Subject: Re: A simple way to transfer photos from your phone toWindows without installing anything on either
PeterN <"peter,newdelete"@deleteverizon.net> wrote:
> On 2/22/2018 12:07 AM, ultred ragnusen wrote:
>> I just accidentally ran into this very simple way to transfer photos from
>> your phone to Windows (and back) without installing anything on either
>> 1. I gave a few $130 LG Stylo 3 Plus phablets as gifts over Christmas and
>> as a direct result I inherited a handful of new-to-me older Android phones,
>> even though my main phone is a circa 2012 S3 which works just fine for me
>> but which I mount on Windows to use in the native Windows file explorer
>> using the Windows "Add a network location" wizard.
>> 2. One of that handful of old phones is a circa 2014 Moto G, running
>> Android 5.1, which I just plugged into Windows where I was surprised the
>> phone immediately showed up as its own "XT104" USB drive.
>> 3. Clicking on that drive shows the entire available file system mount
>> 4. That allows two way drag and drop between Windows and the phone
>> 5. Plugging it in again, I noticed an option pops up for something called
>> "Photos", which, seems to search the Android phone for photos to upload.
>> 6. That native "Photos" app then provides thumbnails to select which photos
>> to upload to previously defined directories and file name conversions on
>> 7. The result is that, without installing anything on either the phone or
>> on Windows, it seems I can import anything I like using this Photos native
>> Generally I don't use Windows native apps (because they generally suck),
>> but this one doesn't seem to show any obvious drawbacks yet.
>> So I simply present this as a working system, that just works without
>> installing anything on either the phone or Windows, and ask if you know of
>> a better method of bi-directional drag and drop between your phone &
> Yep. That works, I am not sure about iPhones though. i had iTunes
> installed on my computers. So I don't know it that also works with
Use “AirDrop” for iPhone photo transfer