Ever get frustrated because you have a great picture on your phone, but want to get the picture on the computer so you can actually use it for something? I don’t know how many times I have attempted to extract pics from a phone by hooking it up with a USB cord. It never works. Every phone has accompanying software that will allow a person do to this, but that does you no good if you don’t have the disk.
Here is the solution.
Send the pictures to your email via MMS. Most phones services that include unlimited texting also include unlimited MMS messaging. Send the pictures, save them from your email to the computer, and its all done. The pictures are ready to use.
Ok, I know what you are thinking, “How could you have a phone and not know this?” The truth is that it was not long ago that I figured this out. In fact, I was working on a project at school with some students. A bunch of us teachers were trying to figure out an easy way to get the pictures to out computers from student phones. The short story is that we “discovered” the MMS trick (the long story involves lots of trial, error, blood, sweat, and even tears).
When I found out that we could receive pictures via MMS, I was so excited to go home an tell my daughter (14 yrs, old) about my amazing discovery. When I told her, she said, “Yeah dad, I know. That is how I get all my pictures from my phone to Facebook.”
Turns out, she has been sending pics by MMS ever since she got her phone a couple of years ago!