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How to transfer photos from a Google Android smartphone to a PC

Make sure you back up your digital snaps

More and more smartphone  users are utilising the camera on their handset to capture great digital snaps, and Google Android users are no exception. However, if you get too snap happy, you may find your phone's memory gets clogged up with pics of your holidays, your mates and even your pets.

However, it's relatively simple and easy to transfer the photos snapped on your smartphone to your PC. Here's how.

Step one
Connect your Google Android device to your PC using the bundled USB cable.

Step two
From the AutoPlay box displayed on your PC screen, select Open device to view files.

Step three
Select either the Phone or Memory Card (depending upon where you store images snapped by your smartphone) and then open the folder entitled DCIM.

Step four
Next open the folder labelled Camera and you'll be presented with all the photos taken and stored on the smartphone. Drag and drop the one you require to your PC's desktop. They will now be copied to your computer.

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