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EOS M6 unable to upload photos via Bluetooth, seeking alternatives

ursulacalmet
Apprentice

Hello, I'm currently facing difficulties uploading my photos to the computer via Bluetooth. Consequently, I'm considering purchasing a cable to connect my Canon M6 (2017), but I'm having trouble identifying the correct one. Despite ordering several cables, none of them seem to be the right size. I would greatly appreciate your assistance in determining the correct cable or if you have any suggestions on the easiest way to transfer the photos to the computer. So far, I've only managed to send them to my phone, but it's a time-consuming process and negatively impacts the image quality. Thank you for your help!

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Tronhard
Elite
Elite

Hi and welcome to the forum:

To be honest, the most reliable and fastest way to download images to your computer is to remove the SD card from the camera, and use either a built-in, or USB card reader.   You will discover that this is significantly faster than other methods.  Once the card is inserted, it will recognized as a removable drive by your computer and you can transfer the files as for any copy process.


cheers, TREVOR

"The Amount of Misery expands to fill the space available"
"All the variety, all the charm, all the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow", Leo Tolstoy;
"Skill in photography is acquired by practice and not by purchase" Percy W. Harris

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Tronhard
Elite
Elite

Hi and welcome to the forum:

To be honest, the most reliable and fastest way to download images to your computer is to remove the SD card from the camera, and use either a built-in, or USB card reader.   You will discover that this is significantly faster than other methods.  Once the card is inserted, it will recognized as a removable drive by your computer and you can transfer the files as for any copy process.


cheers, TREVOR

"The Amount of Misery expands to fill the space available"
"All the variety, all the charm, all the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow", Leo Tolstoy;
"Skill in photography is acquired by practice and not by purchase" Percy W. Harris

Thank you so much, Trevor!

You're welcome Ursula:
If this solves your issue, please mark the answer as resolved so any others with a similar issue can find it without posting.
Thank You!


cheers, TREVOR

"The Amount of Misery expands to fill the space available"
"All the variety, all the charm, all the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow", Leo Tolstoy;
"Skill in photography is acquired by practice and not by purchase" Percy W. Harris

Tronhard
Elite
Elite

BTW, once you have transferred your files, eject the card and, having returned it to the camera, use the camera's format command to clean off the card.  It is much better practise than deleting files as repeated deletions can actually create cards errors, resulting in file loss and even the loss of the whole card.  Format cleans the card in a much better way.


cheers, TREVOR

"The Amount of Misery expands to fill the space available"
"All the variety, all the charm, all the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow", Leo Tolstoy;
"Skill in photography is acquired by practice and not by purchase" Percy W. Harris

I want to thank you again! I got the card reader, and it is SOOOO good!!! It makes the process of taking photographs much more enjoyable 🙂

Glad to know you are happy.  Sometimes an old solution is the best one.


cheers, TREVOR

"The Amount of Misery expands to fill the space available"
"All the variety, all the charm, all the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow", Leo Tolstoy;
"Skill in photography is acquired by practice and not by purchase" Percy W. Harris

normadel
Authority
Authority

What cables have you been buying?  The camera user guide says the camera has a USB Micro-B terminal, so you need a USB  cable that has the right computer end. Most commonly it's a USB A  rectangular port.  Thus you would need a USB A-to-Micro B cable. This is a very common cable that you can get anywhere. Just make sure you don't get a power-only cable (which does not have data connections, only power lines for charging phones and other devices).

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