How to Transfer Photos from Android Phone or Tablet to a PC

How to Transfer Photos from Android Phone or Tablet to a PC

In this video we show you how simple it
is to transfer over your photos and videos with a USB cable and answer the
question is USB still a worthwhile option. what’s going on YouTube it’s
about time that I made an updated video of this and that’s transferring your
photos and your videos from Android over to PC so let’s jump right in like it or
not transferring over a USB cable is still a viable option why you ask that
is because if you have a computer or a phone that doesn’t have like a Wi-Fi
connection or you don’t have a Bluetooth connection or anything like that you can
still just plug in the cable and transfer the photos or videos straight
over before we get started you’re gonna want to obviously have three different
things phone computer and the USB cable now make sure that it does not only
support the charge ability which is basically every other cable but it also
has the ability to transfer the data so how do you know if the cable that you
have actually supports data transfer if you plug it into the computer and you
plug it into the phone you’re gonna get a message on the phone indicating that
it wants to set up like a mass storage you need to enable that and that of
course you’ll get a connection and/or driver installation on the computer the
best thing to do is just use the cable that came with the phone if you still
have it if it’s an older phone chances are you’re not going to but just look
around and try different cables now since I have already plugged in this
phone I’m not gonna receive the message that wants me to enable the MTP which is
the mass transfer protocol or the mass storage device I’m gonna go ahead and
play it plug it in but you’re gonna notice the sound pay attention to the
sound that’s gonna indicate a connection and then in the bottom right hand corner
of this computer you’re gonna see that I have connected to the phone if you don’t
get that then you may want to try a different cable or check the phone
settings that everything is enabled correctly and then watch I’m gonna plug
it into the phone here boom bingo Bongo we can see the connection in the bottom
right hand corner which is hiding behind me you can see that it says select to
choose what happens with the device and it has connected to the phone now that
we’re connected to the phone what we’re gonna want to do is bring up a Windows
Explorer I’m just gonna click on the file and it’s gonna automatically take
me to quick access but I don’t want to be in quick access I actually want to be
in this PC go along the left-hand side click on this PC and you notice that I
am nected right here because it says the
galaxy si plus which is under devices and drives if you don’t have that you
may need to just maximize that in order to get that option what we’re going to
do now is we’re gonna go into the device that you’ve plugged in and we’re gonna
search for the videos or pictures that you have now I have two options in here
I have an SD card installed but I also have phone storage so I have pictures in
both places you may have the same if we go in there you can see the two
different options I have card and then I have phone now if I go into phone you’re
gonna want to search for the DCIM if you do not have an SD card this is where
your pictures and your videos are going to be stored which is going to be the
DCIM folder which stands for digital camera image if you go into there you’ve
got camera restored screenshots you can go into those and you can see the
different types of files that are in there if we backtrack a few if you do
have an SD card installed the phone is going to default save your pictures and
videos to that so we’re going to go back a couple steps and we’re gonna go into
card here’s where things can get a little bit tricky if you’ve had photos
or videos on your phone storage and you move them over to the SD card dances are
that you may have moved into a different album which is exactly what’s happened
in my case here I move them from the internal storage to the SD card and I
put them under album one so I have pictures in there however in this case
I’m gonna go into DCIM and then I am going to go into camera and you can see
that I’ve got the main pictures here for today’s demonstration saved in this
particular folder so I’m going to either click and drag control a or if I just
want to select individual ones I can hold down control and select individual
ones or I can click on one click on shift and hold the other one and it will
select everything in between I now have all of the pictures that I want selected
I’m just gonna drag them and drop them into the pictures folder because I will
worry about organizing and filing in them later so I’m just gonna click on
them hold and then I’m going to drag and drop them into my pictures over here on
the left hand side so if we go into the pictures folder you can now see that
those pictures that I have transferred over are in this folder and like I said
I will transfer them or organize them later now the reverse of this is of
course if I want to transfer photos from my computer over to my android phone I’m
gonna locate where those pictures are I’m going to typically just right-click
or select any of them that I have and I’m just gonna click on copy find the
phone and then I’m going to navigate where I want these pictures say but
since I’ve gone through I’ve copied the ones that I do want to
transfer over I’m just gonna right-click in the space on the phone where I want
those pictures and click on paste and it’s going to transfer them over and it
transferred nearly instant thank you for watching the video and spending some
time with us today if you found the video useful or liked it give it a like
and a share and of course that brings us to our question of the day do you still
feel like the USB is a viable option leave your answers in the comments
section below the video and of course while you’re down there don’t forget to
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13 thoughts on “How to Transfer Photos from Android Phone or Tablet to a PC

  • May 2, 2019 at 2:30 pm

    Question of the Day: Do you still feel like the USB is a viable method?

  • May 7, 2019 at 12:54 pm


  • May 7, 2019 at 2:57 pm

    Helpful Tutorial. 🙂

  • May 11, 2019 at 2:07 am

    When I go to google photos it only shows the last set of pics and vids. I need to find a vid I did months ago. I saw it a couple of weeks ago somehow but now I can't. (android lg lucky) I want to transfer that vid but I can't find it. I'm using a usb cable going to a desktop pc with Win 10 pro.

  • June 14, 2019 at 1:54 am

    Very Helpful… Thank you! Yes USB Cable is important. You never know!!!

  • June 19, 2019 at 12:41 am

    Good information but you talk much too fast for me.

  • June 20, 2019 at 5:55 am

    Thank you, the sound was good, but your images are too small and you talk way too fast. I did subscribe and liked.

  • July 20, 2019 at 1:04 am

    You're going too fast please help I don't know what to do after seeing all the picture what button do I click please help!!!!

  • July 31, 2019 at 10:45 pm

    what about my tablet? I try to transfer my downloads from my tablet LG to my lap top hp, but when I open my tablet into computer, It's not apear the word "download" in my computer, I can't find it. I have in the tablet: download, facebook, thumbnails, camera and 100andro. There are in DCIM, but is not there, it don't show the download in computer. what I do? Thank you

  • August 5, 2019 at 9:36 pm

    When I go into my device it said nothing is in it 🙁

  • August 6, 2019 at 1:18 pm

    what other flipping cable!!!!

  • August 7, 2019 at 9:34 pm

    i love the fact that i can see every hair in your beard in 4k lol

  • August 8, 2019 at 6:14 pm

    You need to slow down! You do realize that your viewers are probably pulling the remaining hairs from their scalps because of screwed up software etc. do you not? How about speaking a little bit slower and realizing not everyone has your experience and that most need answers to their problems!


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