Android is an operating system for smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices. Once you connect an Android device to a computer, you can mount the device's internal USB storage as a removable disk. Mounting the device's USB storage allows you to access the files stored on the device from your computer, the same way you would access a USB flash drive.
Things You'll Need
- USB data cable
Connect your Android device to your computer with a USB data cable. Your Android device will notify you that it is connected via USB.
Drag the notifications panel down to the bottom of your Android device's screen, and then tap "USB connected."
Tap the "Turn on USB storage" button to mount your device's USB storage.
Click your computer's "Start" button, and then click "Computer." Double-click your Android device in the "Devices with Removable Storage" section to see the files stored on your device.
Tips & Warnings
- To unmount your device's USB storage, open the notifications panel, tap the "Turn off USB storage" notification and tap the "Turn off USB storage" button at the bottom of the screen.
- While your device's USB storage is mounted, applications on the device cannot access the USB storage. Some applications may not function properly until the USB storage is no longer mounted.
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