How to Transfer Photos between Android Mobiles and PC/Mac Computer

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How to Transfer Photos Between Android Phone and Computer?

Nowadays, Android phones are becoming more and more popular in the world, but they are not nearly as popular as they are oversea. The growth in customers and average call time means capacity needs to be increased at largely annually. However, most of manufacturers and traders haven't been able to keep up with the growth. The side effect also occurred time by time, such as possible health risks with widespread use of phone, which has led to increased users always concerns about. Anyway, new functions are being added to Android phones and one such feature is a tiny HD camera in the phone that enables users taking photographs and video images conveniently anytime and anywhere.

We may encounter two problems in dealing with these photos captured and saved in our mobile phones. One problem is that two many pictures would take up much memory space of a phone and once there is insufficient room of a phone, the running speed would be slow down and you can not put other more files into the phone. The other problem is just these precious pictures could be lost due to various unexpected reasons, such as accidental deletion, device formatting, file corruption, virus infection on the phone, etc. One way to solve the above two problems is transferring these valuable photos from Android mobile phones to computer for backup. Also there are times that you find beautiful pictures on the web and want to save them to your phone for background image.

1 Solution to copy files between an Android device and a computer!

Then, is there any third-party software that can help us transfer photos and other files between an Android phone and a computer? Coolmuster Android Assistant (for Windows 10/8/7/XP/Vista) or Coolmuster Android Assistant for Mac (Mac OS X 10.10 or later) is the best choice for user to pick up. Simply via USB cable, all files in your Android phone can be detected and displayed in the main interface of the software. You will be fully able to transfer target photos from your phone to computer, and download images from web or your computer local to your phone with only 1 mouse click.

And much more than that. Coolmuster Android Assistant can also help you transfer and edit contacts on computer, send text messages from computer to any mobile phone much easily. The powerful software works with all Android brands like Samsung, HTC, LG, Motorola, ZTE, etc.. The following guide is based on Windows version. If you are using a Mac, you can download the Mac version and go through the same transfer process on your Mac OS X.

Quick Start on How to Copy Photos/Images between Android Handset and PC

Step 1. Launch this program after installation

After you download and install the Android Transfer software on your computer, launch it and use a USB cable to connect your Android mobile phone to the computer. Once the connection is successful, the program will detect it automatically. And if it is the first time to run this software, you may need to enable USB debugging on your phone at first. If you have done it already, you can directly skip to the next step.

Transfer Photos Between Android Phone and Computer

Follow the below instruction to enable USB debugging:

1) For Android 2.3 or earlier: Enter "Settings" < Click "Applications" < Click "Development" < Check "USB debugging".
2) For Android 3.0 to 4.1: Enter "Settings" < Click "Developer options" < Check "USB debugging".
3) For Android 4.2 or newer: Enter "Settings" < Click "About Phone" < Tap "Build number" for several times until getting a note "You are under developer mode" < Back to "Settings" < Click "Developer options" < Check "USB debugging".

Once the USB debugging is enabled, click "Allow" on your phone to allow the program super user authorization when an Superuser Request pops up. The parameter information of your phone, including phone model, system version and storage space size will be shown in the main interface like below.

Transfer Photos Between Android Phone and Computer

Step 2: Choose the files for transferring

From the top menu, you can see all the files in your Android phone will show in categories. Click the "Photos"icons from the top and you will enter the corresponding window. All the contained pictures in your phone will show in list in the right-side window. Mark the photos you want to transfer to your computer and click the button of "Backup". Or, you can click "Import" button to copy photos from computer to your phone.

Transfer Photos Between Android Phone and Computer

Step 3. Start to transfer selected files at once

Then, you will be popped up with a "Path" choosing dialog from which you can specify an output location for saving the exported photos and movies. Click the "Ok" button and the transfer process will begin at once. As well, user can select or create a new public folder to store the pictures from computer, no matter choose mobile memory or SD card.

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Another Way to Backup & Restore Android Photos on Computer

We also provide you another solution to transfer photos between your Android phone and computer. It is Coolmuster Mobile Transfer or Mobile Transfer for Mac, which is specially designed to transfer data between two mobile phones. You can also use it to backup your photos, videos, music, contacts, text messages and apps from Android to computer, and restore the backup file from computer back to your Android phone with very short time. Next, we will show you how to use the Mobile Transfer to copy photos between Android phone and computer.

Download the Mobile Transfer from the buttons below:

Step 1. Have the Mobile Transfer set up and double click to open it. Connect your Android device to the computer and the program will detect the connected phone as soon as the connection is successful.

Step 2. Choose "Backup on Computer" option to enter the backup window. All kinds of data will be listed under the name of your phone. Click "Photos" and all the image details will show up. Select your wanted ones and click "Start" button to backup them on your computer.

Step 3. Next time, you can connect your new Android device to the computer and go to the main interface of the program and choose "Restore to Phone" option. select the backup files from your computer and click "Start" button to restore them back to you phone.

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