How to transfer photos from mobile to computer

transfer mobile photos to pc

Practically any of the mobile phone models on the market, not only necessarily the high-end ones, come equipped with ever-higher quality digital cameras. That, together with their large storage capacity, make them perfect instruments for capturing images (of trips, of celebrations, of friends and family) that we want to keep forever. Here we will see how to transfer photos from mobile to computer

Before going into the matter, it is necessary to talk about Cloud". Many people use services like Google Drive or Dropbox to sync their files, photos and videos. Everything we capture with our mobile cameras can be stored there, through a backup, without having to save them on a computer or a physical memory device.

But despite the convenience and ease of saving files and images offered by cloud services, there are still many people who prefer to have their photos safely stored and always available on their computer. It is to them that this post is directed. Let's see below what are the methods available to us to successfully transfer data from a mobile phone to a computer:

Via a USB cable

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El usb cable It is the most used method to transfer files from a mobile phone to a computer. Obviously, to use this system we will need a compatible cable. Normally, the charging cable that comes in the box with the smartphone when we buy it serves perfectly for this purpose. It will also be necessary to have a free USB port on our computer. The steps to follow are these:

  1. First you need to connect the phone and the computer through the cable.
  2. In the notification bar, click on the storage options and then select "Data transfer".*
  3. Next we open the file explorer to access the content of the device.
  4. There we select the photos that we want to transfer from the mobile to the computer.
  5. There are two ways to transfer them: by copying and pasting or by dragging them to the desired folder.

(*) If it is an iPhone, iTunes for Windows will need to be installed first in order to continue.

By email

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Another pretty quick resource when the volume of photos to be transferred is not too large. This is how to transfer photos from mobile to computer using email:

  1. To start, you have to access the inbox of our email account from the phone.
  2. Then you have to open a new e-mail with the option "Write".
  3. We attach the photos to the body of the message.
  4. In the recipient field, we enter our own email address in order to send the photos to ourselves.
  5. we press the button "Send".
  6. Finally, we open the email account on the computer and we open the message that we have previously sent, downloading attachmentsie the photos.

Using a Bluetooth connection

Bluetooth icon on the outside of your PC

If our PC has a connection Bluetooth, then we have one more means to transfer photos from mobile to computer. yes, the phone it has to be an android device, otherwise it will not be possible. To do so, follow these steps:

  1. To start, you have to open the file explorer of our mobile to locate the photos that you want to transfer.
  2. We go to the «Share» menu, in which we select "Bluetooth".
  3. Now we go to the computer to check if there is a Bluetooth connection option. If so, click on it to bring up the receiving device list. Among them, will be the mobile.
  4. We press "To accept".

One caveat: this transfer mode is not exactly the fastest. Sometimes it can take a long time to complete the process, even for small files. It is important too keep both devices (mobile and computer) close so that the connection is stable and not interrupted during the process.

Messaging applications

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Also popular messaging apps like WhatsApp or Telegram they offer an interesting channel for our photo transfers from phone to computer.

In the case of WhatsApp we can download and save all the photos sent to our contacts. As in the email example, it is also possible to create a conversation with ourselves to store photos in it, images that can later be downloaded to the computer through the PC version of the application.

For its part, Telegram offers its users the option of «Saved messages», through which all kinds of content can be sent, including photos. As with WhatsApp, all you have to do afterwards is log in to your computer to retrieve the images.

AirDrop (Mac OS)

Finally, an option to transfer photos between iOS and macOS. How does it work? Simply, we choose the photos that we want to send by pressing the button to share. If we have AirDrop configured correctly, it will be shown in the upper left part of the share menu. Then it is enough to tap on it to start sending.

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