Connecting USB Flash Drive to Cellphone
The benefits of this are obvious. You can instantly view any documents, look at pictures, listen to music, play games, etc… on your phone even if you forgot to copy them onto it before leaving home. The process is extremely simple and takes just a few minutes.
The USB flashdrive needs to be formatted into a ‘FAT32’ file system. Examples of software that can do this are: – MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition (free) – http://www.partitionwizard.com/free-partition-manager.html – EaseUS Partition Master Free Edition (free) – http://www.partitionwizard.com/free-partition-manager.html – GParted (open source, free) – http://gparted.sourceforge.net/download.php You just need to use the software’s ‘Create’ or ‘Format’ feature and select a size of about 200MB – 1024MB. It’s a good idea to use at least 512MB as the file system will create some space for itself and leaving too little capacity will cause problems with larger files such as music or compressed video.
How much music can 32gb hold
About 5000 songs. To connect the USB flash drive -: Plug it into a USB port on your PC. – Wait for the system to recognise and install the device. – Open Windows Explorer and look at your drives letter (normally ‘E’). The drive will appear as an additional hard drive with no media in it yet, just like the C drive. – Copy some songs into the new USB drive. – Unplug it from your PC and plug it into your phone. – Open Windows Explorer again on the ‘E’ drive then open ‘My Computer’. It will be showing up as an extra storage disk, just like when you connected it to your PC except now you can see it on your phone. – Copy the files to the phone’s music library by dragging and dropping, or using your phones ‘copy’ function (context menu > copy). You can also send them via bluetooth if you like.
What’s the best USB drive to use for this?
Some USB flashdrives can be used for both PC and phone but we don’t recommend using them as the file transfer speed is usually much slower. An example of a fast USB flashdrive that can be used for this: – http://www.amazon.com/Kingston-DataTraveler-20-16GB-Generation-DTSE9H/dp/B002MQX59K
Note: If you don’t perform the formatting operation before connecting your flashdrive to your phone it will be unreadable by any media player.
Unsupported file formats on Android phones
If the files are in an unsupported file format, they won’t work. This is why it’s important that you use a file format that is supported by your phone, since not all files are compatible. The best formats to use are MP3, WMA, M4A(AAC), ACT and AMR.
If the file has an extension such as .mkv or .mp4 it probably won’t work either. These files need to be converted into an audio or video format that your phone can understand.
How do I play music on my cellphone?
To listen to the songs you copied, just open Windows Explorer and connect it with your phone again. The songs will appear in a folder named ‘Music’. Choose which song you want to hear and click on it. You can set how you want to hear the songs by right clicking > ‘Properties’.
Listed below are some of the media players that you should use: – Music Player (free) – http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/music-player/c0ab77d8-0947-e011-a93b-78e7d1fa76f8 – Music+ (free) – http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/musicplus/3999c5bd-6eded-e011-a4f2-00237de2db9e – MixRadio (free) – http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/mixradio-stream-music-and-news/a8c84101-86cb-e011-8df5-00237de2db9e
This article is not only helpful for those who own smartphones but it also helps those with a technology background because owning a smartphone doesn’t necessarily mean you know how to navigate through its functions or applications. Thank you for reading this article and we hope that this information has been useful.