How To Transfer Pictures From Tablet to Computer


Gone are the days when one gadget per person was the norm. Now one person has to have at least three gadgets – or more. And we haven’t even talked about technology in the workplace yet. Devices are the expensive toys of today. It’s a simple fact — everyone has to own some. 

The importance of media transfer between devices is rooted in our daily lives. We can manually move images and other media via Bluetooth or online file-sharing platforms. Your selected transfer method will depend on the media’s urgency and importance in context.

In this modern age and era, media is constantly moving about in all shapes and sizes. There is no limit on transferring any media content, whether downloads or uploads. These transfers can be for either personal or work purposes.

This article will cover everything about transferring media from your tablet to your computer. That way, you can save precious time when you need work done quickly the next time around. 

Transferring Media From Tablet To PC

Method #1: Using a USB Cable

  1. Transferring media is pretty simple. First, connect your tablet to the computer via a USB cable.
  2. If the AutoPlay dialog box appears when you connect, choose “Open Folder/Device” to view files.
  3. If you have a MicroSD card installed on your tablet, Windows will display two AutoPlay dialog boxes. Each dialog box represents a different storage source — internal storage and the MicroSD card. Pictures and videos on the tablet are stored in the DCIM/Camera folder, found on both internal storage and the MicroSD card. If you can’t see where a picture is stored on your tablet, view the image via Gallery and check its details to find the file location.
  4. Open the folder that contains the files you want to copy. You can find the folder on the computer or the tablet.
  5. Now open the folder on your PC where you will have the files copied. Make sure both folders are visible on your screen.
  6. To begin the transferring process, you can either:
    A) Drag the files from one folder to the other. Dragging the file copies them, either from tablet to computer or computer to tablet. On the PC, drag icons from the phone’s storage to your desired folders, as per your need. You can also drag it directly to the desktop and decide where to store the file later. This is helpful if you don’t have time to shelf the images just then!
    B) Copy the required files from the tablet’s folder via “Ctrl + C,” go to the chosen folder in your laptop where you would like them copied, and paste the files via “Ctrl + V.”
  7. Double-check to make sure all your media content has been transferred. This simple check will save you from stressing later.
  8. When you are certain that the transfer is over, close the folder windows. Unplug the USB cable carefully. 

Method #2: Using Bluetooth

  1. Make sure Bluetooth is active on both your tablet and PC.
  2. If not already paired, pair the devices to enable Bluetooth transfer. First, check the names of both devices in the list of “Nearby Devices.” A matching code will briefly appear on both screens, and Bluetooth will pair the devices once you accept.
  3. Go to the “File Manager” on your tablet. Select the pictures you need to transfer and send them to the paired PC.
  4. A dialog box will appear on your computer, asking for confirmation of the received files. Make sure you accept it. Then the transfer will begin.
  5. Once the transfer is over, you can turn your Bluetooth off from the tablet and the computer. It’s all done!

Method #3: Using Online File Sharing

  1. Make sure your device’s WiFi is on and working. Create an account on an online file-sharing platform, such as Google Drive or OneDrive. If you already have an email account on Google or Microsoft, you can just log in instead of signing up.
  2. Through your tablet, upload your desired files or folders to your account. If the size of the collected media is a lot, it could take a bit of a while. As long as your WiFi is not poor or unstable, just relax and busy yourself with something else while it gets done!
  3. Once the pictures are uploaded, you can access them through any device. Just log in to your Drive account through your computer, and you will have complete access to all the media you uploaded.
  4. You can now close your Drive account on your tablet and work peacefully via your computer.


Welcome to today’s society standard: “Media is more, time is less.” Honestly, we have a lot of content on our devices – online and offline – but what we don’t have in excess is time. We need work done quickly, and we need reliable results, whether for office reasons or just casual tasks. Efficiency, as they say, is the key. This article has discussed the most popular methods to move your images from a tablet to a computer. It is crucial to have options when working with digital devices. However, it is even more important to have an efficient method of going about it.

To conclude, we can move our images from one device to another via:

  • USB cable transfer.
  • Bluetooth sharing.
  • Online file sharing platforms.

Even if you already knew the methods above, it’s a good idea to refresh your memory, just in case there’s something you didn’t think you had been missing. If you found the information in this article useful, please let us know in the comments below.

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