Photos and videos transfer from computer to Android phones is very easy. Unlike iPhone photo or video transfer, you have to use a special designed transfer software. There are many different ways and tools to transfer photos and videos from computer to Android phones, like Samsung, HTC, LG, Sony, Sharp, Motorola, Lenovo, Huawei, ZTE, etc. We have introduced you a professional tool to transfer photos and videos from/to Android phones. It is extremely easy to use for novices and professionals, ideal for bulk file exchange between Android phones and computer and support a variety of file types, like photos, videos, music, contacts, messages, and more. You can go back and check the specific instructions now if interested. In this article, we will suggest two free ways to transfer photos and videos from computer to Android phones for casual users of cell phones. No transfer software or installation required, not any fee will occur.
Transfer Photos Videos from Computer to Android through Email
Email is the most frequent tools we share files with people, across between different devices and platforms. You can send photos and videos from computer to phones through email. To do that, just log on your email account through any email client or web browser on your computer, compose a new email, attach the photos or videos you like to transfer to mobile phone, then send the email to yourself (use your own email address as the recipient). After that go to log on your email account through email client or web browser on your Android phone, then download the attached photos or videos from email to cellphone.
Except photos and videos, you can actually use emails to send many other files between computer, mobile phones, tablets. For example we can use emails to send contacts from one mobile phone to another, see some step-by-step guides below:
- Swap Contacts between Android and iPhone through Email
- Transfer Contacts from Android to iPhone via Email
- Transfer Contacts from Samsung Galaxy Phones to iPhone through Email
Copy Photos Videos from Computer to Android through USB
Every mobile phone comes with a USB data cable. To copy photos and videos from PC or Mac to Android phone, you can simply connect your phone to computer via USB, then select and copy over photos and videos to phone. When you plug in your phone to computer through USB cable, you will see a prompt on the phone as below.
From the USB settings on Android phone, choose USB storage to enable USB mass storage. After that you will be able to open your Android phone storage on your computer as external removable drive. Simply open My Computer on your PC, then double click to open your phone storage from there. Your photos and videos on the phone should be found from the path DCIM > Camera or sdcard > DCIM > Camera. Locate the photos or videos you wish to copy from computer, then copy them from your computer to the Camera folder on the phone. (Though you can copy the photos videos to any folder you want, we recommend the DCIM folder because that’s the location where your phone stores its own photos by default). When the photos and videos have been copied from computer to Android phones through USB, disconnect the phone from computer, go to open the Gallery app or other photo app on the phone, you can directly access the photos or videos from there.
Transfer Photos Videos from Computer to Android through Phone Manager
Many phone management tools can also help you transfer files from computer to Android devices. Some are official phone manager from the phone manufacturer, some are designed by third parties. If you use a Samsung smartphone, you should know Kies which is the official Samsung phone manager. If you are unfamiliar with it, check this out: Backup & Restore Samsung Phones with Kies. For a general Android transfer for all Android powered phones, like Samsung, HTC, Sony, Sharp, LG, Motorola, Lenovo, Huawei, Xiaomi, we highly recommend this Android transfer. It is extremely flexible to backup or restore any files, file types, for beginners or skilled users. See some tutorials below: