How to Mount an Android Phone

An Android smartphone can be plugged into a Windows PC and mounted as a flash storage drive. This allows you to store important files and folders on the Android's SD memory card as well as easily transfer photos, movies and music to the device for later viewing – all without installing any additional software. Mounting your Android smartphone as a storage device requires no technical expertise and can be accomplished in just a few steps.

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Connect the Android smartphone to your PC using the USB cable supplied with the phone.

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Pull down the notifications window on the Android phone and tap "USB connected."

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Tap the "Turn on USB storage" button and select "OK" to confirm that you want the phone to perform this action.

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Wait about 10 seconds for the device to be recognized by Windows. Your Android phone is now mounted as a storage device. To access the device, click the Windows “Start” button, click "Computer" and double-click on the storage drive.

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To unmount the flash drive and disconnect the Android phone from your computer, tap "Turn off USB storage" on the phone and then unplug the USB cable.