How To Transfer Photos From Phone To Laptop?

The Smartphone has offered us the most useful camera facility. The small sized camera fixed to the Smartphone is very handy and easy for clicking photos and selfies. The image quality is of high-quality and it allows having several options to add special effects into the images and also user-friendly photo editing options.

Most people find it easy to click photos or record videos on mobile phones very easily. It has become common today to take photos of the events happening around, activities taking place and even taking selfies with the friends or the guests or the dignitaries. But most of the people find it difficult to transfer the photos into other devices from their phones.

Following simple steps will help you to transfer the photos from your phone to the laptop very easily. These steps will help you to learn the entire file transfer procedure clearly and will help you to transfer files from your phone to the laptop easily.

To Transfer Photos Between Your Phone To Laptop

 

Use USB Cable

One simple option to transfer the photos from your mobile to laptop is to make use of USB cable.

The steps to transfer files from phone to laptop are:

  1. Connect the USB cable between phone and laptop
  2. Go to My Computer 
  3. Select the Phone storage 
  4. Open the phone storage & choose the photos to be transferred.
  5. Use copy option to copy the chosen photos
  6. Select the folder on laptop to store the photos and open it
  7. Paste the copied photos into the folder.

Use Google Account To Transfer The Photo From Phone To Laptop

To Store The Photo In The Google Drive On The Phone

  1. Open your email account 
  2. Open the Drive 
  3. Select or create a folder
  4. Open the folder 
  5. Right click and choose Upload file command 
  6. Select the photo to upload from phone

The photo gets stored in a folder on the Google drive.

To Copy The Photo From Google Drive To Laptop

  1. Open laptop having internet connection
  2. Open your email account
  3. Open the Drive
  4. Open the folder having the photo
  5. Right click on the photo and choose the download option.
  6. Photo gets downloaded in the download folder of your laptop.

Transfer The Photos With A USB Cable

Windows Laptop

The laptop works on Windows operating system. 

  1. Open your phone.
  2. Use a USB cable and connect phone to the laptop.
  3. Phone displays the notification “Charging this device via USB”.
  4. Select the – Use USB for – option & choose select File Transfer.
  5. The window for file transfer opens on the laptop. 
  6. Drag and drop the photos inside the window from the phone.
  7. Select the files from the phone and store them on the laptop.
  8. Cancel the file transfer option from the window.
  9. Remove the USB cable.

Mac Laptop

 The laptop works on the Mac operating system.

  1. You first download and install Android File Transfer on the laptop..
  2. Open your phone.
  3. Use USB cable to connect your phone to the laptop.
  4. Tap the notification displayed on the phone “Charging this device via USB” notification.
  5. Select the option – Use USB for File Transfer.
  6. It displays a window to transfer the files on laptop
  7. Select the files from the phone to transfer into the laptop.
  8. Once the photo is transferred, remove the USB cable.

Chromebook

The laptop works on the Chrome operating system.

  1. Open your phone.
  2. Use the USB cable & connect phone to the laptop.
  3. Tap the notification on the phone.
  4. Chose the option select file transfer.
  5. Select the files from the phone and transfer it on the laptop.
  6. After successful transfer of files, unplug the USB cable.

The above given procedures are the easiest to transfer the photos from your phone to the laptop.

Troubleshooting Procedures

There are some specific settings required while you transfer the photos from your phone to the laptop. Let us discuss some of the important factors below;

Troubleshoot The File Transfer Option Using USB Cable

Windows Computer

Troubleshoot your laptop for the required file transfer from your phone to the laptop having Windows operating system.

Make sure that your laptop detects the change in the settings automatically, when you connect a new hardware device.

  • Connect a USB cable from your phone to the laptop.
  • To troubleshoot your phone.
  • If the laptop doesn’t detect automatically then restart the laptop.
  • To troubleshoot your phone.
    • Restart your phone.
    • To troubleshoot the USB cable.
    • Try a different USB cable. 
    • To troubleshoot your phone
    • Connect your phone to a different laptop.
    • To troubleshoot USB ports.
    • To test the USB port on the laptop you can connect another device to the laptop.

Mac Computer

Troubleshoot your laptop for the required file transfer from your phone to the laptop having Mac operating system.

  • Connect a USB cable from your phone to the laptop.
  • To troubleshoot your phone.
  • If the laptop doesn’t detect automatically then restart the laptop.
  • To troubleshoot your phone.
    • Restart your phone.
    • To troubleshoot the USB cable.
    • Try a different USB cable. 
    • To troubleshoot your phone
    • Connect your phone to a different laptop.
    • To troubleshoot USB ports.
    • To test the USB port on the laptop you can connect another device to the laptop.

The troubleshooting procedure is necessary when you find that the specified file is not transferred successfully even after following the above given procedure.

Bottom Line

The use of Smartphones is increasing and features like cameras are getting advanced. The mobile phone offers you simple to use options that help you to take photos easily. You should know how to transfer the photos to the other devices and to use the images further. Follow the steps and you will learn to transfer photos easily.

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