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Download Galaxy Note 10 / Galaxy Note 10+ Drivers for Windows and Mac

Here is the perfect guide to start with once you get your new Galaxy Note 10 as this tutorial will explain how to setup and install Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10 Plus USB drivers on your computer — be it Windows, Mac or Linux. The latest Note flagship comes with Android Pie pre-installed and on top of it, Samsung has patched on its proprietary One UI skin. Now, before you connect your new phone to your computer to transfer content, media and files, make sure proper USB drivers have been installed. These drivers will ensure that you get the best data transfer speeds on your Note 10, Note 10 Plus along with a reliable data connection.

Apart from transferring data, these drivers come in handy especially when you are looking to use ADB (Android Debugging Bridge), Fastboot or an utility like Odin to flash system software. These drivers will ensure that your Samsung Galaxy Note 10 / Note 10+ is properly recognized by the computer hence allowing the desired program to communicate correctly as well. Gladly, our guide covers all the main operating systems such as macOS, Windows and even Linux. For a complete installation and configuration guide on Note 10 drivers, continue ahead.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10, USB Drivers - Windows / macOS

Download Galaxy Note 10 / Note 10+ Drivers and Transfer Files

For both major desktop Operating Systems, Windows and Mac, we have dedicated installation steps. Further, also linked are required downloads for each system.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Drivers for Windows

As we discussed, proper drivers ensure that your computer correctly recognizes your device. Not only for data transfers but also for anything else such as ADB, Download Mode, Fastboot Mode and more.

We have listed down these simple steps to connect the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 / Note 10+ / Note 10+ 5G with Windows PC:

  • Step 1 – Download USB Drivers for Samsung Galaxy Note 10 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 Samsung Galaxy Note 10 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 Samsung Galaxy Note 10 on the Windows PC.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 USB Drivers for Mac

For macOS / Mac OS, Android phones all over have this single utility which makes the computer correctly recognize the phone which in this case is Galaxy Note 10. Named as Android File Transfer, it is maintained and developed by Google and works with all Android devices. There are, however, numerous features that don’t carry over from Windows drivers but for basic functionality, this utility works fine.

Android File Transfer - Samsung Galaxy S10 Drivers for Mac

Make sure you have a Samsung Galaxy Note 10 / Note 10+ and a Type-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 Samsung Galaxy Note 10 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.

That’s all! You should now have proper USB drivers installed on your system specifically for Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10 / Note 10 Plus / Note 10 Plus 5G.

If you ran into issues with downloads or steps, do let us know in the comments!

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