How do you find free drivers for Motorola phones?


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Drivers for Motorola phones are accessible for free through the Motorola Device Manager for Windows and Mac, available from Motorola's website. The program contains USB drivers and software to connect a Motorola phone to a computer with a USB cable. As of 2015, Motorola Device Manager requires at least Windows XP or Mac OS 10.5.8. Drivers for connecting a phone to a PC with Bluetooth are available on Broadcom.com.

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Motorola Device Manager is used to install drivers for devices running Motorola OS, Android and Windows Mobile. The Windows version of the program also allows users to update Android devices to the latest OS version. Access this feature by clicking Check for Device Update in the Motorola Device manager icon on the system tray.

To ensure the phone properly connects to Motorola Device Manager, the device must have USB Debugging disabled and the USB connection must be set to Media Device (MTP). Change these settings under Developer Options in the phone's settings.

If Motorola Device Manager fails to find drivers for a phone, specific drivers are also available on the official Motorola website. Look up a phone by model number to find its drivers. Additionally, software updates are available directly from a phone's settings.

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