Use this guide to install official Huawei Y7 Prime 2018 USB drivers for Windows and Mac computer systems. As essential as the USB cable is, it is just as important to have proper USB drivers installed on your PC in order to transfer files. Ahead, we have gathered the complete USB drivers package which you can install on computer. Once installed, these drivers will help your computer to properly detect Huawei Y7 Prime 2018 and let you transfer files properly. If you try to copy over files without these drivers, chances are their might be some errors from which a common one is “Device Malfunction”.
As the smartphone market works towards the dream of a truly wireless smartphone, there are multiple ways you can utilize to transfer files wirelessly to your Y7 Prime 2018 without needing a physical connection. Unfortunately, however, you can not use these same wireless connections to install or modify system files such as the built-in firmware hence requiring you to have proper USB drivers installed on your PC. We had the Y7 Prime 2018 with us and it was quite an exceptional smartphone in its own price range, you can read about our thoughts in the complete review.
Download Huawei Y7 Prime 2018 Drivers and Transfer Files
Here we will take you through the whole process of installing proper USB drivers for Huawei Y7 Prime 2018 on your PC. These drivers would help your computer in properly recognizing the device and would also help in setting up a stable connection between the two. For users who have just bought the Y7 Prime, this is the first thing you should do before you proceed to transfer all your data. Further, it also applies when you are trying to backup your files from the Y7 Prime 2018.
How to Enable Transfer Files Mode on Huawei Y7 Prime 2018
If you are new to Android, you may find it slightly difficult to transfer files between the Huawei Y7 Prime 2018 and the computer. It is not as easy as plug-and-play after you connect your phone with a cable to a PC. There is one small option in your phone that you need to change to enable transferring of files. This is done as a security feature in Android to protect files on a locked phone.
Step 1 – Connect your Huawei Y7 Prime 2018 to the computer with a microUSB cable.
Step 2 – Once connected, by default you will be on “Charge only” mode.
Step 3 – To enable transfer files, scroll down the notifications panel on your phone and tap on “Charging via USB”.
Step 4 – Now select “Transfer files” from the options on your screen.
That’s it. You should now be able to access the Y7 Prime 2018’s phone storage from your computer and easily transfer files between them.
Huawei Y7 Prime 2018 Drivers for Windows
To connect Huawei Y7 Prime 2018 properly on a Windows PC, you should download Huawei HiSuite. This tool allows you to connect your Huawei phones to the computer, transfer files and even update the phone software. You can read all about this tool on its download page. USB drivers for Huawei Y7 Prime 2018 will be bundled with this app and will be installed along with it.
You can also connect the Huawei Y7 Prime 2018 directly to a Windows PC and wait till it is recognized by the PC and MTP drivers are automatically installed by Windows. However, the official drivers with HiSuite allows you to enjoy high-speed data transfer rates and the tool offers a lot more features than the native Windows method. If your 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 Y7 Prime 2018 drivers manually. When connecting your Y7 Prime 2018 phone with the computer, it is highly recommended to only use the microUSB cable that you got with the phone in the box.
We have listed down these simple steps to connect the Huawei Y7 Prime 2018 with Windows PC:
- Step 1 – Download Huawei HiSuite and install it on your computer too. This app also includes the latest modem and MTP drivers needed for your Y7 Prime 2018 to connect with the PC.
- Step 2 – Connect your Huawei Y7 Prime 2018 with the computer using a microUSB cable.
- Step 3 – Now wait for the computer to recognize the device and install / setup necessary files and drivers.
- Step 4 – You will notice several files being installed. Once completed, open My Computer or This PC to find your phone.
- Step 5 – Double-click on your phone and now you are ready to browse through your Huawei Y7 Prime 2018 on the Windows PC.
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Huawei Y7 Prime 2018 USB Drivers for Mac
Connecting Huawei Y7 Prime 2018’s internal storage is relatively easier on macOS / Mac OS X. If you have been a Google Pixel, Samsung Galaxy or Nexus user on a Mac previously, then setting up the Huawei Y7 Prime 2018 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.
There are known problems with Android File Transfer and the newly launched phones with Android Oreo. Google has yet to announce a major new update to Android File Transfer, but hasn’t done anything to improve this app in the last 5-6 years. To get around this, we discovered a fantastic new free alternative called as HandShaker. It works with macOS and Windows PC. We will talk about that in a bit below.
Make sure you have a Huawei Y7 Prime 2018 and a microUSB 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 Y7 Prime 2018 with the computer using a microUSB 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.
This is it! You will have a working Huawei Y7 Prime 2018 connected to your MacBook so you can transfer media content or other files to and from your phone.
Transfer Huawei Y7 Prime 2018 Files to Mac / Windows with HandShaker
HandShaker is the beautiful alternative we mentioned earlier that you can use on Mac (and even Windows) to transfer files from the Huawei Y7 Prime 2018. This app lets you work with your Huawei Y7 Prime 2018 phone files on your Mac computer just like how you would do on a Windows PC. It has a beautiful UI with large icons that makes it very easy to browse through your photos, videos, downloads and all the other files in your Android phone. HandShaker also allows you to connect your phone wirelessly and transfer files.
Transfer Huawei Y7 Prime 2018 Files Wirelessly on Windows & Mac
Even though every other gadget and chargers are moving to USB Type-C, there may be times when you do not have a cable around you. Most probably when you are out of office, home or are traveling. You should also set up your computer to work with wireless transfers. Transferring files wirelessly may be slow, but at times when you really need to connect your phone to a Mac or Windows PC for media content, it should be sufficient enough and get the job done.
We have a couple of tips and guides on how to transfer files between Huawei Y7 Prime 2018 and your computer wirelessly. For starters, you can look into the following apps and install them on your computer or phone:
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 Y7 Prime 2018 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 Y7 Prime 2018, 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
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:
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 Y7 Prime 2018 section for official firmware updates, custom ROMs, tips and other tutorials.