Thousands of Android users in Spain connect their phones to the computer via USB on a regular basis. The most normal thing is that when you connect the phone to the computer, it is to transfer files, such as photos or videos. When you connect the two devices via cable, you always get a small menu on the phone screen, so you can choose what you want to do.
This is the usual process, but for many Android users it is somewhat annoying as they only connect their phone to the computer with the USB cable to transfer files. If this is your case, there is the possibility to make that the default option, to streamline this process at all times.
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Choose the default USB settings on Android
If there is an option that you always use when you connect your Android phone to the computer via USB, be it transferring files or transferring photos, you have the possibility to make it the default option. This assumes that when you connect both devices, that window with several options will no longer appear on the mobile screen, but the process is activated directly. The steps to be able to do this are the following:
- Go to the Settings of your phone.
- Enter the Developer Options section (if they do not appear, you have to activate them first on your phone, by pressing several times on the phone’s build number).
- Within the developer options, look for the USB default settings section.
- Enter this section.
- Select what you want to happen when you connect your phone to your computer via USB.
Each one will be able to choose the desired option in this case, depending on their normal use when connecting their Android phone to the computer via USB. The option you have chosen will be the one that is activated by default when the two devices are connected. If at any time you want to change it, you just have to follow these steps that we have shown, and it can be changed again, then choosing the option you want.
This is a setting that can speed up file transfer between your Android mobile and your computer, if this is a process that you normally do via USB.
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