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    • slinga
    • By slinga 31st Jan 17, 2:32 AM
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    Photos from desktop pc to android phone.
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    • 31st Jan 17, 2:32 AM
    Photos from desktop pc to android phone. 31st Jan 17 at 2:32 AM
    My missus has a photo on the desk top which she wants to transfer to her android mobile phone to use as her log in screen or summat.
    I don't use mobiles so don't know exactly what she wants.

    But I've tried to export the photo from the desk top to the mobile and it doesn't happen.

    Can it be done and if so how?
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    • ballyblack
    • By ballyblack 31st Jan 17, 6:55 AM
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    • 31st Jan 17, 6:55 AM
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    • 31st Jan 17, 6:55 AM
    2 ways;

    1. on the Desktop go to https://photos.google.com/

    Sign in with the missus details that is, her gmail address and password

    When signed into google photos, click on UPLOAD top right.

    Find photo on your PC & upload

    The photo will automatically appear in 'Google Photos' App on the phone where it can be downloaded/used to make screensaver


    2. simply email the photo from your email on PC to her email on the phone. She will need to download to use it.


    .
    Last edited by ballyblack; 31-01-2017 at 7:03 AM.
    • wongataa
    • By wongataa 31st Jan 17, 7:45 AM
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    • 31st Jan 17, 7:45 AM
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    • 31st Jan 17, 7:45 AM
    My missus has a photo on the desk top which she wants to transfer to her android mobile phone to use as her log in screen or summat.
    I don't use mobiles so don't know exactly what she wants.

    But I've tried to export the photo from the desk top to the mobile and it doesn't happen.

    Can it be done and if so how?
    Originally posted by slinga
    Connect phone to computer with USB cable.
    Unlock phone and make sure it is set to transfer files - check the notification bar
    On computer copy the picture.
    Using file browser navigate to the phone and paste the picture in a suitable place.
    Done!
    • slinga
    • By slinga 31st Jan 17, 9:19 AM
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    • 31st Jan 17, 9:19 AM
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    • 31st Jan 17, 9:19 AM
    Connect phone to computer with USB cable.
    Unlock phone and make sure it is set to transfer files - check the notification bar
    On computer copy the picture.
    Using file browser navigate to the phone and paste the picture in a suitable place.

    Done!
    Originally posted by wongataa
    Can get as far as the start of the bolded bit.
    Then I'm lost.
    Never use mobile and the missus only does infrequently so 'transfer files, notification bar, file browser navigate' have got me beat.

    She's out somewhere with the mobile at the moment so I'll give a few things a go when she returns.
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    • DCFC79
    • By DCFC79 31st Jan 17, 9:30 AM
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    • 31st Jan 17, 9:30 AM
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    • 31st Jan 17, 9:30 AM
    Can get as far as the start of the bolded bit.
    Then I'm lost.
    Never use mobile and the missus only does infrequently so 'transfer files, notification bar, file browser navigate' have got me beat.

    She's out somewhere with the mobile at the moment so I'll give a few things a go when she returns.
    Originally posted by slinga
    Follow the advice posted in reply #2, takes a matter of seconds.

    Email it to her email account is the easiest then download the app for her email account, login and download the photo.
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    • bertiewhite
    • By bertiewhite 31st Jan 17, 9:35 AM
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    • 31st Jan 17, 9:35 AM
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    • 31st Jan 17, 9:35 AM
    How about using google drive to upload photos from the PC and then download to the phone?
    • ballyblack
    • By ballyblack 31st Jan 17, 10:31 AM
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    • 31st Jan 17, 10:31 AM
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    • 31st Jan 17, 10:31 AM
    How about using google drive to upload photos from the PC and then download to the phone?
    Google photos does the same thing only no storage limit and shows full photos or can be searched for by terms such as 'beach', 'wedding', 'car' etc!

