With the increasing quality of Cellphone camera's , more and more people are wanting to copy their pictures from their phone's to their computers.
There are basically 4 ways to accomplish this.
- USB Cable
- Card Transfer
# 1 USB Cable
One of the most convenient ways to transfer your pictures is to use the USB cable if your phone was supplied with one. If your phone was not bought with a cable , you can purchase the cable from the store where the the phone was bought.
You will usually also need the manufacturer's software like Nokia pc suite for Nokia phones which can be downloaded from the website of the manufacturer. Here is a list for the most popular phone brands sites.NokiaSamsungSony-ErricsonMotorolaLG
Many phones also support the option to use the phone as a flash drive so to speak. When you insert a cable , the mobile would typically ask in what mode to use the cable in for instance : Print , Storage or Nokia mode. If you select the storage mode , you may transfer your pictures from the phone the same way you would from a flash drive.
# 2 Bluetooth
If you are using a laptop or bluetooth enabled PC , using bluetooth can also be a handy way to transfer your pictures. To do this , enable bluetooth on you computer and from the taskbar , right click on the bluetooth icon and select recieve a file.
Then on your phone , go the the picture or video you want to send and select options and send via bluetooth. This will vary from phone to phone , so look around for the send with bluetooth option.
Your phone will then search for a computer in range and once you have found your computer , hit the send button.
The transfer will then take place and your computer will ask you where to save the image.
# 3 Card Transfer
Most phones these days have a removable memory card. This is a easy way to transfer a large amount of content from your phone to your computer.
Simply remove the SD or Micro SD card from your phone (refer to your manual) and insert it into a external card reader or your laptop's built in card reading unit.
You may also need a micro to sd converter which can be bought either with a micro SD card or separately from most chain department stores.
You will then be able to transfer the content like you would from your digital camera.
# 4 E-mail
If your cellphone supports e-mail and it is set up , and you only need to transfer one or two pictures , e-mail can be very helpful.
To do this , go to the image you wish to send and in the options , select send via e-mail. This option differs between brands and models so check your manual. You can then simply send the picture to your PC e-mail address and retrieve the image from there.
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