Learn how to use a USB data cable to copy content to and from your phone.

Copy a picture or other content between your phone and computer

Copy between phone and PC

You can use a USB data cable to back up and copy pictures, videos, and other content between your phone and your computer.

  1. To make sure that Media transfer is set as the USB mode, select qtg-toolbar-menu.jpg > Settings and Connectivity > USB > Media transfer.

  2. Use a compatible USB data cable to connect your phone to your compatible computer.

    The phone is displayed as a portable device on your computer. If Media transfer mode does not work on your computer, use Mass storage mode instead.

  3. Use the file manager of the computer to copy the content.

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Change the USB mode

Change the USB mode

For best results when copying content or synchronising your phone with your computer, activate the appropriate USB mode when using a USB data cable to connect to various devices.

  1. Use a compatible USB cable to connect your phone to your computer.

  2. On your phone, swipe down from the notification area.

  3. Select USB and from the following:

Nokia Suite - Connect your phone to a compatible computer that has Nokia Suite installed. In this mode, you can synchronise your phone with Nokia Suite and use other Nokia Suite features.This mode is activated automatically when you open the Nokia Suite application.

Mass storage - Connect your phone to a compatible computer that does not have Nokia Suite installed. Your phone is recognised as a USB flash memory. You can also connect your phone to other devices, such as a home or car stereo, to which you can connect a USB drive.While connected to a computer in this mode, you may not be able to use some of the phone applications.The mass memory in your phone cannot be accessed by the other device.

Media transfer - Connect your phone to a compatible computer that does not have Nokia Suite installed. Music protected by digital rights management (DRM) must be transferred in this mode. Some home entertainment systems and printers can also be used in this mode.

Use phone as modem - Connect your phone to a compatible computer, and use the phone as a wireless modem. The computer connects to the internet automatically.

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Connect a USB mass storage device

Connect a USB device

You can use a USB On-The-Go (OTG) adapter to connect your phone to a compatible USB memory stick or hard drive. For example, you can save your photos on a USB memory stick without needing to connect to a PC.

Connect a memory stick

  1. Connect the micro-USB end of the USB OTG adapter (available separately) to the micro-USB connector in your phone.

  2. Connect a memory stick to the USB OTG adapter.

With the front of the phone facing you, the micro-USB connector is, from top to bottom on the left edge, the last item.

The Files app opens, and the memory stick is shown as a mass memory.

Copy a file

In Files, select and hold the file you want to copy, then select the option you want and the memory and folder you want to copy to.

If you connect a hard drive that needs more power than your phone can supply, an error message is shown. You need to connect an external power source to the hard drive.

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