Samsung Connect To Computer
3 ways to connect mobile phone to computer
Computers and mobile gadgets, which belong to one person, family or team, are a single information environment. Ideally, it provides not only the availability of the entire data array from each device included in its composition, but also provides the ability to control some devices using others.
How to connect a phone to a computer to access information, control or certain functions of another device, for example, use it as a webcam, microphone, USB flash drive, monitor?
To establish a connection, make sure that Bluetooth adapters are turned on on your computer and phone. On Windows 10, this option is enabled in the Device Settings app, on Android smartphones in the Quick Access Toolbar.
Click the button below Add Bluetooth or other device.
In the next window, select the type of bluetooth connection.
Click your phone in the list of detected devices. Verify the digital code that appears below in this window and on the phone screen. If the code matches, click Connect.
To access the functions of your mobile gadget, scroll down the Bluetooth and other devices window to the Related options section and click Devices and Printers.
Find the phone among the connected devices and click on it with the right mouse button. The context menu shows the options for using it that Windows provides.
In my example, they are practically absent, and in order for the computer to interact with the phone, for example, as with a flash drive or as with a web camera, you will have to install a third-party application like MyPhoneExplorer.
The most common way for a PC and mobile phone to communicate via Wi-Fi is to use one of the devices as an Internet access point for the other. A smartphone connected to the World Wide Web through a 3G / 4G network of a mobile operator is more often used as an access point.
Setting up such a connection is very simple:
- We go into the settings for managing wireless networks and turn on the modem mode.
- In the modem mode options, select the Wi-Fi access point. In the next section, we define the settings for the access point. In most cases, it is enough to set a password for connection here, the rest is optimal by default.
After that, you can connect your computer to the access point.
The reverse way of connecting the smartphone and the PC is also possible when the access point is started on the computer. The function is supported by all editions of the system, starting with Windows 7 (except for the starting and home basic edition).
Creating a virtual access point in Windows is also not difficult. Windows 10 has a Mobile Hotspot feature that can be launched through Network Internet Options. It is enough to move the slider to the on position and the access point is launched. Of course, for the phone to access the Internet through it, the computer must be connected to it itself.
Also, the permissions must be set in the Internet connection properties of the PC as shown in the screenshot below. From the Home network connection list, select a wireless connection.
There is a similar feature on Mac OS X. There it is configured via Internet Sharing. For computers using Wi-Fi. Access point name and password are set in Wi-Fi Settings.
Most modern smartphones and computers (equipped with wireless adapters) support data transfer technologies over Wi-Fi. In particular, WI-FI Direct and Miracast. Both standards use direct connection of devices to each other, that is, not through a router.
The technology of wireless multimedia transmission Wi-Fi Direct is implemented on the vast majority of smartphones of popular brands and models Xiaomi Redmi 4 pro, Xiaomi Redmi 4X, Samsung Galaxy, ZTE Blade, ASUS, Lenovo, etc. The function is enabled in the additional settings for Wi-Fi networks:
After activating Wi-Fi Direct, the phone starts searching for devices that support this function and are nearby. When a suitable device is found, to start the transfer, just select it from the list.
To connect to Wi-Fi Direct, network discovery and file and printer sharing must be enabled on your computer. The network profile must be private.
In addition, the media streaming function must be active on the PC (the easiest way to open this window is through the system search):
And enabled permission to access shared media files for the selected mobile device:
To display a photo either on the phone screen or use it as a speaker for playing music, just open the context menu of the file on a PC, click the Transfer to device item and specify which.
Miracast technology, unlike Wi-Fi Direct, allows you to display not only multimedia, but any content on the display of another device. To connect your phone screen to your computer and vice versa, make the following settings:
- On an Android smartphone: open the Settings app, go to the Display section and select Wireless Monitor. To see your phone screen on your PC, select a compatible PC that will receive the signal from the list. If you want to display the picture from the computer screen to your phone, enable the Used by others function.
