1. acsurfer's Avatar
    How to remove s4 from pc when connected to usb data charging cable? Do you just physically disconnect the cable from phone to pc? I using win 7 64bit, there is no safely remove thing/eject drive like normal usb thumbdrive.
    06-24-2013 09:49 AM
  2. fatboy97's Avatar
    How to remove s4 from pc when connected to usb data charging cable? Do you just physically disconnect the cable from phone to pc? I using win 7 64bit, there is no safely remove thing/eject drive like normal usb thumbdrive.
    I'm running Win 7 64bit, and yes, there is a "Safely remove hardware..." selection... in my tray there is an up arrow which shows other icons next to my time in the lower right corner and it has it there... at least on my two machines it does. Personally, I don't always use it, but I know it is there and just saw it because my device is currently connected to my pc right now.
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    06-24-2013 10:05 AM
  3. VDub2174's Avatar
    What about on the phone itself? If there's nothing else then you should be good to just disconnect manually.
    06-24-2013 10:07 AM
  4. Bizzle69's Avatar
    As long as you are connected as MTP (which is what it should be by default) you should be fine to just disconnect the cable when done. But to make sure, while you are connected, pull the notification drawer down and click on "connection type/change connection type" . From there you should be able to switch it to MTP if it isn't
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    06-24-2013 10:08 AM
  5. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    I just pull mine out of the USB port...mine hasn't messed up and I don't think it will
    06-24-2013 10:13 AM
  6. acsurfer's Avatar
    As long as you are connected as MTP (which is what it should be by default) you should be fine to just disconnect the cable when done. But to make sure, while you are connected, pull the notification drawer down and click on "connection type/change connection type" . From there you should be able to switch it to MTP if it isn't
    What does MTP mean? How to connect as MTP?
    06-24-2013 11:11 AM
  7. acsurfer's Avatar
    What about on the phone itself? If there's nothing else then you should be good to just disconnect manually.
    I do not get what you are asking by "What about on the phone itself?"
    06-24-2013 11:14 AM
  8. VDub2174's Avatar
    I do not get what you are asking by "What about on the phone itself?"
    When you connect your phone via USB, does a screen pop up with a little android guy on it? My past Samsung devices had a screen that would allow you to click on an option that said "Disconnect from computer" or something to that effect.
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    06-24-2013 11:18 AM
  9. acsurfer's Avatar
    I'm running Win 7 64bit, and yes, there is a "Safely remove hardware..." selection... in my tray there is an up arrow which shows other icons next to my time in the lower right corner and it has it there... at least on my two machines it does. Personally, I don't always use it, but I know it is there and just saw it because my device is currently connected to my pc right now.
    I did check the tray there is an up arrow, inside it there the "Safely remove hardware..." and I clicked it but my S4 did not appear there.

    The only place I can find my S4 is in "my computer", under "Portable Devices" it shows Galaxy S4
    06-24-2013 11:18 AM
  10. acsurfer's Avatar
    When you connect your phone via USB, does a screen pop up with a little android guy on it? My past Samsung devices had a screen that would allow you to click on an option that said "Disconnect from computer" or something to that effect.
    When I connect the phone via USB, there is no screen pop up of android guy in Win 7. In win 7 there is a "AutoPlay" pop up (screenshot )

    There is no screen pop up of android guy in my S4 screen when connect to PC via usb cable
    06-24-2013 11:23 AM
  11. acsurfer's Avatar
    By the way, I did not put any micro SD memory card inside my S4. The S4 only uses the phone memory. Not sure if it affects anything
    06-24-2013 11:25 AM
  12. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    You can just pull it out without it affecting anything, as long as nothing is currently transferring u should be good
    06-24-2013 11:46 AM
  13. lisabocook's Avatar
    Thank you for a simple, intelligent response. For technophobes and neophytes this is so refreshing.
    -=nana bocook

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    Thank you for a simple, intelligent response. For technophobes and neophytes this is so refreshing.
    -=nana bocook
    05-04-2014 01:19 PM

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