Transfer music to your Android phone

New Android users might often get confused about how to transfer music to their Android phones. Since syncing is not done automatically in the Android, hence one needs to transfer them manually. To achieve this you will have to execute some easy steps before transferring the songs to their Android devices. Android supports songs of various formats like MP3, M4A, MP4 and WAV files.

There are three different ways of doing this. You can actually make use of any of these or all of these ways to transfer your music files to your Android phones. They are:

Via USB cable:

  1. Mount your Android phone as an external USB drive and connect the Android into your computer using the USB cable. A USB icon will appear on the menu bar of your phone. Click on the menu bar to open the “USB Connected” dialog and once you click on it , you will receive a menu from which choose “Mount”.
  2. Open the USB drive by going to “My Computer”, and “Removable Drive” (for Windows OS) or double-click over the drive icon on your desktop (on Mac machines).
  3. Open the folder containing your music on your system. Often this might be your iTunes folder or a folder called Music on your hard drive. Now select and drag all the music files from your computer onto the removable drive i.e. your Android phone. Wait for few minutes while your computer copies the music over to your phone.
  4. Detach your Android phone by dragging the drive icon to the trash on Mac and in Windows use the “Safely Remove Hardware” utility (Windows). Click and drag the top bar on your Android select “Turn off USB Storage” option and then hit the “Turn Off” option.
  5. Unplug your USB cable

Via SD cards:

Step 1: Remove the SD card from your Android device. (If you don’t have an SD card, you’ll need to buy it)

Step 2:  Connect the SD card reader to your computer. However, some laptops and desktops might come with pre-installed SD card slots.

Step 3: Insert your SD card into the reader or to the desktop or laptop slot provided for the SD cards.

Step 4: Once, your PC detects your SD card, launch the file manager and locate all the audio files that you would like to transfer

Step 5: Now, open the drive representing the SD card and find or create a folder on SD card to store the music

Step 6: Copy and paste the audio files into the SD card folder.

Step 7: Detach the SD card from the card reader and reinsert the SD card into your Android device and your songs can be played now.

Via Google Play:

With Google Play, you can make use of the Google’s cloud and store your music, books, apps and even movie. Here you can find a couple of simple steps to help you listen to your music via Google Play and offline.

  • Download the Google Play Music Player and install it on your Computer
  • Then, click on the Manager, and then browse your system to find a location for your music files and click ‘Next.’
  • Choose whether you want the Manager to automatically add the songs as and when your music is added to this local folder or not.

The Music Manager will now start adding your music to Google Play. Once it’s done, you can listen to your favorite songs using the Google Play Music app on your Android devices having 2.2 and above versions of Android. You can easily store up to 20,000 songs on your Google Play for free.

You can make use of any of the above explained ways and steps for transferring your songs to your Android phones. Nevertheless, be careful while transferring your music files. Sometimes, while transferring the songs your Android phone might switch off due to low battery or your Android phone may get infected by virus corrupting it. Thus, results in loss of your music files from your Android phones. If you encounter such instances, what will you do? Don’t worry, fortunately you have Remo Recover for Android too, that could easily get back all your lost music from your Android phones. Yet, it safe if you make sure it is charged fully and your antivirus software is up to date on your Android device and also on the computer before transferring the songs. You can even utilize this unique toolkit to recover lost photos from Android phone.

Transfer music to your Android phone was last modified: July 29th, 2013 by Tony Landry

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