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knittingandcanning's avatar

I have photos on my phone that I would like to save, but I don't know how to put them onto my computer. Can anyone help?

Asked by knittingandcanning (346points) September 20th, 2008

Phone model number: SGH-C417
Cingular Smartchip

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TechnoMom's avatar

You could email them to yourself, which works pretty much like sending any other text message. You may need to create a contact listing with your email address in it first.

You could also use Bluetooth to connect to your computer, if it is BT-equipped. Also, your phone can save photos to a USB drive somehow, and it would be a simple matter to move the photos to your computer after they’re on a USB drive.

Mitsu_Neko's avatar

i can never make my bluetooth or the usb work so I text them to my email like Techno mom mentioned. I also do that with texts i recieve that i feel ae important.

girlofscience's avatar

Cingular should have a website system for its subscribers. You’ll need to sign into it with your password and then create a picture username. Then, on your phone, “upload” all of your pictures, and they will appear in albums on your Cingular account.

(That’s how Sprint works, at least.)

basp's avatar

emailing them to yourself is the easiest thing to do.

Darwin's avatar

I have Cingular service but a Nokia phone. Depending on the phone model, Cingular has several different options but does not have the same on-line set-up that Sprint has, unfortunately.

As others say, text them to your email, use bluetooth, use the usb cable or the CA-42 serial cable. Some phones even accept a memory card that can be popped into the appropriate gadget to download to your computer.

I was able to get the CA-42 cable from a cell-phone repair company (Digital 2000) but not the drivers. However I discovered that Nokia itself supplies a free software suite (Nokia PC Suite) to manage phone data, images and videos. I also had to tell Vista to install the drivers – the Suite put the drivers on my laptop but I had to go into Control Panel, find them, and install them.

I would start by seeing if Cingular itself has any suggestions and also googling Samsung phone photo transfer to see what you can do.

Comedian's avatar

You can just text them to your email. that’s what I did when I switched phones

knittingandcanning's avatar

Thank you everyone for your input! I decided last night to try texting them to my email and i’m happy to say it worked! Very easy but time comsuming.

Thank you!

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