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.

Author Avatar Joy Taylor Last Updated: Jul. 30, 2021

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

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 figure out how to download pictures from phone to computer. Let’s get it on.

Also Read: How to Move Photos from SD Card to Android Phone >

Transfer Photos from Android to PC via AnyDroid

If you prefer an easy and quick way to transfer photos in all photo albums then, AnyDroid is your first choice. It’s one all-sided Android data management tool and can help you to manage your Android contents with ease.

Free Download

Free Download

* 100% Clean & Safe

Free Download * 100% Clean & Safe

As for transferring photos from Android to PC, here are some outstanding features:

  • All photos are supported – It will find all the pictures on your Android device, like pictures in camera roll, wallpaper downloaded from the browser, and the thumbnail of apps etc.
  • All photos are restored – The pictures are organized by different folders, so you can find the pictures you need easily.
  • Superfast transfer speed – Transfer 1500 + photos in 3 minutes.
  • Transfer all or selected one – Lets you transfer all the photos at once, or first preview and then choose the photos you want to import.
  • Ensure pictures quality – Copy the original pictures to the computer instead of the compressed pictures.
  • Support all kinds of picture formats – Including .bmp .png .jpg .gif .tiff .jpeg, and more.

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

Transfer Photos from Android to PC at Once (Windows 7/8/10)

Step 1. Free Download AnyDroid on your computer and launch AnyDroid on your computer.

Connect Your Android Device to The Computer

Connect Your Android Device to The Computer

Step 2. Connect your Android phone to computer via USB cable > Choose Content to Computer mode.

Choose Content to Computer

Choose Content to Computer

Step 3. Check Photos only > Click on the Next button to transfer photos to your computer. The transferring process will be initiated. After the process completes, all photos should be on your computer.

Select Photos Category

Select Photos Category

Transfer Photos from Android to PC Selectively (Windows 7/8/10)

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

Select Photos by Category

Select Photos by Category

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

Select Photos to Transfer to PC

Select Photos to Transfer to PC

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

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

Step 3. Choose 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

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 1. Plugin your Android phone > Open Photos app.

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

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

Step 4. Automatically, 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 5. Click Import to start.

How to Transfer Photos from Android to PC via Photos

How to Transfer Photos from Android to PC via Photos

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 1. Plugin your Android phone and put it in MTP transfer mode.

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

Step 3. Choose “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

Read and get more ways to transfer photos from Android to Windows 10.

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

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

Step 3. Open the 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 4. Copy and paste the pictures you need to a folder in which 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

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