How to Transfer Photos on a Motorola Droid

by Benjamin Aries

The Motorola Droid is a powerful smartphone that can be used for much more than simple phone calls. This device can record both photos and videos using its built-in lens. Like a traditional digital camera, the Droid stores images on a common SD memory card. You can then use a USB cable to connect the Droid to a computer and quickly transfer photos from the phone.

Plug the Droid into the computer using the supplied USB connection cable. Touch and drag open the status bar, located at the top of the screen. Tap the notification marked "USB Connected." Press the button labelled "Mount."

Open the "Computer" folder on the Windows Start menu, or the "Finder" window on the Mac desktop. Double-click on the Droid. This is typically marked "Removable Disk" in Windows, and "No Name" on a Mac.

Browse to the folder named "DCIM," and to the subfolder labelled "Camera." Select the photo files that you wish to move to the computer. Click the "Edit" menu and press "Copy."

Open a convenient location on the computer, such as the desktop or Documents folder. Select the "Edit" menu and click "Paste." Wait for the selected Droid image files transfer to the new location on the computer.

Slide open the Droid status bar. Tap "Turn Off USB Storage." Disconnect the USB cable from the computer.


  • The Droid requires an SD memory card to store photos. Make sure that a memory card is inserted into the phone before trying to take or transfer pictures.

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