How to Save Mobile Pictures to Your PC

Even large memory cards on your mobile devices can run out of space when you take many pictures. Transferring your pictures from your phone to your PC will free space on your card, back up your photos so you will have them if you lose your phone and enable you to be able to save them to a CD, DVD or other external storage device. Methods of transfer vary for each phone or PDA manufacturer but the basics remain the same. If your device and computer are capable of using Bluetooth technology, you have two choices to transfer your photographs.

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You can transfer photos from your phone to your PC by cable or Bluetooth.

Bluetooth Transfers

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Enable Bluetooth on your mobile device and your PC.

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Allow your device to search for your PC.

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Select your PC when it appears in the menu.

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Enter a password if your device or computer requires a password.

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Connect your device and computer. Most devices will have “Connect” menu option.

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Open your device’s image files.

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Highlight the file you want to transfer.

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Select the option “Send file via Bluetooth.” Your device may have different wording but the options will have a “Bluetooth” choice in the listing.

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Select the file where you want to save the image on your PC.

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Wait while the file transfers before you select another image or disconnect.

Cable Transfers

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Connect the USB end of the cable to your computer.

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Connect the other end of the cable to your device.

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Wait while your computer recognizes the device.

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Click on your PC’s “Start” menu.

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Click “My Computer.”

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Click on your device in the drive listing.

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Click on your device’s image file with your right mouse button.

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Click “Copy.”

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Open the file on your PC where you want to save your images.

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Click any free area in the file listing with your right mouse button.

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Click “Paste” to paste your device’s image files into your PC’s file.

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Wait for the transfer to complete before you disconnect your device.