Samsung has kick started the new year with a new A series refresh. Find out how to install proper USB drivers for the Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) through this article. This is Samsung’s second USB Type-C smartphone lineup after the Note 7. Featuring a faster throughput and bandwidth, you can now transfer more data through USB Type-C in less time. But before you start to transfer any data, USB drivers are required to be installed on your computer. We have detailed all the correct USB drivers right below with download links and have also included a step by step procedure for installing them. This article supports both Windows and Mac OS. To make best use of the new port, we recommend connecting your phone into a USB Type-C port on your PC. You can download and install the latest USB drivers for your Galaxy A3 (2017) on Windows and Mac through the following guide.

The download link present in our tutorial will guide you to a package which is universal to all Samsung phones including the new Galaxy A3 (2017).  Due to security issues, a phone cannot be simply connected to a PC and act as a USB. If you have a lock code, you would first have to bypass that on your phone, then connect it. The USB drivers on the PC end allow you to transfer files properly without any hassle. If you are looking for Fastboot drivers, we have a link for that as well. You won’t have to install the full SDK just to get to the fastboot. 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.

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Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) USB Drivers for Windows

Like we said, the USB drivers for Galaxy A3 (2017) are always bundled with Samsung KIES or MTP drivers are part of the Android 6.0 Marshmallow 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 Samsung USB drivers first for Galaxy A3 (2017)!
  • Connect your Galaxy A3 (2017) 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 Galaxy A3 (2017) USB memory.

Alternative: Use HandShaker to Transfer Galaxy A3 Files to Windows

Android Files Manager - HandShaker

There are plenty of alternatives on Windows for transferring files from Samsung Galaxy A3 2017, 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 A3 (2017) USB Drivers for Mac

Android File Transfer

Connecting your Galaxy A3 (2017) USB memory on a Mac is also easy. If you have been a Nexus device user on a Mac previously, then this Galaxy A3 (2017) should be no different for you. Make sure you have a Galaxy A3 (2017) and a micro-USB data cable (preferably, the one that came with the phone). Follow these quick steps:

  • Recommended: Download and install Samsung USB drivers first for Galaxy A3 (2017)!
  • Download Android File Transfer and install it on Mac OS X.
  • Connect your Galaxy A3 (2017) 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 Samsung KIES for browsing through your internal storage and transfer file easily.

Transfer Galaxy A3 2017 Files to Mac with HandShaker

HandShaker for Android and Mac

Have issues with connecting Samsung Galaxy A3 with your Mac computer? We now have a beautiful alternative that works just great with the Galaxy A3 2017.

HandShaker lets you work with your Samsung Galaxy A3 2017 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 me know if you run into any problems and we’ll try our best to sort it out.

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) 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 Galaxy A3 (2017), 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 Samsung for the Galaxy A3 (2017).

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.

You may also like to check out our Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) section for official updates, custom ROMs etc.


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