It couldn’t be simpler to get files from your smartphone or tablet to your PC. There are several ways to do it, the most common of which we have described below:
- Enable your device’s Bluetooth. For iPhone/iPad, go to Settings > General > Bluetooth. For Android devices, hit the menu button and go to Settings > Connections > Bluetooth.
- Enable your PC’s Bluetooth. For Windows 7, click Start > Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Bluetooth Devices. For Windows 8, press the Windows key + C > Settings > Change PC Settings > Wireless.
- On your phone, find the files you’d like to transfer.
- Go to the menu and select Send. If it prompts you, choose the via Bluetooth option.
- Select your computer in the list of devices that pops up.
- You may be asked for a passcode. Follow the instructions your computer gives you to accept the request.
- Make sure you are connected to the Internet, preferably via Wi-Fi so as not to incur extra charges.
- Attach the files you wish to send to a blank email and send it to yourself.
Via Android USB:
- Plug your Android device into your PC via its USB wire.
- Navigate to the USB Connected notification on your device’s screen.
- Select Mount.
- On your PC, locate your device in Windows Explorer.
- Drag and drop the files you want to transfer from your phone to your computer.
Via Apple USB:
- Plug your iPhone/iPad into your PC via its USB wire.
- If it doesn’t open automatically, launch iTunes.
- Click the Devices button in the upper-right corner. Corresponding tabs to the data on your device will appear.
- Configure the different content types in each tab.
- Click Apply in the lower-right corner of the screen to sync your data.
Via SD Card:
- Locate the SD card in your device. This is usually in a slot in the side of your phone.
- Plug it into your PC via the SD card slot.
- Go to Windows Explorer and navigate to your SD card.
- Open it and locate the files you would like to transfer to your PC.
- Copy and paste them to the folder you would like to save them in.