How to Transfer Files from OnePlus to PC

Written By Axel Nash | Sep 10,2020

You may want to transfer some of the data on your OnePlus device to PC for safe keeping. This is actually one of the best ways to keep data like photos and videos safe, by backing them up to your PC. But how do you transfer data from your OnePlus device to your PC? Well, there are a lot of different ways although some are more effective than others.

In understanding that you don’t want to spend hours transferring data from your Oneplus to the PC, we will only outline the easiest to use and the most effective solutions below.

1. Transfer Files from OnePlus to PC Directly via USB

One of the easiest ways to transfer data from OnePlus to your PC is to connect the device directly to the computer via USB. In this way, you can very easily just select the type of files to transfer and then copy them to the PC’s hard drive. The following simple steps will show you how to transfer files from OnePlus to PC via USB;

Step 1: Use the device’s original USB cable to connect the device to the PC. A notification should appear on the device. When you see this notification, choose “Transfer Files” and the device should appear on your computer.

Step 2: When it does, click on the device’s name to open it. Then double-click on the “Internal Storage” folder to open the files on the device and then simply copy the files you want to transfer to the PC.

But some people have reported difficulty connecting the device to the PC, especially since a notification doesn’t popup on the device when you connect the device to PC. If this happens, follow these simple steps to enable Android USB settings;

Step 1: Go to Settings > About Phone and then scroll down to find “Build Number” and tap on it seven times. A message should popup saying that you have been made a developer.

Step 2: Now go back to Settings > Developer Options and tap “USB Debugging.”

Step 3: Confirm that you want to enable USB debugging and then scroll down the list to tap “Select USB Configuration.” Tao “MTP (media Transfer Protocol” and you should be able to easily transfer your file to the PC easily.

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2. Transfer Files from OnePlus to PC Wirelessly using AirDroid

You can also transfer files from Oneplus to PC using AirDroid. This is an Android app that allows you to manage the data on your Android device from a web browser. One of the things you can do with AirDroid is to transfer various types of data from the device to the PC. The following simple steps will show you how;

Step 1: Install the AirDroid app on your OnePlus device

Step 2: Open any browser on your PC and then visit the http://web.airdroid.com webpage.

Step 3: You can then either scan the QR code or log in to the same account to connect the OnePlus device to the PC.

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Step 4: Now select the type of data that you would like to transfer (for example photos) and then select the individual photos that you want to transfer. Click “Download” to move them to the PC.

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3. Transfer files from OnePlus to PC via MobileTrans-Backup

If your main purpose for transferring data from your device to PC is so that you can have a separate backup for the data on the device, then MobileTrans-Backup is the best solution for you. This tool is useful for creating full backups of all the data on your device to the PC and then restoring the backup to the device whenever the need arises.

To use MobileTrans-backup to transfer data from the OnePlus device to the PC, follow these simple steps;

Step 1: Download and install Mobile-Trans Backup to your computer and then launch the program. Click on the “Backup” option. Now, connect the Oneplus device to the computer using USB cables and wait for the program to detect the device. You may need to enable USB debugging as described above to allow the program to detect the device.

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Step 2: In the next window, you should see a list of the types of data that you can back up to your computer. Select the type of data you want to backup (you can also select all types of data) and then click “Start” to begin the backup process.

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Keep the device connected to the computer until the process is complete. You will then be able to view the backup on your computer and you can use MobileTrans to restore the backup whenever you want to.

You may find it necessary to transfer data from your OnePlus device to the PC for a variety of reasons. Regardless of whether you just want to view the data on your PC or you want to have another copy of the files for safekeeping, the solutions above should prove useful.

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