On most occasions, users love Android gadgets for mobility. Coincidentally, Phones have limited storage, so the best option is to snap and transfer to PC at convenient times.
This piece will guide you on how to transfer the photos from your Android gadget to the PC.
Pro tip: In both methods covered here, please be sure to adjust settings on the Android gadget to allow for the transfer of files-photos included.
First Method: Using Microsoft Photos
Working with Microsoft Photos allows you to work with Software doing the weight lifting. Most PCs will have a default image management app installed. However, you can hop on to Microsoft Store for a free version.
Plugin your phone. Ensure that the file-sharing mode is allowed on the Android phone. Windows will trigger the pop up to help you import the photos.
When the import pop-up is ready, choose the option “From Source” to be USB. Locate the source as your phone.
Automatically, photos will search through the Android gadget and will load a list of all icons for the images.
Pro Tips on Transfer of Photos from Android to PC:
- Windows allows you to change the view of icons, helping you spot the photos you require.
- In case you require some, you can select multiple icons while holding down your Ctrl key.
- If you need all, right-click in the photos and work with the “Select All” option. The select new option also allows you to choose images that have not been exported previously.
- For your information, Photos creates folders with default naming corresponding to the year and month in current times. You may also notice that image names take the form of a prefix and timestamp according to the time the photo was taken.
- You can affect the way the image files and folders are created and stored by mankind’s preferences from the bottom part of the image-lists folder.
Lastly, choose the option on “Import Selected,” and the computer proceeds to receive the images you selected.
Second Method: The Manually Copy & Paste of Images through Windows Explorer
If your preference is much more of control, you can choose to transfer your files from Android to the PC via the old-fashioned way.
First, make sure that the android phone is connected to your PC. That includes allowing the USB connection to allow for file transfers.
Next, open your windows explorer. When the window is up, look through the list of devices appearing on the hierarchy on the left pane. Mostly you can locate the device by model name or a name you’ve formatted it to relate a specific name. Others may appear in the form of cameras, ordinary USB drives, or portable media player icons.
When you locate the device, open it by clicking as you would for an ordinary folder.
Android devices save the photos in a folder named DCIM.
Open the DCIM folder and proceed to the icon/folder reading “Camera.”
Pro Tip: Android, by default, allocates memory storage for files according to apps. You may find images from applications like WhatsApp and others by creating destination folders within Android gadget memory.
Inside the camera folder, all the images are listed as icons. Some may have timestamps according to the settings within your Android device. Next, select all the photos in case you require all of them by hitting Control + A. Alternatively, hold down your shift key and select just the ones you need within ranges. Or, hold down the control key and pick one at a time, whatever your preference is.
Note: After making your selections, you can copy or cut them. Just be sure the one you want to command. Of course, with copy, original files remain, while cut erases them from the destination folders.
Navigate to your new storage folder(Now in Windows PC) and paste them.
Another Tip: Windows allows drag and drop photo icons, and it’s a convenient option too.
Finally, copying and moving large photos requires some time, allowing the buffering to clear after each command. It helps the PC to fully transfer the files without risks with omissions or loss of any photo.