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Download Nokia 3 USB Drivers for Windows and Mac

You can now download Nokia 3 USB drivers from the guide below, the latest Android drivers for this phone are now available. This is an exclusive, you wont be able to find these drivers online — at the time of writing. We have the Nokia 3 with us and what better way to start than connect it to a computer and transfer data to enjoy on the phone. Well, for a seamless connection and transfer of files, you would need to download and install the USB Drivers. We will be giving you direct download link to the USB drivers for Nokia 3 as well as installation steps. Once you have these installed, you would be able to run ADB on the phone along with fastboot and other such computer utilities. At the moment, Nokia hasn’t announced its own phone suite / manager for computers.

Nokia 3 drivers will be needed if you have never owned a Nokia phone before. Why? Because then you would have never connected a Nokia phone / tablet to your computer. The new phone comes with Android 7.0 Nougat. You can always connect the phone wireless (over the network) using various tools like AirDroid, where you do not need Nokia drivers. For this article, we’ll look into how to get proper Nokia USB drivers for the phone to communicate properly with your PC / Mac.

Nokia 3 USB Drivers

Once installed, these drivers will help your computer properly recognize the Nokia 3 and avoid any sort of trouble when transferring data. This post will help you download and install the correct Nokia 3 USB drivers on PC and Mac.

The link below will take you to the latest Android drivers provided by Nokia for various OS platforms – Windows and Mac. The phone does come with SD card slot which you can use to expand the storage. These drivers are only for making your computer recognizing the Nokia 3 (and the SD card) correctly. We have an entire section full of Android USB Drivers, but we have that covered as well for you below on how to download and install the drivers.

Download Nokia 3 Drivers for Windows

The official Nokia 3 USB drivers are always bundled with the device itself. Once you connect your phone, an auto-run will start or the phone will mount a CD-ROM slot to give you access to these drivers. Android MTP drivers are also included with every phone running Android 7.0 Nougat software and are recognizable by all versions of Windows. However, at times the installation fails and you need to install the drivers manually or using another app.

If you phone is not easily recognized by the computer and nothing happens after connecting your phone, that is when you need to install Nokia 3 USB drivers manually. For transferring media content, photos and other files from your phone, you need to have a microUSB cable (preferably the one you got in the box) for the phone.

Follow these simple steps to connect your phone with Windows PC:

Step 1 – Download Nokia USB drivers for the Nokia 3 and install them on your computer by running the “Setup.exe”

Step 3 – Connect your Nokia 3 with the computer using a microUSB cable.

Step 4 – Now wait for the computer to recognize the device and install / setup necessary files and drivers.

Step 5 – You will notice several files being installed. Once completed, open My Computer or This PC to find your phone.

Step 6 – Double-click on your phone and now you are ready to browse through your Nokia 3 on the Windows PC.

You can now transfer photos, music, videos or any other files from and to your Nokia 3 internal storage and the SD card (if you have inserted any) in your phone.

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Download Nokia 3 USB Drivers for Mac

Android File Transfer - Nokia 3

Connecting Nokia 3’s internal memory and SD card storage is relatively easier on Mac OS X. The entire process on Mac is as easy as plug and play for almost all Android devices. If you have been a Google Pixel or Nexus user on a Mac previously, then setting up the Nokia 3 should be no different for you.

Android File Transfer is a free utility by Google to connect your Android phones (and tablets) to transfer data between the phone and the computer. Android File Transfer misses out on a number of important features and feels very outdated, but it gets the job done and is compatible with almost every Android device out there.

A few users did report some issues with Android File Transfer and some of the newly launched Android phones (i.e. Google Pixel). That has been taken care of with another free alternative on Mac called as HandShaker. We will talk about that in a bit below.

Make sure you have a Nokia 3 and a microUSB cable (preferably, the one that came with the phone). Then follow these quick steps:

Step 1 – Download Android File Transfer and install it on your Mac computer.

Step 2 – Connect your Nokia 3 with the computer using a microUSB cable.

Step 3 – Now wait for the computer to recognize the device. It may take a few seconds more if this is your first time connecting a new Android device.

Step 4 – Tap ‘Allow‘ on your phone screen to allow the phone to communicate with the computer.

Step 5 – Android File Transfer window will automatically open up with your internal phone memory directories.

Alternative: Transfer Nokia 3 Files to Mac with HandShaker

HandShaker for Android and Mac

This is the beautiful alternative we mentioned earlier that you can use on Mac to transfer files from the Nokia 3. HandShaker lets you work with your Nokia 3 phone files on your Mac computer just like how you would do on a Windows PC. It has a beautiful UI that makes it very easy to browse through your photos, videos, downloads and all the other files in your Android phone.

How to use HandShaker? Follow the quick steps below:

If you need a complete step-by-step guide, follow our tutorial here: How to Setup and Install HandShaker App for Android and Mac OS X.

That’s it! Pretty easy solutions, eh? Let us know if you run into any problems and we’ll try our best to sort it out.

Nokia 3 ADB / Fastboot Drivers for Windows & Mac

Now for those of you who plan on developing Android apps, testing, debugging or install any custom ROMs on the Nokia 3, you will need to have ADB and Fastboot drivers installed and working in your computer. We have done tutorials on how to set up ADB and Fastboot using Android SDK / Android Studio on Windows and Mac for any Android device. Read the following guides depending on your OS platform:

The above mentioned tutorials are very detailed and require you to set up Android Studio / Android SDK on your computer. If you want to skip the long tutorial and just want the SDK Platform Tools package with ADB and Fastboot in it, download that from here:

You can download ADB and Fastboot for the Nokia 3 from the above mentioned link. Separate ZIP packages are available for Windows, Mac and Linux users. At the time of writing, the following packages were the latest available by Google:

Again, for any help you need or if you get stuck with an issue, you can always contact us below in the comments and the team of Team Android will be happy to help you out.

You may also like to check out our Nokia 3 section for official firmware updates, custom ROMs, tips and other tutorials.