How to Transfer Photos from Android to PC

How to transfer photos from Android to PC? This guide shows you 5 ways to import photos from Android to Windows 7/8/10/Vista/XP, you can first read and then choose the best way according to your need.

This Guide is Also Available in:Français
By Lena Lee | Posted: Jan. 12, 2018, Last Updated: May. 18, 2018
Home > AnyTrans for Android > Android to PC Transfer > How to Transfer Photos from Android to PC

We like to take photos with our mobile phone, which is a good way to record the memorable moment in daily life. Since those photos are precious, you tend to transfer them to PC as backup, store them safely for future viewing. Besides, it can also help you free up space. Then how to import photos from Android to PC?

To help you out, here in this guide, we will tell you 5 ways to transfer photos from Android to PC, no matter Windows 7/8/10/Vista/XP, you will find a solution to download your photos. Let’s get it on.

Part 1. Transfer Photos from Android to PC via AnyTrans for Android

If you prefer an easy and quick way to transfer photos in all photo albums then, AnyTrans for Android is your first choice. It’s one all-sided Android data management tool. As for transferring photos from Android to PC, here are some outstanding features:

It works well with all the Android phones and compatible with Windows 7/8/10/Vista/XP. With the clean and friendly interface, you can easily make it even if you have no prior knowledge of data transfer. Now let’s start to see the detailed steps about how to transfer all or selected photos from Android to PC.

Method 1. Transfer All Photos from Android to PC at Once (Windows 7/8/10/Vista/XP)

Step 1Download, install and launch AnyTrans for Android > Connect your Android phone to computer via USB cable.

Free Download

Free Download

* 100% Clean & Safe

Free Download * 100% Clean & Safe

Step 2Choose Device Manager > Scroll down to access shortcut screen > Click Content to PC.

How to Transfer All Photos from Android to PC via AnyTrans for Android – Step 2

How to Transfer All Photos from Android to PC via AnyTrans for Android – Step 2

Step 3Select Photo Library > Choose the export path > Click the Right arrow to start.

How to Transfer Photos from Android to PC at Once via AnyTrans for Android – Step 3

How to Transfer Photos from Android to PC at Once via AnyTrans for Android – Step 3

Method 2. Steps to Transfer Selected Photos from Android to PC (Windows 7/8/10/Vista/XP)

Step 1 Download, install and launch AnyTrans for Android > Connect your Android phone to computer via USB cable.

Free Download

Free Download

* 100% Clean & Safe

Free Download * 100% Clean & Safe

Step 2Choose Device Manager > Click Photos.

How to Transfer Selected Photos from Android to PC – Step 2

How to Transfer Selected Photos from Android to PC – Step 2

Step 3Preview and select the pictures you want to import to PC > Click the To Computer button to start transferring.

How to Transfer Photos from Android to PC Selectively – Step 3

How to Transfer Photos from Android to PC Selectively – Step 3

Step 4When transfer completed, you can click view files to check the pictures.

How to Transfer Photos from Android to PC Selectively – Step 4

How to Transfer Photos from Android to PC Selectively – Step 4

Part 2. Transfer Photos from Android to PC via AutoPlay (For Windows 7/8 Users)

It will only help you transfer photos in camera roll, and will not let you choose the photos you need. If you want to transfer photos in other albums selectively, you can go to Part 1 to get the method.

Step 1Connect your Android phone to computer via USB cable > Tap Allow on your phone when you see Allow access to device data screen.

Step 2Drag down the pull-down notifications bar and touch “Transferring media files via USB” option > Choose Transferring media files.

Step 3Choose Import pictures and videos to start transferring.

How to Copy Photos from Android to PC via AutoPlay

How to Copy Photos from Android to PC via AutoPlay

Part 3. Transfer Photos from Android to PC via Photos (For Windows 8/10 Users)

The Photos app only supports transferring camera roll photos from Android to PC, if you want to transfer photos in other albums, please refer to Part 1.

Step 1Plug in your Android phone > Open Photos app.

Step 2Swipe in from the bottom edge to see the app commands.

Step 3Choose Import > Select the device you want to import from.

Step 4Automatically, it will search for all photos and videos that have not imported before and select them. You can also swipe down on and select the pictures you need or select Select all.

Step 5Click Import to start.

How to Transfer Photos from Android to PC via Photos

How to Transfer Photos from Android to PC via Photos

Part 4. Transfer Photos from Android to PC via Phone Companion (For Windows 10 Users)

There’s no option for selecting the pictures you want to transfer, and it will also transfer the videos along with your pictures. If you just want to transfer selected photos, please go to Part 1 to get the method.

The Phone Companion is a new app for Windows 10, which can help you transfer the whole photo library from Android to your PC. You can download it from Microsoft Store for free.

Step 1Plug in you Android phone and put it in MTP transfer mode.

Step 2Click Start to find Phone Companion and open it.

Step 3Choose “Import photos and videos into the Photos app” > It will transfer all your Android phone photos and videos to the “Pictures” file by default.

How to Download Photos from Android to PC via Phone Companion

How to Download Photos from Android to PC via Phone Companion

Part 5. Transfer Photos from Android to Windows PC via File Explorer

You need to find the pictures that you want to transfer in different albums, which is quite time-consuming. If you prefer an easy way to make it, please go to Part 1.

Step 1Plug in your Android phone and put it in MTP mode > Open File Explorer> Find your device.

Step 2Double click to open your Android phone > Open Internal shared storage or SD card folder.

Step 3Open DCIM folder > Open Camera folder, which stores your Android phone’s photos. Or you can open another folder to find the pictures you need.

Step 4Copy and paste the pictures you need to a folder you want to store the pictures.

How to Download Photos from Android to PC via File Explorer

How to Download Photos from Android to PC via File Explorer

Lena Lee

Member of iMobie team, an Apple fan as well as an anime lover. Like to share solutions on Apple related problems.

AnyTrans ® for Android

The best tool to transfer, back up and manage your Android data: to computer, to another Android device, add form computer.

Free Download
  • * 100% Clean & Safe