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In short: How to automatically mount the microSD-card as a storage drive when I plug the phone to computer?


When I want to connect my Android 2.3.6 phone (with USB cable) to computer (Windows 7 / PC), I have to

  1. unlock the phone (slide finger on screen)
  2. slide to make the top notification panel appear
  3. click on USB connected / select to copy files to/from your computer in the notification panel

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  1. click on "Connect USB storage"

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  1. Accept the warning message

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  1. wait...

So many steps!

Instead of all these steps, I would like auto-mount the microSD-card as a storage drive when I plug the phone to computer. How to do that?

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  • The first question is: are you willing to forgo locking it? I don't think there is an automatable way around this (for good reason). Second: PC or Mac or Linux? Feb 15, 2015 at 20:23
  • @LivedWithOtters No I don't want to forgot about locking screen... 2nd question: PC Windows 7.
    – Basj
    Feb 15, 2015 at 20:25

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Based on your answer in the comments (apologies for not catching the OS in your initial post), you're going to still have to unlock by hand. Past that step, I would recommend trying Macrodroid, Tasker, or other automation apps to see if they can help out. I've not used them to automate connections like this, but they are great in other situations, so I have great hope for a solution here for you.

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  • Shouldn't there be an option in Settings like "Auto-mount on USB connect?" I can't find it, but it seems that it exists on some phone running Android : android.stackexchange.com/questions/15380/…
    – Basj
    Feb 15, 2015 at 20:34
  • @Basj What happens when you change that setting to msc? Can you skip login on the phone and see it directly with the computer? Feb 15, 2015 at 20:46
  • I can't even find this option @LivedWithOtters... I don't have "Connectivity" menu...
    – Basj
    Feb 15, 2015 at 21:26
  • @Basj Do you have this Settings > Applications > Development on your version of phone/OS? Feb 15, 2015 at 21:30
  • Yes @LivedWithOtters, but I only have "USB debugging" (on), "Stay awake" (off), "Allow mock locations" (off) and sadly, no other option here.
    – Basj
    Feb 15, 2015 at 21:38

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