How to Send Pictures from Your Computer to a Cell Phone



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How to Send Pictures from Your Cell Phone to Your Computer

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This wikiHow teaches you how to move photos from your iPhone or Android onto your Windows or Mac computer. You can use a charger cable to do this, or you can send photos to your computer through Google Drive.

Steps

On Windows

  1. Connect your phone to your computer.Attach the charger end of the USB charger cable to the phone, then attach the other end to your computer's USB port.
  2. Open Start .Click the Windows logo in the bottom-left corner of the screen.
  3. Typephotosinto Start.This will bring up the Photos application in the Start menu.
  4. ClickPhotos.It's at the top of the Start menu. This icon resembles a couple of mountain peaks on a colored background. The Photos app will open.
  5. ClickImport.It's in the upper-right side of the Photos window.
  6. ClickOn another device.This link is on the right side of the window.
  7. Wait for your computer to find your photos.Your computer will search for connected items, such as a USB flash drive and your phone. This may take awhile.
  8. Select photos to move.By default, every photo and video on your phone is selected; click selected photos to de-select them, or clickClear allto de-select every photo and video and then click only the ones you want to move.
  9. ClickContinue.It's at the bottom of the window.
  10. Review your import settings.You can change the following items before importing:
    • Import folder- To change the folder into which your photos upload, click theChange where they're importedlink, then click a folder you'd like to use and clickAdd this folder to Pictures.
    • Sort type- Click the drop-down box in the middle of the window, then click eitherDayorMonth
    • Keep photos on phone- Check the box near the bottom of the window to delete the photos from your phone once they've been moved, or leave it unchecked to keep the photos on your phone.
  11. ClickImport.It's at the bottom of the window. This will prompt the photos to begin moving onto your computer.

Using iPhone on Mac

  1. Connect your iPhone to your computer.Attach the charger end of the USB charger cable to the phone, then attach the other end to your computer's USB port.
    • If your Mac doesn't have a USB port, you will need to purchase a USB-C to USB-3.0 adapter.
  2. Open Photos.Click the Photos app icon, which resembles a multicolored pinwheel on a white background. You'll find this in your Mac's Dock.
  3. Click theImporttab.This is in the upper-right side of the window.
  4. Select photos to import.Click each photo that you want to import to select it.
    • You can also just clickImport All New Photosin the top-right corner of the Photos window.
  5. ClickImport Selected.This button is near the top-right side of the Photos window. Doing so will prompt the photos to begin copying onto your Mac.
    • Skip this step if you clickedImport All New Photos.
  6. Wait for your photos to finish importing.Depending on how many photos you have to import, this process' time will vary.
  7. Decide whether or not to keep the photos on your iPhone.When prompted, click eitherDelete ItemsorKeep Items. This will either delete the photos from your iPhone or keep them on your iPhone, respectively.

Using Android on Mac

  1. Connect your Android to your Mac.Use the Android's charging cable to connect your Android to one of your computer's USB ports.
    • If your Mac doesn't have a USB port, you will need to purchase a USB-C to USB-3.0 adapter.
    • If your Android prompts you to select a connection type, tapMedia device (MTP)on its screen before continuing.
  2. Download and install Android File Transfer.To do so:
  3. Open Android File Transfer.If Android File Transfer doesn't launch automatically, click the spaceship icon in your Dock, then click the green Android mascot icon.
  4. Double-click the "Internal storage" or "SD card" folder.Depending on where the photos you want to transfer are stored and what kind of storage is available on your Android, you may see a slightly different option here.
  5. Double-click the "DCIM" folder.
  6. Double-click the "Camera" folder.This is where all of your Android's photos are stored. Doing so will bring up a list of your Android's photos.
    • Depending on whether or not your photos are in an album, you may have to open another folder before continuing.
  7. Select your Android's photos.Click and drag your mouse across the photos you want to move onto your computer to select them. You can also hold down theCommandkey while clicking individual photos to select them independently.
    • To select all photos in a folder, pressCommand+A.
  8. Click .This menu item is in the upper-left side of your Mac's screen. A drop-down menu will appear.
  9. Click .It's near the top of theEditmenu.
  10. Open Finder.Click the blue, face-like app in your Mac's Dock.
  11. Select a save location.Click a folder (e.g.,All My Files) on the left side of the Finder window to select it as your photos' save location.
  12. Click again.TheEditdrop-down menu will reappear.
  13. ClickPaste Items.This will copy the photos from your Android onto your Mac, though it may take a few minutes for all of the selected photos to transfer.

