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transfering photos from mobile phone to Desk top PC

my wife recently aquired a samsung galaxy A5 mobile (android) phone. in order to transfer photographs she took, with this, to our Desk Top (PC)she was advised that she needed to download and install smart swift on the PC which was done however she followed the instructions on the screen but our PC does not recognise the Mobile ??? Samsung customer help virtually unreachable. can anyone advise how we can sort this out.Good Lady wife VERY frustrated, why oh why if a mobile is equipped to take photos, it does not also have mens to transfer built in!! advise PLEASE

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Re: connect mobile phone

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On my LG Android phone it was a setting on the phone - mentioned in the user manual - to make it an MTP device. What does your manual say about it?

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Photos from PC to Phone

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Hi,

If you're using windows system then you should add your device first by using cable. Once its added then it will be easy to transfer your photos and files to phone.

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Such a small world. Just yesterday I walked my friend

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Just yesterday I walked my friend through this. I will make assumptions you run Windows and have a grasp on Windows 10 basics. Ready?

If your phone requires a driver, you should install that first. Varies by models but I find that it works with Windows 10 the times I've tried the following.

1. Connect your Android Phone to the PC with the USB Cable. Be sure to select MTP for the connection on the Phone.
2. If your PC wants to install MTP, then let it.
3. Since I can't know the device name of your phone, here's where I find it.
a. Run Control Panel.
b. In the top right search type Device Manager and open that.
c. Expland the item Portable Devices and there should be your phone or tablet's name.

4. Run File Explorer (remember I assume you know Basic Windows tools.)
5. In Files Explorer's Address Bar type the name of the mobile device found in step 3.
6. At this point I can't know if the pictures are in Internal or the SD Card so you look in both for....
7. Find the DCIM folder just like we did for digital cameras.

Copy your files out as you wish.

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a web-based tool

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You can use an app to transfer photos for you. I recommend you a web-based tool. Steps are showed in this video.
https://youtu.be/9qqAilYJUkQ

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Android mobile manager tool.

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Actually, transfering photos from mobile phone to Desk top PC is not difficult. First connect your Android phone to computer via USB Cable in MTP mode. Usually, we can move most photos in this way. For the ones can not be moved in this way, we can ask help from Android mobile manager tool. It allows us get access to all photos and export them to computer.

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Use data cable

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If you trying to transfer photos then you can simply attach your phone with system by data cable.

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