Samsung Galaxy S7 is still pretty popular especially after the device was treated to a slew of discounts. Many of the Galaxy S7 users are having a problem connecting their device to the Windows PC. This issue is pretty troublesome in nature as Samsung Galaxy S7 users will not be able to transfer data and update their device by connecting to Windows PC. Apparently, the problem persists across all versions of the Windows including the latest Creators Update.
The root cause of the issue is the fact that Samsung uses proprietary USB drivers for its entire Galaxy lineup. Since the Galaxy S7 doesn’t sport an SD card slot it becomes all the more important for the users to be able to connect with the Windows PC. In fact, the base variant of the Galaxy S7 comes with only 32GB of internal storage in which a large chunk is already blocked by the system files.
Should I update the Driver first?
It is crucial to troubleshoot and see whether the driver needs a fresh install or if it just needs to be updated. In some of the cases, the drivers for the Galaxy S7 is automatically downloaded by Windows in order to check this follow the steps detailed below.
- Right-Click on Start>Device Manager
- Check the USB Comm port
- If a yellow or a red ‘X’ sign is displayed next to the device it needs to be updated or reinstalled.
- The same holds true even if the device is labeled as ‘Other Devices’ or ‘Unknown’
Download USB Samsung S7 Drivers for Windows
Yes, all you need to do is download and install the specific drivers that support your Galaxy device. One can simply head over to this link below and download the drivers. That being said the USB Drivers for Samsung Galaxy usually come with the Samsung KIES. In order to transfer all the content, it is advisable that you have a micro USB cable that supports good transfer rates. I personally prefer using the cable that came with the phone.
After installing the drivers you should be able to see a new media device in the Computer section of your Windows. Now simply click on the icon and then transfer the data. Find the steps detailed below,
- Download the Samsung USB Drivers from here.
- Right click on the installer file and choose “extract here” option.
- Open the .exe file by double-clicking and Run the same
- The installation process should begin now click ‘Next’ button
- In the end, click on ‘Finish’ to complete the installation
Install Samsung S7 ADB Drivers for Windows
Well, the above-mentioned method is good enough to transfer stuff back and forth from your phone to the Windows. However, if you are a developer and are developing an Android app you will require ADB drivers. In this case, one would be required to set up ADB using Android SDK Studio on the Windows. Android SDK is now part of Google’s new IDE for Android development and for all of these you need the Android Studio installed on your Windows. The ADB file for the Galaxy S7 can be downloaded from here. Make sure that you choose Windows from the list of available options. With this setup, you should have no problem in connecting Galaxy S7 with the Windows.
The ADB file for the Galaxy S7 can be downloaded from here. Make sure that you choose Windows from the list of available options. With this setup, you should have no problem in connecting Galaxy S7 with the Windows. On a related note, it’s always advisable to reboot your system before trying out a fresh driver install. Alternatively, you can also use the tools like Odin which will detect your device easily.
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