How to Connect a Droid to a Computer

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Connect a Motorola Droid smartphone to a computer to transfer music, video and picture files. The Motorola Droid smartphone is available from Verizon Wireless and features the Android operating system. The Droid is a fully capable smartphone device with high speed Internet, a large touch screen display and the ability to use multiple apps at once.

Things You'll Need

  • Motorola Droid
  • Personal computer
  • USB cable
  • Verify that the Droid's memory card is inserted and that the display is showing the home screen before connecting the Droid to a computer.

  • Attach the Motorola mini USB cable between the Droid smartphone and the computer's USB port.

  • Select "USB Connected" at the top of the phone's screen, in the USB connection dialog box, that appears when the USB cables are connected.

  • Select "Mount", if prompted, to allow connection of the phone's memory card to the computer.

  • Select the "Removable Disk" icon on your computer to view and access the phone's memory card.

  • Drag and drop music, video and picture files to or from the Droid's "phone folder" on the computer.

  • Select "Safely Remove Hardware" on your computer prior to removing the USB cable when finished with the file transfer.

  • Touch "Turn off USB storage" and select "Turn Off."

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