    Drive is more for large files & documents, but yes it does photos as well
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    Last edited by ballyblack; 31-01-2017 at 1:00 PM.
    • Head The Ball
    • By Head The Ball 31st Jan 17, 11:27 AM
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    • #8
    • 31st Jan 17, 11:27 AM
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    • 31st Jan 17, 11:27 AM
    Can get as far as the start of the bolded bit...
    Originally posted by slinga
    When you have connected the Android phone to the PC, slide your finger down the phone screen from near top left.

    You should see a box showing 'USB for Charging, touch for more options.

    Touch that screen. You should then see four options with the first option, 'Charging Only', selected with a highlighted button to the left.

    Charging Only
    Transfer files (MTP)
    Transfer photos (PTP)
    MIDI

    Change it to one of the Transfer options by touching the unshaded button at the left.

    That should open up file explorer on your PC and allow you to view the files on the phone, copy or drag and drop files from PC to phone and vice versa.

    Create a folder on the phone called 'Pictures' (or whatever name you like) and copy your pictures to that. Or you could use the existing folder in DCIM called Camera.
    Last edited by Head The Ball; 31-01-2017 at 11:30 AM.
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    • slinga
    • By slinga 1st Feb 17, 2:35 AM
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    • 1st Feb 17, 2:35 AM
    When you have connected the Android phone to the PC, slide your finger down the phone screen from near top left.

    You should see a box showing 'USB for Charging, touch for more options.

    Touch that screen. You should then see four options with the first option, 'Charging Only', selected with a highlighted button to the left.

    Charging Only
    Transfer files (MTP)
    Transfer photos (PTP)
    MIDI

    Change it to one of the Transfer options by touching the unshaded button at the left.

    That should open up file explorer on your PC and allow you to view the files on the phone, copy or drag and drop files from PC to phone and vice versa.

    Create a folder on the phone called 'Pictures' (or whatever name you like) and copy your pictures to that. Or you could use the existing folder in DCIM called Camera.
    Originally posted by Head The Ball
    Nope.
    Can't get any of that.

    I've emailed the photos and can see them on the mobile but can't seem to transfer them anywhere.
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    • Chickabiddybex
    • By Chickabiddybex 1st Feb 17, 9:26 AM
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    What phone is it? And ok so you've emailed the photos to her which is a good start but what email is it? (hotmail, gmail etc?)
    This information will help us to help you.

    Anyway, when you open the image on the phone you should be able to press and hold the image and have some sort of menu come up allowing you to download or save it. Does this happen?

    If not, hopefully anwsering the above questions will allow us to figure it out.
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    • agrinnall
    • By agrinnall 1st Feb 17, 9:51 AM
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    Bluetooth.
    • googler
    • By googler 1st Feb 17, 10:01 AM
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    I've emailed the photos and can see them on the mobile but can't seem to transfer them anywhere.
    Originally posted by slinga
    Where do you want to transfer them to? A 'photos' folder on the phone?

    There must be a dialogue for this in the email app on the phone - Save, Download, some command like that....
    • slinga
    • By slinga 1st Feb 17, 10:03 AM
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    Thanks all.

    My missus has sorted it from the gmail.
    She's not sure what she did but it worked.

    BTW the phone is a Xiaomi Mi4i using lollipop/
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    • By DoaM 15th Mar 17, 10:09 AM
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    • psychic teabag
    • By psychic teabag 15th Mar 17, 10:38 AM
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    When you have connected the Android phone to the PC, slide your finger down the phone screen from near top left.

    You should see a box showing 'USB for Charging, touch for more options.

    Charging Only
    Transfer files (MTP)
    Transfer photos (PTP)
    MIDI
    Originally posted by Head The Ball
    Probably not relevant, but very old android phones (such as my gingerbread one) don't offer MTP/PTP, and instead give access to the sdcard as if it were a flash drive, and you just copy files to/from it that way. (Seems a lot less effort than trying to do stuff with MTP on my OH's newer phone.)
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