Sync music and videos between your phone and computer

Nokia Lumia: Transfer your files

Do you have media on your computer that you want to listen to or watch on your phone? Use a USB cable to sync music and videos between your phone and computer.

  1. Connect your phone to a compatible computer with a USB cable.
  2. In your computer's file manager, such as Windows Explorer or Finder, drag and drop your songs and videos to your phone.

Tip: If your computer's operating system is Windows 7 or Windows 8, you can also use the Windows Phone app. Windows 8 installs the app automatically. With Windows 7, you can download it from www.windowsphone.com.

For info on which app works with which computer, see the following table:

Windows Phone app

Windows Phone app for desktop

Windows Phone app for Mac

Windows Explorer

Windows 8

x

x

x

Windows 8 RT

x

x

Windows 7

x

x

Windows Vista/XP

x

Mac

x