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How to transfer pictures or videos between at&t samsung impression and PC

Posted in: AT&T Samsung Impression info,New AT&T Cell phonesApril 13, 2009
How to transfer pictures or videos between at&t samsung impression and PC

How to transfer pictures or videos between at&t samsung impression and PC

There are three methods to transfer pictures or videos between AT&T Samsung Impression a877 phone and  your PC. Today We’ll introduce the  first method to you-  transfering pictures ,mp3  and videos via PC Studio3. AT&T Samsung Impression info

1).Via PC Studio 3

Preparations: Download the Pc Studio 3 [link ] and  buy one usb cable compatible with samsung impression

To transfer Picture/Video files, using PC Studio 3 & a USB cable, to a PC follow the steps below:
1. From the standby screen, insure that the USB mode setting is set to either PC Studio or Ask on Connection

  • For instructions on changing the USB mode setting.

2. Connect the USB cable to both the phone’s Power/Accessory Interface connector & the PC’s USB slot

  • When successfully connected, the phone will show the connected icon  on the top of the display

3. If prompted, Select the PC Studio USB setting
4. From the PC Studio media manager screen, click on the AT&T samsung A877 icon  , located in the top right corner
5. From the phone explorer screen (See image below) double click on the Pictures or Videos folder (Internal Memory)

6. Click on the Photo/Video file (For multiple files hold down the Ctrl key) to highlight
7. Right click then click either Copy or Cut (Ctrl C or Ctrl X)
8. Double click on the media manager My Computer icon, located in the top left corner
9. From the My Computer screen, open the destination location
10. Right click in the box then click Paste (Ctrl V) to copy the Photo/Video file(s) from the SGH-A877 (Impression) handset to PC
11. After the file transfer is completed it will be safe to remove the USB data cable from both the handset & PC-

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We’ll in itroduce the other two ways in next articles, including Via Memory Card and Via Bluetooth, stay tuned for update.


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53 Comments

  • Whatever…My pictures and videos will be lost forever if I depend on this site for help transfering them to my pc. ……”click Samsung A877 icon in the top right”. Top right of what. Something on the computer or the phone? Then see picture below, only this leave a reply block is below….Thanks a whole heck of a lot.

    Comment by Andrea — August 27, 2009

  • [...] Now I share them with you , hope you’ll like them.  Aye, you can just right click and “save as” to your PC, then transfer them to your Samsung Impression with Usb cable via PC studio. Click here to know more how to download pictures from to Samsung Impression. [...]

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  • once i click on the icon, it just says “loading”…then i get a message to either restart/reconnect…there are pictures to be transferred…I NEED TO GET THEM ONTO MY COMPUTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by Darla — September 28, 2009

  • Step 4.” From the PC Studio media manager screen, click on the AT&T samsung A877 icon , located in the top right corner”— the icon is not there even though my phone is registered with samsung and the computer icon is on my phone. in other words, my phone recognizes it is connected to my pc, but my pc doesnt recognize that my phone is connected to it

    Comment by Dave — October 24, 2009

  • this phone is a piece of shit. the battery life is litterally a half hour after being fully charged for days. its battery life when not being used is supposed to be 10 days, but for mine its just 2 hours. i got a brand new battery and the problem still exists, so it is not a faulty battery it is just a shitty phone. im getting this phone refunded because i cant take it anymore

    Comment by Dave — October 24, 2009

  • I am driving myself crazy! I agree with Dave about the battery life, it isnt great, mine does however last all day thank god. Sometimes the phone freezes and wont let me do anything so i have to turn it off and on. I took a great 16 second video the other day i cant figure out how to send it to the computer. :(

    Comment by bridget — November 4, 2009

  • When I sync it tells me the device is being used by another program and to please disconnect. HELP.

    Comment by JB — November 5, 2009

  • do you reccomend I actually buy the cable? and it will work?

    Comment by chickens — November 13, 2009

  • I’m not getting the AT&T samsung A877 icon. What do I need to do to get it?

    Comment by Victoria — January 6, 2010

  • go to set>desk

    Comment by AT&T Cell Phones — January 6, 2010

  • Well. There’s an icon of the phone but it’s not click able.

    Comment by Lana — January 21, 2010

  • So my samsung impression screen just decided to shut down on my one day and i cant get ANY of my sons videos that i took of him and all his baby pictures. Im super pissed, i got a refurbished phone and take on shut down on me. i want to send my phones in so i can get my “new” one but i dont wanna lose all my pictures and videos of my sons first year. Im super pissed that no one can help me. and this website is crap, no help at all.

    Comment by Kristen — March 24, 2010

  • I have everything connected, but in the bottom left it says that “Your phone does not support this application.” I’m very frustrated. Normally I would email them to myself, but I have at least a hundred pictures I want to transfer to my computer at once. Please help, thanks.

    Comment by T H — April 6, 2010

  • Which method did you use?

    Comment by AT&T Cell Phones — April 6, 2010

  • I am looking to upload my pics fro my eternity phone onto my mac computer…how do I do that? I can’t seem to find any answers for this!!! PLEASE HELP!

