How Do I Enable Transfer Files on Android?

Android, Android Transfer

Android smartphones have made our lives easier in so many ways. One of the most important features of an Android smartphone is its ability to store and transfer files.

However, sometimes users face issues while transferring files from their Android device to a computer or another device. In this tutorial, we will guide you on how to enable transfer files on Android.

Step 1: Connect your Android device to your computer

The first step in transferring files from your Android device is to connect it to your computer via USB cable. Once you connect your phone, you will see a notification on your phone saying “USB connected”.

Step 2: Enable USB Debugging

Before transferring files, you need to enable USB debugging on your Android device. To do this, go to ‘Settings’ and scroll down until you find ‘Developer options’.

If you cannot find it then go to ‘About phone’ and tap on the ‘Build number’ seven times. This will unlock Developer options. Once you have found Developer options, turn it ON and then turn ON USB debugging.

Step 3: Change USB Connection Mode

Next, change the USB connection mode from charging to file transfer mode. To do this, swipe down from the top of the screen and tap on the notification that says “USB charging this device”. Then select “Transfer files” or “File Transfer” option.

Step 4: Check File Transfer Mode

To make sure that the file transfer mode is enabled, go back to ‘Settings’ and navigate to ‘Storage’. Here you will see a notification saying “USB for file transfer”. This means that file transfer mode is successfully enabled.

Step 5: Transfer Files

Finally, after following all these steps, you are ready to transfer files from your Android device. Simply open the file explorer on your computer and navigate to the phone’s directory. You can now transfer files from your phone to your computer or vice versa.


  • Make sure that you have installed the necessary drivers for your Android device on your computer.
  • If you are still unable to transfer files, try using a different USB cable or port.
  • Always make sure that your device is unlocked while transferring files.


Enabling file transfer mode on an Android device is a simple process and can be done in just a few steps. By following these steps, you can easily transfer files between your Android device and computer without any hassle.