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Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: How to Connect to a Windows Computer

There are some reason you might want to connect your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge to your Windows computer, e.g: when you want to copy or move files from your phone to PC or vice versa, when you want to share your phone's mobile data connection to your PC, etc. You can easily connect both these devices by using the USB cable that came with your phone.

Disclaimer: this post is written based on Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge SM-G925F runs with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop and the computer uses Windows 7 Professional 32-bit as the operating system.

How to connect your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge to a Windows PC?
As the example, we'll connect the phone to a Windows PC by using the provided USB cable and then transfer some photos taken with the Camera app to the PC via the Windows Explorer app by using the following steps:
  1. Connect your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge to the computer using the provided USB cable by plugging the micro USB connector to the multipurpose jack in your phone (it's located under the Home key) and the USB connector to a USB port on your Windows PC. If it's the first time for you to connect your phone with the PC, your PC may need a few minutes to install the driver. By default, your phone will use MTP as the connection mode.
  2. When the phone has been successfully connected to your PC and is ready to use, a pop up window will appear on your computer. Click the Open device to view files option to automatically explore your phone in the Windows Explorer.
  3. Click the Phone folder to explore your phone memory.
  4. Click the DCIM folder and then click the Camera folder. All photos taken with the stock Camera app will be displayed here.
  5. Select the required photos you want to copy or move to your PC.
  6. If you'd like to copy the selected photos, use the keyboard shortcuts Ctrl+C, or click the right-mouse button and then select Copy. While, if you'd like to move the selected photos, use the keyboard shortcuts Ctrl+X, or click the right-mouse button and then select Cut.
  7. Now, navigate to a folder in your PC where you want to place the selected photos and then paste it by using the keyboard shortcuts Ctrl+V, or click the right-mouse button and then select Paste.
  8. The selected photos will be copied or moved from the DCIM\Camera folder in your phone to the selected folder in your Windows PC.
  9. Once done, close the Windows Explorer and you can disconnect your phone from the PC by unplugging the USB cable from your phone and PC.


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