As the new OnePlus 3 starts reaching customers, users can read this detailed guide on how to download and install OnePlus 3 USB drivers on their computers — PC as well as Mac OS. OnePlus brand has released yet another astounding smartphone with a competitive price. There aren’t any compromises and this phone truly stands for the “Flagship Killer” motto. Anyways, this post will be dedicated on how to properly install USB drivers on your PC — and Mac. Just like any other Android smartphone, OnePlus 3 has its own set of proprietary USB drivers which need to be installed. After installation, your computer will correctly recognize your OnePlus 3 hence avoiding any malfunctions or corrupt data transfers. OnePlus 3 uses USB Type-C port which promises exceptional data read/write speeds. Also, this should be your first step on readying your PC or Mac to communicate with your OnePlus 3 and you should have these drivers installed especially if your are going to use third-party tools or the Fastboot / Bootloader mode. Our full guide on installing OnePlus 3 USB drivers is given below.
Once done with installing the USB drivers, you can rest in the fact that every time you connect your phone your PC will realize it correctly. For the loyal users out there, they might remember the USB Mass storage functionality which basically made your phone a USB once enabled. Well, that has been replaced due to obvious security concerns. 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 (tutorial here). 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.
OnePlus 3 USB Drivers for Windows
Like we said, the USB drivers for OnePlus 3 are always bundled with the phone or MTP drivers are part of the Android 6.0 Marshmallow / Oxygen OS 3.0 software that comes with the phone. For transferring media content, photos and other files from your phone, you need to have a USB-C cable (preferably the one you got with the phone) for the phone.
- Recommended: Download USB drivers for the OnePlus 3 here!
- Download OnePlus 3 USB drivers and install them.
- Connect your OnePlus 3 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 OnePlus 3 USB memory.
OnePlus 3 USB Drivers for Mac
Connecting your OnePlus 3 USB memory on a Mac is also easy. If you have been a Nexus device user on a Mac previously, then this OnePlus 3 should be no different for you. Make sure you have a OnePlus 3 and a USB-C data cable (preferably, the one that came with the phone). Follow these quick steps:
- Recommended: Download USB drivers for the OnePlus 3 and install on your computer!
- Download Android File Transfer and install it on Mac OS X.
- Connect your OnePlus 3 with the USB cable.
- Wait for the phone to get connected.
- Android File Transfer window will automatically open up with your internal phone memory directories.
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.
OnePlus 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 OnePlus 3, 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 on your computer.
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.
There are tons of useful articles and how-to guides on Team Android for the OnePlus 3, but we think you might be interested in the following posts:
- Root OnePlus 3: How to Root OnePlus 3 on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.
- TWRP Recovery: How to Update OnePlus 3 with TWRP Recovery.
- Install Marshmallow: How to Install Android 6.0 Marshmallow on Computer.
- Custom ROMs: For a complete collection of custom ROMs on Team Android, visit our Custom ROM section!