Download Photos from a Samsung S4 to Your Computer Download Photos from Phone to PC (Windows 7, Lollipop/Marshmallow) vs PC to Phone (Windows 7, Lollipop) vs PC to Phone (Windows 7, Marshmallow) ... and 2 more

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Do you love to download movies, photos, and music? You can easily download photos straight from your S4 to your PC!

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There will really come a time when the need to transfer your photos and other files from your Samsung S4 to your personal computer, or vice versa, is necessary. One of the most common reasons is because you wish to upload photos and files via the Internet using your Laptop, but for some reason, your Samsung S4 has no internet connection. Additionally, you can also back up your personal files from your Samsung S4 to your personal computer.

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Method 1: Download Photos from Phone to PC (Windows 7, Lollipop/Marshmallow)

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    Using the USB charging cable for your device, plug it into an available USB port on your PC.
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    If you see the following screen, tap "ALLOW" to continue.
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    Your computer will now download and install the necessary drivers for your device.
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    When the following Autoplay window pops up, click "Open device to view files".
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    To Access the folders/files on your device, double-click "Phone".
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    In our example we're copying photos from the camera folder
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    You can, however, copy files from any of the folders on your phone.
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    Once inside the Camera folder, select the photos you wish to download to your computer and click "Copy".
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    Navigate to the location on your computer you would like to download your photos to and click "Paste".
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    Your photos will now begin copying to your PC
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    This may take a few minutes depending on how many files you're copying over.
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    Once your photos have finished downloading to your computer, you can delete them from your device to clean up storage space.
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Method 2: Download Photos from PC to Phone (Windows 7, Lollipop)

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    With your Phone plugged into your computer, browse to the files you wish to download to your device and copy them.
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    With your files copied to the clipboard, navigate to a folder on your phone to copy them to and click "Paste".
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    Once the file transfer is complete, pick up your phone and tap the "Apps" icon on the home screen.
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    On the Apps screen, tap "My files".
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    Inside My files, tap "All files".
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    From All files you can browse to the folder you copied your files to.
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Method 3: Download Photos from PC to Phone (Windows 7, Marshmallow)

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    With your Phone plugged into your PC, navigate to the files you would like to copy over to your device and copy them to the clipboard.
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    Browse to a location on your Phone to download your files to, then click "Paste".
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    Now that your files have finished copying, double check that they made it to your phone
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    On the Home screen, tap "Apps".
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    From inside the Apps screen, tap "My files"
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    Inside My files, scroll down and tap "Device storage".
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    Now you can browse to the folder you copied your files to earlier.
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Method 4: Download Photos from Phone to PC (Windows 10, Lollipop/Marshmallow)

Several users have been reporting difficulties transferring files to and from an Android device and a PC running Windows 10. The most prominent glitch is nothing showing up once the drivers have installed. This isn't the case for everyone however, you should Check out Wieldy Mallard's short tutorial first before proceeding with our suggested workaround.

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Windows 10 file transfer workaround (requires internet connection)

To do this you'll need a reliable internet connection and of course bandwidth. You're going to upload images and videos to your Google cloud storage using the Google Photos app. You can then download those same files to your computer via your Google account.

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  • First read Save space on your Android device using Google Photos to backup images
  • Once you've uploaded your videos and photos to your cloud storage, sign in to your Google account on your PC and browse to Photos. Here you can download all the files you backed up inside the Google Photos app on your device, individually, or all together as a single zip file.
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Method 5: Additional ways to Download Photos to your Computer

Download Photos from Galaxy S4 to your Computer with Samsung Kies

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    Samsung Kies
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    When you wish to download your photos from your Samsung S4 to your computer, one of the easiest ways is via Samsung Kies. This is a computer application that will allow you to manage, update, sync, or transfer not only media libraries but also calendars and contacts to any supported Samsung device. Before transferring your files, download first the Samsung Kies application. Install this application once your download is complete. Then you can connect your Samsung S4 to your computer's USB port, or through a USB cable. Samsung Kies will automatically launch once you connect your S4.
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    You can also use your Samsung S4 as a media or storage device so you can transfer files from your phone to your PC, and vice versa
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    Start by connecting your Samsung Galaxy S4 to the USB port of your computer using your USB cable. Wait for your computer to detect your phone. Once it is properly connected, the computer will automatically install the necessary drivers and will indicate on your phone, "Connected as Media Device".
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    After the driver installation is successful, simply pull down the notification channel to open it
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    Hit the "Connected as a Media Device - Media Device (MTP)".
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    For older computers, the Media Transfer Protocol is not supported; thus you need to have the necessary drivers installed
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    Go to My Computer and look for the Media PTP or Camera PTP icon. These two basically act like normal USB storage devices where you can easily transfer your files between your Samsung Galaxy S4 and your personal computer.
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    Before downloading photos, though, there are important things to consider
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    There are some unsupported formats that can be opened by a device when you download a specific application that will enable this device to properly recognize the file. When you transfer your file, its duration is directly proportional to the size of the file, meaning the larger your files are, the longer it will take for the transfer to complete.
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Bluetooth

There are some computers that have Bluetooth capability which you can pair your phone to the computer to transfer your photos from your Galaxy S4 to your computer. Once it has been transferred via Bluetooth, you can view all photos on the computer.

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Email

Did you know that you can transfer files using your email from your phone? However, this is a very long process if you have hundreds of photos that you want to download on your computer and phones nowadays does not have a cheap or low resolution for the photos you are taking. Simply go to your email application then create an email then attach the pictures that you want to be downloaded to a computer and send it to your own email address. After you send it to your own email address, ignore it on your phone. Instead, go to your computer and access the website of your email address. Look into the inbox and should be able to see your own message in the inbox then open it. Once you have opened the inbox, download the attachment and save it on your computer.

