14-08-2021 12:24 AM in
The storage on my Samsung S20 is full as I take a lot of photos and videos. I now want to download these photos to make space. Any guide I find asks me to use a USB cable but when I bought my phone it did not come with a USB cable. It has what I believe to be a mini USB which plugs into a special adapter to charge my phone but I don't have a mini USB connection on my laptop.
What do I do?
14-08-2021 04:16 PM - last edited 14-08-2021 04:18 PM
as an alternative, and if you have a windows PC, can install 'File Manager' by Xiaomi ( https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mi.android.globalFileexplorer&gl=DE )
it has ads once a while, but for FTP file transfer works like a charm and you will never see ads there, once set up, you will just need WiFi on your PC and WiFi on your phone to be tuned on, can then access all files on your PC, move files from PC to phone and from phone to PC;
this is 100% free, thus the ads, Xiaomi was so kind to let all android users use their File Manager, it is by far the best file manager i used to this day
23-08-2021 10:59 AM in
@Leonix: The cable should be USB-C to USB. If you disconnect the cable from the plug adapter, then you should be able to connect it to your PC, however if this isn't the case then you'll need to purchase a USB-C to USB cable. If you're successful, follow the link below, click on 'How Do I Get Smart Switch On My PC or Mac' and download the relevant version. Once installed, open Smart Switch, connect your phone using your USB cable, click on the Backup tab and follow the on screen instructions.
23-08-2021 02:29 PM in
Hi Andrew, no the cable that came with the phone definitely does not fit USB. I spoke to Samsung where I purchased it from and they don't know why. I then purchased a cable to connect my phone to a computer. But it doesn't connect properly, keeps disconnecting and has now installed a devx programme on my laptop but it just seems to allow me to view my phone on my laptop not back up my data. Yikes why is this so difficult.