How do I transfer photos from my smartphone to my PC?
Any photos that you've taken on your Samsung smartphone can be transferred to your PC for storage, editing and sharing. This process uses the USB cable supplied with your device however there are also ways to automatically back up your photos.
- If you are uploading your photos because you have a new device, Samsung's Smart Switch app can copy all of your data, including photos, from your old device to a new one
- The Samsung Flow feature allows your device to securely log into your computer and transfer your data using Near Field Communication (NFC)
- If your device is compatible with the Samusung Cloud it can be used to back up all your device data, including photos
How to manually transfer your photos to a PC
Please note: if you are not using the original cable, make sure the USB cable you are using supports MTP or PTP connections
Please note: this option may not appear depending on your device and if it has been connected to the PC in the past
You can find your device on the PC by opening your File Explorer and looking down the left hand column. You can also search under Devices and drives
Click on your device to open it
Please note: your smartphone may appear as a popup window on your PC automatically. This usually happens when the smartphone and PC have been connected before
If you have an SD card it will appear here
Please note: if you save your photos to an SD card, they will be under DCIM in the SD card folder instead
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