I have recently switched from an iPhone to the Samsung Galaxy Note. This is also my first foray into actually owning an Android phone. I have played around with other Android phones but never actually owned one.
I needed to upload some songs to my new phone just by browsing to it from Windows Explorer or Mac Finder. Please note that these steps are for a Samsung Galaxy Note (AT&T) version. It may be different if you have other Android phones. The other option is to use Kies Air that came installed by default but I really want to just use Windows Explorer or Mac Finder.
I see many instructions to enable USB debugging then pulling down the notification and click on USB to mount the phone in doing an Internet search.
Settings > Development > USB debugging
This does not work for this phone. It could be I just haven’t figured out how but no matter how I went about it; these steps did not work for me.
Here is what you do instead.
- Disconnect Samsung Galaxy Note from USB to your computer if connected
- Go to Settings > Wireless and network > USB utilities
- Click Connect storage to PC
- You will see a pop up message – Connect USB cable to use mass storage
- Now connect the USB cable to the USB port on your computer
- Click Connect USB storage
The little Android guy (or the ‘big’ Android guy since the display is huge on the Note) will turn from green to orange. That’s it! Windows Explorer or Mac Finder should now show the mounted USB storage.