[2 Ways] How to Transfer Photos Between Samsung Phone and Computer?

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Summary: Looking for the way to transfer photos between Samsung phone and computer (Windows PC/Mac)? Thus you can export pictures from Samsung phone to computer or import photos from computer to Samsung devices as you like. To accomplish your needs, this article offers an effective way to transfer Samsung photos from/to computer as easy as possible.

Method 1. How to Transfer Photos between Samsung Phone and Computer (PC/Mac)
Method 2. How to Export Photos from Samsung Phone to Computer via AutoPlay

transfer photos between samsung phone and computer

What do you usually do with your Samsung smart phone? Making phone calls and sending text messages? As you know, apart from the two basic functions, Samsung mobile phone has been becoming more and more functional. By operating a Samsung phone, we are able to take beautiful pictures, shoot family videos, install various apps, and so on. And with the enlargement of the storage space of Samsung phone or Micro SD card, we can save more pictures, movies, music and other files on it.

However, the storage space always has its limit. Once the storage limit has been reached, you will fail to store new data unless you remove some files on your Samsung cell phone. Under these circumstances, if you have saved some precious photos and don't want to lose them, it is suggested to copy Samsung images to PC. Meanwhile, this method can also help you avoid suffering form losing those pictures all of a sudden.

Method 1. How to Transfer Photos between Samsung Phone and Computer (PC/Mac)

Here it is strongly introduced to you this Samsung Photo Transfer - Samsung Backup Assistant (Windows/Mac), which is the most practical tool to help share files between Samsung and PC/Mac. By running it on computer, you can transfer photos between Samsung phone and computer with very simple operations.

Samsung Photo Transfer - Transfer Photos between Samsung Phone and Computer:

The Samsung Photo Transfer is the best tool you'll need to transfer photos between Samsung phone and computer, either Windows PC or Mac computer. With this professional Samsung Photo Transfer, you can easily transfer pictures from Samsung phone to computer or transfer images from computer to Samsung devices with one click. Before transferring, you are able to preview all photos from your device in thumbnails, select what you want to transfer and then selectively transfer Samsung photos individually or in batches as you like. What's more, you can also delete unwanted Samsung photos individually or in bulk on your computer if needed.

Except for Samsung photos, this program also supports to manage other files on computer, such as contacts, text messages (SMS), music, videos, books, apps and more according to your needs. And it is fully compatible with almost all Samsung device models, including Samsung Galaxy S9+/S9/S8+/S8/S7/S6/S5/S4, Samsung Galaxy Note 8/Note 7/Note 6/Note 5/Note 4, Samsung J3/J3 Pro, Samsung Galaxy A9/A8/A7/A5 and etc. Actually, it can work with almost all Android devices, including Samsung, Huawei, LG, HTC, Sony, Motorola, ZTE, OPPO and etc. to meet your needs.

Here are two free trial versions (Windows & Mac), now you can download the right one to have a try.

[User Guide] Steps to Copy Images Between Samsung Galaxy S9/S8/S7/Note 8/Note 7 and PC:

To begin with, download, install and operate this software on your computer. Then link Samsung smart phone to computer via a USB cable. By the way, this guide will take the Windows version as an example to introduce you how to transfer photos between Samsung phone and computer. If you use Mac computer, please install the Mac version and then follow the similar steps to work it.

Step 1. Enable USB Debugging

After launching this program, you will get a menu as follows. Then you should follow the steps to open USB debugging on your Samsung phone. After that, press "USB debugging opened" and "Next", this software will detect your device in an instant. By the way, next time when you work this software, it will automatically identify your Samsung mobile phone without enabling USB debugging.

Step 2. Install USB Driver and Scan Samsung Phone

After detecting your Samsung device, this Samsung Backup Assistant software will start to install USB driver on your computer. Thus it can deeply scan your Samsung phone. After a while, all files on your Samsung phone can be displayed on the interface as below:

Step 3. Transfer Photos Between Samsung Phone and Computer

In this step, you can touch the "Photos" option to preview all pictures on your Samsung phone at first. Meanwhile, there are several options in the panel.

> If you want to export pictures from computer to Samsung smart phone, please hit the "Import" icon, and select photos that you want to transfer into your Samsung phone on your computer, and click "OK" to start transferring pictures from computer to Samsung phone right away.

> If you are going to copy Samsung images to PC, you can pick out your needed photos and mark them. Then click the "Export" button. Soon a window will pop up to remind you to select the output location. After setting up the path, please touch "OK". A few seconds later, you will save pictures to computer completely.

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What's more, this Samsung Backup Assistant can also help you directly delete photos on computer. To do so, simply select one or more unwanted photos on the program while previewing and hit the "Delete" button to achieve that.

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Method 2. How to Export Photos from Samsung Phone to Computer via AutoPlay

When you connect your Samsung phone to Windows PC with a USB cord, you might see a pop-up of AutoPlay appear on the window, offering several options to deal with your device. You can take full advantage of this AutoPlay feature of Windows PC to transfer photos from Samsung phone to computer easily. However, this method doesn't suit for Mac users.

[User Guide] Steps to Move Photos from Samsung Device to PC:

Step 1. Connect Samsung phone to computer.

Please find a USB cable to make Samsung phone and Windows PC connected. Then you might be asked to enable USB debugging on your Samsung phone to make Samsung phone recognized by the computer, just do it as prompted. If not, make sure you have turned USB debugging on your Samsung phone manually.

connect samsung phone and computer

Step 2. Select "Open folder to view files" on AutoPlay.

When your Samsung phone has been detected, the AutoPlay window will show up on computer with different options. Simply select "Open folder to view files" to preview your personal files in Samsung internal storage and transfer contents from Samsung to computer.

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Step 3. Sync Samsung photos to computer.

Then please open Internal storage file folder and locate photos you want on Samsung device. Open the target folder, like "Pictures" or "DICM" folder, simply drag and drop the desired photos from Samsung phone to computer to finish the job, or press "Ctrl + C" keys to copy photos from Samsung phone and press "Ctrl + V" keys to paste them on your computer immediately.

transfer photos from samsung to computer with autoplay

Note: Sometimes, you may be not able to see AutoPlay window pop up on your Windows PC if you have not enabled this feature on your computer. On Windows 10, you can turn on AutoPlay feature by going to "Settings" > "Devices" > "AutoPlay", while in other Windows version, you can try to search it with the Search box.

Comparing with the above 2 methods, the first method might be better meet your needs for it can transfer Samsung photos from/to computer (Windows PC/Mac) selectively as you like and also better manage other files on Samsung phone. While AutoPlay can only work for Windows PC users.

Now, just have a try of the Samsung Photo Transfer to transfer Samsung photos as you like.

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