    Comment by Carolyn Bracksieck — April 16, 2010

  • AT&T samsung A877 icon? on the media manager screen… the top right corner is where it says search device, and when i click that it gives me options to connect with communications port (COM 1) AND (COM2) but even then.. it wont let me connect. it says no serial device is currently connected. HELP!

    Comment by las — April 18, 2010

  • The Bluetooth feature must first be disabled before initiating a USB connection with the handset, Prior to connecting the USB cable to the handset, install the latest version of the Samsung PC Studio application. This application installs the necessary USB drivers onto your PC.

    Comment by AT&T Cell Phones — April 18, 2010

  • the only way to get ur picture to your computer is to send the via e-mail, and this web site is no help at all
    this phone is a pos last time i buy a samsung :(

    Comment by abby — May 2, 2010

  • The software is rotten! I don’t believe it’s configured to work with Windows 7; I had to try installing it from three different spots on my computer before it ever completed the installation, and then every time I start it I get a few “Service Initalization Failed” error boxes, and even though the phone connects itself to the PC without trouble, the computer recognizes it only about a quarter of the time. You can only transfew a dozen or so photos before the software crashes, and then you have to restart the computer before it will ever deign to recognize the phone again. I liked the phone but the software is so useless I’ll have to return it to the store.

    Comment by Will — May 19, 2010

  • uhhhh this isnt really helping me.i got to 4 and i coulding find the samsung A877 icon at the top. This didnt help me at all! how do i get pics on my fone?! also how do i get music on my fone?!

    Comment by Ivy — May 22, 2010

  • This phone a piece of shit. I can’t get my pc to recognize the phone. It should be this hard to get a picture over to my computer.

    Comment by eoloe — May 26, 2010

  • this is the most wasye of time ever

    Comment by jd — May 30, 2010

  • Well, do you find the easiest method?

    Comment by AT&T Cell Phones — May 30, 2010

  • i agree total waste of my money. i have worked at this and even tried manually to move the pictures over and all i get in the end is a not registered cannot communicate message. total waste of my freaking time.

    Comment by cathy — May 31, 2010

  • My phone wont send videos, how do i make my message holder thing larger, like the 300k or whatever to a bigger extent, so i can acualy send videos that arent 2 seconds long? -.-

    Comment by Julie Nicole — June 13, 2010

  • A very important step you are missing is to click on the Search Device icon in the upper right hand area of PC Studio. This will open the pop up which will then ask for you to identify your equipment. Then you can proceed with double clicking the computer on the left side of PC Studio, choose where in your picture folder you want you phone pictures to be transferred, right click back on the right side pop up (your pictures/files) choose copy and then paste into your left side (my computer on PC Studio). I just did it and miraculously it worked! I hope this helps someone.

    Comment by Alison — June 14, 2010

  • Also, I just clicked on the “Album ” tab then went to menu and it gave me the option of Import Device File or Import from PC. I think you can import the pics from your PC once you have downloaded them from my previous directions.

    Comment by Alison — June 14, 2010

  • I love this phone. I hate this software and the fact that At&t knows they don’t have to provide good customer service because half of the US has to go with their service. This is such a simple thing, and they managed to complicate it. My husband has the Mythic, and it too will NOT connect to this shitty software. It is not the phone people, it is the software!
    FIX IT AT&T

    Comment by Pissed off — June 17, 2010

  • This phone is the biggest piece of shit phone i have ever used who ever made this phone needs to take the phone shove it up his ass and shoot himself in the head because he is a failure at his job of making phones and he is a failure at life

    Comment by Justin — June 21, 2010

  • I am so frustrated with this phone. Sounds like I am not the only one. This is my only camera. I’ve tried all the instructions and cannot get any photos from my phone transferred to my pc. And it was so easy to do with cheaper phones!

    Samsung needs to address this problem!

    Comment by Melissa — June 26, 2010

  • Unfortunately, even clicking on “Search Device” does no good. A pop-up screen gives me the option of choosing SGH-A877, but selecting that results in a message that repeatedly states “The devise is not idle. Communication cannot occur.”

    The bluetooth option is turned off on this phone.

    As far as I can tell, it is impossible to transfer photos, video from your phone using the USB cable. This stinks, since I don’t want to have to e-mail myself every single time I take a picture I like, nor do I want to pay to do that since I no longer have an internet plan on this phone.

    I am very disappointed by this, and shocked that AT&T still hasn’t provided a fix on this site. It shouldn’t be this hard to connect a phone to a computer.

    Lousy customer service guys!

    Comment by Sylvia — July 2, 2010

  • Hi I don’t think this is regarding transferring music and photos, which did work when I followed the directions you supplied, by the way. But I set an alarm to wake up this morning. Worked perfect but when I deleted the alarm I am stuck with a picture of a clock in the middle of the screen. How do I remove the stupid symbol from the screen?

    Comment by Mia — July 12, 2010

  • Alison – did the Connect button work for you? We tried the Search for Device and got two items listed but the Connect button wouldn’t work.

    AT&T Blog – any advice if the Connect button isn’t active?

    Comment by Min — July 16, 2010

  • I want to transfer a picture from my pc to my impression phone. How do I do this??

