Download Huawei Mate 10 drivers for your Windows computer or for your Mac system. Guide ahead will show you how to properly install USB drivers and configure them on your computer to use with Mate 10 Lite. The Mate 10 Lite smartphone was a great budget phone from last year with 4 cameras in total. The smartphone has great hardware, indeed, but just like any other Android phone, you still need to have correct USB drivers installed on your computer to transfer media and other files. Fortunately, right ahead, we have a step by step tutorial for installing Mate 10 Lite drivers on either Windows or Mac operating systems. 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.
For users who have owned a Huawei smartphone before the Mate 10 Lite and connected with their computer, chances are, you don’t need to reinstall them if you plan on using the same PC. This new phone comes with Emotion UI 8.0 (EMUI) which runs on top of Android 8.0 Oreo. If this phone had stock Android or was part of the Android One program, connecting the phone to a computer would have been very easy, like the Google Pixel 2.
You can always connect the Huawei Mate 10 wirelessly using various tools like AirDroid, where you do not need Mate 10 Lite USB drivers. 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 Mate 10 Lite (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 Mate 10 Lite Drivers for Windows
The official Mate 10 Lite USB drivers are always bundled with Huawei HiSuite that you can download for Windows PC. You can also directly connect your Huawei Mate 10 Lite to the computer and wait till it is recognized by the PC and MTP drivers are automatically installed by Windows.
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 Mate 10 Lite 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 Mate 10 Lite 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 Mate 10 Lite to connect with the PC.
Step 3 – Connect your Huawei Mate 10 Lite 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 Mate 10 Lite on the Windows PC.
You can now transfer photos, music, videos or any other files from and to your Huawei Mate 10 Lite internal storage and the SD card (if you have inserted any) in your phone.
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Download Huawei Mate 10 Lite USB Drivers for Mac
Connecting Huawei Mate 10 Lite’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 Mate 10 Lite 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 Mate 10 Lite 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 Mate 10 Lite 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 Mate 10 Lite 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 Mate 10 Lite. HandShaker lets you work with your Huawei Mate 10 Lite 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 Mate 10 Lite 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 Mate 10 Lite, 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 Mate 10 Lite 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 Mate 10 Lite section for official firmware updates, custom ROMs, tips and other tutorials.