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How to Transfer Photos between Android Phone and Computer?

Q:I have the hobby which is to arrange the files on my Samsung Galaxy S7, but as time passed by, the data has taken up so much memory that the best way is to transfer them to the computer as backup. But I don't know how to make the transferring process. So I'm wondering whether you guys have some good ideas. Thank you so much if you could give me some advice on this. - From Android Support Forum

Which file on your Android phone will occur to you first if you have the need to transfer to the computer to release the space? Obviously they must be the photos and videos, right? How to transfer photos from Android phone to the computer, for instance? Or if there are some nice pictures on your computer, you may want to import them to your Android phone. Well, you've come to the right place. This article will offer you some useful ways to transfer photos between Android phones to computer.

Method 1. Simply Copy & Paste to Move the Photos

Method 2. The Best Way to Transfer Photos Between Android Phone and Computer

Method 3. Use Google Drive to Share Pictures from Android to Computer

Simply Copy & Paste to Move the Photos

The most direct and easiest way to move photos between Android phone and computer is to copy and paste the pictures. To complete this process, you only need to simply drop and drag the wanted images and it just requires a USB cable. You can:

Step 1. Use a USB cable to link your Android phone to computer.

Step 2. Once the computer detects your phone, you can click on My Computer to find out your device.

Step 3. Now you can simply tap on your device and sync images from/to computer by dropping and dragging.

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The Best Way to Transfer Photos Between Android Phone and Computer

Apart from the method above, you have another better way to complete the moving process actually- turn to a professional third-party software. And here, the Android File Manager could be your choice. With it, you can transfer photos between Android phone and computer with ease. In addition to photos, other data like apps, text messages, contacts, music and videos can be transferred from Android to computer or from computer to Android as well. Moreover, you can edit, add or delete the contacts and text messages in this program according to your needs.

The phone transfer software is compatible with all Android smart phones including Samsung, Sony, LG, Motorola, Nexus, HTC, HUAWEI and ZTE, etc. And it has two versions: Windows version and Mac version. You can choose the one that matches your computer. Now you can get the free trial version to give it a try.

Step 1. Connect your Android smart phone to the computer via a USB cable, and then follow the steps to enable USB debugging:

- For Android OS 2.0-2.3, Go to Setting->Application->Development->USB Debugging;

- For Android OS 3.0-4.1, go to Setting->Developer Options-> USB Debugging;

- For Android OS 4.2 or later, go to Setting-> Developer Options, (If you did not find the Developer Options, go to About Device, and tap "Build number" 7 times in rapid succession then back to the Setting page, and then you will find it.), Turn on Developer Options->USB Debugging.

enable usb debugging

Step 2. After that, tick USB debugging opened and click Next to install USB driver on your PC. Then the software will detect your Android phone accordingly.

transfer photos between android phone and pc

Step 3. As you can see, the data of your Android phone are divided into categories on the top menu. You can choose the Photo folder and Phone Gallery on the left sidebar. Then mark the photos on the right panel and or tick the Select All option and then click Export to transfer photos from Android to the computer. Also, you can click the Import button to sync the photos on the computer to Android phone.

Use Google Drive to Share Pictures from Android to Computer

Google Drive is another good tool to sync images between Android and computer. This cloud storage service is compatible with almost all the Android models and it is very easy to use. Now you can go with the steps below to have a try first:

Step 1. Launch Google Drive on your phone and then enter your Google account to login to the service.

Step 2. Tap on the "+" icon from the menu and then elect the Upload from the listed options.

Step 3. After that, a window with several categories will pop up. You can select Images or Gallery to view the pictures on your device.

Step 4. Finally, you just need to tick the photos that you want to sync and hit Done to begin the transferring process.

upload photos to google drive

Once the moving process is completed, you can download and view the uploaded pictures anytime and anywhere as long as you connect your device to a usable network connection. And also, you can sign in your account on computer to export the photos on computer to your mobile phone.

There are many other cloud storage server you can use to sync the photos like OneDrive, Samsung Cloud and so on. You can select the one you like to move and backup the wanted files as well.

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