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Difference Ways to Connect Samsung Phone to PC and Recover Data

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People need to connect their phone to PC to transfer, backup or browse the data. If you are looking for the methods to do it successfully, you have arrived the right place. In this post, we will show you how to connect Samsung phone to PC with several ways and what to do when fail to connect device to computer.


Part 1: How to Connect Samsung Mobile to PC Using USB Cable
Part 2: How to Connect Samsung Phone to Computer via Bluetooth
Part 3: Connect Samsung and Transfer Data via Wi-Fi with MobileGo
Part 4: How to Recover Data When Samsung failed to Connect to PC

Part 1: How to Connect Samsung Mobile to PC Using USB Cable


If you got a Samsung Galaxy phone, like Samsung Galaxy S8/S7/S7 Edge, which runs Android 4.0 or above, and you need to connect it to PC with USB cable. The guide as below will show you how to do it:

1. On your Samsung, find and launch the Setting app, choose “Developer options”, in the “Developer options” interface, scroll to find “USB debugging” option, if the button next to it displayed as off, just switch on it. There is a message for you to confirm, tap OK to move on. Then you have done the USB debugging.

If your phone is not among Samsung Galaxy S8/S7/S7 Edge, and runs other Android version, then how to enable USB debugging? No worry, see this guide: Enable USB Debugging on Difference Android Version.
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2. After that, you can link your Samsung device to the computer using a suitable USB cable, so that you can check your Android phone on computer and it will be read as a disk. Click the disk to manage your phone files. That’s it.

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Part 2: How to Connect Samsung Phone to Computer via Bluetooth


Some Samsung users said “ my phone is not connecting to pc via usb cable”, how can I do with it? Or Sometimes, they want to connect their phone to PC only find that they haven’t carry the cable. In order to do the connection, you can connect it via Bluetooth.

Both devices need to have Bluetooth turned on.
On most Android phones, you’ll see a Bluetooth toggle icon in the Quick Settings dropdown menu. If not, go to Settings menu. 
For Windows 7, select the Start button, then select Devices and Printers. Select Add a Device and wait until it discovers your phone, then select Next.
For Windows 10, select the Start button, and type Bluetooth. Select Bluetooth settings. If Bluetooth is off, turn it on, select your phone, and select Pair.
connect samsung through Bluetooth

After turning on the Bluetooth, follow any guides that appear on your PC or phone. Most likely, you’ll have to type or confirm a pass code. Once you do, you will successfully connect your phone to PC. It is very simple.


What to do if you want to disconnect it? Also very simple, you can turn off one of/both of devices’ Bluetooth, or move them out of range.

Part 3: Connect Samsung and Transfer Data via Wi-Fi with MobileGo


I think get rid of the USB cable would be a great choice. Besides connect Anroid to PC via Bluetooth, you can also connect it via Wi-Fi, just need to get the help of MobileGo. This software not only allow you to link phone and PC, but also allow you to transfer/backup your phone data.


Step 1 Download and Launch MobileGo
Download and install this software on your computer, and then launch it. You will see the interface as below. Then tap on “Connect Now”.
mobilego download
Step 3 Connect Android to PC via Wi-Fi
You will get a pop-up window with two options: Connect via USB and Connect via WiFi. Please choose the "Connect via WiFi" option and then scan the QR code with your device. 
connect via wifi

Something need to be noted:

1. To connect your Samsung to computer, make sure that both your Samsung and PC connect to the same network. 

2. You need to use an app on your device that can have a QR code scanning function in it. If you don't have one, please download QR Code on Google Play. 

When Samsung has been successfully connected to the computer, you can easily transfer data like contacts, messages, photos, videos, audio, etc. between Android and PC with just One Click.

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Part 4: How to Recover Data When Samsung failed to Connect to PC 


Android Data Recovery toolkit is a powerful software for Android phone. If Samsung data loss but the phone fail to connect to PC, you can also use it to get back the lose data. Follow the steps as below to move on. If want to have a try, click the icons as below:


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Step 1: Connect Samsung Phone to computer

After downloading and installation, launch the Data Recovery toolkit for Android. Choose “Data Recovery” item from the interface. Connect your Samsung phone to computer via USB cable. You will get the Window as below.

Note: Not to run any other Android phone management software during this process.
android data recovery
Because your phone can’t be connected to PC, you will see the device not be detected at first. So you need to tap on “Was your device not detected?” which mark with red line. And pop-up to the interface as below, choose “Scan it”.
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Step 2: Select Files Types to Scan

In this step, you can choose the files type you need to recover by checking the checkbox. After selecting, click “Start” to scan the data which have been chosen. 
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Step 3: Select the Device Model
After the scan, you need to tell the software the name and model of your phone. Click the arrow, and select it. Then click the button “Next” to continue.
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Step 4: Force Samsung into Download Mode
Then you should enable your Samsung phone to enter the Download Mode following the guide.
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1. Power off the phone
2. Press and hold the Vol Down + Home + Power button simultaneously until it appears a warrant screen of entering download mode.
3. Press the Volume Up button to enter download mode. Click “Start” in the software if it didn’t move on automatically.
 
You will see the following screen on your Samsung device.
phone not connecting to pc via usb cable

Android Data Recovery is downloading recovery package. After the recovery package downloaded, your Samsung phone gets restarted.
 
Step 5: Recover data from Samsung failed to connect with PC
Now you can recover the data from Samsung. Before it, preview is supported. Just select the files you need to get back and click on “ Recover” to complete the recovery.
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The above solutions are about how to connect your Samsung devices to computer with difference methods. Have you found the one you like? Hope what we post will help you to solve your phone issues and have a nice day!


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