How to Transfer Photos from Android to A Computer in 2019?

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Summary

A piece of photo may bear many precious memories for us. Nowadays, you are more likely to take a photo with your Android phone than a digital camera. In case of losing data, it is important to send photos from your Android phone to a computer for backup. In this guide, you learn 4 easy ways to transfer photos from Android to a computer without compromising their quality.

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Method 1. How to Transfer Photos from Android to Computer with Android Data Manager?

One of the best ways to transfer photos from your Android device to a computer is by using the Android Data Manager software - Samsung Messages Backup. It is an Android file manager to move your essential files including your photos from an Android device to your PC/Mac easily and vice versa.

Key Features & Highlights of Samsung Messages Backup

You can free download the software:

Following are the steps to use move your photos:

Step 1: Launch the program and connect your Android device to a computer via USB cable. You need to enable USB debugging on your Android phone.

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Step 2: Go with the on-screen prompts to make the program detect your Android device. Once done, you can see the main interface as below.

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Step 3: The program will automatically go through all your files and load them along with a preview. Click 'Photos' from the main interface to preview all of your Android photos.

Step 4: Checkmark the photos you wanted and click the 'Export' button to transfer them from your Android device to a computer.

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Step 5: You can also go to 'Super Toolkit' the main interface, click 'Backup' to checkmark photos and other file types from the list, then click the 'Back Up' button to save them on your PC/Mac with 1 click.

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Here's a YouTube video tutorial:

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Method 2. How to Send Photos from Android to PC/Mac via USB Cable?

If you don't want to use any 3-party software, dragging photos from an Android phone to a computer using a USB cable is a good way. However, compared to other methods, you will spend more time.

2.1 Copy Photos from Android to PC/Windows

To move photos from your Android to your PC, just complete the following steps:

  1. Connect your Android to your PC via a USB cable.
  2. On your Android home screen, drag down to the Android notification.
  3. Choose the 'Transfer Files' or 'Transfer Photos' option.move photos from android to pc via usb cable
  4. Go to My Computer and locate your Android device name.
  5. Double-click your device name and then go to internal storage or SD card.
  6. Open the DCIM or Camera folder.
  7. Find and choose the pictures you'd like to move.
  8. Drag them to a location on your Windows computer.send pictures from an android phone to pc

2.2 Copy Photos from Android to Mac

To move your images from your Android to your Mac, you need to download Android File Transfer on your Mac and then:

  1. Open the Android File Transfer on your Mac.
  2. Connect your Android to your Mac via a USB cable.
  3. On your phone screen, go to the Android notification and select MTP mode/'Transfer Files'.
  4. You can find your Android file list from the Android File Transfer window.
  5. Now go to the DCIM or the Camera folder.
  6. Select your wanted pictures and drag them to your Mac.copy photos from android to mac with android file transfer

Note: It doesn't support to preview the photos before you save them to the Mac computer.

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Method 3. How to Sync Photos from Android to Windows 10 with Microsoft Photos App?

Microsoft Photos is another great way to transfer pictures from Android to your PC. It is already installed on your Windows 10 and easy to use.

Here's how:

  1. Connect your Android phone to a Windows 10 computer via a USB cable.
  2. Go to 'Start' < 'Photos' to open the Photos app. If you can't find it, go to 'Settings' and find it.
  3. On the app's screen, click the 'Import' option and then choose 'From a USB Device'.
  4. Select your device's name.
  5. Select the photos as you like to import to the Mac.
  6. You can also click on the 'Select All' button if you wish to move all your photos.import photos from android device to windows 10 pc

Method 4. Move Photos from Android to A Computer without USB using Google Photos App

Google Photos is a free app for both iOS and Android devices. It syncs and stores all your images and videos taken via a camera and allow you to view them whenever you want to when connecting to Wi-Fi. To move photos from Android to a computer, you need to connect your Android device to a stable Wi-Fi.

Here's how:

#1. Sync Photos from Android to Google Photos

  1. Download and install the Google Photos app on your Android device.
  2. Launch the app and sign in to your Google account.
  3. Select upload size for photos and videos.
  4. Tap 'More' (the three-line button) and 'Settings'.
  5. Select 'Backup & sync' and switch on it. All of the photos on your Android phone will be synced to Google account.transfer pictures and videos from android to a computer via google

Note: When setting the upload size, you have two options. The 'High quality' and 'Original'. We recommend 'High quality'. Otherwise, the upload photos will occupy the space of your Google Drive.

#2. Download Photos from Google Photos to A Computer

  1. On your computer, browse to Google Photos.
  2. Log in your Google account that you have used to upload photos.
  3. Tick on the photos as you like.
  4. Tap on 'More' (the three-dot icon) and hit on 'Download' to save them on your computer.

Conclusion

Transferring photos from Android to a computer is not hard. You can easily achieve that by using any of the methods mentioned above. Which method do you prefer to? You can leave your comments and share your ideas with us freely.

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