The following guide shows you how to properly install USB drivers for HTC U Ultra on your computer. The HTC flagship phone ships with amazing hardware and software. However, in order to transfer your data to and from it, you need USB drivers. HTC has its own set of proprietary USB drivers, which once installed, will work with all Android powered HTC phones including U Ultra. The guide below addresses both Windows and Mac users. You can also utilize HTC’s own software to manage your phone, HTC is Sync Manager. Unfortunately, the Sync Manager only supports Windows as of now.
HTC U Ultra drivers will be needed if you have never owned a HTC phone before. Why? Because then you would have never connected a HTC phone / tablet to your computer. The new phone comes with Android 7.0 Nougat which is then skinned with HTC’s minimal Sense UI. You can always connect the phone wireless (over the network) using various tools like AirDroid, where you do not need HTC drivers. For this article, we’ll look into how to get proper HTC USB drivers for the phone to communicate properly with your PC / Mac.
Once installed, these drivers will help your computer properly recognize the HTC U Ultra and avoid any sort of trouble when transferring data. This post will help you download and install the correct HTC U Ultra drivers on PC and Mac.
The link below will take you to the latest Android drivers provided by HTC 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 HTC U Ultra (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 HTC U Ultra Drivers for Windows
The official U Ultra USB drivers are always bundled with HTC Sync Manager that you can download for Windows PC. You can also directly connect your HTC U Ultra 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 HTC Sync Manager or install HTC U Ultra 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 HTC USB drivers for the HTC U Ultra and install them on your computer.
Step 2 – Download HTC Sync Manager and install it on your computer too. This app also includes the latest modem and MTP drivers needed for your U Ultra to connect with the PC.
Step 3 – Connect your HTC U Ultra 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 HTC U Ultra on the Windows PC.
You can now transfer photos, music, videos or any other files from and to your HTC U Ultra internal storage and the SD card (if you have inserted any) in your phone.
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Download HTC U Ultra USB Drivers for Mac
Connecting HTC U Ultra’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 HTC U Ultra 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 HTC U Ultra 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 HTC U Ultra 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 HTC U Ultra Files to Mac with HandShaker
This is the beautiful alternative we mentioned earlier that you can use on Mac to transfer files from the HTC U Ultra. HandShaker lets you work with your HTC U Ultra 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.
HTC U Ultra 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 HTC U Ultra, 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 HTC U Ultra 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 HTC U Ultra section for official firmware updates, custom ROMs, tips and other tutorials.