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Samsung SPH M500 - software?

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.

digitaldummy
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.

Chieh Cheng
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

mat
Sun, 06 May 2007 15:22:32 -0700

i need the software for my computer

gretchen
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.

Sparky
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.

Vicky
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.

Chieh Cheng
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

matt_v
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.

Chieh Cheng
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:
MENU
TOOLS
(1)MASS STORAGE
(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

Dayna
Sun, 02 Sep 2007 04:43:31 +0000

Plug your cell phone with the USB cable at your PC
1- Menu
2- Tolls
3- (1) Masse storage
4- (1) Connect to PC

That's it.

Nancy
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....?!

matt
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.

Ann
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
PC

Robert Vivian
Sat, 02 Feb 2008 19:11:47 +0000

I can't find anything that can...

cameee
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.

vats
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?
Thanks

Steve
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"

Adam
Sun, 22 Aug 2010 18:07:08 +0000

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