IS there a way to download photos off my Samsung M500 to my computer using a USB cord? I have tried to download software to help with this from BitPim but they don't have this model listed. I have no problem using the PictBridge function to go right to my printer, but I would like to be able to transfer the photos to my computer for storage/emailing without having to use Sprint (i.e. to email them to myself, etc.) I don't want to pay for an additional internet service; I already have Sprint Broadband aircard service on another line... Basically I just wanted this phone to be a phone, and then decided I liked the quality of the photos I was able to take, but now I feel like I am trapped into either going the PictBridge/scanner route or the emailing to myself with Internet route...when all I want to do is just use the USB cord and put the pics onto my computer but the computer doesn't recognize the phone...I am quite digitally slow, so please bear with me and speak slowly...lol. I guess another option is to take the Scandisk thingy into a CVS or Walgreens or whatever and have the photos put on a disk...Any ideas? Many thanks.
Wed, 02 May 2007 21:59:31 -0700
This thin, light clamshell CDMA phone packs nearly all of the features of the A900 into a slightly smaller form factor, while adding stereo Bluetooth and a memory card slot, all with a lower price tag. Other key features include EV-DO high-speed data, a megapixel camera, internal antenna, and music player. - Phone Scoop
Based on the above description, your phone should be very similar to the A900M. Take a look at How-To Download Photos and Videos from the Samsung A900M Camera Phone to see if it solves your problem (let us know). See if you can enable the "Mass Storage" option. By the way, are you using Windows XP? It will automatically recognize a mass storage device.
I also noticed that your phone supports microSD/TransFlash. And 32 MB card is included with your phone. You can put the photos on the card and then put the card into your computer through a SD Card adapter and a memory card reader.
Thu, 03 May 2007 10:41:34 -0700
...are u seriouse.....plug in the data cable it came with and ur computer should pick it up as a mass storage device then go to ur phone a select "connect to pc" than just transfer them over
Sun, 06 May 2007 15:22:32 -0700
i need the software for my computer
Fri, 18 May 2007 06:47:11 -0700
I also had this problem, Chieh Cheng's advise regarding A900M technique working for M500 is spot-on. Did the trick, thanks much.
Thu, 07 Jun 2007 18:03:29 -0700
Anybody know where else I can obtain the "How-To Download Photos and Videos from the Samsung A900M Camera Phone" tips? The website is not loading for me, some code error.
Tue, 10 Jul 2007 19:58:09 -0500
Vicky, you'll have to give me a few days. The web site is going through an overhaul right now.
Wed, 11 Jul 2007 02:52:02 -0500
if u cant get the link up top with the m500 simple connect to computer with usb and then it will say new hardware found "samsung cmd technogies" hit cancel u need to by software for that and its ment for transfering phonebook to a new phone so keep it connected go to tools in phone and then mass storage>connect to pc when that is running your computer will detect ur phone and say mass storage witch then it will act as a flash drive it will load up as a drive (example if u have a c: d: e: drive it will load up as F: drive) in that folder u will find music, media, dcmi and filestore music is where the music will go off the music store on your phone media is your media player on the phone (put music in here lot faster to accsess) dcmi is ur picture and video (make sure in cameria settings are auto save is memeory card whitch is found by clicking the camera button on your phone) thats all have a good one rember bluetooth steoreo headphone are good to have for this phone get a pair although they dont work in the channel listings for some reason
Tue, 17 Jul 2007 00:22:07 -0500
Ok, Vicky, the "How-To Download Photos and Videos from the Samsung A900M Camera Phone" link above is now fixed.
Thu, 19 Jul 2007 22:19:03 +0000
there's a much easier way... connect your phone to your computer with the data cable
ON THE PHONE go to:
(1)Connect to PC
Then you can download anything that you save on your phone or memory card.
OR you can just take the memory card out of your phone and use the SD adapter if you have a card reader
Sun, 02 Sep 2007 04:43:31 +0000
Plug your cell phone with the USB cable at your PC
3- (1) Masse storage
4- (1) Connect to PC
Thu, 06 Sep 2007 16:26:02 +0000
being a typical male, I tried to figure everything out about this phone without the instructions, sooooo I put the SD card in the phone without formatting it, now it says that there is a lock on it to format it. I'm wondering how to get the card out/format it /get it to work....?!
Thu, 27 Sep 2007 04:03:17 +0000
Thanks Matt V. Your instructions worked for my Samsung SPH-M500 and I was able to move the pics onto the memory card in my camera and then directly to my PC. Thanks again.
Sat, 20 Oct 2007 23:08:28 +0000
I just talked to AT&T re down load from my samsung phone with camera to my PC and was told I could get ferr software downloaded to my
Sat, 02 Feb 2008 19:11:47 +0000
I can't find anything that can...
Sun, 03 Feb 2008 11:50:38 +0000
this msg is for matt, it happened to me too, maybe you already figured it out but the lock number is the last four digits of your cellphone #... hope it helps.
Sun, 23 Mar 2008 04:58:05 +0000
I went into tools/mass storage/connect to pc,,,
The phone displays "Please connect usb cable"
The device is not recognized and therefore does not appear in 'my computer'
I am using windows 7, is there a patch?
Can anyone help with this?
Thu, 25 Feb 2010 00:03:44 +0000
I've done all the steps. Plugged in the usb, tools, mass storage, connect to PC. All that happens is my phone says "no memory card detected"
Sun, 22 Aug 2010 18:07:08 +0000
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