The Galaxy S8+ Plus has the ability to be connected to a computer and transfer data and files from the phone to the computer and the other way round. Some of the users do not know how to do this in the Galaxy S8+ Plus and here is the way to perform this.
The Galaxy S8+ Plus comes with a USB cable, connect it to the device and also put it in the computer port that is free.
For the USB to be functional properly users have to download and install USB drivers for the Galaxy S8, for the users of windows, whereas for the users of Mac just download and install Android File Transfer
Upon a successful connection of the device via a USB on the computer, texts will appear on the screen one will be “Connect USB as Media Device” and the other will be asking “Connect as Charger” tap on any of this depending on what you want to do. Swipe down the notification area and then touch to select the action that you want to perform as follows;
Transfer Media Files
You can transfer files from you Galaxy S8+ Plus to your computer by scrolling downwards to find the “Portable Devices” in the computer and you have to understand this is applicable to the users of windows.
Photos and images can be transferred via the PTP connections
Tap this option if in case you want to install software from the PC to Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus
MIDI Services connection
This option covers the Galaxy S8+ Plus to a musical instrument interface player
If you want to just charge the phone it is possible without affecting the files on the phone, once you have connected the USB to the computer, a text with several options will pop up and you just need to tap.
Mirror Galaxy S8 on PC
This option allows the users to view the Galaxy S8+ Plus on their PC to windows or MAC PC. This cab does by;
Make sure that your phone is not connected to the computer and you must have to Download and install SideSync first to the PC then Download and install SideSync to your Galaxy S8+ Plus.
Connect both the phone and the computer to the same WIFI network
Start the side sync on your computer and then install the side sync again in the Galaxy S8+ Plus and confirm from the PC to connect the device, there will be several options from the side sync including the “Phone screen” where users can view the Galaxy S8+ Plus on the computer.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)
What are the file formats supported by the Galaxy S8+ Plus? The following are the formats supported by the Smartphone.
- W Audio files in 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 (asf), Avi, MOV, Flv) format.
- Does Samsung Kies compatible with Galaxy S8+ Plus? “NO”
My Computer does not detect my Galaxy S8+ Plus.
Find another USB cable, the problem could with it or another computer port and that is the most important thing you must know to be able to connect your Galaxy S8+ Plus to the PC.