How to Connect a Droid to a Computer

by Stan Kane

Connect a Motorola Droid smartphone to a computer to transfer music, video and picture files. The Motorola Droid smartphone is available from Verizon Wireless and features the Android operating system. The Droid is a fully capable smartphone device with high speed Internet, a large touch screen display and the ability to use multiple apps at once.

Verify that the Droid's memory card is inserted and that the display is showing the home screen before connecting the Droid to a computer.

Attach the Motorola mini USB cable between the Droid smartphone and the computer's USB port.

Select "USB Connected" at the top of the phone's screen, in the USB connection dialog box, that appears when the USB cables are connected.

Select "Mount", if prompted, to allow connection of the phone's memory card to the computer.

Select the "Removable Disk" icon on your computer to view and access the phone's memory card.

Drag and drop music, video and picture files to or from the Droid's "phone folder" on the computer.

Select "Safely Remove Hardware" on your computer prior to removing the USB cable when finished with the file transfer.

Touch "Turn off USB storage" and select "Turn Off."

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About the Author

Stan Kane is an experienced professional pilot and freelance writer. He enjoys writing about a diverse range of outdoor, science and technology topics. Kane has a Bachelor of Science degree from Florida Tech and has been writing for Demand Studios since 2009.

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