Google Pixel 3a - Move Pictures / Videos to Device

This helps when you want to transfer or move your picture / video files between your device and a computer / PC.

Caution Only DRM free or unprotected video can be transferred via this method.

Note Notes:


  1. Connect the device to a computer using the supplied USB cable.
    1. If necessary, touch and hold the Status bar (area at the top of the phone screen with the time, signal strength, etc.) then drag to the bottom.
      Note The image below is an example.
      Swipe down status bar
    2. Tap the Android system icon Android System USB connected icon then select Transfer files.
      Note Selected when an indicator is present.
  2. Launch File Explorer or Windows Explorer.
    Note Using the computer keyboard, press the Windows+E (windows key logo+E) keys.
    Note Alternatively, right-click Start then click Open File Explorer or Open Windows Explorer.
  3. Using Windows Explorer, navigate: Pixel 3a > Internal shared storage > DCIM > Camera.
  4. Utilize the computer to copy video or picture files into the appropriate directory.
  5. Disconnect the USB cable from the computer.


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