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Top 11 Ways to Transfer Photos from Android Device to PC

May. 9, 2017 11:14 am / Posted by Bobby Hills to Mobile Phone Tips
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Nowadays there are large amount of Android device brands, such as Samsung, HTC, Motorola, LG, Sony, Google, HUAWEI, XIAOMI, etc. Android users treat Android cell phone/tablet as a life style and they love to take photos with the high definition built-in camera by using their smart phone and share them. However, the space is limited, so you need to transfer photos from Android to PC. In this article, I will show you the ways about it.

Way 1: Transfer Photos from Android to PC via USB Cable

To export pictures from Android to your Windows computer is quite simple when you use a supplied USB cable. Android OS is different from iOS system so that you can move your photos on Android phone or table to PC directly via USB.

Step 1: Connect Android and PC.

Plug your Android phone to Windows computer via a USB cable manually.

Step 2: Enable USB Debugging.

enable usb debugging

Step 3: Turn on USB storage.

After a while, Android phone will pop up a window to ask you turn on USB storage. Just click OK button and then connect successfully.

Step 4: Transfer Photos from Android to PC.

Usually your photos will be saved in the DCIM folder. Just find out the picture folder and then move your target photos to PC.

find photos in dcim folder

Step 5: Turn off USB storage.

After that transferring, don’t forget to tap on “Turn off” button to turn off USB connection timely and disconnect device to personal computer.

 enable usb debugging

Way 2: Move Pictures from Android to PC with Micro SD Card

Differ from iPhone, most of Android devices enables us to expand storage via a Micro SD card. So if your photos saved in external storage, attempt to take out the card and insert it to a USB flash drive, finally plug the USB to computer, find out target photos and then transfer pictures from Android to PC successfully.

android micro sd card

Way 3: Transfer Photos from Android to PC with External Storage

One of the best things in Android device is that it supports external storage, which has USB protocol called USB On-the-Go(OTG). Consequently, you can plug in a standard external USB hard drive and cut a large number of photos to it. After that, insert USB to your PC and cut them in it.

 android external storage

Way 4: Transfer Photos from Android to PC with Bluetooth

If your Android device is enabled with Bluetooth, to transfer pictures from Android to Windows PC with Bluetooth is an option. To use Bluetooth services, you must first turn on Bluetooth on both devices and then pairing with the Windows computer you are decide to send your photos to.

 android external storage

Way 5: Transfer Images from Android to PC with Email

If the images you transfer are not so many, to send them as attachments from your Android to email online, and then login email in PC to download them, is the simple and suitable means. Make sure your Android device is able to connect to Internet, so that you are able to login with email address and password. You can either send them via mobile web browser or email app. In this way, you will transfer photos from Android to PC without USB.

android email attach

Way 6: Sync Photos from Android to PC with Dropbox

Another option is to make use of the world’s most popular app, Dropbox, to sync pictures from Android device to PC. Fortunately, Dropbox is compatible with Android, iOS, Windows and Mac. Therefore, you might as well download and install Dropbox in Google Play, login Dropbox account, and then upload camera photos automatically to Dropbox on Android and then login Dropbox on PC to download it.  

dropbox on android

Way 7: Transfer Photos from Android to PC with Google Drive

Just like Dropbox, Google Drive’s backup service is the easiest measure for both backing up photos and subsequently getting off your Android phone or tablet. It works on nearly all Android phones and performs well silence. To be honest, it will sync your photos privately, that is to say, you won’t need to anxious about personal photo reveals.

 google drive photos

Way 8: Transfer Photos from Android to PC with Google Photos

As for Google Photos, it automatically syncs your photos to the cloud. You are able to select Wi-Fi-only option in this app. It gives you the option of light editing your photos as well. To transfer photos, launch Google Photos on your PC, sign in Google account the same as your Android device and then download photos to computer manually.

google photos

Way 9: Transfer Photos from Android to PC with Photo Transfer App

If you don’t want to use other functions, just to transfer photos, then an app named Photo Transfer App is a great alternative. You can run it in multiplatform like Android, Windows, Mac and download it from Google Play. Just with simple clicks to receive and send, then you can get the pictures on your PC.

photo transfer app

Way 10: Export Photos from Android to PC with Android Data Recovery

The last way to transfer pictures between Android and PC is to take advantage of Android Data Recovery software. Moreover, it enables you to transfer other data like contacts, songs, SMS, videos, call history, etc. As a professional program to recover lost or deleted data on Android mobile phone and tablet (Samsung, HTC, Motorola, LG, Sony, Google, HUAWEI, XIAOMI, etc.), it has reached great reputation so far. Now let’s see how to perform Android Data Recovery application on personal computer.

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Step 1: Download, install and launch Android Data Recovery software on PC. Connect Android device to PC via USB cable. Be sure that you have enabled USB debugging on the Android phone in order to continue the step.

connect android device

Step 2: After connecting successfully, the software is about to display all the data types it supports to recover. By default, it checked all of them. For your instance, just choose photos and click Next button.

connect android device

Step 3: The program will scan and preview all the photos in your Android smart phone. Just select your target one and click Recover button to export photos from Android to PC successfully.

preview android photos

Way 11: Transfer Photos from Android to PC via Wi-Fi

If you can’t find out the USB handy, Android Data Recovery Pro enables you to connect Android device to PC through wireless in a convenient way. In that case, you are about to transfer photos from Android to PC via Wi-Fi connection.

So that’s the ways to transfer photos from Android to PC. To get more about Android tips, you can visit this webpage. Have you got any further tips about Android cell phone? Please feel free to leave us a note in the comments section below.

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