Samsung Galaxy S4 user tips- The way to Connect Samsung Galaxy S4 to PC/Mac


Learn how to connect the Samsung Galaxy S4 to PC or Mac and enjoy using your smartphone to stream/transfer video, music or view pictures on the device. You can connect your Galaxy S4 to a PC/Mac within three steps. Just follow these steps.

We have to admit Galaxy S4 is the outstanding smartphone in the market from Samsung. So you decided to join the ranks of Android and the millions of happy Galaxy S4 owners. But it can be troublesome to setup your phone at the beginning. So I decided to search for you some little tricks you can use to better know and use your phone. I’ve rounded up some tips. And in this page, I will quickly walk you through how to connect your Samsung Galaxy S4 to a PC/Mac and transfer data including videos, photos, audios between both devices.

Once connectivity is achieved, you can transfer files using the interface of your operating system. In Windows, you can find the device listed as removable disk under Computer, while Mac users can find the device listed on the Finder.


This is a graphical user interface that allows for transfer of music, photos, and videos between your Samsung Galaxy S4 and your PC. To download this App, for Windows or Mac, visit the Samsung website.

File Format Supported By Samsung Galaxy S4:

The Galaxy S4 supports audio files in WAV, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, MIDI, XMF, EVRC, QCELP, WMA, FLAC, OGG formats and video files in Divx, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VP8, VC–1 (Format: 3gp, 3g2, mp4, wmv(asf), avi, mkv, flv) format.

P.S. I successfully transferred some MKV files from my PC to Samsung Galaxy S4, but I can’t play these files on the phone. Someone gave me a hint that the Galaxy S4 can’t support MKV files encoded in DTS audio. I’ve changed MKV to MP4 video with Brorsoft Video Converter. And now there is no any video playback issue on my S4. If you have some Galaxy S4 unsupported movie files like Xvid AVI, VOB, MTS, MPEG to Samsung Galaxy S4, you can also get the video convert app to converted these files to S4 friendly format on your PC first and then transfer to it. For Mac users, it has an equivalent Mac version Video Converter for Mac.

Three Easy Steps to Connect Samsung Galaxy S4 to PC/Mac

1. Windows users should download and install the USB drivers for the Galaxy S4. Mac users do not need to install any software.

2. Connect the device to an available USB port using the included USB cable.

3. A prompt will appear on the screen of the phone. Drag the notification area down, then make a selection based on what you wish to do with the device.

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That’s it, if you follow the Galaxy S4 and PC/Mac connection instructions correctly, it should work like a charm for you.

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