Direct connection with USB cable

Actually, this method is the most popular and obvious. The phone can be connected via a regular USB cable (almost always included with the phone) to a computer (laptop) port.

We connect the phone to the computer using a USB cable


Further, after installing the driver (and Windows 7-10 often does this automatically), you can safely open “My Computer / This Computer” and go into the phone’s memory, as if it were a regular USB flash drive (see screenshot below).

Photos and pictures are most often found in the “Download” and “Pictures” directories (if you use, say, Viber, see also the folder of the same name).

1) The computer does not see the phone via USB: why and what can be done?

2) Try to update the driver in addition to the first instruction. I talked about the best utilities that automatically detect the hardware model and find a driver for it in this article.

Using SD card

If your phone supports MicroSD cards, then you can connect it to the phone, transfer all the data to it, and then use the MicroSD adapter to connect it to the laptop / computer card reader and copy everything you need (you can also do the reverse operation).

Note that some modern laptops (and PCs) do not have a built-in card reader. In this case, you can purchase a small universal adapter that includes many ports at once: USB, Ethernet, HDMI, card reader, etc.

Insert the SD card into the laptop card reader

If you are faced with the fact that the computer does not recognize or does not see a flash card (microSD, miniSD, SD). then read this article.

Ways to transfer files from phone to computer (including photos)

Via Wi-Fi network

Many people now have routers at home so that all devices (PC, laptop, telephone, TV, etc.) are connected to the Internet.

Note that if your phone and laptop, for example, are connected to the same Wi-Fi network, then you can transfer data via Wi-Fi!

To do this, it is most convenient to install a special application on the phone that creates an FTP server (i.e. it will be possible to work with the phone’s memory as with a regular FTP storage).

I recommend using the Wi-Fi FTP Server app. it’s simple, reliable, and you only need to press 1 button to get started!

  • check if there is a Wi-Fi connection;
  • press the “Start” button;
  • we get the URL that needs to be entered in the browser (or FTP client, for example, File Zilla) on the computer. A password and login are also indicated, but they are usually not required.

In my case, the address is like (note that you need to enter everything in the address bar up to the point!). If the address was entered correctly (as well as username and password). then you will see all the folders of the phone. Now you can safely delete something, copy something to your PC.

Pay attention to the folders “Download”, “Pictures”, “Viber”. most often the photos are in them.

Viewing available files on an FTP server

Using a cloud drive

Recently, cloud storage (in the common people “cloud”) is gaining popularity. Ie, in fact, this is your “disk” on the Internet, which you can access from both your phone and PC.

This means that by uploading files to it from one device, you can view them on another.

I talked about cloud disks (the best services, how to work with them, where and how best to create, etc.) in this article.

Actually, after installing the Yandex Disk application, all screenshots and photos taken on the smartphone will be automatically placed on it (in principle, the same work is done with the disk from).

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I will add that you can manually upload any other files that you want to transfer to other devices from your phone to Yandex disk. Well, and then, from the cloud disk, it will not be difficult to pick up the data.

By connecting a USB stick

You can connect a regular USB flash drive to your phone or tablet if you use a special adapter from Micro-USB to a regular USB port (note: USB OTG adapter).

There are many options for such adapters: there is in the form of a small adapter, and there is in the form of a cable (see photo below). However, in recent years, specials have also begun to appear. universal flash drives: they have two ports. classic USB and Micro-USB.

In general, the process of connection and use itself is quite simple. By connecting a USB flash drive to such an adapter, and going into the explorer on Android (phone / tablet), you will see an external USB drive (this is the flash drive).

An ordinary USB flash drive is connected to the tablet

Actually, working with a flash drive in Explorer on a smartphone is no different from working in Windows (in my opinion.).

The flash drive is displayed in File Explorer on Android. you can copy, delete, transfer information

A more detailed description of the process of connecting a flash drive to a tablet / phone can be found here.

How to download photos and files from your phone to your computer. 7 ways!

I want to upload a photo from my BQ 4800 phone to my computer, but the computer stubbornly does not see the phone (Windows 10 is used).

Tried a laptop with Windows 7. but it also couldn’t pick up drivers for the phone and see it. Help set up the phone to copy all the photos.

Specifically why your phone does not see the computer is difficult to say (most likely, the drivers are simply not installed. you need to go to the official website of the phone manufacturer and try to find them on it).

In general, I advise you and everyone else not to get hung up on any one method of transferring files. Now you can download the same photos from phone to PC, and from PC to phone with dozens of different services and applications.

I will consider several methods below, if one does not work for you, try using another. For anyone you will find one that will “like” both you and the phone.

How to transfer photos from phone to computer?

Now let’s get down to action.

First, connect the cable with one side to your smartphone and the other to a USB port on your computer or laptop. Then you will hear a beep about pairing devices. Now you need to unlock your smartphone in order for your computer to access it. On the screen of a smartphone with an unlocked screen, you can see something like the following:

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If nothing appears on the screen after connecting, it does not matter. call the shutter and you will see a connection message.

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After clicking, a menu will appear with the ability to select a connection.

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What to choose from the list? Since we will be transferring images, select the item “Camera” or “Transfer photos” (we have highlighted them above in the screenshots). In this case, you will not see unnecessary folders in the file system of the device, which can only interfere. However, if you want to transfer additional files, for example, some folders, then you need to select “File Manager” or “File Transfer”.

What are we doing all this for? Starting with Android 6.0 and higher, access to the file system of the device using a PC or laptop is closed until the user gives the go-ahead. And this was done in order to protect user data, because it will be impossible for third parties to get to the file system of the device, if its desktop is protected by a password or other type of protection. All in all, another useful step towards protecting against Android.

