Move Pictures / Videos to Device - Samsung Galaxy Tab A (8.0)

This helps when you want to transfer or move your picture/video files between your device and a computer/PC.

Caution Only DRM free or unprotected video can be transferred via this method.

Note Notes:


  1. Connect the device to a computer using the supplied USB cable.
  2. If the device prompts for permission to transfer files, tap ALLOW.
    1. If necessary, touch and hold the Status bar (located at the top) then drag to the bottom.
      Note The image depicted below is just an example.
      Notifications screen
    2. Tap USB Charging if present, then select File Transfer.
      Note Selected when a blue dot is present.
  3. Launch File Explorer or Windows Explorer.
    Note Using the computer keyboard, press Windows+E ( windows key logo+E) keys.
    Note Alternatively, right-click Start then click Open Windows Explorer or File Explorer.
  4. Using File or Windows Explorer, navigate: Galaxy Tab A 8 > Tablet.
    Note Galaxy Tab A 8 may be listed under the "Portable Devices" section or under "This PC".
    Note If the files are stored on a memory card, navigate: Galaxy Tab A 8 > Card then choose the location of the files.
  5. Utilize the computer to copy video or picture files into the appropriate directory:
    • Movies
    • Pictures
  6. Disconnect the USB cable from the computer.


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