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TRANSFER FILES WITH USB USING THE NEXUS 4 E960

Operation Cell Phones Last Updated 08/24/2015
TRANSFER FILES WITH USB USING THE NEXUS 4 E960

You can use a USB cable to transfer music, pictures, and other files from your phone to a computer and vice versa. This connection uses the MTP protocol, which is supported by most recent versions of Windows but not by Mac OS X. For file transfer to Mac OS X, you use the free Android File Transfer application.


  1. Connect your phone to the USB port on your computer. Its USB storage is mounted as a drive and appears on your computer screen.

  2. Copy files back and forth as you would using any other external device.

  1. Install Android File Transfer from www.android.com/filetransfer, and follow the instructions there. (If you are using Android File Transfer for the first time, double-click it to open it. After the first connection, it opens automatically whenever you connect.)

  2. Connect your phone to your computer with a USB cable. Android File Transfer starts, if it's not already running, and opens a window that displays the contents of your phone, along with storage space details at the bottom of the window.

  3. Work with this window much as you do in the Finder window: open and close folders, create new folders, and drag files to or from it and other Finder windows.

  4. Disconnect the USB cable when you finish.

  1. From the Home Screen, tap Apps > Settings > Storage

  2. In the Storage screen, tap Menu > USB computer connection.

    • Media device (MTP) - Checkmark  to transfer media files on Windows, or using Android File Transfer on Mac (see www.android.com/filetransfer).

    • Camera (PTP) - Checkmark to transfer photos using camera software, and transfer any files on computers that don't support MTP.

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