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

Copy a picture or other content between your device and a computer

Copy between device and PC

You can use a USB data cable to copy pictures and other content between your device and a computer.

  1. To make sure that Media transfer is set as the USB mode, select Menu > Settings and Connectivity > USB > Media transfer.

  2. Use a compatible USB qgn-stat-usb-uni.jpg data cable to connect your device to a computer.

    The device 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 synchronizing your device with your computer, activate the appropriate USB mode when using a USB data cable to connect to various devices.

Select Menu > Settings and Connectivity > USB and from the following:

qgn-prop-usb-pcsuite.jpgNokia Ovi Suite - Connect your device to a compatible computer that has Nokia Ovi Suite installed. In this mode, you can synchronize your device with Ovi Suite and use other Ovi Suite features.This mode is activated automatically when you open the Ovi Suite application.

qgn-prop-usb-memc-large.jpgMass storage - Connect your device to a compatible computer that does not have Ovi Suite installed. Your device is recognized as a USB flash memory. You can also connect your device 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 device applications.The memory card and mass memory in your device cannot be accessed by the other device.

qgn-prop-usb-mtp.jpgMedia transfer - Connect your device to a compatible computer that does not have Ovi 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.

qgn-prop-usb-modem.jpgConn. PC to net - Connect your device to a compatible computer, and use the device as a wireless modem. The computer connects to the internet automatically.

Tip: When the USB cable is connected, you can change the USB mode in most views. In the top right corner, select qgn-stat-usb-uni.jpg.

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Connect a USB mass storage device

Connect a USB device

With the USB On-The-Go (OTG) adapter, you can connect your device to a compatible USB memory stick or hard drive. For example, you can save your pictures 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 to the USB port in your device.

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

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The File manager application opens, and the memory stick is displayed as a mass memory.

Copy or move a file

In File manager, select and hold the file you want to copy or move, and from the pop-up menu, select the desired option and the target folder.

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

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