Turn on your android device and there should be a button labeled something like "Connect storage to PC". Once you've activated that button, it should act much like a usb memory stick (your windows settings will determine whether it opens automatically at that point), but until you tell the device to connect, the computer won't notice it.
I have a USB connected from my Galaxy to my PC ...nothing pops up? can't find anything under "computer" or pictures. I have a file ready if and when I can download the ANDRIOD phone pictures. Help?
Turns out the answer using a Galaxy/Android is not really simple. An app called "Kies air" is to be used with a UBS connection. So being a new "smart phone" user, being in Mexico and using a new PC really messed me up. Looks like the simplest answer is to purchase a mini card and open up the phone for picture transfers. Appreciate the replies.
It's simple for me. I've got a Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0, and it gives me a "Connect storage to PC" button, and once I use that, it shows up on my computer as "Removable Disk ( G: )". I guess either I had an app preinstalled to take care of that, or there's more difference than I expected between a Galaxy phone and a Galaxy Player. Sorry my advice wasn't helpful for you.
I had the same problem.....I had to go to samsung.com/kies and download the Kies....then you can do it but it's a pain in the you know what....wish I had never bought the phone. My phone is full and nothing will download without it being emptied. It is so hard to empty it....stick with I-phone next time...they are not near as hard to do.