How to Put Songs on a Samsung Brightside

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With its slide-out QWERTY keyboard, the Samsung Brightside is an ideal fit for Verizon Wireless customers who send a lot of texts and emails. However, the Brightside also serves as a music player and can store thousands of your favorite tunes with an optional 32GB microSD card. The Brightside plays music saved in most common audio file formats. If you want to move your music collection from your PC to the Brightside, you can do so with the USB data cable that ships with the phone.

1 Press the Home button

Press the Home button and then tap "Settings." Scroll down to and select "USB Mode." Select "USB Mass Storage," and then tap "OK."

2 Connect the USB data

Connect the USB data sync cable to the Samsung Brightside phone and then to the computer. Wait a few seconds for Windows to detect the Brightside and configure it as a removable storage device. If Windows displays an AutoPlay window, close it.

3 Press

Press "Windows-E" to open File Explorer. Click "Computer" in the navigation pane, and then double-click the drive letter for the SD card inside the Samsung Brightside phone.

4 Click the MyMusic

Double-click the "MyMusic" folder to open it. Right-click an open area inside the MyMusic folder window. Click "New" and then "Folder." Replace "New folder" with "NewMusic" or some other descriptive name and press "Enter."

5 Again to open a second File

Press "Windows-E" again to open a second File Explorer window. Browse to the folder with the music files you want to transfer to the Samsung Brightside phone. Open the folder, then press "Ctrl-A" to select all of the song files in the folder. Press "Ctrl-C" to copy the songs to the Windows Clipboard.

6 Go back to the File Explorer

Go back to the File Explorer displaying the MyMusic folder on the Brightside phone. Double-click the "NewMusic" folder you created to open it.

7 To copy the song files

Press "Ctrl-V" to copy the song files from the computer to the new folder on the Brightside SD card. Depending on the number of song files you want to copy, the transfer may take only a few seconds or may take several minutes.

8 Disconnect the USB cable

Disconnect the USB cable from the Samsung Brightside phone and the computer.

  • The Samsung Brightside has only 256MB of built-in memory, most of which the phone uses for installed apps. Therefore, you should always save music and video files to the SD card in the phone to save space for messages, contacts and other important app data.
  • The Samsung Brightside can play only DRM-free or unprotected music. While Windows may transfer DRM-protected files to the SD card, the phone will not play song files with content protection enabled.
  • After transferring music to the SD card installed in the Samsung Brightside, you can access and play the tracks using the music player app installed on the phone. To access the music player app from the Home screen, tap "Media Center," "Music & Tones" and then "My Music." Select an individual song title, a playlist or "All Songs" to begin playback.

Jeff Grundy has been writing computer-related articles and tutorials since 1995. Since that time, Grundy has written many guides to using various applications that are published on numerous how-to and tutorial sites. Born and raised in South Georgia, Grundy holds a Master of Science degree in mathematics from the Georgia Institute of Technology.