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, you can first read and then choose the best way according to your needs.

By Bella Miller | Posted on: Jan. 12, 2018, Last Updated: Mar. 15, 2019
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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, 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:

Now, let’s start to see the detailed steps about how to transfer all or selected photos from Android to PC.

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

Step 1 Free Download AnyTrans for Android on your computer > Connect your Android phone to computer via USB cable > Choose Content to Computer mode.

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Free Download

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Free Download * 100% Clean & Safe

How to Transfer Photos from Android to PC – Step 1

How to Transfer Photos from Android to PC – Step 1

Step 2 Check Photos only > Click on Next button to transfer photos to your computer.

How to Transfer Photos from Android to PC – Step 2

How to Transfer Photos from Android to PC – Step 2

Step 3 After clicking  button, the transferring process will be initiated. After the process completes, all photos should be on your computer.

How to Transfer Photos from Android to PC – Step 3

How to Transfer Photos from Android to PC – Step 3

Method 2. How to Transfer Photos from Android to PC Selectively (Windows 7/8/10)

Step 1 Free Download AnyTrans for Android on your computer > Connect your Android phone to computer via USB cable > Click on Photos.

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* 100% Clean & Safe

Free Download * 100% Clean & Safe

How to Transfer Photos from Android to PC Selectively – Step 1

How to Transfer Photos from Android to PC Selectively – Step 1

Step 2 Select the photos you want to transfer > Click on To PC button on the top right corner to transfer photos from Android phone to your computer now.

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

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

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

Bella Miller

A senior editor, an Apple fan at iMobie Inc.. I love both dancing and helping users to solve iOS & Android related issues by writing various types of tutorials.