- On a computer: open the Action Center in the system tray and click the Connect tile. Then select Connect a mobile device from the list. If both devices support Miracast technology, the phone will connect to a computer monitor, more precisely, it will act as a monitor itself.
How to connect your phone to a computer via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi
Connecting devices via a USB cable rarely causes difficulties for anyone, so we will not dwell on it. Consider ways to connect wirelessly.
Ways to physically connect your phone to your PC
To establish a physical connection between a phone and a computer, 3 interfaces are used:
- USB. Connecting via a USB cable is the easiest and most obvious option. To access user files stored on a smartphone, as a rule, no settings are needed: it usually appears in Windows Explorer immediately after connecting. Simple push-button phones sometimes require installation of special software and drivers.
- Bluetooth. For this type of communication, it is imperative that both devices have Bluetooth adapters. Phones and laptops have them by default, but they have to be purchased separately for desktops. When connected via Bluetooth, the PC user has access to folders and some functions of the mobile gadget.
- Wi-Fi. Normal network connection over the air. A computer and a smartphone can interact as equal members of the same local network, as a server and a client, as well as an access point and a client device.
Programs for synchronizing phone and computer
The possibilities of Wi-Fi Direct and Miracast technologies are far from limitless and only open access to a small fraction of the functions of the attached device. You cannot fully control your phone using a computer. But no one does this, since there are special applications for such tasks.
The bulk of programs for synchronizing data and managing a mobile gadget using a PC are produced by phone manufacturers. Therefore, such programs only support one specific brand, for example:
- Samsung PC Studio
- Samsung Kies
- Nokia Suite
- Hisuite by Huawey
- Mi PC Suite (Xiaomi)
- HTC Sync Manager
- Xperia Companion (Sony)
- Nokia MobiMB Mobile Media Browser
- Sony Ericsson PC Suite
- Siemens Mobile Phone Manager
- Blackberry Desktop Software
- Apple iTunes
- Apple iDevice Manager
But there are also universal tools that are compatible with many models of Android devices. Among them:
- The aforementioned MyPhoneExplorer (in the screenshot below)
- Android Screencast
- Mobiledit! Lite (paid)
- Airdroid, etc.
In addition, for such tasks, you can use any supported remote access tools, such as Teamviewer.
The Android Screencast program deserves special attention. It is unique in that it does not require the installation of a client module on a mobile device, so it can be used even if the screen does not work on the phone. The only condition is the enabled USB debugging function.
Access to data on smartphones with a broken or non-working screen is also provided by the proprietary utilities of the manufacturers listed above. The main thing is to have time to install the utility before the incident happened and to carry out at least one synchronization. If the sensor does not work on the phone, most likely some functions will be unavailable.
Can these programs save data if the phone won’t turn on? As a rule, no. The phone may not work for many reasons, and failure to load the operating system is just one of them. To extract information from faulty devices, programmers and special service software are used, which are not freely available. In addition, special training is required to work with such tools. In a word, if your phone does not turn on, you can try to reflash it, but to save data it is easier and safer to contact the mobile service.
. Samsung Kies
And the thing is that the computer should only have the Samsung Kies program installed.
- Identify the phone by the system
- Make a backup copy of the phone book or whatever from the device
- Restore it all in case of erroneous deletion
- Easily and quickly edit contacts
- Check and install the latest firmware
- Download mobile phone in full
Modern smartphones are powerful digital devices and, of course, they urgently need to be friends with a computer, let them communicate to their health.
Let’s already download the latest version of Samsung Kies via a direct link from the manufacturers website, see in pictures how to connect a Samsung phone to a computer and how to work in this easy and convenient program.
Back up data from Samsung Kies
Another powerful advantage of the program will never lose the numbers of friends and acquaintances, as well as any data and settings from the phone.
Having created a backup copy of them in the program, you can sleep peacefully and in which case it can be quickly and easily restored. To do this, go to
Checkboxes indicate that we want to save
And the data is saved in a special archive from which it can then be restored without problems.
