Galaxy Note 5: Connect to PC

You may want to connect your Samsung Galaxy Note 5 to your PC if you want to transfer videos or music between the devices. Just use these simple steps.

Microsoft Windows

  1. Download and install the USB drivers for the Galaxy Note 5. Mac users do not need to install any software.
  2. Connect the device to an available USB port using the included USB cable.
  3. A prompt will appear on the screen of the phone. Drag the notification area down, then select “Connected as media Device” > “Media device (MTP)“.
  4. Your device will now be connected. You can access it by opening “Windows File Explorer” and expand the “This PC” selection.

Mac OS X

  1. Download Android File Transfer.
  2. Once downloaded, open the “androidfiletransfer.dmg” file.
  3. Drag “Android File Transfer” to the “Applications” folder.
  4. Connect your Note 5 to your Mac using the included USB cable.
  5. Open the “Android File Transfer” application.

You should now know everything you need to know about connecting your Samsung Galaxy Note 5 to your PC.


Why is my computer not detecting my Note 5?

Try different cables. It really seems to make a difference. Also try a different USB port on your computer.

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