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How to transfer pictures to PC from new Galaxy S7?


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#1 Dacar92

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 12:44 PM

It seems that I need separate software to see the contents of my new phone.  Why can't I just see the content like I could on a iPhone? I just plug into the USB and open the phone from the This PC window and view the contents as a hard drive.  Why won't the Galaxy let me do that?  Am I missing something here?

 

I don't want to download more software even if it is free.  If I really need to then I'll give in but thought I'd post here first.  I just got this phone and want to transfer pictures to my laptop but when I open the phone from This PC the window is empty.  When I first plugged it in the PC downloaded some drivers.  Is there a setting on the phone I need to change?  A privacy or sharing setting perhaps? 

 

Thanks in advance.


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Posted 06 March 2017 - 01:56 PM

Yes, there is a setting on the phone you need to change, but I can't recall off the top of my head exactly what it is.

 

If you have the phone turned on when you plug it in as a USB device you should get a pop-up on the screen asking you whether you want to allow a connection to the PC which you can answer and, I believe, there is a checkbox regarding remembering the answer.

 

Also have a look at:

 

http://www.thecellguide.com/samsungs7usbissue.php

 

https://www.technipages.com/galaxy-s7-how-to-connect-to-pc  (this one mentions the prompt I recall getting)

 

https://community.verizonwireless.com/thread/909255  (which is a Verizon specific Q&A that makes reference to the same setting discussed in thecellguide)

 

What you're experiencing is not limited to the Galaxy S7 but to newer versions of Android.  Once I tweaked the setting to allow the device to act as a media file transfer device (which also allows it to charge) it gets treated as an external drive where the phone's internal memory is one logical drive and the micro SD card another.


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Posted 06 March 2017 - 09:16 PM

Thanks.  I found the setting several hours ago and got the photos I needed.  But now I cannot find it again.  I turned it off because it would have left my phone open to other devices.  Once I find it again I'll post here because it may help someone else.


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Posted 09 March 2017 - 08:48 PM

Thanks.  I found the setting several hours ago and got the photos I needed.  But now I cannot find it again.  I turned it off because it would have left my phone open to other devices.  Once I find it again I'll post here because it may help someone else.

 

I just opened the PC as a bluetooth device and used ordinary pic transfer functionality. If it's a desktop, you have to buy a very cheap USB bluetooth adapter



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Posted 20 December 2017 - 04:29 AM

To transfer pictures to PC from new Galaxy S7, besides bluetooth transfer, we can also use phone manager tool. It helps us import/export data between Samsung and computer via usb cable. There are lots of such tools online we can use, just search the details by yourself. 






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