Upload Pictures and Videos Instantly Using Samsung Link on Samsung Galaxy S4

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Using your Samsung account, you can instantly upload multi-media files using "Samsung Link". This is a neat tool if you want to upload files to The Cloud without any hassles or too much work on your part. The details will be discussed below:

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    Tap on your Home button (lower-middle key of your phone) to get to the home menu.
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    From the home menu, tap on the "Apps" icon located on the lower-right part of the touchscreen.
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    You will now see the list of all the applications on your Galaxy S4.
    Find "Samsung Link" in the list. Tap on it to open. If you have not signed in with your Samsung account yet, you will be asked to do so now. If you have signed in, you will be taken to the next page.
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    On the welcome page you've been taken to.
    Tap on "Start."
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    An introduction prompt will show.
    Tap on "OK" to continue to the next page.
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    You will be taken to your "Samsung Link" page.
    You will see any of your recent content on the main page. You need to set Samsung Link to "Auto-upload mode". To do this, tap on the "Menu" key (soft key located on the lower-left portion of the phone).
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    You will be shown three options:
    Refresh, Settings and FAQ. Tap on "Settings."
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    On the settings page, you can do any of these:
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    1. My Device. Change the name of your device name by tapping on "My Device."
    2. Auto Upload. Set the option to auto upload by turning the option to "ON." In this case, you should turn it ON.
    3. Video Optimization. Optimize your videos by switching this ON or OFF.
    4. Password Lock. Here you can change the option to use a password lock or not by switching it ON or OFF.
    5. My Account. View your account details here.
    6. Customer Support. Contact customer service by tapping ON.
    7. About This Service. Here you can view details about your device.
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    After tapping on "Auto Upload," you will be taken to its page.
    Turn on the feature by tapping the switch located on the upper-right portion of the touchscreen.
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    You can select your PC, or any cloud storage service, to upload your photos and videos by tapping the corresponding button (the button with "None").
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    Tap on the "Photos" or the "Photos/Videos" button to upload files depending on the file type.
    If you want to upload photos only, tap on "Photos." If you want to upload both photos and videos, tap on "Photos/Videos." In this case, tap on "Photos."
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    Upload using your mobile network data service.
    It's default setting is OFF. You can switch it to ON by tapping on the corresponding switch.
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    After tapping on the switch, it should now show as ON.
    You have learned how to upload photos and videos on your Samsung Galaxy S4 using Samsung Link.
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    After you've set everything, you can press the Home button to get back to your home screen.
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Questions and Answers

I used my Samsung Galaxy S4 to take photos last night and now I want to upload them to my PC.

I would like to upload photos from my Samsung Galaxy S4 to my PC. Is using the Samsung Link the only way? It takes an awful long time to load itself and other required apps into my phone.

If you want to transfer files from your Samsung Galaxy S4 to your PC, Samsung Link is not the only way to do so.

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    You can make use of your phone's Bluetooth to transfer these pictures.
    You have to pair the two devices and you'll be able to transfer these photos to your computer.
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    You can also make use of your USB cable.
    Connect your phone to your PC as media device and go to "My Computer" and look for the connected media device. Now you can access the contents of your phone. From there, you can copy files and paste them into your desired location on your computer.
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    You can also use Samsung Kies.
    Download and install Samsung Kies to your computer and connect your phone to your computer using a USB cable. Run your Kies and from there, you will be able to transfer the pictures.
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I have a new S4 and want to move music to my new phone?

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Can I upload from my PC that's connected to my Samsung (which has no data plan) by USB cable?

I have a Samsung S4 and Samsung Note 10.1 2014 edition. They have separate cloud accounts/space/logins? Can I upload from a PC to my cloud? Thanks!

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Photo/video transfers from a mobile to a cloud system?

I would like my photos & videos to be automatically uploaded to a cloud system or to my Chrome computer (Apple) from a Samsung 4. How can I make this happen?

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I'm having trouble uploading pictures. I need a quick solution fast.

USB preferable. I cannot see the pictures I recently took on my Samsung in my pictures folder.

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How to upload files from my Samsung phone, iPad, laptop and other mobile devices to my WD My Cloud at home?

The idea is to have the WD My Cloud as a storage drive for all my pictures/videos that I record on my various devices and free up storage space on these mobile devices

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Hi, can you help me auto upload via Samsung Link?

It stopped and I cannot start it to auto upload again. Does hand, but not over 2000 pictures (Samsung's limit). The first auto upload made two folders on picture date and put corresponding pictures there. Just three in total. I have tried: In settings on my phone I changed uploading pictures and videos to only pictures and toggled to apply for all existing pictures. Stopped the app in the app manager and restarted it. Switched mobile networks on and off. I think it was caused by: I have no idea. The transfer status on my mobile keeps saying no transfer in progress. I put the maps on sharing in both computer and cell phone. I set nearby devices to go in my phone before this.

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Which cloud service should I use to back up 15 gigs of pictures?

My Samsung Galaxy S4 is full and I would like to backup pictures on a cloud, as I don't want to lose them. I just need to free up space on my phone, and be able to access them when I need to. I have tried: Google drive.

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Copying photos and videos creates issues. Are they real or are they imagined?

Greetings I've been using Dropbox for photo and video storage. At the end of a promotional period, Dropbox has reduced my account's storage capacity. I can upgrade my Dropbox account for $100 per year to 1 terabyte, but I am looking for cheaper alternatives. I have thumb-drive capacity to offload Dropbox files and folders to get below my newly-reduced account capacity. When I attempted that, I received prompts warnings about copying without "Its properties." Am I doing something wrong? What "properties" are not being copied? What is the impact of not having these properties? Are there better alternatives, please? Thanks a bunch. I have tried: Googled the problem. I think it was caused by: I have no idea.

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