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How to copy music to Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge

Our complete guide to transferring your music albums to your new Samsung Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 Edge phone, from your PC or Mac computer or Apple’s iTunes.

Read next: Our complete beginner’s guide to the Galaxy S6 and our Samsung Galaxy S6 tips and tricks to get the most from your phone

Mac OS

Mac users should download a handy little app called Android File Transfer, a free piece of software which can be used to drag and drop music files between your Mac computer and the Galaxy S6.

First, go to Android’s website and download Android File Transfer. Once that’s installed, the app should pop up as soon as you plug your Galaxy S6 into your Mac using the bundled micro USB cable.

If Android File Transfer doesn’t show, go to Launchpad and find the app and manually open it.

When Android File Transfer appears it’ll show you a list of directories on your Galaxy S6’s internal storage. There should be one folder called ‘Music’. Double-click this.

Now it’s just a case of dragging and dropping your music files from your Mac onto the Android File Transfer window, and they’ll automatically be copied across.


Thankfully you don’t need any additional software to copy music from your PC or Windows laptop to your Samsung Galaxy S6.

Simply connect the Galaxy S6 to your PC or laptop using the bundled micro USB cable and then open a Windows Explorer window. You can do this by hitting the Windows key and ‘E’ at the same time.

Scroll down to ‘Devices and Drivers’ and you should see the Galaxy S6 listed – double-click the icon and then browse to the ‘Music’ folder. If you can’t see your phone listed, then unlock your Galaxy S6 and pull down the notifications bar. There should be a notification that reads ‘Connected as [whatever], Touch for other USB options’. The phone needs to be connected as a media device, so if it isn’t already, tap that option and change it.

On your Windows machine, find the folder with your music in it and then simply drag and drop the files you want onto the Galaxy S6 window. They will be copied across.


If you want to copy your iTunes music across from your PC or Mac, you can use the drag and drop methods detailed above if your songs are already stored on your computer (find the iTunes folder, which is specified by the software).

Alternatively, you can download Samsung’s Kies software and install that on your Mac or Windows PC. This allows you to drag and drop direct from iTunes, to copy your music straight onto your Galaxy S6. Just open Kies, plug your Galaxy S6 into your computer and away you go.