How to send pictures from a computer to a cell phone

Updated February 21, 2017

There are two ways to get pictures from your computer to your cell phone. Both are fairly easy to do, but one is much simpler.

Connect the USB cable to your computer. Plug the other end into your phone.

Open Windows Explorer.

Find the drive that is designated as your phone. Then find the pictures that you want to send to your phone.

Use the mouse to drag and drop the pictures onto the USB drive for your cell phone.

Determine your cell phone's e-mail address by contacting your service provider or sending an e-mail from your phone to your personal e-mail address.

Compose a new e-mail on your computer and address it to your cell phone address. Attach the pictures that you want to send.

Open the pictures once your phone receives the incoming message. Save them to your phone.


Sending your pictures from your computer to your phone through e-mail is the easiest way to do it, but you should remember that, depending on your cell phone plan, you might incur charges.

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Tara Dooley has written for various websites since 2008. She has worked as an accountant, after-school director and retail manager in various locations. Dooley holds a Bachelor of Science in business management and finance.