Here are the Huawei P20 Lite drivers that you can download for your Windows, Mac or Linux computer. We have already covered a general guide on how to connect Huawei P20 phones to a computer, but these P20 Lite drivers have been extracted directly from the phone.
You need to have the appropriate USB drivers installed on your computer in order to easily transfer content between Huawei P20 Lite and the PC. If not installed correctly, the computer will not recognize the phone and the error “Device not recognized” or file transfer error will be displayed.
In most cases, it is recommended to transfer files wirelessly between the phone and the computer. You do not need to carry the USB-C cable with you, nor do you have to worry about the drivers for your operating system. When you try to debug an app or unlock the bootloader on your phone, you need to connect the phone with a cable.
Huawei P20 Lite is the latest offering dedicated to the mid-range of the Chinese manufacturer. This phone offers many more features than all previous Huawei’s mid-range Android phones, such as Mate 10 Lite or Huawei Y7 Prime (2018).
Let’s take a look at how to configure your computer with suitable Huawei P20 Lite drivers and transfer files between them. You also need to install the correct drivers in case you want to unlock the bootloader, install a custom recovery if you want to run the root of Huawei P20 Lite.
Soon we’ll have tutorials for all this, but for now, let’s see how to transfer multimedia content. Then let’s see how to download and configure your computer to work properly with your Huawei P20 Lite.
How to enable file transfer mode on Huawei P20 Lite
If you are a new Android user, it may be slightly difficult to transfer files between Huawei P20 Lite and the computer. It’s not as easy as connecting the phone with a cable to a PC. There is a small option on the phone that you need to change to enable file transfer.
This step has been included for device security and to protect files on a locked phone.
Step 1: Connect Huawei P20 Lite to your computer with a USB-C cable.
Step 2: Once connected, by default the “Charge Only” mode will be active.
Step 3: To enable file transfer, scroll down on the notifications panel on your phone and tap “Recharge via USB”.
Step 4 – Now select “Transfer Files” from the options on the screen.
That’s all. You should now be able to access the P20 Lite memory from your computer and easily transfer files between them.
Huawei P20 Lite driver for Windows
To connect Huawei P20 Lite correctly with a Windows PC, you need to download Huawei HiSuite. This tool allows you to connect your Huawei phones to your computer, transfer files and even update the phone software. Also included in this application are the USB drivers for Huawei P20 Lite.
It is also possible to connect Huawei P20 Lite directly to a Windows PC and wait until it is recognized by the PC, the MTP drivers will be automatically installed by Windows.
The official drivers that will be installed with HiSuite allow you to take advantage of more data transfer speeds and the software offers much more features than the native Windows method.
If your phone is not easily recognized by the computer or nothing happens after connecting your phone, then you need to download Huawei HiSuite or install the Huawei P20 Lite drivers manually.
When connecting the P20 Lite to your computer, it is strongly recommended that you use only the USB-C cable supplied with the phone in the package.
We have listed these simple steps to connect Huawei P20 Lite with Windows PC :
- Step 1: Download Huawei HiSuite and install it on your computer too.
- Step 2: Connect Huawei P20 Lite to the computer via a USB-C cable.
- Step 3: Wait for the computer to recognize the device and install the necessary files and drivers.
- Step 4 – You will notice that several files have been installed. When finished, open My Computer or This PC to find the phone.
- Step 5: Double -click on the phone, now you are ready to browse Huawei P20 Lite on Windows PC.
Huawei P20 Lite USB driver for Mac
Connecting the internal memory of Huawei P20 Lite is relatively easier on macOS / Mac OS X. Android File Transfer is a free utility from Google to connect your Android phones (and tablets) to transfer data between your phone and computer.
Android File Transfer loses many important functions and seems obsolete, but it does its job well and is compatible with almost all Android devices.
Make sure you have a Huawei P20 Lite / P20 Lite Pro / P20 Lite Lite and a USB-C cable (preferably the one that came with the phone). Then follow these quick steps:
- Step 1: Download Android File Transfer and install it on your Mac computer.
- Step 2: Connect Huawei P20 Lite to your computer via a USB-C cable.
- Step 3: Wait for the computer to recognize the device. It may take a few seconds if it’s the first time you connect a new Android device.
- Step 4: Tap “Allow” on the phone screen to allow the phone to communicate with the computer.
- Step 5: The Android File Transfer window will open automatically with the directories of the internal phone memory.
This is! You will have a working Huawei P20 Lite connected to your Mac so you can transfer multimedia content or other files to and from your phone.