How to Transfer Music from Android to Computer

Need to transfer music from Android to computer to free up Android phone storage space? This guide will show you how to transfer music from Android to computer with or without USB connection.

Demi by Demi Updated July 31, 2023
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Your smartphones have evolved into pocket jukeboxes in this digital age, holding vast music collections. But there comes a time when you desire to transfer your beloved tunes from your Android devices to your computers, whether for safekeeping, better organization, or to create more space on our phones.

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This guide presents two distinct methods for achieving transfer music from android to computer with or without USB connection. By following these approaches, you can seamlessly transfer your music from Android to your computer.

Part 1. How to transfer music from Android to computer with USB

Transferring music from Android to a computer using a USB connection is a straightforward and traditional method. And the process demands only a few simple steps, so let's delve into how to transfer music from android phone to computer using a USB connection.

Step 1: Connect your Android device to the computer
Using a USB cable, connect your Android device to your computer. Make sure both the phone and computer are powered on and the USB cable is in good condition.

Step 2: Enable USB File Transfer on your Android device
Once connected, you might see a notification on your Android device. Tap the notification and select "File Transfer" or "Media Transfer Protocol (MTP)" from the options to enable file transfer.

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Step 3: Access your Android device on the computer
After enabling file transfer, your computer should recognize your Android device as an external storage device. Open the "File Explorer" on your computer, and you should see your Android device listed under "Protable Devices" or "This PC".

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Step 4: Navigate to the music folder on your Android device
Locate the folder where your music is stored on your Android device. Typically, music is stored in the "Music" or "Downloads" folder. If your music is stored in a different location, navigate to that folder.

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Step 5: Copy the music files to your computer
Once you've located the music folder, select the songs you wish to transfer to your computer. Right-click on the selected files and choose "Copy" or use the shortcut "Ctrl + C" (Windows).

Step 6: Paste the music files on your computer
Navigate to the location on your computer where you want to store the music files. Right-click in the folder and choose "Paste" or use the shortcut "Ctrl + V" (Windows) to transfer the music from Android to computer.

Part 2. How to transfer music from Android to computer wirelessly

If you prefer a wireless method to transfer files from Android to PC, there are several options available, including Email, Bluetooth, and Cloud services. Let's explore each method.

Way 2. Email

Utilizing email as a means to download music to your computer is a versatile approach applicable to Android. If you prefer to avoid installing any third-party applications for transferring music from your Android phone to the computer, this method provides a viable option. The steps for transferring music through email are as follows:

Step 1: Login to your email account and draft a mail
Go to your email app on the phone and draft a mail. Write a new email as a receiver. Then, attach the music that you want to copy to your computer and send it.

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Step 2: Download the music to computer from email
On your computer, sign in your email account that receives the mail which has the music. Right-click the attachment to select “Save As...” to download music to your computer.

Way 3. Bluetooth

Bluetooth, a wireless technology, permits data transfer between devices over short distances. It offers a seamless method to transfer music from Android to computer without the need for USB cables.

Nevertheless, if you possess an extensive collection of songs, the transfer process may take a considerable amount of time. Additionally, not all computers and laptops support the Bluetooth feature. Here's the step-by-step guide for transferring music from Android to computer via Bluetooth:

Step 1: Enable Bluetooth on both devices
On your Android device, go to "Settings", then "Bluetooth", and turn it on. Similarly, enable Bluetooth on your computer by accessing the "Settings" or "Control Panel".

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Step 2: Pair your Android device with your computer
On your computer, search for available Bluetooth devices. When your Android device appears in the list, click on it to initiate the pairing process. You may need to enter a passkey displayed on both devices to complete the pairing.

Step 3: Send the music files
Once paired, locate the music files on your Android device and use the share/send option. Choose Bluetooth and select your computer from the list of paired devices.

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Step 4: Accept the file transfer on your computer
Your computer will receive a notification to accept the incoming file transfer. Click "Accept" to initiate the transfer of music files from your Android device to your computer. Finally, select a path to save the transferred files.

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Way 4. Cloud service

Cloud services such as Google Drive and OneDrive present a convenient approach for transferring and accessing music across different devices, including Android smartphones and PCs. Now, let's explore the method to stream music from Android to PC without relying on USB, but instead, using Dropbox. This cloud service provides you with storage space in the cloud.

Step 1: Download and install Dropbox on Android phone
Download Dropbox from the Google Play Store on your Android phone and finish the installation process.

Step 2: Upload music files to Dropbox
Open the Dropbox app on your Android phone, sign in with your account, and upload the music files from your Android device to the cloud.

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Step 3: Access the Cloud on your computer
On your computer, open a web browser, go to the cloud storage website, and sign in with the same account you used on your Android device. Locate the uploaded music files.

Step 4: Download the music files to your computer
Select the music files you want to transfer and download them to your computer by clicking on the download button.


Whether you prefer a wired USB connection or the convenience of wireless methods, it’s always a simple process to transfer music from Android to computer. Use the method that suits your preferences and enjoy easy access to your favorite tunes on both your Android device and computer. Now you can free up valuable space on your phone while ensuring your music collection is safely stored on your computer for enjoyment anytime.

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