How to Print Pictures From My Phone

By Erick Kristian

There are two ways to print pictures stored on a phone. One way is to email photos from the phone to a computer. The process to do this will vary slightly depending on the model of the phone being used. Users who email the photos will be charged by their providers for using data, unless the pictures are sent using a Wi-Fi network. The other method is to transfer those photos to a computer via a USB cable.

Printing From an Email

Step 1

Load the picture that will be printed on the phone.

Step 2

Click on the "Options" button once the picture is open. This button will vary depending on the model of the phone, but it should bring up the options for the picture, such as "Delete," "Send" or "Copy."

Step 3

Select "Send" from the options list. Enter the email address you want to send the picture to. Send the photo.

Step 4

Go to the computer that is connected to the printer. Access the email account to which the photo was sent.

Step 5

Download the photo from the email.

Step 6

Print the photo.

Printing Using a USB Cable

Step 1

Connect the phone to the computer using a USB cable. Each phone will have a specific type of USB cable that will be required. The phone's user manual will indicate what type of cable is necessary for that model of phone. Alternatively, the user can contact the manufacturer for the cable. Once the cable has been identified, the user can buy it from the manufacturer or cellphone accessory store.

Step 2

Install any required software. Some phones, smart phones especially, require software to be installed before the user can access data on it. Install the necessary software. This software can almost always be found on the manufacturer's website and should be free.

Step 3

Plug the USB cable into the phone and plug the other end of the cable into the computer.

Step 4

Open the software program for the phone and use it to download pictures from the phone to the computer. Older phones may not require software and will simply show up in "My Computer." Open the phone and browse the contents of the phone for pictures. Copy them to the computer.

Step 5

Print once all the photos have been downloaded.