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How To Connect Google Pixel And Pixel XL To A PC Computer

You can quite easily connect your Google Pixel or Pixel XL to a PC by following the stages in this guide. You will need the right software. Once you have it, syncing your smartphone with your computer will be very simple.


Supported file formats

WAV, MP3, AAC, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, AAC+, eAAC+,, MIDI, WMA, FLAC, OGG and Divx, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VP8, VC–1, XMF, EVRC and QCELP.



There are two main ways to get this done. Here we outline the first way you should try, by USB cable:

  1. Attach a USB cable to your Pixel or Pixel XL, then insert the cable into a USB port on your computer.
  2. This should bring up a notification on your Phone. Hold the notification and bring it down.
  3. Some options will show.
  4. Tap connect USB Storage.
  5. Tap OK.
  6. Now on your computer, a window should appear with the option to Open Folder.


Your files should now be available on your computer. If that does not work, you can try this alternative route:

  1. Download and install the USB drivers needed for the Pixel and Pixel XL USB connection.
  2. If you are using a Mac, you should not need to install any further software.
  3. Once you have the software, connect your Pixel or Pixel XL to the computer, the notification should come up on the phone.
  4. Pull it down to see the options for transferring files.


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