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Samsung Galaxy A8 USB Drivers for Windows and Mac

You can now download Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 USB drivers for Windows and Mac. Samsung Galaxy A8 is one of the mid-range offering from the company. Samsung Mobile releases a number of phones throughout the year, from budget-friendly devices to high-end phones that we all know of. Galaxy A8 2018 as launched between the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and the new Galaxy S9 flagship phones. You can now download the latest available USB drivers for the Galaxy A8. You can then transfer media content like photos, music, videos via USB between your phone and the computer.

This year, Samsung did not launch several different phones under their Samsung Galaxy A series. The one phone that came was the Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 (the previous one was launched sometime in 2016). This phone is powered by the Exynos 7885 Octa-core processor and comes with 4GB RAM. It also features high-powered GPU for gaming. It comes with Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box, but an Oreo update will eventually happen in the coming months. Samsung doesn’t have a good track record in releasing major Android software updates. In most cases, if you have already had a Samsung galaxy phone previously, you would not need to install these USB drivers all over again. Proper USB drivers are needed for the phone to communicate properly with your PC / Mac. Also, these drivers will help you experiment with different software that flash system partitions or install firmware manually, like ODIN. This post will help you download and install the correct Galaxy A8 2018 drivers on Windows and Mac.

Download Galaxy A8 2018 USB Drivers for Windows and Mac

The links below will you take you to the latest Android drivers provided by Samsung for various OS platforms – Windows, Mac and Linux. 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 Galaxy A8 2018 (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 Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 USB Drivers for Windows

The official Galaxy A8 2018 USB drivers are always bundled with Samsung Smart Switch that you can download for Windows PC. Please note, Samsung KIES is no longer compatible with the Samsung Galaxy A8 2018. Samsung launched Smart Switch, a brand new utility for transferring content when switching phones or updating Galaxy A8 2018 firmware.

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

Step 1 – Download Samsung USB drivers for the Galaxy A8 2018 and install them on your computer.

Step 2 – Download Samsung Smart Switch and install it on your computer too. This app also includes the latest modem and MTP drivers needed for your Galaxy A8 2018 to connect with the PC. Smart Switch will also help you transfer contacts or files from your previous (or other) phone.

Step 3 – Connect your Galaxy A8 2018 with the computer and a USB-C 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 Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 on the Windows PC.

You can now transfer photos, music, videos or any other files from and to your Galaxy A8 2018 internal storage and the SD card (if you have inserted any) in your phone.

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Alternative: Transfer Galaxy A8 2018 Files to Windows with HandShaker

Android Files Manager - HandShaker

There are plenty of third-party alternatives on Windows for transferring files from Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 and other Android phones, but our recent find HandShaker is really easy to use and works just how an Android file manager is supposed to work. 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 would like to read our review and installation guide, follow this link: How to Setup and Install HandShaker for Android and Windows.

Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 Drivers for Mac

Android File Transfer - Samsung Galaxy A8 2018

It is really easy to connect the Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 internal storage and SD card storage to a Mac. All thanks to a small utility by Google that allows any Android device storage to work with OS X. If you have been a Google Pixel / nexus user in the past, you may know how easy it is — even for the new Galaxy A8 2018.

Make sure you have a Galaxy A8 2018 and a USB-C 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 – Download Samsung Smart Switch and install that on your Mac as well. This app is the latest tool offered by Samsung to safely and seamlessly transfer your data to virtually any Samsung Galaxy device. Read more here about Smart Switch. Installing this tool is optional, as you can easily transfer content using just Android File Transfer.

Step 3 – Connect your Galaxy A8 2018 with the computer and a USB-C cable.

Step 4 – 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 5 – Android File Transfer window will automatically open up with your internal phone memory directories.

Alternatively, you can also try to use Samsung KIES for Mac for browsing through your internal storage and transfer file easily. But, this is an old Samsung software and it is not recommended to use it.

Alternative: Transfer Galaxy A8 2018 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 Samsung Galaxy A8 2018. HandShaker lets you work with your Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 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.

Samsung Galaxy A8 ADB / Fastboot Drivers for Windows, Mac, Linux

Now for those of you who plan on developing Android apps, testing, debugging or install any custom ROMs on the Galaxy A8 2018, 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 Galaxy A8 2018 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 Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 section for official firmware updates, custom ROMs, tips and other tutorials.