Here are the ways which you can connect Samsung Galaxy S8 to PC some thing that might amaze you is that these ways are super easy. Now we going to give you this awesome steps to make things easy and stress free in other for you to enjoy your smarthphone.
Note: This simple steps we are about to give you works properly on Samsung Galaxy S8 and also works on Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus, you can try it out.
Some people claim it is DOA, Dead On Arrival. – It depends on you though, if you like what it has to offer, you can give it a try.
Without much aldo, Let us move on best ways to connect Samsung Galaxy S8 to PC. So , don’t feel Samsung made a mistake or the feature is hidden it just that you haven’t figure it out yet, now we are giving the simple tips.
The frustration that comes with it is what I felt on my first attempt. But here is the deal, you will have that kind of feeling no longer.
Transferring Files From Samsung Galaxy S8 to PC
Now, no need to rush let take this step by step. I feel the urge to let you know the most important things for this article to work for you.
Actually the main reason people try connecting the mobiles with there PC is either for backup or transfer of files.
First of all things you need to know is the supported file format that you device support. We have made provisions for all those resources for you on this page.
Now this a simple way you can use in knowing a certain file format that is compatible with your device. Or this might give you the feeling your device have been deflected while it is not.
Below Here are the supported file formats supported by the Galaxy S8:
WAV, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, MIDI, XMF, EVRC, QCELP, WMA, FLAC, OGG formats and video files in Divx, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VP8, VC–1 (Format: 3gp, 3g2, mp4, wmv.
So now we know the different file formats then we can proceed to the next step of connecting the PC with Samsumg Galaxy S8. This process those not differ much from that of Samsung Galaxy S7.
There are two methods to connect Samsung Galaxy S8 to PC, the first method is wired. This involves using the supplied USB cable while the second method is wireless by means of Bluetooth.
Connect Samsung Galaxy S8 To PC – What Works
Method One: Via Cable
- Windows users download and install the USB drivers for Galaxy S8, Mac users should equally get the Android File Transfer if your phone fails to show up.
- Now use the supplied USB cable to connect to your S8, and then plug the other end to your PC or Mac.
- A prompt will show up on the screen of your phone. Simply drag down the notification area to make your choice.
- Once that is done, you should see your Galaxy S8 folder in your computer or mac, – “This PC “> “Devices and drives” > “Samsung Galaxy S8.”
That’s how you connect your S8 to your desktop. Therefore, you now have the freedom to transfer files from Samsung Galaxy S8 to PC, back and forth.
Method 2: Via Bluetooth
Warning: Ensure your PC has Bluetooth connectivity otherwise this method will not work for you. If you don’t have a PC with the Bluetooth feature, simply purchase this Bluetooth peripheral to use this method.
- Go to “Settings” > Bluetooth and turn it on.
- Enable the discoverable option on your phone so that your PC can communicate with it.
- On your Windows PC, “Start” > “Settings” > “Devices” > “Bluetooth”
- Right now, you will see your Galaxy s8 listed; select it to pair with your PC.
At this stage, you have successfully connected your phone and PC together and everything should be working just fine.
Don’t forget that if you move a file from your phone to PC, it will no longer be in your phone. If you want the file to remain in your phone but want it transferred to your PC, you should simply copy the file.
There are other important things you can do once your phone and PC and connected. You can transfer music, backup files, USB tether to PC which requires that you enable USB debugging on Samsung Galaxy S8 and a lot of other fantastic things.
You just play with it and explore all the options available to you. Once you are done and you want to disconnect your S8 from PC, you do not need to eject like you do with memory cards or hard drives, just pull off the plug and you are fine.
Nevertheless,for those who were unable to connect your S8 to your computer, let us know in the comment. Let us know some information about you PC like the model in the comment box. If you get an error message, and kindly provide us with the error messages you receive in the process so that we can help you fix it.
For those other users of Samsung Galaxy S8 or Samsung Galaxy S8 plus who have already figured it out, share which step work for you.