Phones aren't just for making calls anymore -- they're also cameras. If you have pictures stuck on your phone, you can transfer them to the photo album on your computer.
You will need
- Syncing software
- USB cable
- Bluetooth or infrared
- Memory card
- Card reader
- Backup plan
- Data plan
Step 1 Use syncing software Install syncing software on your computer. Syncing software comes with a cable that lets you connect your phone to your computer.
Step 2 Use a USB cable Use a USB cable with a phone that has a USB port. You will need a cable with connector ends that fit your phone and computer.
Step 3 Transfer the pictures via wireless Transfer the pictures wirelessly using Bluetooth or infrared transfer if your phone has Bluetooth or infrared capabilities and can connect to your computer.
The Bluetooth transfer function may be blocked on some phones.
Step 4 Get a card reader Get a USB card reader if your phone stores pictures to a memory card. Insert the card into the card reader and then into your computer. You can use an adapter to fit smaller memory cards.
Many computers are equipped with card readers.
Step 5 Add a backup plan Add an online backup plan to your phone plan. An online backup plan automatically backs up the pictures you take for an additional cost each month.
Step 6 E-mail the pictures E-mail the pictures to yourself from the phone if your phone has e-mail capability. Attach the pictures to an e-mail and send them to yourself. Then download the pictures to your computer.
Step 7 Look at your pictures Enjoy looking at your pictures on a larger screen, and print them from your computer.
Did You Know:
In 1997, Phillipe Kahn linked his cellular phone and digital camera to make the first camera phone.