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How to Sync Your Android Phone with Windows 7

by Harvey Birdman

Syncing your computer with your Android phone is a great way to get your music from your computer to your new smart phone. The syncing will also allow for the Android smart phone to be constantly updated with any new music every time you hook the Android smart phone to the computer. All you need is a USB cable, a few clicks of the mouse and how much time it takes for the music files to be transferred to your Android smart phone.

Step 1

Turn on your computer and Android phone. There will be a power button on the front or side of the Android phone depending upon the model and carrier. The computer will have a power button on the front as well. Wait for both to go through their startup procedures before advancing to the next step.

Step 2

Plug a USB cable into the USB port on your computer. Then plug the other end of the USB cable into the Android smart phone. Some models of Android smart phones will have the USB port behind a rubber seal. If so, peel the seal back with your finger nail and slot the USB plug into the port underneath.

Step 3

Click "USB Storage Device" when you computer prompts you with a pop up menu. Even though you will be syncing the phone via Windows Media Player later, you must first authorize the phone to act like a store device. The Android smart phone will then appear as a drive icon on your desktop.

Step 4

Double-click on your Windows Media Player icon in your Start menu. Click on the "Sync" tab on the top, this will display a list of phones currently attached to the computer. There should be none at this point. Click the white box and then select "Set Up Sync" in the drop-down menu. Type in the name of the Android smart phone (you named the phone when you first set it up). Click "Finish" and then wait for the Windows Media Player to inventory the music database on the phone.

Synchronize the music between the computer and the Android smart phone. Do not disconnect the phone while it is transferring or it could corrupt the music file. If you do have to disconnect the phone, reconnect it and re-sync the Android smart phone as soon as possible to repair the damaged files. There will be no long term hardware damage.

Items you will need

  • USB cable

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