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Samsung Galaxy S6 USB Connection Guide

In this guide, I will provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to properly connect your Samsung Galaxy S6 to a computer using a USB cable.

Connecting Your Device

Samsung Galaxy S6 USB cable plugged into a computer.

To connect your Samsung Galaxy S6 to your computer via USB, start by ensuring that your phone is unlocked. Then, locate the USB cable that came with your device.

1. Connect one end of the USB cable to your phone and the other end to a USB port on your computer.

Once connected, swipe down from the top of your phone’s screen to access the notification panel. Tap on the “USB options” notification and select “Media Transfer Protocol (MTP).” This will allow your computer to recognize your phone as a media device.

2. On your computer, open File Explorer (Windows) or Finder (Mac) to access your device.

You should see your Samsung Galaxy S6 listed as a connected device. From here, you can drag and drop files between your phone and computer.

3. To disconnect your device, safely eject it from your computer by clicking on the “Safely Remove Hardware” icon.

Troubleshooting Connection Issues

Samsung Galaxy S6 USB connection port

Issue Solution
Device not recognized by computer Make sure USB cable is properly connected and try a different USB port. Update device drivers if necessary.
Slow transfer speeds Ensure device is not running any background apps that may be slowing down the connection. Try using a different USB cable.
Connection keeps dropping Check USB cable for any damage or try using a different cable. Restart both the device and computer.
Device not charging when connected Make sure USB cable and power source are functioning properly. Try using a different power source.

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Assistance Inquiry

Samsung Galaxy S6 phone with USB cable

If you are experiencing issues with your Samsung Galaxy S6 USB connection, there are some troubleshooting steps you can take to resolve them.

First, ensure that your USB cable is properly connected to both your phone and your computer.

If your phone is not being recognized by your computer, try using a different USB port or cable.

If you are using a Windows computer, you may need to install the appropriate drivers for your phone. You can download these drivers from the Samsung website.

Once your phone is connected to your computer, you can transfer files between the two devices by dragging and dropping them in the file manager.

If you are having trouble transferring media files, make sure that your phone is set to Media Transfer Protocol mode.


How do I connect my Samsung Galaxy S6 to my computer via USB?

To connect your Samsung Galaxy S6 to your computer via USB, insert the USB end of the microUSB cable into an open port on the computer. Swipe down from the Notification bar on your phone, select the Android System Charging notification, then choose either Transferring media files or Transferring images.

How do I connect my Samsung to my computer via USB?

To connect your Samsung to your computer via USB, unlock your phone and then use a USB cable to connect it to the computer. Look for a notification on your phone about the USB connection, swipe down from the top of the screen, and tap the notification. Choose the option for MTP or Transferring files.

Where is the USB settings on Galaxy S6?

The USB settings on the Galaxy S6 can be found by plugging the USB cable into the phone, touching and dragging the notification bar down, and then selecting the desired option under “Connected as a media device.”

How do I turn on MTP mode on my Samsung Galaxy S6?

To turn on MTP mode on your Samsung Galaxy S6, you need to connect the data cable to both your phone and computer, then slide your finger down the display and press “Connected as a media device” followed by “Media device (MTP)” to activate the function.

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