You can now use this guide to install and configure proper USB drivers for Huawei P10 Plus on your computer. The P10 Plus ships with a USB-C port which means it is capable for fast data transfers and fast charging. However, if you don’t have proper USB drivers installed, you wont be able to make use of it very much. Fortunately, we have a detailed guide given below on installing proper USB drivers on both Windows and Mac machines. You can also utilize Huawei’s own software to manage your phone, Huawei is HiSuite. Unfortunately, the HiSuite tool is only for Windows as of now.
Huawei P10 Plus drivers will be needed if you have never owned a Huawei phone before. Why? Because then you would have never connected a Huawei phone / tablet to your computer. The new phone comes with Emotion UI 5.1 (EMUI) which runs on top of Android 7.0 Nougat. You can always connect the phone wireless (over the network) using various tools like AirDroid, where you do not need Huawei drivers. For this article, we’ll look into how to get proper Huawei USB drivers for the phone to communicate properly with your PC / Mac.
Once installed, these drivers will help your computer properly recognize the Huawei P10 Plus and avoid any sort of trouble when transferring data. This post will help you download and install the correct Huawei P10 Plus drivers on PC and Mac.
The link below will take you to the latest Android drivers provided by Huawei 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 Huawei P10 Plus (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 Huawei P10 Plus Drivers for Windows
The official P10 Plus USB drivers are always bundled with Huawei HiSuite that you can download for Windows PC. You can also directly connect your Huawei P10 Plus to the computer and wait till it is recognized by the PC and MTP drivers are automatically installed by Windows. Android MTP drivers have always been 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 download Huawei HiSuite or install Huawei P10 Plus drivers manually. For transferring media content, photos and other files from your phone, you need to have a USB-C 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 Huawei USB drivers for the Huawei P10 Plus and install them on your computer.
Step 2 – Download Huawei HiSuite and install it on your computer too. This app also includes the latest modem and MTP drivers needed for your P10 Plus to connect with the PC.
Step 3 – Connect your Huawei P10 Plus with the computer using 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 Huawei P10 Plus on the Windows PC.
You can now transfer photos, music, videos or any other files from and to your Huawei P10 Plus internal storage and the SD card (if you have inserted any) in your phone.
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Download Huawei P10 Plus USB Drivers for Mac
Connecting Huawei P10 Plus’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 Huawei P10 Plus 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 Huawei P10 Plus 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 – Connect your Huawei P10 Plus with the computer using a USB-C 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 Huawei P10 Plus Files to Mac with HandShaker
This is the beautiful alternative we mentioned earlier that you can use on Mac to transfer files from the Huawei P10 Plus. HandShaker lets you work with your Huawei P10 Plus 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:
- Download HandShaker Mac app and install it.
- Download HandShaker Android app and install it on your phone.
- You can read and follow the on-screen instructions.
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.
Huawei P10 Plus 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 Huawei P10 Plus, 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 Huawei P10 Plus 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:
- Windows: Download platform-tools-latest-windows.zip
- MacOS: Download platform-tools-latest-darwin.zip
- Linux: Download platform-tools-latest-linux.zip
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 Huawei P10 Plus section for official firmware updates, custom ROMs, tips and other tutorials.