Droid Transfer Options and Customization

Droid Transfer provides numerous customization options, allowing you to select the app language, specify how and where your Android phone media is stored on your PC, and much more. To access customization options in Droid Transfer, simply select "Options" from the feature list located on the left side of the interface.


  • Check for updates when running Droid Transfer - Checking this box means that the program will automatically check for new updates.
  • Add color tint to control bar - modifies the color of the bar at the top of the program window.
  • Disable warnings which show when the Transfer Companion app is running in the background on your connected Android device (it is recommended to keep Transfer Companion in the foreground on your device while using Droid Transfer).
  • Language - Select a different language from the dropdown and restart the program. Droid Transfer will now be displayed in the new language.
  • Find out how to activate your device's SD card, allowing Droid Transfer to save content to the SD Card, rather than to your Android internal storage.
Droid Transfer General Options

Copy to PC

  • Default Save Path - this path will be used if you have chosen not to set a destination for each copy.
  • General Copy Options - options which could save you time when copying files in Droid Transfer:
    • Requesting save location before each copy. Disabling this option will fall back to using the Default Save Path.
    • Copy and Replace existing files of the same name - Check this if you don't want to create duplicate files if saving files which already exist in your chosen location.
    • Displaying a message when copying is complete - The prompt lets you know when a process is finished and provides a handy link to allow you to navigate straight to the save location to check your files.
Droid Transfer Copy to PC options

Music Options

  • General music options- choose whether to display your music by Last Viewed, Songs, Albums or Artists. Here, you can also choose whether or not to save album art when copying music tracks.
  • Folder structure - how you would like Droid Transfer to save tracks in folders to your computer.
  • File name structure - how you would like Droid Transfer to name your music files when saving to PC.
  • Artwork Cache - artwork is cached within Droid Transfer to enable faster loading on subsequent uses. You can clear the cache here.
Droid Transfer Music options

Photos Options

Options for the "Save New Photos to PC" feature

  • Save Photos to Destination folder - Browse your computer for a folder where you would like to store your photos. Using the "Save New Photos to PC" feature will search this folder to determine whether there are photos on your Android that are not yet in the selected folder.
    If you use the "Save New Photos to PC" feature first, this field will be automatically populated with your chosen path.
  • Group Photos by Date - Group your photos by Day, Month or Year. This applies both when previewing your photo library in Droid Transfer, as well as exporting your photos. Photos exported with this option selected will be saved to folders with a name reflecting your selection (e.g. a folder named "2024-02" will contain your exported photos from February 2024, if you have selected to group by Month).
  • Other Photo options:
    • When launching the Droid Transfer photos feature, you can have the software automatically check for new photos on your Android that you've not yet backed up to your chosen folder.
    • Choose whether to include your videos when using the "Save New Photos to PC" feature.

Advanced Photos options

  • Rename Photos on Copy - This allows you to change the filename of your exported photos and videos. You can use the date keys noted below the option field to add date information to the filename.
Droid Transfer Photos options


  • Limit Options - Limit the messages shown in the preview window to only messages sent past a certain date.
  • Order Options - How you would like messages to be ordered and displayed in Droid Transfer.
  • Contacts - Choose whether to show contact images and contact numbers in the output.
  • Format Options - Set a font size, limit the size of images in message output, and choose to use a Compact Layout (reducing white-space for more efficient printouts).
Droid Transfer Messages options

Call Logs

  • Order Options - Order your call history alphabetically by contact name or by date from the latest call log.
  • Merge Call Logs into a single document if multiple contacts are selected (by default, call logs will be saved as a separate file for each contact. Enable this option to compile call logs from multiple contacts into a single file).
  • Include the contact number in the call log output (by default, if a contact is saved with a name, the contact's name will show. Enable this option to show the contact's number as well).
  • Choose whether to include your own phone number on call logs of your outgoing calls. After enabling this option, type your phone number into the proceeding input box.
Droid Transfer Call Logs options

About Droid Transfer

Here you can find the version of Droid Transfer that you are currently running. If you should require support for this product, our staff may ask you for this number.


A manual check for updates to the software.

Activation Details

This tab displays your Activation code, the email address used on activation, the date you activated the software on this computer and when your activation license expires.

From here, you can also deactivate the license on this computer so that you can activate Droid Transfer on a different computer.


This tab displays various pieces of information such as the version of Droid Transfer, operating system details, and device connection notifications. This is only needed if you have an issue connecting Droid Transfer to your Android phone. If you choose to email this log to our technical support staff, they can investigate your connection issues further and provide detailed feedback on how to resolve them.


To enhance our products and provide better service, Droid Transfer offers the option to send engineering information and anonymous usage statistics to Wide Angle Software. For example, if a software error occurs, you can send engineering information to help us improve future updates. Anonymous usage statistics can also be sent to better understand software usage patterns. No personal information is included in the engineering information or usage data. If you prefer, you can un-check both options to opt-out.