Transferring files


Return to Galaxy S4 Online Manual Home

Move audio, video, image, or other types of files from Galaxy S4 to the computer, or vice versa.

The following file formats are supported by some applications. Some file formats are not supported depending on the version of the device’s software or the computer operating system.

  • Music: mp3, m4a, mp4, 3gp, 3ga, wma, ogg, oga, aac, and flac
  • Image: bmp, gif, jpg, and png
  • Video: 3gp, mp4, avi, wmv, flv, and mkv
  • Document: doc, docx, xls, xlsx, ppt, pptx, pdf, and txt

Connecting Galaxy S4 with Samsung Kies

Samsung Kies is a computer application that manages media libraries, contacts, and calendars, and syncs them with Samsung devices.

Download the latest Samsung Kies from the Samsung website.

1. Connect Galaxy S4 to the computer using the USB cable.

Samsung Kies launches on the computer automatically. If Samsung Kies does not launch, double-click the Samsung Kies icon on the computer.

2. Transfer files between Galaxy S4 and the computer.

Refer to the Samsung Kies help for more information.

Connecting Galaxy S4 with Windows Media Player

Ensure that Windows Media Player is installed on the computer.

1 Connect Galaxy S4 to the computer using the USB cable.

2 Open Windows Media Player and sync music files.

Connecting Galaxy S4 as a media device

1 Connect Galaxy S4 to the computer using the USB cable.

2 Open the notifications panel, and then tap Connected as a media device → Media device (MTP).

Tap Camera (PTP) if your computer does not support Media Transfer Protocol (MTP) or not have any appropriate driver installed.

3 Transfer files between Galaxy S4 and the computer.


  1. What about transferring from one phone to another – where is that covered?

Leave a Reply here