How to Send Photos from PC to Mobile

Updated March 23, 2017

These days, mobile phones allow you to upload photos from your computer to share with family and friends using MMS messages or e-mail. Depending on the mobile phone model, uploaded photos can also be used as your phone's wall paper, screen saver or theme. Using a PC, upload your favourite pictures to your mobile phone in minutes.

Insert a memory card into your cell phone. Refer to your cell phone's documentation for supported card types. Connect your mobile phone to your computer using the USB cable that came with your phone. Purchase a USB cable from your cell phone provider, retail or electronic store if you do not have one.

Double-click "My Computer" or "Computer" on your PC's desktop. Locate your mobile phone in the "Drives" section and double-click it. A new window will launch. Locate the "Pictures" or "Photos" folder, depending on the cell phone you are using, and double-click either of the folders. Refer to your cell phone's documentation for the appropriate folder to upload pictures to if you do not see the "Pictures" or "Photos" folder.

Drag photos from your computer to the "Pictures" or "Photos" folder.

Close the folders when you finish and double-click the "Safely remove hardware" icon on the system tray. The hardware window will launch. Click your cell phone in the hardware window and click "Stop." When prompted, disconnect your cell phone from your computer.

Log on to your e-mail account and create a new message.

Type your cell phone number and your wireless provider's e-mail address in the "To" or e-mail address text box. For example, if your AT&T number is 555-489-3212, type "" (without quotes). E-mail addresses for the leading wireless providers is as follows:





Virgin Mobile:

Type your subject and enter a message if you want. Click "Attach" and select the photos you want to transfer to your cell phone. Click "Send." The photos are sent to your phone.

Open your text message (SMS) inbox to find the email containing the photos.


Some mobile phones come with programs you can use to upload pictures to your device. Check your cell phone's packaging for software. Alternatively, check your cell phone manufacturer's website for third-party software you can use to upload photos. You can also transfer pictures to your mobile phone using Bluetooth wireless if your phone supports this feature.

Things You'll Need

  • Memory card
  • USB cable
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Kefa Olang has been writing articles online since April 2009. He has been published in the "Celebration of Young Poets" and has an associate degree in communication and media arts from Dutchess Community College, and a bachelor's degree in broadcasting and mass communication from the State University of New York, Oswego.