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Poll: When was the last time you plugged your phone into a computer?

There are many reasons to plug your phone into a computer, but when was the last time you did so?
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May 10, 2021
Huawei USB file transfer widget with the Mate 30 Pro
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Smartphones are incredibly versatile devices, capable of browsing the web, running apps, taking photos/videos, conducting payments, and more. But there are times where you might want to plug your phone into an actual computer.

When was the last time you plugged your phone into a desktop or laptop computer though? That’s our poll topic today. So do let us know via the poll below.

When was the last time you plugged your phone into a computer?

4438 votes

There are several reasons why you’d want to plug your phone into a computer, such as file transfers, charging, and ADB/hacking/custom ROM activities. Cloud storage has reduced the need for wired transfers somewhat, while fast charging offers exponentially faster speeds than top-ups via PC. We’ve also seen wireless ADB functionality in recent times, although you might still need a cable for some tinkering tasks.

Me? I used a cable within the last month or two to transfer ISOs for emulation purposes, as it’s just too tedious a process via Google Drive. And that’s really the main reason why I still plug my phone into a computer.

What about you? You can vote in the poll above and expand on your choice via the comments section below.