Using Google Drive

  1. Make sure you have Google Drive installed on your phone.If you don't already have Google Drive, you can or before continuing. Google Drive is free to download and use.
  2. Open Google Drive.Tap the Google Drive app icon, which resembles a green, blue, and yellow triangle. Google Drive will open if you're logged in.
    • If you aren't logged in, you'll first need to select a Google account to use with Google Drive. Make sure that this is an account that you can use on your computer as well.
  3. Tap .It's a blue button in the lower-right side of the screen. A menu will open.
  4. TapUpload.This upward-facing arrow icon is in the menu.
  5. TapPhotos and Videos.Doing so will open your phone's Photos app.
    • On Android, you'll instead tapImageshere.
  6. Select photos to upload.Tap an album if necessary, then tap each photo you want to upload to select them.
  7. TapUPLOAD.It's in the top-right corner of the screen.
  8. Wait for the photos to finish uploading.This time will vary depending on how many photos you're uploading and the strength of your Internet connection.
  9. Open Google Drive on your computer.In a web browser, go to . Your Google Drive main page will open if you're already logged in.
    • If you aren't logged in, clickGo to Google Drivein the middle of the page, then enter your email address and password.
    • If you're logged into multiple Google accounts, make sure you're opening the same account in Drive as you used on your phone. You can click your name badge in the top-right corner of the Google Drive page and select the correct account.
  10. Select the photos you uploaded.Click and drag your mouse across the photos that you uploaded. They will be highlighted in blue.
  11. Click .It's in the upper-right corner of the page. A drop-down menu will appear.
  12. ClickDownload.This option is in the drop-down menu. Doing so will prompt all selected photos to begin downloading onto your computer.

Community Q&A

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  • Question
    How can I get an Android phone to accept an external SD card?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    That depends on a couple things. First, your phone has to actually have an SD card slot. Many modern Android phones don't. Second, your phone has to be able to read and write to the type and capacity of SD card you're using. You'll have to do some research on your phone to find out that information.
    Thanks!
  • Question
    How do I transfer pictures from an old flip phone that has no network provider?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    If you have a USB cable that fits your phone, attach that, and your phone will detect any images and download them, via the media section on your old phone, onto your laptop. Then it should store them on a file, which you can transfer over to your pictures folder.
    Thanks!
  • Question
    How do I transfer pictures from an old flip phone that has no network provider?
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    Community Answer
    You could try removing the SIM card, inserting it into a phone with a network provider, and then sending yourself the photos. You could also try connecting the phone directly to the computer if possible.
    Thanks!
  • Question
    I connect my iPhone to my PC, answer "Yes, I trust this computer", then receive a message "This accessory may not be supported". Any advice?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Just press cancel and allow the process to carry on, as you know the computer could be trusted.
    Thanks!
  • Question
    How do I transfer photographs from Apple phone to a laptop?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    depending on how many you want to transfer, you can either upload them to an app called dropbox on your phone and then download them onto your computer. Or, if there aren't many, then you could just email them to yourself and then save them onto your computer.
    Thanks!
  • Question
    What do I do if the autoplay box does not come up?
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    Community Answer
    Simply go into My Computer (or This PC, depending on your version of Windows) and access the phone from there.
    Thanks!
Unanswered Questions
  • How do I transfer photos from an iPhone to an Android tablet
  • How can I post my pictures as an attachment in an email from my phone?
  • What do I do when internal storage is running out?
  • What if I plugged in my USB drive cord to the computer from my phone but doesn't let me import pictures because it's not found but on my phone it is?
  • How to transfer photos from ATT Z221 phone to iPad or Flash Drive?
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  • There are phone-specific applications, such as iCloud for iPhone and Google Photos for Android, that allow you to transfer photos back and forth between your computer and your phone via app and web browser.

Warnings

  • If you decide to use Google Drive, make sure you upload your photos while connected to Wi-Fi. Uploading over a cellular connection will most likely result in extra charges on your monthly bill.

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