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Moto E (2015) USB Drivers – Download Now

This year Motorola announced their follow up to the original Moto E, the Moto E (2015). This phone proves to be the cheapest 4G handset you can buy right now that comes with decent specifications and doesn’t cost you a whole lot. The new additions in this iteration include Android Lollipop, 8GB storage and a 4G radio, all pretty demanding features by the owners of the original Moto E. If you have bought or are going to potentially buy it soon, you should definitely read this post. As the USB drivers for each brand differ from the other, we recommend you install the correct drivers on your system before connecting your Moto E. Windows and Mac users both need to install these drivers in order to manage their phone without drops in connection or no connection at all. Our full guide below shows you how you can get the latest USB Drivers for the Moto E (2015) installed on your system (Windows and Mac).

Once you get done with installing the USB Drivers, their will be a guarantee that your whenever you connect your phone it will be recognized correctly. Due to security concerns, we no longer see the old USB Mass Storage feature being implemented in newer versions of Android hence creating a need for separate USB drivers. However, the new versions do support “Media device (MTP)” which allows you to add or remove files from your internal storage. MTP drivers are always included with the stock Android phone software. ADB drivers and Fastboot drivers will need to be downloaded from the Android SDK. 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.


Moto E USB Drivers for Windows

Like we said, the USB drivers for Moto E (2015) are always bundled with MotorolaKIES or MTP drivers are part of the Android 4.4 KitKat / Android 5.0 Lollipop software that comes with the phone. For transferring media content, photos and other files from your phone, you need to have a micro USB cable (preferably the one you got with the phone) for the phone.

  • Recommended: Download and install Motorola USB drivers first for Moto E (2015)!
  • Connect your Moto E (2015) with the computer using that USB cable.
  • Now wait for the computer to recognize the device.
  • Several drivers including the modem, MTP service etc. will be installed automatically.

Once finished, you will see a new media device in My Computer. You can now transfer photos, music, videos or any other files from and to your Moto E (2015) USB memory.

Moto E (2015) USB Drivers for Mac

Connecting your Moto E (2015) USB memory on a Mac is also easy. If you have been a Nexus device user on a Mac previously, then this Moto E (2015) should be no different for you. Make sure you have a Moto E (2015) and a micro-USB data cable (preferably, the one that came with the phone). Follow these quick steps:

  • Recommended: Download and install Motorola USB drivers first for Moto E (2015)!
  • Download Android File Transfer and install it on Mac OS X.
  • Connect your Moto E (2015) with the USB cable.
  • Wait for the phone to get connected and drivers to be installed.
  • Android File Transfer window will automatically open up with your internal phone memory directories.

Alternatively, you can also use MotorolaKIES for browsing through your internal storage and transfer file easily.

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

Moto E (2015) 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 Moto E (2015), you will need to have ADB and Fastboot drivers installed and working in your computer. We have done an entire tutorial on how to set up ADB and Fastboot using Android SDK for any Android device. You can follow this tutorial and set up ADB and Fastboot and also download drivers from Motorolafor the Moto E (2015).

If you need to only download ADB and Fastboot separately, we have created a package for the users of Windows, OS X and Linux. Download it from the link below:

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.

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You may also like to check out our Moto E (2015) section for official updates, custom ROMs etc.

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  • Hi,

    Yes I did run into a problem and I am really hoping you can help me. I have also posted this message on another help page elsewhere but so far have not heard back.

    I have no problem (I think) getting the a particular thing (I think it’s a PDF) over to the Moto E smartphone recently purchased, but I just can’t find it on the smart phone and that is a problem!

    My computer is a Macbook (2008). For my Moto E smart phone, I do talk and text (using a flip phone sim card) and do not have a data plan. I get on to the Internet at home and at wifi hotspots around town. I do not have an SD memory card.

    I downloaded Android File Transfer and transferred two things to the phone: one photograph and a drug book for medical professionals. On my smart phone, I was easily able to locate the photograph. However, I cannot find the drug book for medical professionals. (The drug book was originally transferred onto my Mac via a CD that came with the book.) In the Android file transfer box on my Mac, it was under “data.” However, I do not have an option called “data” to look for on my smart phone. How do I find the drug book on my phone? I know it’s there, because I noticed I lost space after the transfer. I just can’t find it.

    I need to be able to pull up this drug book ANYTIME. In other words, it needs to be independent of the Internet. This is one reason I’m leery of using an installed apps downloaded from the net. I am new to smart phones, but my understanding is that such apps are dependent on an Internet connection, and this is what I want to avoid. Afterall, the book was on my Mac, and not Internet-dependent, so the same should be true for the smart phone.

    Thank you.

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