For those who are using Android, having the ability to use your Android just like a USB drive is a major advantage.

Having this function is useful for those of you who often find yourself needing to work or view documents or reports on the go.

It’s also pretty useful if you want to upload documents, music, videos or take them to a friend, customer or to the office.

It’s handy to be able to store a variety of file types into your Android storage and transfer files from your computer to your phone rather than remembering to carry your USB drive with you wherever you go.

Here’s how to use your Android Phone as a USB drive:

Steps to connect your Android phone to your computer:

  1. Plug your Android device into your computer’s USB port (a cable to connect your Android phone to your computer is usually included in your Android purchase). *If the notification doesn’t automatically appear to inform you of the USB connection, then simple go to the top of your screen where your battery icon is (the notification bar) and slide down with your finger.
  2. You should now see a screen to notify you that a USB is connected with the option to “Select to copy files to/from your computer.”

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  3. Click it.

  4. Next you should see a USB image or an Android with a USB-shaped arm asking you to ‘Turn on USB Storage.’ Click this option.

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  5. Select OK.

Your device will now be connected to your computer.

  • Go to My Computer and access your Android device.
  • Create a new directory on your device and give it a name if desired.

Now you are ready to upload your files to your phone by dragging the files you want to transfer from your PC to your phone.

Remember to always eject your Android phone safely by clicking the device icon on the bottom left hand side of your computer screen, right click and remove, wait until the pop up box appears to tell you it is now safe to remove. If you cannot locate the device icon there, then go to Settings – Storage – Unmount USB storage.

This will allow your device to be ejected safely without causing any harm to your files and documents. 

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