How to Download a Picture from Your Cell Phone to a PC

How to Download a Picture from Your Cell Phone to a PC. It's simple to download a picture from a cell phone to any computer with Internet access. The method described allows you to send a picture from your cell phone to any PC. This way you can both store and share those great pictures you took with your phone.

As Easy as Email

Step 1

Go to the picture browser on your cell phone. This can usually be easily found by pressing the camera button. When the camera loads up at the bottom of the screen, you should see one of the following options: "Browse," "Gallery," "Options," or "Tools." Press the button on your phone that corresponds with one of those (the top-left and top-right buttons on your phone perform whatever action the text on the bottom-left and bottom-right of the screen says). If there is only "Options" or "Tools," then a pop-up menu will open within which you will be able to select "Browse" or "Gallery."

Step 2

Select the picture you want to send from your picture gallery. You should now be viewing just that picture.

Step 3

Find the options for "Send," "Options," or "Tools" at the bottom of the screen. If there is "Send," push the button the corresponds with it. If there is only "Options" or "Tools," push the button for that, then select "Send" from the menu that comes up.

Step 4

Enter the email address you want to send the picture to in the "To:" field. Use the numberpad on the phone to enter the letters. Any special symbols, including @, are most likely under the number 1 - just keep pressing it in succession until you get the symbol you want. If you make a mistake, the "Clear" button will backspace.

Step 5

Press the "Send" button on your phone (the same one you would use to make a call). Your picture will be sent to the email address you specified.

Tip

You generally need to be in your home calling area to send pictures.

If you are unable to send pictures from your phone via this method, it may be because it is disabled for your service plan or unavailable in your area. Talk to customer service for your wireless carrier to find out whether this is the case.