“I bought the new Samsung Galaxy S4 a while ago. Now I need to transfer photos from S4 to PC. I have the USB cable but find no way to make the transfer. Can anyone instruct me to connect Galaxy S4 to computer and transfer the photos?”

Android devices are usually connected to PC with USB Mass Storage Mode. However, you will be dismayed to see that there is no USB Debugging option in smartphones like Samsung Galaxy S4, S5, S6/S6 Edge, Galaxy Note 2, Note 3, Note 4, Galaxy Nexus, etc. To transfer photos from Galaxy S4/S5/S6/S6 Edge or Galaxy Note 2/3/4 to PC, you must connect your device with PC in MTP mode. The below guide will show how to connect S4 to PC and transfer photos from Samsung Galaxy to Computer with ease.

Step 1: Connect the Galaxy S4 to an available USB port using the included USB cable on PC.

Step 2: A prompt will appear on the screen of Samsung Galaxy S4. Drag the notification area down, and then select “Media Device (MTP)”. After that, transfer photos from Galaxy S4 to PC directly by copy and paste.

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Besides, Samsung Galaxy photo transfer to PC can be easily done via Jihosoft Android Photo Transfer. It provides an user-friendly interface for transferring photos via USB connection. Besides photos, the program lets you easily transfer videos, music, contacts, text messages, call logs, and apps from Samsung Galaxy S3/S4/S5/S6/Note 2/Note 3/Note 4 to computer for backup.

Preparation: Connect Samsung Galaxy S4/S5/S6/Note II/Note III/Note IV to PC using the included USB cable. Go to the Notification Panel and touch “Media Device (MTP)” to make the connection.

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Step1: Install and Launch Photo Transfer Program
Run the latest version of Jihosoft Android Photo Transfer on computer. Click “Backup Your Phone” on the top left corner panel to allow it to detect your Samsung Galaxy device.


Step2: Transfer Samsung Galaxy S4 Pictures to Computer
When the device is successfully detected, select “Photos” in the list and click “Backup Now” to save photos in any output folder on PC.

Transfer Samsung Galaxy S4 Pictures to Computer