Just bought your new Realme phone? Read this article to install proper Realme 2 Pro USB drivers on your computer (Windows, Mac or Linux) before beginning to transfer data. Due to a range of Android smartphone manufacturers and variety of hardware, users are required to setup and configure proper drivers for their specific smartphone. In case of Realme 2 Pro, the process is pretty simple and we have it explained ahead along with tips and tricks on how to transfer data wirelessly. Once proper drivers are installed on your system, your computer would be able to easily recognize the Realme 2 Pro and also would be able to maximize data transfer speeds to and from the smartphone.
Apart from avoiding recognition problems, drivers also are useful when utilizing developer tools such as ADB and Fastboot. If you don’t have the drivers configured before hand, these utilities will fail to interact with the device even when the device is properly connected. Further, to ensure an even better experience, we recommend that you use the micro USB cable that shipped with the smartphone when connecting Realme 2 Pro to your computer. Ahead we have detailed the complete installation process and have also attached screenshots for easier understanding.
Download Realme 2 Pro Drivers and Transfer Files
Here we will take you through the whole process of installing proper USB drivers for Realme 2 Pro 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 R17 Pro, 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 R17 Pro.
How to Enable Transfer Files Mode on Realme 2 Pro
If you are new to Android, you may find it slightly difficult to transfer files between the Realme 2 Pro 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 Realme 2 Pro 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, tap on “Transfer Files” from the resulting pop-up menu.
That’s it. You should now be able to access the R17 Pro’s phone storage from your computer and easily transfer files between them.
Realme 2 Pro Drivers for Windows
Oppo doesn’t rely on its own unique program to let users manage their smartphones on their computers rather it requires thme to download the driver package separately and use the explorer window to copy over files and view data.
You can also connect the Realme 2 Pro 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 linked ahead allows you to enjoy high-speed data transfer rates. If your phone is not easily recognized by the computer and nothing happens after connecting your phone, that is when you need to install Realme 2 Pro drivers manually. When connecting your R17 Pro phone with the computer, it is highly recommended to only use the USB cable that you got with the phone in the box.
We have listed down these simple steps to connect the Realme 2 Pro with Windows PC:
- Step 1 – Download USB Drivers for Realme 2 Pro and install it on your computer too. As these are just drivers and not a program, you wont be required to run anything after you have these installed.
- Step 2 – Connect your Realme 2 Pro with the computer using a USB-C 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 Realme 2 Pro on the Windows PC.
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Realme 2 Pro USB Drivers for Mac
Connecting Realme 2 Pro’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 Realme 2 Pro 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 Realme 2 Pro 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 Realme 2 Pro 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 Realme 2 Pro connected to your MacBook so you can transfer media content or other files to and from your phone.
Transfer Realme 2 Pro 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 Realme 2 Pro. This app lets you work with your Realme 2 Pro 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 Realme 2 Pro 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 Realme 2 Pro 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.
Realme 2 Pro 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 Realme 2 Pro, 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 Realme 2 Pro section for official firmware updates, custom ROMs, tips and other tutorials.