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How to Transfer Photos between Computer and Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Due to Samsung Galaxy Note 7's explosion last year, Samsung Note addicts have been waiting for a new Note flagship for a long time. And finally, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is out there, which was warmly welcomed by the customers. It's reported that the Galaxy Note 8's selling is way better than any of Note series before, after all, except the Note 8, the latest Note flagship is actually the Note 5, yes, the Note 5, released in 2015, which wasn't sold in Europe. So we might understand why the Galaxy Note 8 is so popular with the public after its release, it seems like a kind of Hunger Marketing. Of course, we also need to admit that the design and features of Galaxy Note 8 is awesome.

After got your new Samsung Galaxy Note 8, have you ever wondered how to sync photos or pictures between computer and your new device? Which means, on the one hand, transfer photos from computer to Galaxy Note 8, on the other hand, backup photos from Note 8 to computer. If you are looking for good methods to make it, this tutorial is here to give you some great options. This article contains both how to transfer photos from Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to computer and how to download photos from computer to Galaxy Note 8. And let's get started and check the three methods one by one.


Method 1: Transfer photos between Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and computer with USB cable

Actually, for Android devices, if you don't want to bother, you can simply transfer photos and pictures betweem computer and your device with just an USB cable, it couldn't be much easier. Follow the steps below:

  • Step 1: Connect your Note 8 to PC with USB cable, if it was your first time connecting your device to computer, your computer would install a driver automatically. Otherwise, you can download and install it manually.

  • Step 2: After the driver successfully installed, your Note 8 would be recognized as a portable device.

  • Step 3: On your computer, open Computer > Galaxy Note 8, find DCIM folder, where all you camera rolls are saved. And other pictures are saved on Pictures folder.

  • Step 4:Open the DCIM folder or Pictures folder, find the photos. To transfer photos from Note 8 to PC, you can simply copy and paste them to your computer; to import photos from PC to Note 8, copy and paste the photos on your PC to the folder. Or drag and drop is also available.

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Pros: Easy, seamless, without any other tools. Cons: Old-fashion, slow, without preview interface, no 1-click transfer.


Method 2: Sync Galaxy Note 8 photos with computer via free Samsung Phone Manager

Syncios Samsung Manager is a free and handy program, with which you can easily transfer photos to/from Galaxy Note 8. With an visual interface, you are allowed to preview, edit, delete and sync the photos. Find the details below:

  • Step 1: Download and install Syncios Samsung Manager on your computer from below, launch it, then connect your Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to computer with USB cable.
  • Step 2: Turn on USB debugging mode on your device under Settings > Developer option. After that, Syncios would detect your device. Otherwise, you can follow this tutorial.
  • Step 3: Five categories will be listed on the left of the panel, simply click on Photos option, then Syncios would display all your photos and pictures.
  • Step 4: To transfer photos to your computer, simply select your desired photos, then click on Export button, and set the location, all selected photos would be transferred to your computer; to transfer photos from PC to Note 8, please click on Add button, and you are allowed to add file or add folder directly.

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Pros: Free, easy, seamless, preview interface. Cons: No 1-click transfer.


Method 3: 1-click transfer all photos and pictures from Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to PC

Syncios Samsung Data Transfer only takes you ONE CLICK to move all DCIM photos, pictures, videos from your Note 8 to computer without any quality loss, fast and powerful. Details are following:

  • Step 1: Download and install Syncios Data Transfer on PC, launch it, select Backup to PC mode on the homepage.

  • Step 2:Connect Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to computer with USB cable, similarly, turn on USB debugging to let Syncios connect your device.

  • Step 3: After that, Syncios would display all kinds of data on your Galaxy Note 8, to transfer photos to computer, we need to tick off DCIM photos and pictures option, set the location on the right bottom of the interface, then hit Start Copy. After a while, all photos would be transferred to your computer. Of course, when you want to restore the photos back to device, you just need to select Restore from PC mode to restore the photos.

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Pros: Easy, seamless, fast, 1-click transfer. Cons: No preview interface.

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That's it, all three methods of transferring photos between computer and Galaxy Note 8 have been introduced to you, now you can simply choose your preferable one to sync your photos. And if you have better options or encountered some problems while syncing your photos, leave a comment below, we will try our best to find solutions for you and we are looking forward to hear from you.

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