Last Updated on February 12, 2022 by Kennedy
This post covers all you need to know on how do i transfer pictures from my android phone to a flash drive with the three different methods or procedures.
It came to my notice that some quite number of android users don’t know how to locate their pictures in their android phone.
You need not to worry as i will guide you through on this blog post. And not only that, will show you how to transfer pictures from android phone to a flash drive.
How do i transfer pictures from my android phone to a flash drive
To transfer pictures from android phone to a flash drive, you need to have some of these requirements and they are as follows;
- A computer
- A flash drive or OTG
- Your android smartphone
Using the OTG USB
The first method i will use to answer your question on how do i transfer pictures from my android phone to a flash drive is otg usb.
For me i prefer to use an otg usb to transfer files like pictures from my android phone to my flash drive.
Almost all android smartphones released in 2019 and 2020 supports the use of on-the-go usb (otg). You must have known that otg usb have two ports which support both mobile and pc.
So through the pc port, you can easily transfer your files from your android phone to your computer and with ease. You no longer need to stress yourself by using your phone usb cable.
Days are gone when we use our usb cable to transfer files from our phone to our computer. On The Go USB does it pretty much for us.
So you need to get yourself an otg usb and i will recommend that you go for at least 64GB or maybe 128GB size.
Using the otg usb, insert it in your android smartphone.
Please note that if your android smartphone is type c usb, you must buy a type c otg usb which fits your android smartphone.
Having inserted the otg usb in your smartphone and checking to see if it’s showing on your device storage, go to my files 📂 and tap on internal storage. Scroll down to where it is written DCIM folder, you’ll see list of folders which includes camera.
Tap on the camera folder and you’ll see your pictures which also includes videos in the folder.
So all you need to do is to select the pictures you want to transfer from your android phone and copy or move them to your otg usb.
To do that simple select the pictures, click on the option to copy or move the pictures, and press back till you get to the otg folder in your smartphone.
The otg folder shows below the internal or sd card storage if you have one. Once you’ve seen the otg usb folder, tap on it and move or copy your pictures there.
Tap to remove the otg usb and kindly remove it from your android phone.
After that, power on your laptop and insert the other port of the otg usb to your computer. You’ll see the folder and tap on it.
Locate the folder which you copied or moved the pictures and tap on it. Again move copy the pictures to your computer and remove the otg usb from your computer.
With this you have your pictures in your computer and then kindly copy or move it to your flash drive.
This first method answers the question of how do i transfer pictures from my android phone to a flash drive.
Using your phone usb cable
In the case that you don’t want to use an otg usb, you can still make use of your phone usb cable.
Simply connect your phone to your computer using your usb cable. Go to your computer and you’ll see your phone storage showing on your computer screen.
Simply tap on it and scroll to DCIM FOLDER.
On the dcim folder, scroll down to camera and also tap on it. Copy all the pictures that you want to move to your flash drive and save it in your computer.
Again, remove the usb cable from your computer and insert your flash drive in any of the ports. Locate where you saved the pictures in your computer and move or copy them to your flash drive.
This is a second method which answered your question on how do i transfer pictures from my android phone to a flash drive.
The next method doesn’t require any usb or usb cable, but rather a transfer application for both android and pc.
How to transfer pictures from android phone to a flash drive using xender
This is one of the best and fastest apps to transfer files from android phone to android phone, or iPhone or pc.
The best part is that it supports file sharing from mobile phone to pc with ease.
How do i transfer pictures from my android phone to a flash drive using xender?
Simply download xender app for android and open the application.
On the application, tap the “+” button and choose “Connect PC”. Open web.xender.com in your Laptop/PC.
Next is to scan the QR Code with your Android device; and after that both devices should be automatically connected.
After it shows connected, swipe to left or right to where it is written photos like the picture below
Mark the pictures you want to transfer by tapping on them. You’ll see the number of pictures you’re to send, after that tap on the send button.
It will automatically send the pictures to your computer and to your desired folder.
After that you can copy the pictures to your flash drive.
So this is the third working method on how do i transfer pictures from my android phone to a flash drive.
For me i prefer the use of otg usb as you can easily use it to transfer files from your smartphone to your pc. And not only that, you can store files up to 1 terabyte on the otg usb.
It you don’t fancy the use of otg usb or usb cable, then use the xender app. It is very fast to share files between xender app on android or iphone to a computer.
So far these are the methods that i know and i hope i have answered your question on how do i transfer pictures from my android phone to a flash drive. If you have any other methods, please don’t hesitate to share it through the comment box thanks.