How To Transfer Pictures From Android Phone To Computer

By Daniel Segun •  Updated: 05/04/21 •  5 min read

I will show you how to transfer pictures from Android phone to computer. We’ll cover both Mac and Windows, as well as Chromebooks too. Here’s how it’s done…


You probably have taken some fantastic pictures with your smartphone that you want to transfer to your computer, and you are wondering how to go about doing it?

There are various ways you can go about it, and we will outline the best ways to quickly transfer photos from your phone to your computer below – including methods for Mac, Windows, and Chromebooks.

Here’s how it is done…

How To Transfer Pictures From Android Phone To Computer

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Method 1: Use USB Cable Transfer

This might be the most popular method yet. You can use your USB cable to transfer pictures and other files to your mac computer, Chromebook, and Windows computer.

For Mac computer:

Note: Your PC must be running on Mac OS X 10.5 and higher for the above process to work.

For Chromebook:

For Windows computer:

Method 2:  Use A Phone App

This method works for those using a Windows computer. The advantage of this app is that asides from being able to transfer photos to your computer, you can make calls and read text messages on your computer. 

But your computer must be Windows 10 running the May 2019 update or later with Bluetooth capability.

To use this method:

Method 3: Use Bluetooth Transfer

Bluetooth is another great way to transfer photos from phone to system and vice versa. For this to work, both the system and the phone must be Bluetooth enabled.

To use this method on Windows:

On Mac OS:

Method 4: Use A Third-party Apps

Different apps have been developed to help in transferring photos from phones to your computer. They come in versions that work on Android, Apple (for your MacBooks), and Windows.

Notable file transfer apps include Xender, AirDroid, SHAREit, Zapya, Send Anywhere, etc. They are readily available on the Google Play Store, just download and follow the instructions for installation and use.

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Daniel Segun

Daniel Segun is a Content Writer, Graphics Designer, and Web Developer with a background in Computer Science. His work has appeared on several publications such as GraceThemes, Web Designer Depot, SecureBlitz, NewsLair, CryptoJefe, and more...
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