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Storage Mass

Every phone has this feature to transfer your files from your Samsung Galaxy S4 to a computer. There are two ways for using storage mass.

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    Connecting your phone to a computer via USB
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    Simply connect the phone Via USB and it will install the drivers, and then tap on Storage Mass on your phone as it will be automatic pop up on the screen. Go to your My Computer then look for the storage devices (Except your drives) as it will be added right below the Drive C and D. This includes the SD card and the internal storage of the phone.
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    If you have an SD card reader
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    Simply remove the SD card from your phone, then insert it into the SD card reader. Once done, insert the SD card reader into the USB slot on the computer as it will install its driver. Now go to My Computer then look for the additional drive under your Drive C and D. This is only applicable to SD card and the internal storage will not be available.
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Questions and Answers

How do I download photos from my Samsung Galaxy S4 to my PC?

When I plug my phone into the computer using the USB, it only charges the phone. I've searched my phone under the notifications but I cannot find anywhere where it says "USB connected".

There are a number of different methods you can use to connect your phone and transfer photos from the Galaxy S4 to your PC, however, the easiest is to download and install Samsung Kies. You can find detailed steps for installing Kies in the main article above, but it's a very straightforward and simple process. Once it's installed, just plug your Samsung Galaxy S4 into your computer, and Kies will let you easily and quickly transfer your photos.

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You can also view a more detailed guide on how to transfer files from the Samsung Galaxy S4 to a PC, and vice versa. This has additional screenshots and provides a more in-depth explanation of the different methods you can use, and why some work better than others.

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Moving pictures from S4 to computer?

When I connect with USB cable, the computer isn't recognizing the phone, like it does with other things, like a camera or SD card

You need to install Kies on your PC and then connect your phone so the program can find your phone and transfer.

Downloading photos to my laptop?

I've investigated and found out that I have the latest program for my S4, and have tried again, but no luck. Can you help? I'm not terribly tech savvy, so please use small words. Thanks

If you are using Kies3 which is their latest software, then you are using the wrong Kies for the PC. Get the original one for your S4.

Transfer my pics from my Samsung 4 to my laptop?

I have a Samsung G4 and the software is not working properly. So received a new phone and want to transfer my pictures to my laptop. I have read several "How to's" and always worry about the software they recommend you download before proceeding. Any advice?

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The software Samsung KIES link comes directly from the Samsung website. You are not downloading from a third party site when you install Kies. There is nothing to worry about as far as viruses or security risks.

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How do I transfer all my photos from my Samsung Note4 to my desktop to detail all duplicates?

How do I transfer all my photos from my Samsung Note4 (and there are many of them everywhere and lots of duplicates, to my Dell laptop?. I have tried: Plug it into the computer. and was searching Google for an answer. I think it was caused by: It is just clean up, trying to get rid of all the duplicates and the photos I don't want so I can fix the new Note4 they gave me and get rid of those duplicates too, then delete both of those downloads and re-download the correct information minus the multiple photos not needed or necessary

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Use the Kies3 software to transfer the photos. You then can clean them up in the PC and transfer what you want to keep on your Note4.

Nothing seems to work as the guide says?

I can't seem to find the correct file on the phone to see the 520 pictures to move. I have tried: Developer mode is on. I can see the phone from my laptop but can't find the pictures. DCIM only has about 7 pictures. I think it was caused by: No clue

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Kies should pick up everything on the phone. Go into your photos and back them up with Google Photos. See what appears when you do this. Perhaps your SD card is corrupted and that is why Kies is not finding it when you connect the phone to the PC.

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I used to be able to plug in my phone using the USB port and an image would come up and I would download the pictures while charging my phone then all of a sudden it won't show the app anymore?

I used to be able to plug in my phone using the USB port and an image would come up and I would download the pictures while charging my phone then all of a sudden it won't show the app anymore. I have tried: I tried checking everything that I could think of to make sure I had a connection, I went to Sprint and they told me to scroll down on my phone and I would see an app for downloading the pictures but that didn't work either. I think it was caused by: No Ideas left

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You need to have the Kies software from Samsung installed on your PC. If this is not on your PC then the phone will not be recognized anymore.

Retrieve date from a working phone with a broken screen (touch still works but screen is black)?

Hi, I have a Samsung S4 (I'm not sure), but the screen broke down. It is still on and working. Luckily I remember how to connect it to a PC for pictures and stuff, but this very important stuff like all my contacts, agenda, are still on my phone and not on the SIM card. (I travel a lot, I discard more SIM cards than phones). Never backed it up, never thought of it. Now I got a new phone from a friend of mine, Samsung S4 mini. Is there a program I can run from my laptop to retrieve that info from my broken screen one?

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ADB tools may be able to get that information. You should also check your Google Account because if you ever synced with your Google Account then the contacts and other items should be in there. Also if you did this previously, when you log in on your new device into your Google Account and select Sync, items will appear from the account.

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Thanks for helping me. I do not know how to get my pics from tablet to computer?

When I plug in the tablet to computer nothing happens. I have tried: Nothing. I think it was caused by: Do I need to download something? there was no disc that came with the tablet

You did not mention what tablet you are using but certain Samsung tablets can use [www.samsung.com/us/smart-switch/ SmartSwitch] to transfer items to the PC. Otherwise, install Samsung Kies on your PC and then connect the tablet. After initial set up, you will be able to transfer photos.

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I need to know where I find storage mass on my phone?

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Hi, I can get all the way to paste the copied photos to the folder?

I am copying all of the photos from my Samsung S4 mini phone from my phone to my windows 10. I have followed all steps but can't figure out how to bring up the box to click on paste and get the photos to transfer to the folder?

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