And here you can drag the data back and forth as much as you like
By the way, you can save contacts to a computer to transfer them to a new phone in case of changing the device
Another plus from using Samsung Kies in paragraph
You can download toys and programs for free.
And in conclusion, especially for those who do not want to suffer with the program, but prefer to use Windows Explorer, you can simply close Kies and forget about it. The phone will now be visible in the explorer, like a regular flash drive.
You can also throw a small driver into the system even without installing the program, from the manufacturers and the smartphone is recognized by the system when connected.
This driver (15 MB) is cut from the above program
Samsung Kies will connect your phone to your computer
Today we’ll talk about how to connect a Samsung phone to a computer and what it will give us.
People buy smartphones from this manufacturer, run home, connect to a computer to pump their audio into them. Photo files and a wall of confusion awaits them with the Windows operating system of this expensive device.
Where do you think they run after that? On the Internet (and to me). I analyzed the frequency of requests for a month on this issue and received hundreds of thousands of them. I could not think that this is such a global problem. So today I decided to talk about her easy solution.
How to edit contacts in Samsung Kies
We get a complete list of the phone book. Pay attention to the tabs
Click on the contact and edit it in the window that appears on the right
After editing, be sure to click on the checkmark at the very top of the window (near the cross), otherwise the changes will not be saved.
You can also quickly find duplicate contacts and merge them with one click of the mouse. To do this, right-click on any contact tyts
Thus, we easily and quickly put things in order in the phone book, although it is more convenient than poking in the smart screen?
With music, photos and, I think, you will figure it out for yourself, everything is also easy and simple there.
You can listen directly or move audio files, for example.
The last option we are considering, how to connect a laptop to a printer via Wi-Fi, is the most difficult relative to the previous two.
Such pairing schemes have their own nuances that can play a role, or they can even be left out. The fact is that it may happen that the device will work from the start and no special actions and manipulations will have to be performed. This course of events is possible only if the stock IP-address of the device will be within the same subnet with the used provider and the dedicated client.
Simply put, this is unlikely, especially since most of the currently used are not static IP addresses, but dynamic.
For devices with a similar connection scheme, you will need to add to the PC settings the IP address that the printer uses.
You will need to go to Devices and Printers again and click on the Add Printer button.
In the displayed window, two blocks will be presented, of which we need the lower one, which has the signature Add a network, wireless or Bluetooth printer.
The updated window will start automatic search. When the printer is found, it will be displayed in the main window.
We double-click on it, and here a small window will appear, where you will need to enter the IP address specified in the instructions for the purchased device. When we finish entering the data, a notification about the successful connection of the device will appear. After restarting your computer, you can start printing the necessary documents.
We connect the printer to a laptop via Wi-Fi
The last decade has passed under the umbrella of mobility, and therefore manufacturers have begun to slowly switch to wireless technology. Output tools are no exception, and today let’s look at how to connect a printer via Wi-Fi.
About printers and the nature of the problem
Despite the fact that there are not so many commonly available types of printers, about five, the technologies by which they work are being improved by each company that produces them. Thus, it turns out that in fact each model is more or less unique in terms of technology of work and production.
The idea of a wireless connection has long been pushed into this area of computer technology. Already five years ago, it was possible to purchase a multifunctional device (MFP) with support for Wi-Fi connections. It would seem worth adding a Wi-Fi module. But it’s not that simple.
Even now, there are many different subtleties and ways to connect a wireless printer to a gadget or computer. In fact, each model may have different from its predecessor not only settings, but also the principle of operation itself. Therefore, connecting a printer to a computer via Wi-Fi is not such an easy thing. But what can I say, there is a case when a newfangled device with Wi-Fi support could not be configured even in the native service center.