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On the desktop of a computer or laptop, open the “Computer” section (or “My Computer”. as it is more convenient for anyone). Find our smartphone and double-click on it with the left mouse button.

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Next, we open the internal memory of the device, because photos taken with a smartphone are usually saved on it. If images are saved on a memory card, select it. it will also be displayed.

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How to transfer a photo from a phone to a computer: step by step instructions

Most users use their own smartphone to take pictures, especially since some flagship touchscreen devices shoot so well that they will envy “soap dishes”. At the same time, not everyone knows how to transfer the resulting images to a computer. We’ll show you what to do.

What do we need?

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USB cable (some also call it a charging cord. it also serves this function). This can be a micro USB cable or USB Type-C. in this case, it does not matter. The main thing is to have the cable at your fingertips.

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Here is a list of photos. We select the necessary ones, you can several (hold down the Ctrl key and select) or even all at once (CtrlA).

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Press the right mouse button and select “Copy” (CtrlC) in the context menu. Or “Cut” (CtrlX). depends on the need.

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Now you need to select a folder on your computer where you will transfer files. We have this, for example, the “Photos” folder located on the C drive. Open the folder, right-click on an empty space to bring up a menu, and select “Paste” (CtrlV).

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Awaiting the transfer of images. It may take some time if there are a lot of photos.

Simple way to transfer photos from Iphone to laptop

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If you need to transfer a photo to a smartphone from a computer, do the same, only the transfer will be carried out from a PC.

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Lesson 7. How to transfer photos from phone to computer

Now even the simplest push-button phones have a camera, not to mention smartphones. It is very convenient, the “camera” is always at hand. It is easy and simple to take a photo, but the screen size seems small with age, I would like to view the photo larger, or share it with relatives and friends. There is a desire to transfer a photo from a phone to a computer. I will try to tell you how to do this. There are a great many models of phones and smartphones. Each case has its own peculiarities of connecting and transferring photos. It is impossible to tell about each model, I will try to explain the general principles that will help you solve this problem.

Modern phones have a universal charger that connects with a microUSB. USB connector. We need to connect to the USB connector of the computer. Older phones had different, often suitable only for a given phone model, connectors. But if there is a USB connector from the phone, then it will also work. Here is a picture of USB types.

To enlarge the picture, click on it with the left mouse button, return to the previous size. again

Under the numbers 1. USB, 2. miniUSB, 3. microUSB. Connect the cable to the phone, connect the other side to the computer. After the first connection, the operating system tries to automatically install the necessary drivers (as we remember, a driver is a program that connects our device, in this case a phone, and the computer’s operating system). The icon appears on the taskbar.,

in the figure is highlighted with a red frame, here is a larger one, the same figure. If you click on it, a window will open in which we see the progress of the installation.

The example shows the connection of the LG Leon smartphone.

After installation, a new icon appears in the “My Computer” window. “LG Leon”, in the figure it is surrounded by a red frame.

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After clicking on it with the left mouse button, a new window opens, in which we see two disks.

You can have one if no memory card is installed. In our example, this is “Internal Memory and CD Card”. We open the folder “Internal memory”. Here we see a lot of folders. We are interested in the DCIM folder, this is the phone’s camera folder.

We open it. There are service folders and the “Camera” folder here.

We open it, here are photos from our photo module.

If, like ours, the files are in a list, click “View” and select

“Small icons” or “Large icons” (For more information on how to change the view in the Lesson Folders and files.) Further standard actions. right-click on the photo we have selected, in the menu that opens, select the item “Copy”, go to the computer folder “Pictures” or you can right-click again on the “Desktop”. select the “Insert” menu item. Our task is completed, the photo from the phone has been transferred to the computer.

If you have a memory card in your phone, and the phone settings specify to save photos to it, then there will be no photos in the DCIM folder in the internal phone memory. All of them will be saved in the same folder. DCIM on the CD card.

Now let’s look at another case. When you connect the phone to the computer for the first time, the driver installation fails, or the driver is installed, and the phone does not appear in the “My Computer” folder. You can try to go to the phone manufacturer’s website, find the driver you need and install it manually. But this is a rather difficult task, and not everyone will be able to cope with it.

How to proceed in this case? Is there any other option for solving the problem “Transfer photos from phone to computer”. Yes, if the phone has Internet (via WI-FI or mobile). We go to the e-mail on the phone (I hope you already have a mailbox, if not, you can create it. the instructions are here.) And write a letter to yourself, attach the desired photo or several and send it. The letter you sent appears in the inbox. On the computer, go to e-mail and save the attached photo on the computer.

If you have Wi-Fi, then using the additional SHAREit program, you can very easily transfer photos from your smartphone to your computer in a few clicks. Step-by-step installation of the program on a computer and a smartphone, and the exchange between them is described in detail here

Another option for transferring photos from phone to computer using Bleutooth technology is described here. There are also details about bluetooth technology and how to connect your phone to a computer.

How to transfer photos from phone to computer if you have WatsApp on your phone.

In lesson 17 I told how to install the WatsApp messenger on a smartphone, I also told how to wirelessly connect to a computer and save photos, videos from the phone to the computer. The only drawback is that there is no access to the gallery of the phone itself. You can save only what was sent to you, or what you sent. Although I do not see a big problem, what would I send to anyone a photo, and then save it on my computer.

How to transfer photos from phone to computer if you have Telegram on your phone.

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where we select the Favorites item and send our photos there. On the computer, click three strips, click on the checkbox

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and we get to the favorites, where we see all the photos downloaded from the phone. If you wish, you can save them to your computer by right-clicking on the photo and selecting Save Image As.