down to MTP Device then right click on it.
      5. Select Update (may say update hardware or update device or something like that. Click it).
      6. Now wait until the process is completed then go to your Explorer, if it works you should see your S3 will turn up there.

      Hope it helps :)

  3. In step #7 you refer to two default folders but I don't see where you describe those two folders. Can you explain the full path to those two folders on the phone?

    1. Hi Chris Fontenot,
      I'm so sorry if the steps I've mentioned above is not clear for you. As I've said on step #5, two folders I means are video and music folder. When you've managed to connect your phone to your PC, then your phone will like the other USB mass media which you can see on windows explorer. Here you should see these two folder.
      Hope this helps :)

  4. How do I transfer my contacts details from my
    gs3 to my Hands Free telephone system on my Honda accord.I have paired my phone with the HFT system.

    1. Hi Harry potter,
      Thanks for coming here.
      I find a post on droid forum similar with your issue. Here I quote from there:
      "At the top of the phone screen is a gray bar where you can see the 3G designator, the signal strength, the battery indicator etc. This is a drop down menu. Just flick it downward and it comes down.
      If your phone is paired with the receiver and you haven't responded to it as of yet there should be a message requesting permission to download the phonebook. Just press the affirmative response and it will download. It takes a few seconds each time and seems to update each time it reconnects so the phonebook icon in the car won't immediately show that the phonebook is available. Give it a few seconds."

      When you missed the request message at the first time, simply turned off the bluetooth in the phone and then turned it back on and the message came back.

      Hope this helps :)

  5. Phone appears as a portable device after connecting via USB. However from here I cannot view any pics/vids that are on my phone and I also cannot drag any music to the phone. Is it a software issue. Thanks

    1. Hi Jp Lecuyer,
      Thanks for coming.
      In the notification area, tap "Connected as a media device", then select "Media device (MTP)". Once done, try to copy music or video files from the phone to PC or vice versa.
      Hope this helps :)


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