How to Transfer Songs to your Android Device?

transfer songs into Android deviceAndroid, one of the fastest growing Mobile operating system packed with a feature rich content which completely differentiated the user experience to a whole new level. As this Google kid is growing up, its learning new and new features. For some earlier versions since sync support is not there, quite a few people may find it difficult to transfer the music from your PC or laptop to your Android phones but not to worry it’s not that difficult that it will be requiring some research r something like that, just follow a simple procedure and you are done to transfer all your favorite music into your Android device.

First of all let’s quickly check out the formats which Android has learnt till now and supports the various music formats. The list of format includes AMR, MP3, AAC, AAC+, enhanced AAC+, Ogg Vorbis and also PCM/WAVE. For a detailed list, you can check out here. If any other file formats you wish to transfer then you need to convert those in any of the formats which Google’s Android has learnt till now.

So coming to the transferring of music into your Android device, all you need to start with is to connect your Android device to the PC or laptop with the data cable provided, once you have done that you will see on bottom right side of your PC or on your laptop screen that a USB icon will be popping up saying, “A new device has been found”. So, it means that your device is now connected to the PC or laptop. Now, when you click on the bubble which says “A new device has been found” a dialog box will be opened, now all you need to do is to select “Mount” option which will transfer all the files from the computer or laptop to the memory card of Android device.

Now, create a folder in your PC or laptop and add the songs in it wherein you wish to transfer all your music to listen on your Android device. After loading the folder with all music you wish to transfer, right click on “start” menu from the home screen and click on explore. Now, you will be finding your device on the left hand side of the pane, select it, go to memory card and drag the folder which you have created to transfer the music to your Android device. This process will take some time depending upon the file size which is to be transferred.

After finishing the transfer, come to home screen and right click on “USB mass storage” option and select “Safely remove hardware” icon and select “stop” after which your device will be disconnected from the computer or laptop. Kindly, don’t forget to wait for the message “Your device has now been disconnected” as it shut downs the link between PC and your device which saves your device from damage.

So, you have successfully transferred all your favorite music successfully in to the memory card of your android mobile device



  1. guest

    June 10, 2012 at 11:05 am

    they make it so hard.   All you have to do is connect your tablet to computer and go to files.  copy music from computer and put it into DCIM files in the Music file.  If have no music file, make one.  If doesnt work, put music into media then audio then notification.  Thats how i did it.

  2. guest

    June 10, 2012 at 11:05 am

    they make it so hard.   All you have to do is connect your tablet to computer and go to files.  copy music from computer and put it into DCIM files in the Music file.  If have no music file, make one.  If doesnt work, put music into media then audio then notification.  Thats how i did it.

  3. Colleen

    May 22, 2012 at 4:58 am

    I plugged my phone into pc but there is no message saying a new device has been found or an icon to click to “safely remove hardware” My phone is simply charging.

  4. Mysty

    May 20, 2012 at 4:23 am

    This was completely confusing but I did manage to figure it out, so thank you 🙂 Much easier way in Windows 7 or Vista – highlight the songs to copy, right click and select send to -> (now click your device). Voila. Provided your device is hooked up via usb lol.

  5. isma

    May 7, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    i do the same but song is not playing it is saying “no application can perform this action”

  6. virdzina

    April 29, 2012 at 4:54 am


  7. a haseeb

    April 18, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    hey how to use sd card

  8. cindy leung

    April 3, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    I have a samsung galaxy w and I would like to to transfer my music to my phone then to the micro sd memory card my question is why is it that my pc does says that it does not reconize the mtp device and cant solve the problem

    • Neela Pradeep

      April 6, 2012 at 11:54 am

      format the card once and check!

  9. Sebastian Roberts

    February 3, 2012 at 9:56 am

    This method seems really good But I have a mac, So Its not a pc, How can I transfer songs onto my phone from my macbook? As mac’s dont have the usb bubble thing

  10. ciaran brown

    October 1, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    does this method work with the galaxy tab 10.1? please reply

  11. Lewis

    September 19, 2011 at 1:37 am

    I did this, and several files/folders went into the android’s media folder nicely. Now I am getting an error code -36 saying
    “the finder cannot complete the opertaion because some data in ******.mp3 could not be read or written.” Does this mean that I have filled the capacity of the phone with music? I only have three folders in there that did transfer fine, everything else just stopped cold.

    • NeaL Pradeep

      September 19, 2011 at 1:41 am

      the file is corrupted or is protected, check with the file!

  12. garytucson

    August 14, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    If your phone/tablet has an SD card, there is a MUCH easier way to do this is:
    1. Simply unmount your SD card on your device and then remove it
    2. Plug the SD card into your computer’s card reader
    3. Add a folder called “Music” if one doesn’t exist on the SD card
    4. Move all the songs/albums you want from your Media Player library into the Music folder on the SD card (including album art)
    5. Put the SD card back into your device, and
    Viola – your device reads the media on the SD card and you’re ready to listen to all the music you just transferred. This works just as well with any videos you want to transfer as well – simply follow these steps with a folder on the SD card named “Videos”

    • NeaL Pradeep

      August 14, 2011 at 11:52 pm

      thanks for your comment!

    • Rachael

      August 16, 2011 at 11:35 pm

      Thank u very much, this was a gr8 help, just got a samsung galaxy s 2 and downloaded the manual which was absolutely no help !!!!!!!!!!

    • John

      October 9, 2011 at 10:21 pm

      it says to me that one of the usb devices attached to this ps has malfunctioned, and windows does not recognize it.
      someone help and tell me what should i do now ?

  13. Bluehost Review

    January 30, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    A pretty comprehensive and well written tutorial. And Android has a good list of formats to be supported when it comes to music.

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