How to Transfer Photos from Android to Flash Drive Simply and Easily

Want to transfer pictures from Android to flash drive but do not how? This guide will tell you how to transfer photos from Android phone/Android tablet to flash drive directly.

Author Avatar Joy Taylor Last Updated: Apr. 13, 2022

I have put photos taken on my phone into an album. Now, I need them on my laptop. I have a USB that is double-ended. One end fits into the phone, the other into the laptop. I just need to figure out how to move the album to the USB, so I can then move the album to the laptop.

If you also need to move a photo album on your phone to a USB flash drive or memory stick, here you are in the right place. This post will share some efficient ways to transfer pictures from an Android phone to a flash drive. You can also transfer files from phone to computer directly. Besides, some users may face the file transfer option not showing on Android and cannot move files to a flash drive or computer successfully. You will also get answers here. Keep reading to learn more.

Transfer Photos from Android to Flash Drive

Transfer Photos from Android to Flash Drive

How to Transfer Files from Phone to USB without Computer

Firstly, you can transfer photos from phone to USB flash drive without computer via OTG connection. OTG is the abbreviation of On The Go adapter, which helps you to connect USB flash driver to your phone. So you can access internal storage and transfer photos from internal storage to your USB sticks. Besides, you can transfer photos between phone and camera with the help of OTG.

Here are the steps to transfer photos from phone to USB without PC:

  1. Insert your USB-C charging port to OTG adaptor, use it to connect your phone and USB flash drive.

    Connect Phone to USB with OTG

    Connect Phone to USB with OTG

  2. Open My Files app on your phone, click Images, or Videos or Audio.

    Select Images

    Select Images

  3. Open Images folder and long-press the photos that you want to transfer.
  4. Tap on Copy, then back to My Files main screen and click USB storage.
  5. Choose Copy here, and photos will be pasted to USB flash drive.
  6. After finished, you need to swipe down notification panel to UNMOUNT your USB safely.

Transfer Files from Android to USB Flash Drive without OTG

OTG allows you connect phone to USB flash drive easily. However, this way needs you to select photos one by one, click copy and move to step by step. If you don’t want to use OTG way or even don’t get an OTG connector, you can also transfer photos from Android to USB with OTG. You can use DroidKit software, which provides you with Data Manager to transfer photos from Android devices to flash drive or add content from flash drive to your phone. You can connect your phone to computer easily and select photos & videos to move to USB flash drive directly.

Besides, as a complete Android solution, DriodKit can help you to manage Android data, also got tools to transfer data from broken phone to PC, and fix various Android system issues like Samsung black screen, etc. You can now preview the steps to transfer photos from phone to USB without OTG:

Step 1. Download DroidKit and Choose Data Manager

Get DroidKit installed on your computer. Open it and locate Data Manager from the home page.

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Choose Data Manager

Choose Data Manager

Step 2. Connect Phone and USB

Connect your phone to computer via USB cable, also connect USB flash drive to computer.

Step 3. Select Photos & Videos

When you click Export Content, you will get data types as below. Select Photos, Videos or Audio and continue.

Select Data You Want

Select Data You Want

Step 4. Move Photos to USB Flash Drive

Confirm your USB flash drive folder as export path and it will start transferring process automatically. After transfer complete, you will get the complete page below. Click View Files to check your flash drive folder.

Transfer Phone to PC Completed

Move Photos to USB Flash Drive Completed

Note: When you connect your phone to computer via USB cable, you need to choose Use USB to transfer files. Or, computer may not connect your phone to transfer files.

Directly Transfer Photos from Android to Laptop

AnyDroid is one all-sided Android data management tool, which can help you take complete control of your Android phone/Android tablet content. It can help you transfer photos from Android to computer directly, and vice versa.

  1. All photos are supported. It will list all your Android device pictures, no matter photos taken with the phone’s camera, or pictures downloaded from the browser.
  2. Quickly find the pictures. All pictures are organized in different folders, which lets you easily find the photos you want to transfer.
  3. Ensure the picture quality. Copy the original pictures instead of the compressed ones.
  4. Fast transfer speed. Available to transfer 1500+ pictures in 3 minutes.
  5. iOS & Android phone to Android. Avalable to change iOS or old Android to new Android quickly and easily.

How about giving it a try? It supports all Android phones and Android tablets and works well on both PC and Mac computers. Download it now and follow the steps below to move photos from Android to a flash drive.

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Steps to Transfer Photos from Android to Flash Drive

Step 1. Launch AnyDroid > Connect your Android phone via WiFi connection or USB connection. Choose Device Manager > Content to Computer.

Choose Content to Computer

Choose Content to Computer

Step 2. Choose the photos  > Click the setting button to change your flash drive as destination > Click Next to start transferring.

Select Photos Category

Select Photos Category

Step 3. Connect USB flash drive to computer. Drag and drop photos from computer to your flash drive.

Apart from managing Android photos, AnyDroid also enables you to manage personal data such as contacts, call logs, and messages. Media data such as videos, music, and ringtone are available for you to manage. Once get AnyDroid, you will get full authority on your mobile phone.

How to Transfer Photos from Android to Flash Drive Wirelessly

If there is no USB cable available or your Android cannot be recognized by your computer, then you can try the AnyDroid app on your Android to transfer photos from Android to flash drive wirelessly Before we start, please make sure:

  • Install AnyDroid App on your Android phone.
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  • Make sure your Android phone is connected to Wi-Fi, and cellular data would not work in the following steps.

If you have done all mentioned above, here we go to the detailed steps: Step 1. On your computer: Plug your USB flash drive to computer and you will see a QR Code.

Connect Android with Computer Wirelessly

Connect Android with Computer Wirelessly

Step 2. On your Android phone: Open AnyDroid app, and tap on the Scan button to scan the QR code on your computer.

Transfer Photos from Android to Flash Drive Wirelessly - Step 2

Scan QR Code from your Phone

Step 3. Then all your photos will show up on your computer. Select the photos you want to transfer and click on “Download” button to transfer photos from Android to flash drive wirelessly.(Set your flash drive as export path)

Transfer Photos from Android to Flash Drive Wirelessly - Step 3

Transfer Photos from Android to Flash Drive Wirelessly

The Bottom Line

No matter it’s not available for using OTG adaptor or computer, you can move photos from Android to a flash drive successfully. As you can see, DroidKit can help you finish the job without effort. Besides photos, it can also help you transfer videos, music, contacts, messages, etc. Just give it a try by yourself!

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Senior writer of the iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iOS & Android-related issues.

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