    Comment by Brian Clifton — July 17, 2010

  • i’ve done everything this says, but yet it doesn’t work. i just want to transfer my videos that are to large to send via messaging to my computer. but the pc studio thing keeps saying to reconnect or to restart the program.

    Comment by michelle — July 19, 2010

  • what if i dont have a usb cable? then what do i do?

    Comment by julia — July 22, 2010

  • I just got this phone…and now trying to figure out how to download pic to my computer…honestly its been over 2 hrs and still can’t figure it out on how to get my pic on my computer. I tried different websites to help me out but STILL i don’t know what the heck they talking about. This phone kinda sucks because the battery isn’t too good plus pic can’t be trans.. what the hell.

    Comment by Shahzad — July 28, 2010

  • I transferred one picture from my computer to phone without a problem. Tried to do another one, it said that it had to be “converted” before it could be “transferred”..said this with all my music and all the other pictures..what do I do??

    Comment by Hannah — August 4, 2010

  • I hate this phone, I have very important photos in this phone which I need to transfer to my PC. Its been 5 hours I am trying to transfer device/phone stuff to PC. Installation of the PC Manager software itself is bullshit, not friendly…..
    I got irritated like anything.

    Comment by Kumar — September 24, 2010

  • You would think if they can make a phone that does all what this one can do. You should be able to just plug in your USB cord and down load your pictures, But NO, The only way you can is to stand on one foot turn around three times and stick this phone up your ass keeping the usb cord connected . Hey here’s the real name for this phone . It’s the new samsung DEPRESSION gives you a lesson not to buy anything from samsung again.
    To let you all know My $600.00 Samsung tv two mo. out of wary. and has less then two mo. of uses on it. screen went black and samsung won’t do any thing about it. stay away from buying samsung.

    Comment by I just been screwed — October 11, 2010

  • hey i got samsung impression fone frm us wid out pannel so,can u say me where do i get that pannel in india

    Comment by praveen — October 12, 2010

  • Samsung Impression, besure to make some issue of non functionality just before your warranty expires to get a refurbished unit.
    That way you get more out of them.
    I can’t believe that you cannot even store your pics on the sim card or video.

    Comment by petalumadude — October 25, 2010

  • :/ i love my phone, the battery lasts days for me. i think it’s a great phone minus the whole restart thing when messages don’t send. but it takes GREAT pictures, good quality, great colors, but i can’t send them to facebook or anything… and i have no clue how to get them on the CP. This doesn’t help me at all because I can barely understand it. i have great pictures on here but no one can see them!

    Comment by Hina — November 11, 2010

  • Well Im glad im not the only one who cant figure it out! These are horrible instructions!!! They dont help at all!!!

    Comment by DuDe — November 20, 2010

  • Yeah….um…. what are the other two ways?

    Comment by James Dunn — November 21, 2010

  • it makes me really mad that att doesnt do anything about this when there are like 40 comments that says that the phone sux! >:(

    Comment by CRAP — December 11, 2010

  • I am so freaking pissed with this samsung phone. Whoever said depression was correct. It seems to me that it should be samsung (samsnug) problem. How can you make a product that does not have solutions. People including myself have valuable pictures and videos that we cannot access. My phone touch screen locked almost 2 months ago no result from AT&T nor Samsung. This is an outrage and no one seems to care. Refurbished phones are for the birds We should be given a new phone especially when it’s nothing we did to this riduculour phone. PROTESTING IS THE ONLY SOLUTION.

    Comment by ann — January 2, 2011

  • PHONE SUCKS. READING IN DAYLIGHT PISSSSS POOR. CAN’T DOWN LOAD PHOTOS TO PC, BECAUSE THE STUDIO MANAGER KEEPS COMING UP WITH MISSING CRAP. THEY (AT&T ) HAVE NO SOLUTION. WISH I COULD RUN MY BUSINESS PISSING OFF CUSTOMERS .

    Comment by DAN — May 15, 2011

  • whatever, are you talking about???? I don’t see any ICON in the right corner. I am afraid to do anything now for fear of loosing what I have on my phone. All I wanted to do is transfer these pictures to my computer, can you explain this like I might be 3 years old!

    Comment by Cynthia — May 17, 2011

  • I pressedpc studio and the phone explorer screen will not pop up HELP!!!

    Comment by Cowboys — July 1, 2011

  • THIS ICON ON THE TOP RIGHT CORNER!!!

    http://www.att-phones.org/how-to-transfer-pictures-or-videos-between-att-samsung-impression-and-pc.html

    Comment by Cowboys — July 1, 2011

  • I had to download the PC studio thing, and now when I plug my phone in, it won’t show up anymore. I can’t find it anywhere on the computer. UGHHHH!!

    Comment by Me — July 26, 2011

  • My screen decided to not work, Its black and it dosent respond to touch. I forgot to transfer photos to my SD card, seeing as I didnt expect this shit phone to crash this badly, but Im not surprised. This phone has a great shell, keyboard, feel, and look, but itll screw you over faster then you can say Verizon.

    Comment by Peice of shit. — August 13, 2011

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