Wednesday, 29 June 2011

How do I put music onto my Samsung Galaxy S2? (Via USB cable)

So you've got yourself a brand new Samsung Galaxy S2 android smartphone and you want to make the most of the 16GB internal memory by using it to store some of your MP3's and even use it as an MP3 player to replace your iPod. But how exactly do we put our music from our computer to our Samsung Galaxy SII?

Firstly we are going to look at the USB method of file transferring and to start with you will need to connect your phone to your laptop or PC via a USB-to-USB mini cable. If you've done this correctly you phone will look like the image to the right.
When you've connected your phone and your computer you will need to locate your phone in your computer. When you have located it (it will often show up as "GT-I9100") double click it to explore then find the "Samsung" folder which should have a folder called music in (if not you can create one).

Whilst in this folder you can feel free to copy and paste all your music from your computer to your folder as you can see in the image to the right which contains the vast majority of my music collection (yeah I like Apologetix).

I hope this answers the question of "How do I put my music on to my Samsung Galaxy S2?" Of course you can open up the same Music folder and delete things from the phone in the same way.

For those wondering on the full directory of the music folder, it's:
Computer\GT-I9100\Phone\Samsung\Music

25 comments:

  1. Thanks!I was looking around for the music transfer answer around the internet and your page is the only one that is not filled with crap.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Can You Make Playlists For example make different folders for each genre?

    ReplyDelete
  3. We have got a guide on making folders on here but I don't think that's the best way to make a playlist. We will however do a guide on making playlists in the next day or two :-)

    ReplyDelete
  4. sorry but what do you do when you finish? do you just take the phone out of the computor?

    ReplyDelete
  5. Yeah when all your files are on you're phone unplug. With certain versions of windows you may need to "safely remove your USB device" but generally just removing the cable is fine.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Thank you....I've read other web pages on how to do this but it's too confusing and then they offer you their software product to buy....

    ReplyDelete
  7. Hi Vanessa,
    We never offer out paid software, we only ever link to free software that we have tried and tested ourselves, though even then we try to do as much with the phones as they are out of the box. Glad we've helped. :)

    ReplyDelete
  8. Thanks for information, I followed your instructions as detailed but I tried to click and drag into the music folder from my I tunes library but it doesn't work. Any ideas?? Will the album artwork follow??

    Many thanks, Thomas

    ReplyDelete
  9. I pluged my usb cable to laptop & phone, but its not coming up on my computer, but however it still charge my phone up.

    ReplyDelete
  10. I am having the same issue where i plug the phone in, but I cannot get the computer to recognize it. I will see a window pop up that says it is connected, but I cannot find it on "My Computer".

    ReplyDelete
  11. By Brett and Mz Bee,
    You will likely need to install "KIES" from Samsung's website to make the machine recognise the phone. Google "Samsung KIES" and you should be able to find that software with out too many problems.

    ReplyDelete
  12. I can find my phone on my computer, however it has no Samsung file, where do I put my music if there is no Samsung file?
    Thanks

    ReplyDelete
  13. Hi Strawberryfish,
    You can effectively put them anywhere, the Samsung folder that I used just seems to be the default folder. If you want you can just make a "music" folder. I think there is some issues with doing this but nothing too major from memory.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Hi strawberryfish,
    You can effectively put the music into any folder, the Samsung folder is really just a default one that makes some things easier.

    ReplyDelete
  15. When plugged into my computor my phone shows it has all this music stored on it, but I can't find it on my phone?

    ReplyDelete
  16. Having similar problem to others. Theer was no samsung file and wherever I save music onto the mobile it doesn't seem to recognise it. How do you get your samsung phone to realise it has music on it?

    ReplyDelete
  17. Ignore the "Samsung" part of this and create a folder called "Sounds" then one inside that called "Music" and it should find it. If not open your Music player app, press "menu" and then search for the track and see if that helps :)

    ReplyDelete
  18. 2 things. Firstly I use a mac computer is this still ok and secondly, will it sync with iTunes or do I have to load them manually?

    ReplyDelete
  19. Hi,

    I can access my phone from my pc but can't seem to create new folders or copy my music onto the phone. What is wrong and how do I fix it?

    Thanks.

    ReplyDelete
  20. Hi I've downloaded my music, but it just won't playback, its inaudible and skips between tracks. I downloaded my CD's to my laptop using windows media, then via the usb cable to my galaxy S2.The music is on there, I just cannot get it to play, either in Music hub or the Music app. Any ideas?

    ReplyDelete
  21. I've sorted out my problem, using windows media before I ripped the music from the CD, I went into format and highlighted MP3,I also loaded Winamp onto the phone, so ruddy simple, problem solved.

    ReplyDelete
  22. hi, i downloaded music onto my phone and saved it under a file called music within the samsung file, however it doesnt play one track after another, is there a way of doing this without having to do it manually each time?
    Also how can i transfer the music from the samsung file onto the music app?

    ReplyDelete
  23. When i plug in my phone, it shows up at a Digital Camera? I even have my phone selected to Media Device and it still shows up only as a digital camera on the my computer screen?

    ReplyDelete
  24. I find I can copy some MP3s to my phone, and with others I cannot. Is this to do with the properties of the files?
    Tess

    ReplyDelete
  25. My phone doesn't pop up with a window that says it's charging nor does it show up on my computer devices. I have windows 8 also could that be the problem?

    ReplyDelete