How to Connect a Mobile Phone to a PC

By Palmer Owyoung

You might need to connect your mobile phone to your PC in order to transfer important data such as contacts, messages, pictures, and sound files. The easiest way to do this is by using a USB data cable. This will allow your PC and mobile phone to communicate and it only takes a few minutes to set up. After you've connected the devices you just need to drag and drop your files to transfer them.

Things You'll Need

  • USB data cable

Step 1

Insert the CD that came with your phone into the drive on your computer. Once the auto-run program starts, install the software. Some packages include multiple languages. Set your default language preference and click next to start the installation process

Step 2

Connect your mobile phone to the data cable and connect the USB to your computer when prompted by the software. Wait for the computer to finish installing the drivers. The computer will prompt you once the installation is completed and you can click finish and restart your system.

Step 3

Go to the "Start Menu" and click on "My Computer." Go to "Removable Drives" and you will see your mobile phone icon there. Drag and drop the files that you want to transfer to your phone to the icon.