4 Ways to Transfer Photos/Videos from Samsung S9/S10 to PC Efficiently
Samsung Galaxy S9/S10 smartphone is one of the most powerful and fully-featured smartphones in the market. I believe many of you are the devout fans of it. No matter you've already switched to the Samsung S9/S10, or you're still sticking to the Samsung S5/S6/S7/S8, you must be concerned about the problem of how to transfer your precious media files, such as photos and videos, from your Samsung to the computer. As the storage of your Samsung phone is limited, if you don't want those cherished media files deleted, you'd better transfer photos and videos from Samsung S9/S10 to PC for backup. (If you really get them lost, please learn how to recover deleted photos & videos from Samsung here.)
In this article, we provide 4 simple methods to teach you how to transfer photos and videos from Samsung Galaxy S10/S9/S8/S7/S6 to computer effortlessly for a secure backup.
Method 1: How to Transfer Photos/Videos from Samsung to Computer with Coolmuster Android Assistant
Method 2: How to Transfer Photos/Videos from Samsung Galaxy S9/S8/S7 to PC via USB
Method 3: How to Transfer Photos/Videos from S9 to PC Using Dropbox
Method 4: How to Transfer Pictures/Videos from Samsung S9 to Computer via Bluetooth
The easiest and most direct way to transfer your photos and videos from Samsung S9/S8/S7/S6 to the computer is using the third-party software called Coolmuster Android Assistant (or Coolmuster Android Assistant for Mac). This software is compatible with Windows and Mac computer systems. It enables you to transfer overall file types, including contacts, SMS, call logs, music, videos, photos, etc. from Samsung to computer without quality lost. It also allows the reverse--from computer to Samsung.
With the help of it, you are free to choose the files and transfer them from Samsung Galaxy S9/S10 or S8/S7/S6/S5/S4 to your computer, and you can even have them all backed up to the computer with only 1 click. Being considerate, it provides you these two choices, and you can use it according to your own need.
Download the software on your Windows PC or Mac:
Below is the step-by-step guide to respectively demonstrate the two usages of Coolmuster Android Assistant:
Choose the right version of Coolmuster Android Assistant and install it on your computer. Launch the program and connect your Samsung S9 or S8/S7/S6 to the computer with a USB cable. Make sure that on your Samsung the USB debugging option is turned on and then it will be detected by the Coolmuster Android Assistant.
Step 2: Choose "Super Toolkit" option.
On the top of the interface, go to the "Super Toolkit" and you can see "Backup" and "Restore" options are presented here. Choose "Backup" option and the software will scan your device and display all files that can be transferred from your Samsung to the computer.
Step 3: Transfer photos/videos from Samsung S9/S8/S7/S6 to the computer.
Choose the "Photos" and "Videos" tabs in the checkboxes. Then choose a location on your computer for the exported files and click on "Back Up" button. After that, all your files will be automatically transferred from your Samsung to your computer.
Check the video guide on how to transfer photos from Samsung to PC with one click using Coolmuster Android Assistant.
If you are using other Android phone, you can refer to the guide on Android backup and restore to learn more info here.
In terms of this usage, you have to do the Step 1 of the above guidance first. If you have already done it, follow the new steps below.
Step 1: Choose the items you want to transfer from Samsung to the computer.
After your Samsung phone is detected by the Coolmuster Android Assistant, all of your files that can be transferred from Samsung to the computer will be presented for you. Click on either "Photos" or "Videos" in the left menu, then choose which photos or videos you want to transfer.
Step 2: Transfer the chosen files from Samsung to the computer.
Having made your decision, click on the "Export" button, and then your photos and videos will be transferred from your Samsung S9 or S8/S7/S6 to your computer.
For more information about how to import photos from Samsung to PC selectively using Coolmuster Android Assistant, you can check the following video tutorial.
For people who only want to transfer photos, you can also check the the 6 methods to transfer photos from Samsung to PC here.
Another way to transfer photos or videos from Samsung S9/S8/S7/S6 to the computer is by using a USB cable. This is an effective technique if you know your way around the folder network of your device.
Here is the guide on how to upload videos and photos from Samsung to computer with USB cable:
Step 1: Connect your Samsung S9 or S8/S7/S6 to the computer using a USB cable.
Step 2: You will see a list of options appearing on the phone screen, from which you should select how you want to establish the connection. Here, you should choose "MTP" to transfer all media files.
Step 3: Open the file explorer on your computer and navigate "This PC" > your device name, and then choose either the "SD Card" or "Phone Storage", depending on where your files are saved.
Step 4: Navigate to the DCIM folder and open it, and you will see all the photos and videos here.
Step 5: Choose the files you want, press CTRL+A to select them all and paste them to your computer. You can create a new folder on your computer beforehand to store your photos and videos.
The third method is to transfer your photos and videos from Samsung S9 or S8/S7/S6 to PC computer via Dropbox. The Dropbox is a cloud storage platform and using this method you can back up your data wirelessly. However, it requires you have Dropbox.
Check how to download video and photos from Samsung Galaxy S5/S6/S7/S8/S9/S10 to computer with Dropbox:
Step 1: Download and install the Dropbox app on your Samsung Galaxy S9 or S8/S7/S6.
Step 2: Launch the app and sign into your account.
Step 3: Go to your Gallery app and select the photos you want to transfer from Samsung S9 or S8/S7/S6 to PC or Mac. Then choose the share button and sync your selected photos or videos to your Dropbox account.
Step 4: Visit the Dropbox website on your computer, download and install the app on your computer.
Step 5: Launch the app on your computer and sign into your account.
Step 6: You can see all the photos and videos you've synced before are present here. Choose those you want to restore to your computer and tap on "Download". Then, you can choose which folder on your computer to save the restored photos and videos.
Using Bluetooth to transfer Photos and videos from Samsung S9, S10, or S8/S7/S6 to the computer is another wireless way. It might be dated, but it is easy and helpful. If you don't have another choice, you can try this method.
Learn how to transfer photos from S9 to computer using Bluetooth:
Step 1: Turn on Bluetooth on both Samsung S9 and computer.
Set Windows 10 as an example. You can find Bluetooth in "Settings" > "Devices". On your Samsung S9 or S8/S7/S6, go to "Settings" > "Wireless and Networks" > "Bluetooth".
Step 2: Pair the Bluetooth devices.
Initiate the Bluetooth pairing request on Samsung, and confirm the Bluetooth pairing on computer.
Step 3: Choose the photos and videos you want to transfer from Samsung S9/S8/S7/S6 to the computer.
Go to the Gallery on your Samsung S9 or S8/S7/S6, choose the photos or videos you require and tap on the Share icon, and then choose Share via Bluetooth.
Step 4: Receive photos and videos on the computer.
You will be required to select a download folder to receive the photos and videos imported from Samsung S9/S8/S7/S6.
Above are the methods I want to share with you. As you can see, there are many different solutions to help transfer data like photos and videos from Samsung Galaxy S9, S10, S10 Plus, S10e, or S8/S7/S6 to the computer. All these methods can be helpful. Among them, Coolmuster Android Assistant can do the transfer process effortlessly owning to its easy-to-use, trial period and full features. Go ahead and try the free trial version of the program first.