How to Put Pictures on the Computer With a Cell

By Maya Walker

You can transfer the pictures saved on your cell to your computer with a USB cable. The USB cable establishes a connection which takes advantage of your cell's mass storage capabilities, allowing the computer to recognize your cell as a drive, which allows for easier file transfer. You don't need a third-party syncing application or additional software to perform the transfer.

Things You'll Need

  • USB cable

Step 1

Connect your cell to the computer with a USB cable.

Step 2

Click "Connect USB Storage" or "Mass Storage" on your phone when prompted.

Step 3

Click the "Start" button on your computer, then click "Computer."

Step 4

Double-click your cell's icon to view its folder, then double-click "Media Card" or "Memory Card."

Step 5

Double-click "Pictures" to view those saved on your cell.

Step 6

Open the computer folder in which you want to save the pictures.

Step 7

Drag-and-drop the cell's pictures to the computer folder. This action copies the pictures to the folder.