Since there is no universal method, at least a few of the most common ones should be described. But even this does not guarantee that they will be at least partially useful to everyone who purchased such a device. In any case, the three most common connection methods will be considered here, which can be conventionally designated as follows:
In terms of execution, this method practically does not differ from the previous one, with the exception of some nuances. Immediately after installing the drivers and utilities from the printer, you will need to go into the settings of the device itself and select the network to which it will be connected.
This is done very simply. It just takes a little patience and care. In principle, everything will be approximately the same as when adding any other device to an existing Wi-Fi network.
First, we find the desired network, and then enter the encryption key. It seems like a trifle, but convenience grows at times. In fact, you have succeeded in making the printer networked over Wi-Fi. And this allows almost any Wi-Fi device connected to this access point to directly send files for printing, without the intervention of a personal computer or laptop.
In addition, devices coupled according to this scheme are completely devoid of the disadvantage of the previous method, and the level of ease of use becomes simply prohibitive.
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The easy way
This option is the most convenient and least expensive in terms of the number of steps and time. It does not require any additional processes to be performed. You just need to install the device in the right place and turn it on. Of course, the gadget must be within the reach of the Wi-Fi coverage, through which information will be exchanged.
After the device is connected to the mains and turned on, you need to start the PC. Then we install the drivers from the accompanying disk and reboot the system. After the operating system is fully loaded, where the Wi-Fi module will be automatically launched, go to the Start menu, located in the lower left corner of the monitor screen, and in the right column of the window we find and click on the position of Devices and Printers.
Clicking will launch a window where all connected devices will be displayed, including the ones we need. It will not be difficult to find it, since its name will display the manufacturer and model.
Just right-click on it to bring up the context menu, and select the second item from the top with the name Use as default.
If everything was done correctly, then a round green icon with a white checkmark will be displayed on the device icon.
Basically, the whole gadget is ready to use. But before printing any documents to the printer via Wi-Fi, it is recommended to print a test page.
Devices with this type of connection have one very significant drawback, namely, if you forget to turn off the device after use, then an unscrupulous neighbor or colleague can connect to it and send a couple of unnecessary files for printing. Therefore, it is advisable to turn off the device at the end of the work.
Connect Samsung phone as USB stick
How to connect a Samsung phone to a computer and use it as a USB flash drive.
We connect the Samsung phone via a USB-microUSB cable to the computer. The standard automatic driver installation procedure starts if the phone is connected to a Windows PC. If there are no drivers, the system will display a corresponding message and ask you to install them manually. You can also see an unidentified yellow device in the Windows Device Manager. Usually the problem is solved by installing the SmartSwitch program, which includes drivers for working with Samsung phones.
After installing the drivers in Windows Explorer or My Computer, you can see the connected device with the phone model name. By clicking on it, we will not see anything else
This suggests that the phone is in charging mode by default. You can see this by the characteristic icon at the top of the screen on the phone itself.
By lowering the shutter of the phone down, you can verify this by the corresponding status Charging via USB.
By clicking on the USB Charging menu, you can change the operating mode to Transfer files.
If you go back to Windows Explorer or My Computer and click on the connected device with the name of the phone model, we will see it already as a connected flash drive.
Double click on the flash drive and we will see typical files and folders. You can already carry out operations on them Select / Edit / Copy / Move. As an example, before resetting the phone to factory settings, you can copy all the data to the local disk of your computer in this way. And the fact that you cannot copy and make a backup copy through the SmartSwitchPC program.
You can change the USB operating mode so that when connected, the phone is immediately displayed as a USB flash drive. To do this, go to the Settings menu.
Let’s go down and click on the Developer options menu.
Scroll down the screen.
And find the USB Configuration menu. Please note that the default is Charge this phone, i.E. When connected, the phone will work in charging mode.
Click on the menu and select the MTP (Media Transfer Protocol) option to change the USB operating mode.
The data transfer protocol has now changed in the USB configuration menu
Now when you connect your phone to a computer via USB, if you lower the shutter on the phone, you can see that the mode has changed from charging to file transfer. And in Windows Explorer, the phone will be displayed immediately as a USB flash drive.