Cell phone pics to laptop geeky questions.

StratoMutt

Dr. Stratster
Mar 15, 2019
11,262
SE Pennsylvania
Not even sure what you are talking about.

and I have apple
Plug the USB end of the charging cable into your PC. Plug the other end into your unlocked phone.

An Allow / Don't Allow prompt should appear on the phone. Select Allow. You should then have access to the Photos folder on the iPhone.

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StratoMutt

Dr. Stratster
Mar 15, 2019
11,262
SE Pennsylvania
Got it sorted out, not sure if it's the most efficient way but it works.

Just gotta click a thingy in the phone settings and it transfers pics to my pc using the usb.

Couldn't figure out the bluetooth stuff and trying to sync the devices just flat out pissed me off.

THANK YOU for the responses:thumb:
Nicely done! I use USB transfers for the simplicity. And iMazing for more file types and iPhone folder locations.

BT has never been exactly intuitive. I only occasionally use BT for earbuds.
 

Baelzebub

Dr. Stratster
Nov 1, 2019
14,714
State of Disbelief
Took some pics on my android phone (Motorola) and wanted to transfer them to my laptop.

So I connected the phone to the laptop with the proper cable and the laptop (Win11) gave me some techy could not read error.

Sooo, I ended up emailing the pics from my phone to myself which is a pain and then saved them to my laptop.

Do I need some sort of special program to make the transfer?
See my step by step in your "tst" post.
 

dspellman

Strat-O-Master
Mar 24, 2013
992
Los Angeles
I have the same problem with my iphone and mac book. Go figure. :rolleyes:
Any photo taken with my iPhone will automatically appear on my MacBook Air. And my iPad. And my iMacs. You just need the Cloud and an Apple ID. They'll automatically be distributed to any of your other devices.
 

Ebidis

Providing the world with flat bends since 1985
Nov 14, 2013
29,070
Alabama
Any photo taken with my iPhone will automatically appear on my MacBook Air. And my iPad. And my iMacs. You just need the Cloud and an Apple ID. They'll automatically be distributed to any of your other devices.
Yeah, I know, I've tried it, but it doesn't work. I get too much interference from my tinfoil hat.
 

Baelzebub

Dr. Stratster
Nov 1, 2019
14,714
State of Disbelief
Yes, but he said "Couldn't figure out the bluetooth stuff and trying to sync the devices just flat out pissed me off." I can't help there, I'm running Linux.
I did a step by step for him on his other thread. Should get it sorted for him. As pointed out elsewhere in this thread, BT is not necessarily intuitive, but once you do it you understand the process and it's a much easier.

I photograph guitars in the other room and send them to my computer in the office and they're there by the time I get finished with the shoot.
 

muttonbuster

Senior Stratmaster
Nov 14, 2020
1,029
República de Cantaloupia
Got it sorted out, not sure if it's the most efficient way but it works.

Just gotta click a thingy in the phone settings and it transfers pics to my pc using the usb.

Couldn't figure out the bluetooth stuff and trying to sync the devices just flat out pissed me off.

THANK YOU for the responses:thumb:
I'm curious as I haven't used my Android phone in 5 years. I could have sworn that when I connected it to my PC by USB; there was a setting on the phone where you can select whether it identifies itself to the PC as just a storage device (rather than a phone) in order for that to work. I also had some cool file browser app where on my wifi network I could browse through the folders on my other PCs. I'd move music and pictures back and forth.
 

Thrup'ny Bit

Grand Master Curmudgeon
May 21, 2010
45,141
Yorkshire
I just plug my Android phone into my PC, select file transfer from the prompt on my phone and then open the phone in file manager on the PC and move the pictures. I put music on my phone the same way. Much faster than bluetooth.
 

somebodyelesuk

Strat-O-Master
Jan 29, 2022
650
Birmingham UK
Okidoki.
On my phone - Android - you plug the phone to the laptop, with the charging cable, everything bleeps, then at the phone end, I have to give the laptop permission to access the files - a menu pops up on the phone with a few options and you just pick the one you want.
Then at the laptop, open up Explorer, find the phone etc...
Same procedure for my tablet, and FWIW I've been able to transfer files in both directions on them.
 

dspellman

Strat-O-Master
Mar 24, 2013
992
Los Angeles
After they run your photos through their porn detector algorithm. I wouldn't upload any cute pics of the kids in the tub.
You can also use Airdrop to move photos from one device to the other. You need to have Bluetooth active and close by and the other computer needs to "accept" the photos. We've also run big chunks of photos through email and we're constantly using Dropbox to transfer them.
 

AntStrat

Dr. Stratster
May 6, 2019
13,202
US
You can also use Airdrop to move photos from one device to the other. You need to have Bluetooth active and close by and the other computer needs to "accept" the photos. We've also run big chunks of photos through email and we're constantly using Dropbox to transfer them.
Once I fiddled with the options mentioned in this thread I found that using the cable method was the easiest and quickest with email second and wifi third.
 

CB91710

No GAS shortage here
Double Platinum Supporting Member
Feb 24, 2019
10,817
SoCal
At one time I had a WiFi app that basically opened a local network server port. I haven't had or used that app in years, but it was way faster than the old USB connections.
 


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