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How to Transfer Photos from Android to Mac

-- Tuesday, July 25, 2017
People, who are using Mac, may still opt for Android smartphones owing to their stylish designs, operating systems as well as comparatively lower prices. In most cases, we may need to move pictures or other files from Android phones to Mac computer so as to release the internal storage.

Sometimes, we may fix this case with ease because to transfer Android data to PC can be done with USB cable. That is to say, connect device to PC/Mac and then drag them in/out of Android disk so you can finish it. However, we cannot do that all the time with all data. Besides, even though transfer photos from Android to Mac is a little bit tough, here are two simple solutions for you.

Method 1: Easily Transfer Files to Mac via TunesGo

The first method that will be illustrated here is to utilize TunesGo for Mac which is contributed to backing up phone data and managing those data, such as add/export/delete contents. To backup Android photos to Mac, TunesGo is a good option for you..

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Step 1 Get this program on the computer and then connect your device to computer via USB cable. If the connection failed, please check whether you have enabled USB debugging or not.

Connect Device to PC

Step 2 Once your phone is successfully connected, you can hit the "Backup photos to Mac" option to transfer all Android photos to Mac. If you just want to transfer some, click "Photos" option on the middle of the toolbar, then all pictures in your device will be scanned and shown in the main interface. Tick those that you tend to transfer and click to export. You can also choose the folder to save the photos backup. In a while, you can check the selected photos backup in the computer.

Transfer Android Photos to Mac

Method 2: Guide to Transfer Photos to Mac OS X via Android File Transfer

Android File Transfer is a handy app that you can install on Mac to transfer pictures and other files like music, movies, etc from Android devices to Mac. In the following article, we will show you how to transfer photos from Android to Mac easily.

Step 1 Download and Install
Download Android File Transfer app and set it up on your Mac. After installation, drag it into "Application" folder.

Download Android File Transfer on Mac

Note: Android File Transfer recognizes devices running Android 3.0 or later and compatible with Mac OS X 10.5 or later.

Step 2 Connect Android to Mac via USB Cable
When you run the program, a box will pop up asking you to connect Android device to the computer. Plug Android phone in Mac via USB cable.

Connect Android to Mac

Step 3 Preview Picture Files
Once the device is recognized, check the two folders "DCIM" and "Pictures" to view the photos stored in the phone.

Check Android Picture Folders

Step 4 Start Transferring Photos
Open "DCIM" or "Pictures", click those files you need and directly drag and drop the images from Android to Mac.

Drag and Drop Pictures from Android to Mac

As you can see, with the help of TunesGo and Android File Transfer, you can easily transfer pictures from Android smartphones to Mac. If you are using other more convenient apps, please share with us.

Ivy Bruce

Ivy Bruce is the Founder and Editorial Director at Recovery-Android Studio. You can also find her on Google+ and Twitter.