Download photos from your mobile phone easily with this simple ‘how to’ guide. Most cell phone handsets do come with owner’s manuals, they do not come with the specific instructions or the software to facilitate media-file transfers. Instead, subscription services are offered to allow for the easy transfer of music and pictures, adding additional costs to your monthly cellular bill. Fortunately if you already have the files you want (i.e. digital pictures from your camera or MP3 ring tones) there are a number of ways in which you can transfer these files to your cell phone (and vice versa) without the costly subscriptions fees and downloaded duplicates. The following will guide you through three available methods: email, Bluetooth, and USB connections.
Instructions Download via Email - Compose an email from the device that contains the pictures you wish to download. Make sure that this device is Internet-enabled and/or has emailing capabilities (i.e. computer, PDA, another cell phone, etc). If not, transfer the desired pictures to a device that will allow you to send an email.
Download via Bluetooth Connection - Verify that both your cell phone and the device containing the photo(s) have wireless Bluetooth connection abilities. Look for the Bluetooth symbol on both devices. Establish a close proximity between the two devices; Bluetooth has only a 30-foot range.
Download via USB Data Cable - Connect the ends of the USB data cable to both the c Allow the devices to recognize the connection. Watch for a notification that will indicate the connection has been made via USB data cable. For example, a computer would offer a pop-up bubble that indicates a connection to the cell phone, or "portable storage device," has been made.
Click and drag the photos from their original location to the drive that was designated for the cell phone. Copies of these files will be transferred onto the cell phone.