If you have a Motorola smartphone or tablet that runs Android, then you won’t get far with it on a computer running any version of the Windows operating system without the USB drivers working first. Microsoft has programmed the Windows operating system to handle most of the work for you, and many people who try connecting a mobile device to the computer can find a little message available from the system tray stating that the device name is now recognized. It does that because it has automatically tried to identify your device and then once it did identify it, it then installed the drivers automatically without you even knowing.
However there are sometimes when people connect a mobile device to the computer with the USB cable, and no message appears because Windows didn’t manage to identify or download the drivers for that device. Moreover, there are other times when people want to use programs on the computer that rely on the device being connected that do not work until you manually install the correct USB Drivers also.
Having to install USB Drivers on Windows computer has never been fun, but it is getting easier compared to the olden days when we had to find a unique driver file for each device. Nowadays you can usually use the same file for most devices that is from the same manufacturer or OEM company. You can even try using the Universal Windows ADB Driver that Koushik Dutta packaged together that contains drivers for most of the leading OEMS and manufacturers together.
What we are about to show you though is the official way that is presented by the Motorola company for you to see, so when you use this guide, it is the most official way. If you find this method does not work then, we highly recommend checking out the Universal Windows ADB Driver we just mentioned which his available from Koushik Dutta’s website that he set up for that tool. It too should do the job for most people; however, I’ve tried using it on some older versions of Windows and could not get it to work, so I recommend trying the official way first.
Installing the Motorola Moto G4 USB Drivers on Windows PC
Click on the Motorola custom help page and then look for the red button that shows the “Download for Windows” option. Click on it and the Motorola Device Manager downloads to your computer.
You can see how much time is remaining for the download on the file. Wait for it to finish downloading before moving on to the next step.
Click on the Motorola Device Manager file once it does finish downloading to begin the setup wizard.
Read the welcoming message along with the explanation of what you are choosing to install and then click on the Next button at the bottom of the page.
Click on the “I accept” button to agree to the terms and conditions and then click on the Install button at the bottom to begin the installation of the Device manager tat comes with the Motorola USB Drivers for the Moto G4 smartphone.
Now just wait for the green progress bar to reach the other side of the screen and when it gets to the end it will change the screen for you.
Click on the Close button when you get to the congratulations screen that is available to let you know that the Motorola Device manager did successfully install the way it was supposed to install on the computer.
Click on the recently added menu from the Start menu if you are using the Windows 10 operating system.
Navigate to the Downloads folder if you are using one of the other versions of Windows. (Those who have changed what the default download location is on a Windows operating system will need to navigate to that folder instead).
Connect the Motorola Moto G4 smartphone to the computer with the USB cable and you get the checking for the new device software message on the screen when you click to open the Motorola Device Manager application which also gives you the USB drivers.
In conclusion, that is how to install the Motorola Moto G4 USB Drivers on a computer running a version of the Windows operating system. The Motorola Device manager has no problems installing on most versions of Windows ranging from the current Windows 10 right back to the service pack three version of Windows XP. Moreover, it should be compatible with future versions of Windows when they come out also.