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How to connect HTC to a computer: step-by-step instructions


  1. Connect your HTC to your computer using the USB cable that came with it.
  2. In the window that appears, select one of the connection types: "Only charging" - the phone’s battery will be charged, while access to its memory from the computer will be closed, or "Drive" - You can copy files, watch photos, videos through a computer.
  3. Click Finish.

* In order not to enter a connection type each time, it can be set by default. This is done in "Settings" -> "Connect to PC" -> “Default Connection Type”. If you check the box opposite "Ask me", then when connecting to a computer regardless of the "default connection type", HTC will ask you to choose the type of connection each time.

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  • How to connect HTC to a computer: step-by-step instructions
  • How to connect a mobile phone to a computer
  • How to connect to a computer via phone

To connect your HTC smartphone to a computer, you will need a special USB cable. Usually this cable comes with your smartphone. If the cable is not included, you can buy it at a specialized computer store.

Connection for viewing files

Connect one end of the cable to the corresponding HTC connector and the other to the computer’s USB connector.

The smartphone will automatically open the window "Select the type of connection." Here, select the "Drive" type. Please note that the connection selection window will open only when the “Ask me” option is turned on in the smartphone settings.

If the connection type selection window does not open automatically, go to "Menu" => "Settings" => "Connect to PC".
Click on the “Default Connection Type” item and select the “Drive” type from the list that appears. Remove the cable from the computer connector and reconnect.

If you want your smartphone to offer you to select a connection type each time you connect to a computer, check the box next to “Ask me” in the settings for connecting to a PC.

By default, the "Charging only" connection type is selected in the HTC settings. This means that when you connect the USB cable to the computer, the phone will only charge. But if you select the “Drive” connection type, the smartphone will be simultaneously displayed on the computer and charged.

On the computer, open the Computer window. In the “Devices with removable media” menu, the name of the HTC Storage smartphone is displayed. By opening the HTC Storage window, you can manage files and folders on your smartphone from your computer.

If a memory card is installed in the phone, two removable devices will appear on the computer - HTC itself and the memory card. The memory card may be called "Removable Disk", or the name that you yourself gave it.

Connection for use as a modem

You can also use HTC as a modem. To do this, in the settings for connecting to a PC, select the type of connection "Internet modem". At the same time, you need to configure the connection through the smartphone on the computer, using the guidance of your mobile provider.

If, on the contrary, you want to distribute the Internet from a computer to a smartphone, then in the settings select the connection type “Through Internet Connection”.

Wi-Fi connection for using mobile Internet on a computer

To do this, turn on the phone Wi-Fi router. To enable the router, go to "Menu" and "Wi-Fi router." The instructions will appear on the screen, click OK. Next, click on "Mobile Wi-Fi Router." The router will turn on.

To connect a computer to a mobile router, a Wi-Fi adapter must be installed and turned on in the computer. Often, a Wi-Fi adapter is initially installed on laptops.

To enable the Wi-Fi adapter in Windows 8, go to the "Settings" and "Change PC Settings" menus. Find the item "Wireless". Slide the switch to the on position.

Some laptop models have external switches - buttons on the front panel. If your laptop has these buttons, find the button that says Wi-Fi or the corresponding image, and press.

After turning on the Wi-Fi adapter, a new network will appear in the connection menu - HTC Portable Hotspot. Click Connect. In the “Security code” field, enter the code that is displayed on the phone in the “Wi-Fi router” menu.