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Transfer pictures to a computer from an Android smartphone

Users may wish to occasionally transfer images and video clips from their Android handset to a computer for permanent storage, or to create additional space for new images on the MicroSD storage card.  To following steps detail the transfer process:

Transferring images and video:

  • 1.    Connect the Android handset to a computer with a MicroUSB cable.
  • 2.    Tap Mass Storage if prompted to select a USB Mode.
    Note: If the USB Mode prompt does not appear, drag the notification bar down and tap USB connected. Then tap Mount or Turn on USB storageand Ok.
  • 3.    On the computer, click the Open folder option when the Removable Disk prompt displays.
    • A.    If the Removable Disk prompt does not appear, open My Computer and look for a removable disk drive.
    • B.    On Mac computers, the drive will install on the desktop, simply click the drive to open.
  • 4.    Double click to open the DCIM folder.
  • 5.    Double click to open the Camera folder.
  • 6.    Select the images to be copied and drag them to the desired folder on the computer.
  • 7.    Once the images are copied, they can be deleted from the Camera folder to create additional space for new images.
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