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Apple iPhone 3G - how to transfer pictures using windows explorer

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My OS is win 7 prof 64 bit and I connected my iPhone 3G using the cable to my usb port.  The phone is viewable in iTunes, but I cannot seem to see it in windows explorer.  There are some pictures in the Apple that I wish to download to my HD in the pc.  Can the experts please show me how to do it.  Thank u.
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Michael-Best earned 125 total points
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The only time the iPhone will show up in My Computer when connected is when there are pictures in the Camera Roll.
The iPhone is not designed to be viewed in disk mode like the iPod.
Disconnect the iPhone, take a single picture, reconnect the iPhone and it should show up then.

Also see:
How to Transfer Photos from PC to iPhone with and without iTunes

See this guide by wirelesstransferapp.com

http://www.wirelesstransferapp.com/transfer-photos-from-pc-to-iphone-with-or-without-itunes.html#.VB25GpSSyEw
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Do yourself a favour and Install the app Simple Transfer Pro on your iPhone and you'll never look back.
It allows you to easily transfer photos and videos between your PC and your iOS devices in both directions.
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in response to zzynx, but my iPhone is a 3G, and the app is not geared for my model I think.
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>> my iPhone is a 3G
??? 3G or 4G doesn't matter.
Your iPhone and your PC should be connected to the same WIFI network (eg. at your home) for the app to work.

As the app's page mentiones:
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
so, your iPhone should run iOS 5.0 or later.
Does it? I guess, so.
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by:jegajothy
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in response to zzynx, sorry but how do I find out what version of IOS my iPhone runs?  Thank u.
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From the the Home Screen, tap Settings > General > About.
The software version of your device should appear on this screen.
(found @ http://support.apple.com/kb/ht2188)
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Did my suggestion not work for you?
See my previous comment:
"Michael-Best2014-09-21 at 02:31:00ID: 40334508"

Please respond for further advice.
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by:jegajothy
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in response to Michael Bes, Unfortunately it did not work.  I even bought a new cable, still no luck. Thank u for your suggestion.
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OK
Thanks for feedback.
Via USB cable is not working.
How about my other suggestion: from wirelesstransferapp.com
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And your iPhone runs what iOS version?
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thank u everyone.
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