How To Get Pictures From Samsung Galaxy S2 To Computer

I had a user with a Samsung Galaxy S2 and was having a hard time trying to get the pictures from his phone onto his computer.  I thought this would be as simple as connecting the phone via a USB cable and then opening up my computer and download the pictures. Boy was I wrong!!  After doing some research I was able to finally figure it out.  It’s a lot harder than it should be, but here are the steps.
1) ** Important: Make sure you have not connected your phone to the computer via the USB cable. You will do this in a later step.**
2) In the Settings menu go to Wireless and network and open.
3) Now go to USB utilities and open. You will see a screen like the one below that says “connect storage to pc“. Click on connect storage to PC button.
4) A message now comes up and says ”connect USB cable to use mass storage” like the picture below. At this point you now connect your phone to your computer via a USB cable.
5) Now a little green android guy pops up like the picture below. Now tap on the “connect USB storage” button. You will see a little circle come up and then a few seconds later you should see the little green andriod turn orange with a message saying “USB storage in use.” 
6) Now on your computer an Auto Play will pop up on your screen. Click on “open folder to view files.” Now you can open up the DCIM folder, and then open up the camera folder. You will now see all your pics and videos which you can now copy onto your computer.
It seems like a long process but once you do this a couple of times its fairly easy, but not as easy and intuitive as it could be. I hope this helps some of you out there


  1. Excellent help - thankyou so much

  2. This works....had been trying this for so long, until i found this post.
    Thank you and keep up the good work :)

  3. I couldn't belive this should be so hard, but this is the best advice i've found on explaining how to do it. samsung really needs to work on this. Good advice cheers.

  4. in my settings under wireless and networks does not have an option for usb utilities =( please help

  5. thank you sooooo much!

  6. my lil android guy nevers shows up. man what a pain.

  7. I was having that problem with the android not showing up. I turned off the phone and took the battery off and left it for 20 mins then popped it all back together and followed the instructions and it did work but I didn't get the auto run pop up I had to go and copy and paste the pics myself. But after all the mucking about it wasn't a hard ship lol.

  8. Well, all that didn't work. Pressing the 'Settings' icon opens a list with a sub-heading of 'Wireless and Networks', which includes Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Data Usage, More Settings, the other sub-headings of Device, Personal, Accounts, System.

    Going into 'More Settings' brings up a list which includes Flight Mode, USB Utilities, Mobile Networks. Pressing USB Utilities then opens up USB Mass Storage.

    However, once the Android Man turns orange, nothing happens. No pop up screen, the PC doesn't recognize that any is USB attached. I'm lost.

  9. Thank you - so refreshingly clear after much confusion

  10. This article will assist the internet users for creating new weblog or even a weblog
    from start to end.
    SoundCloud Downloader is the
    easiest way to download songs directly to your computer.
    You can download any song on SoundCloud. Just click and
    download high quality mp3 files.
    SoundCloud Downloader - download music from SoundCloud easily!
    Break limits with this awesome SoundCloud Downloader!

  11. Magnificent site. A lot of useful information here. I am sending it to several pals ans also sharing in delicious.

    And of course, thanks on your sweat!

    Here is my web blog how to download video from youtube

  12. how to clean kitchen tools and equipments

    my web blog ... comctl32.dll windows 7 32bit

  13. Curre&X6e;tly &X69;t appears like Wordpress is t&X68;e tοpblog&X67;ing platfo&X72;m
    out there rkght now. (from w&X68;аtӀ'νe read)
    Is t&X68;at whаt уou are usi&X6e;g on
    your blog?

    Fеe&X6C; fre&X65; to νisit my
    weblog :: camera reviews motorola watch 16gb

  14. Wes Welker InjuryWes Welker, of the New England Patriots?
    Should the cheap jerseys Trade With Kansas City Chiefs Eye Matt Flynn of Seattle
    Seahawks? 17, 2012, 5:22am EST I can understand how that might make sense but Manning would have to
    compensate the Cowboys with just seconds remaining in the game.
    The Falcons are still seen as a need move. Michael Turner, cheap jerseys running back Felix Jones down the drain courtesy of the Miami Herald indicates the team has stock they sell to fans.

    My webpage ... Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping

  15. Actually when someone doesn't understand then its up to other viewers that they will
    help, so here it occurs.

    Feel free to visit my blog; nikon p510 digital Camera

  16. Very quickly this web page will be famous amid all blogging and site-building viewers, due to it's pleasant content

    Also visit my web-site; Well Being Benefits Of Wines

  17. I haνe read ѕeveгal good
    stuff here. Certain&X6c;y price bookmarking for reνisi&X74;ing.

    I s&X75;rprise how so much eff&X6F;rt you place
    to create one &X6f;f these fa&X6e;tastiс infоrmativе website.

    Feel &X66;гee &X74;o ѕ&X75;rf &X74;o
    m&X79; ѕitе quality lenѕ ()

  18. It is Bill Ford, Kieth McFarland and Dan Gilbert, only to name a few.
    Where do your up against you, in that respect is really a possibility
    to win. The goal here is who might empower land site be your 'interruption'.
    The adjacent area to improve if you would wish real-time airport position, readying to fly...

    my webpage: empower site

  19. This is very interesting, You're a very skilled blogger.
    I have joined your rss feed and look forward to seeking more of your
    magnificent post. Also, I have shared your website in my social networks!

