How to transfer photos from mobile to computer: All ways

Transfer photos to the computer all the ways

The gallery of our phone is increasingly full of photos, videos and screenshots that we take on a daily basis. This is because currently photos allow us not only to create memories, but also to store information necessary for daily life. Now, what if you want to access those photos on your PC? In this article, we will see how to transfer photos from mobile to computer: all possible ways.

Whether it is to free up space on your mobile storage, to view the photos on a larger screen or perhaps to edit them, today there are endless ways to transfer photos from your mobile to your computer. For the purpose of help you to know all the methods that are within your reach, then we will take a walk through all of them. Let us begin.

How to transfer photos from mobile to computer? all the ways

No matter what operating system your phone has (iOS or Android), it is good that you know how to transfer photos from the mobile to the computer. In any case, you can carry out this task through a simple procedure. However, keep in mind that, Although there are universal ways to do it, there are also methods specially designed for each type of mobile..

Basically, you can send photos from your mobile to your computer in two ways: wirelessly and through a physical medium. We'll start by looking at each of the wireless methods (messaging apps, cloud services, Bluetooth). And later, we will talk about the physical media that are available (USB, SD, Pendrive).

Through messaging apps

Mobile with messaging applications

We begin this tour with one of the most useful and currently used ways: messaging applications. since apps like Telegram and WhatsApp They also have versions for computers, the truth is that it is really easy to transfer files from one device to another. In both, the procedure is practically the same and consists of the following:

  1. On your mobile, enter your personal chat (the one that allows you to send messages to yourself).
  2. Tap the 'Attach a file' icon.
  3. Choose 'Gallery' and select the photos you want to upload.
  4. Tap on 'Send'.
  5. Now open WhatsApp or Telegram on your computer.
  6. Enter the chat, download the photos you sent and that's it.

With the 'Your Phone' app from Microsoft

Mobile link transfer mobile photos to computer

A second option that allows you to send photos from your mobile to your computer is the 'Your Phone' app which is designed to link Android devices to Windows 10 and 11 computers. To use it, you have to do the following:

  • Install the 'Link to Windows' application on your mobile.
  • Follow the steps to pair with the app on your computer.
  • Ready! So you can see all the photos on your phone on your Windows PC.

In addition to having access to the photos and videos on your phone, this app will allow you to do things like: send and receive calls, send text messages (SMS), access your applications and monitor your phone from the PC.

with the cloud

Save data in the cloud

A third way is using Cloud storage services to send photos from the mobile to the PC. Services like Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive and apps like Google Photos, will help you upload your photos without much complication. For example, an app that you can use to send files from Android or iOS is Google Drive. The procedure is the next:

  1. Open Google Drive on mobile.
  2. Click on the 'More' (+) button.
  3. Now tap on 'Upload'.
  4. Select the photos you want to pass.
  5. Open Google Drive in your computer's browser or desktop.
  6. Locate the photos you uploaded, download them and you're done.

With AirDrop or Snapdrop

If you have an iPhone and a Mac computer, the ideal way to transfer photos from one device to another is using airdrop. To do this, you must first activate the feature on your MAC. Then, share the photos by AirDrop from your mobile to the Mac. Thus, you will have the photos you want in the 'Downloads' folder on your computer.

‎Instashare Air Drop
‎Instashare Air Drop
Developer: lukas foldyna
Price: Free+

On the other hand, if you have an Android mobile and a Mac computer, you will have to use the Snapdrop application. After downloading it to your mobile, press the computer icon and choose the photos you want to transfer. Finally, open Snapdrop on the web and see all the photos you've sent ready to download.

Snapdrop & PairDrop
Snapdrop & PairDrop
Developer: Didla
Price: Free

With Wetransfer: All the ways to transfer photos from your mobile to your computer

Wetransfer transfer photos from mobile to computer

Y if you do not want to download any application on your mobile or computer? With WeTransfer you can pass your photos without problem. All you have to do is enter the Wetransfer website, tap on 'Send a file' and choose the photos from your gallery. Once this is done, write a source and destination email account (you can use the same one), confirm the account and that's it.

Now what you have to do is enter the Wetransfer site on your computer and open the sent message. There, you will have access to a download link where you will find the photos you sent from your mobile in a compressed format. Download the photos and you're done.

By Bluetooth: Transfer photos from the mobile to the computer in all ways

Activate Bluetooth on the PC

We couldn't talk about transferring photos from phone to PC without mentioning Bluetooth. Although the transfer speed is not as high as we would like, the truth is that it is an ideal option if we do not have an Internet connection. For the purpose of transfer files from mobile to PC via Bluetooth, follow these steps:

  1. On your computer, right click on the Bluetooth icon.
  2. Choose the 'Receive a file' option.
  3. Now, select on your mobile the photos you want to share.
  4. Choose the 'Bluetooth' option.
  5. Select the Bluetooth of the computer and that's it.

With a USB cable

iPhone SD card adapter

We come to the most basic and universal method to transfer photos from the mobile to the PC: the USB cable. The procedure consists of connect one end of the USB cable to your phone and the other end to your computer's USB port. Then, choose the 'Transfer files' option on your mobile so that it appears on your computer.

Usually, your mobile photos are stored in the DCIM folder. What you have to do is locate it, select the photos you want to transfer, copy and paste them in the folder you want on your PC. In that simple way you can send any file from your mobile.

With SD card or Pendrive

Pen drive

We end this tour with two classic methods: the USB card or a Pendrive. If your phone has a slot to expand storage, you can use the SD to transfer the photos to the computer. What you have to do is remove the memory, insert it into the SD slot of your PC, select the photos you want to copy and that's it.

You can do the same with a Pendrive. However, for this you will need to have an adapter cable. If you have it, all you have to do is send the photos from your phone to the Pendrive and then insert it into the PC. In this way, you will be able to select and pass all the files you want.

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