[BCAB] Android 6.0: Transferring Files to PC

Steve Nutt steve at comproom.co.uk
Wed Aug 31 17:17:24 BST 2016

Hi Pele,

USB is located quite close to the top of the screen when you pull down your

If you tap it, then you can select File Transfer.

Unfortunately, you have to do this each time you connect.

All the best


-----Original Message-----
From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Pele West
Sent: 21 August 2016 17:35
To: BCAB Discussion List <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
Subject: [BCAB] Android 6.0: Transferring Files to PC

Hi Everyone

I am using a Nexus 5X phone with Android 6.0 and the latest version of
Talkback, and Windows 7 with Window-Eyes.

Thanks for the information on USB cables. I now have one from Maplin with a
Type C Reversible plug on one end and a standard USB plug on the other end
to enable me to connect the phone to the PC.

But, having connected it, I cannot transfer any files. The phone will only
charge the battery. The PC can see the phone as a drive but cannot see any

I have read that this is a new feature in Marshmallow. It is necessary to
pull down Notifications and, depending on what you read, click on a Settings
button and find USB Devices, or just find USB Devices.
Unfortunately, I cannot see a Settings button, or USB Devices option.

I have read it is possible to unlock Developer Settings and change an option
in there, but I don't feel competent enough to do this without wrecking
something else.

Can anyone advise me?

Pele West

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