HTC One M8: Transfer Files From PC to Phone

BreakingModern — Got a new HTC One M8? You’re not alone. Here’s how to bring your music, videos and photos to your new device.

You can transfer music and other files from a Windows PC running Apple iTunes to the HTC One M8. The process is easy. And free.

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What You’ll Need:

  • HTC Sync Manager (free download)
  • HTC One M8
  • Windows PC

Import iTunes to HTC One M8 from Windows

To start things off, you’ll need to download HTC Sync Manager and install it on your Windows computer. It’s a free program provided by HTC and it allows you to transfer music, photos, videos and other files from your PC to the phone.

It’s also worth mentioning that HTC Sync Manager works for other models too. You can also use the HTC Sync Manager as your desktop media player.


Once it’s installed, go ahead and launch it. Plug in your HTC One M8 to your computer via the included micro USB cable and wait for the manager to recognize it.

There is no reason to worry about which folders your iTunes or Windows Media Player files are located on your system. HTC Sync Manager will simply scan all folders on your computer for the type of media it contains.

When you want to add a song or album to the phone, right click the small phone icon under the band or artist’s album art. Then the songs or albums you select will be copied over to your phone and the phone icon will turn blue to indicate it’s on your phone. If you want to remove a song or other files, click the blue cell phone icon.

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If you like to keep all of your music arranged by playlists, right-click the album art and select Copy to Phone New Playlist.

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Here’s a look at the Music app on the HTC One M8 after I transferred over some albums.


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If you want to manually copy your music from a PC to the HTC One M8, plug in your phone and browse to the Music folder typically located in: This PC/831C/Internal storage/mobile/music in Windows 8.1.

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The HTC Sync Manager makes it easy to transfer your music, photos, videos, documents and other files from your Windows system to your phone. You can use it to sync your contacts, calendar and bookmarks too.

If you need more help, check out this short overview of Sync Manager that HTC has put together:

HTC One M8 Video: HTC Tutorials YouTube channel

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Brian Burgess

Author: Brian Burgess

Based in rural Minnesota, Brian Burgess covers tech for BreakingModern. Follow him on Google at +BrianBurgess and on Twitter at @mysticgeek.

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