    My weblog Weight loss Supplement reviews

  20. Hi, all is going well here and ofcourse every
    one is sharing data, that's in fact good, keep up writing.

    Stop by my blog :: yacon syrup benefits

  21. I am sure this post has touched all the internet visitors, its really
    really good post on building up new webpage.

    Here is my homepageon Naked wives

  22. I like looking through a post that will make people think.
    Also, thanks for permitting me to comment!

    my web blog

  23. Thanks for the information

  24. Colon cleansing intended for weight loss is a widely suggested technique for promoting over all well being.
    The Ultimate Colon Cleanse is mainly concerned with a person.

    We all know that about 50% or more of the body's immune system
    is connected to the digestive system.

    Here is my webpage: Celebrity Cleanser Review (

  25. We are a group of volunteers and starting a new scheme in our community.
    Your website offered us with valuable information to work on.

    You have performed an impressive activity and our whole group might be grateful to you.

    Feel free to visit my web site - 6000 A month Scam

  26. 'Entertainment' was released as a single last month. The
    actors who play her and her nemesis are hypnotizing.
    There is almost nothing in this world that is not taking advantage of
    the advent of the internet.

    my blog post: watch korean dramas

  27. perfect instructions, many thanks

  28. Great post but I was wondering if you could write a litte more on this topic?
    I'd be very thankful if you could elaborate a little bit
    more. Kudos!

    Feel free to visit my homepage - Microsoft Office 2013 Free Download

  29. This iѕ very iոteresting, You aгe a very skilled blogger.
    Ι have joined yoսr rss feed and looκ forward tօ seeking more of ʏoսr gгeat post.
    Also, І haqve shared үߋur web site іn my social networks!

    my blog: homepage ()

  30. My settings does not have a Wireless and Network option. I have Windows 8.1. Any other suggestions.

  31. THANK YOU SO MUCH! I have spent far more hours than I want to think about frustratingly researching this and getting nowhere with the "explanations" provided. Your explanation was stunningly clear and simple and it WORKED!!!!

  32. Everything works through step 5 then step 6 never happens on my computer? Any ideas?

  33. This did not work this way shown,........ instead brought autoplay for import

  34. Thank so much. Success at last.

  35. Brilliant, worked a treat, thanks

  36. This way REALLY is THE WAY! It works.Thank you!!

  37. I am having some issues...when I get to the part that says you can now connect your phone to your device, I do not have the little green guy popping up...I am following the directions, but the I can never get past this step. Any advise would be greatly appreciated.

  38. Brilliant! I spent over 2 hours on the phone / online chat with Samsung and they couldn't help but this worked in seconds - great job thanks!

  39. Thank you soo much for this well explained way to download pics to computer, I was starting to tear my hair out as nothing was working other people told me to do, so thank you for your step by step help.

  40. Perfect! Thank you!

  41. It was perfect.

  42. AT last a sensible, easy to follow set of steps to solve a problem.
    I had 192 photos on the phone camera rather than SD card and could not transfer by wifi, message, e-mail or gmail from my Samsung Galaxy S2.
    After reading your post I have suceeded in transfering to my PC - although there were a few little blips on my phone compared to instructions. Perhaps different models!
    Thanks for helpful post.

  43. Excellent information.I like the way of writing and presenting

    123hpremoteassistance Officejet 7514 Printer Setup

  44. Great blog! I really love how it is easy on my eyes and the information are well written.

    123HPEnvy OfficeJet4623 Install

  45. It is really very helpful for us and I have gathered some important information from this blog.

    123 hp oj4623 setup

  46. Hi, Informative blog one. These free self help blogs are so greatly appreciated!. Thank you

    123 HP Officejet 4650

  47. Nice blog! I am truly awed by this blog! The photos are truly decent and cool.

  48. Nice blog! I am truly awed by this blog! The photos are truly decent and cool.

    123 HP Printer support

  49. Hi there, awesome site. I thought the topics you posted on were very interesting.
    HP OJPRO8710

  50. This Blog is Very informative and contain useful information i am so impressed thank you for share
    123 HP Setup

  51. Welcome. Looking for more contributions from you.
    HP OJPRO8710

  52. Go with the company on the rise, rise, rise. galaxy s8

  53. Hi, Informative blog one. These free self help blogs are so greatly appreciated!. Thank you
    123 HP Printer Toll free number

  54. Very useful information about this blog and i have seen this related blog with more information please refer this site. Click Here

  55. Thanks you have shared a great ideas about HP Toner Cartridges.If you need more assistance on HP Printers Please visit our website by clicking on it Free Technical Support for HP Printers

  56. This post was very nice and amazing for support


  57. great article!!!!!This is very importent information for us.I like all content and information.I have read it.You know more about this please visit again.

    123 HP Officejet Pro 8715 Setup

  58. Great blog! I really love how it is easy on my eyes and the information are well written.

    123 HP Officejet 4623 Setup

  59. Nice information for a new blogger…it is really helpful

  60. Excellent read, Positive site, where did u come up with the information on this posting? I have read a few of the articles on your website now, and I really

    like your style. Thanks a million and please keep up the effective work.

  61. I really love your post, thanks for sharing this and looking forward to seeing more from you.

    123 hp setup

  62. Really its very useful information that you have shared and thanks for sharing the information with us.
    123 HP Officejet Setup 7514


Blog Archive