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transfer pictures from PC to Android

You must be excited about so many funny or beautiful pictures when you're browsing your Facebook, Imgur, Tumblr or some other social networks on your computer. You know it is now common to backup and restore via a cloud account, so did the photos from a windows an Android to computer. While it did take efforts to restore or transfer the photo on Windows computer to your Android phone. And if it is a Mac book to an Android phone, it becomes tougher. In this article, we give you 2 extraordinarily simple ways to have a batch photo copy on Windows or Mac computer to your Android phone like Samsung, Huawei, Xiaomi, Google Pixel. This is the ever straightforward way to get this done. Let's start it!

Part 1. How to Transfer Pictures from PC to Android with a USB Cable?

Step 1Plug your Android phone into the computer with a USB cable.

Step 2Find the external hard drive for your Android phone on your computer and open it.

Step 3Select the photos you want to move on your computer and copy.

Step 4 Find picture folders you need.

transfer pictures from PC to Android

Normally, the camera pictures are stored in DCIM folder. You could save your copied pictures in this photo folder.

Part 2. How to Transfer pictures from PC to Android with Syncios Free Android Backup Tool

syncios manager Syncios Mobile Manager

Syncios Free Android Manager is an easy-to-use and powerful iOS and Android mobile manager, which is well-designed for users who want to manage device contents on PC.

  • Support to transfer, edit, backup, manage, view mobile data such as contacts, apps, photos, music, ringtone, videos, SMS messages, eBooks and more.
  • Help to organize every iOS devices/Android's file.
  • Handy tools: One-Click Backup/Restore, HEIC Converter, Photo Compression, Ringtone Maker.
  • Fully compatible with latest Android and iOS devices.

On Windows Computer:

Step 1 Run Syncios Free Android Manager for Windows and get your Android phone (Samsung Galaxy Note 10) connected.

To get started, install and run the Syncios Free Android Manager for free on your computer, and open "Mobile Manager" program on the main interface. Then plug your Android phone into computer.

After your Android Phone got connected, it will be shown in the primary window with photos and more files categorized.

start up syncios mobile manager

Step 2 Select pictures from PC and Import to Android phone

Click Photos tab on the left panel of Syncios, you'll see all the photos on your device,

Click Camera or other photo folder on the right panel of the program.

Click Import button. You then will be guide to the local PC path, where you stored the photos files. And choose pictures from PC to sync with.

Now, you can see these photos have successfully synced and listed on Syncios. After that, you can disconnect the phone and check the photos on your Android phone.

transfer pictures from PC to Android

Tips: On Syncios Manager for Windows version, you can use tool like Photo Compression and HEIC Converter under "Toolbox" column to compress photos or convert HEIC photos to JPG photos easily.

On Mac OS Computer:

Step 1 Free download and install Syncios Manager for Mac on your Mac OS computer and launch. Similarly, connect your Android phone (Samsung) to the laptop port until Syncios Manager completely recognized it.

Step 2Different from the interface layout of Windows version, you can review the features menu above. Among them, tap Photos and get access to your Android photo management.

Directly tap the Import icon to access the photos folder on the Mac, choose certain photos to sync to your Android phone.

After the photos copied to your Android phone, you can preview all the new and old Android photos on Syncios. If there are some you want to remove, tap the Delete button to instruct it.

transfer pictures from PC to Android

Part 3. How to Transfer pictures from PC to Android with Google Photos

1. Upload photos on computer to Google Photo Website

Step 1Open the Google Photos website on a computer.This will open a page with your Android's photos if they are backed up. If this is your first time to open with website, you do need to log in with your Google Account.

Step 2Click UPLOAD. This blue button is in the top-right side of the page. Clicking it prompts a File Explorer (Windows) or Finder (Mac) window to open. Click a folder with photos in it on the left side of the File Explorer or Finder window.

Step 3 Click and drag your mouse across a group of pictures you want to select, or hold down Ctrl (Windows) or Command (Mac) and click each picture you want to select individually.

High quality - Uploads the photo(s) in high quality resolution at a reduced file size. This does not count against your Google Drive storage limit.

Original - Uploads the photo(s) in the original resolution, which may be higher than the "High quality" option. This counts against your Google Drive storage limit.

Step 4Click CONTINUE. This option is in the bottom-right corner of the quality window. Doing so will prompt the photo(s) to begin uploading to your Google Photos account.

transfer pictures from PC to Android

2. Download photos on Google to Android phone.

Step 5Open Google Photos on your Android. Tap the icon with three bars in the top-left corner of the screen. A pop-out menu will appear. And then tap Settings >>> Back up & sync which is near the top of the Settings menu.

Step 6Make sure the switch is set to "On". If it isn't, tap the switch to turn on backup for your photos. This will enable synchronization between your Google Photos account and the Google Photos app, which will put the photo(s) you just uploaded to Google Photos on your Android.

transfer pictures from PC to Android

Supported OS: Android 3.0 above

Supported Android Devices: Samsung, Sony, Huawei, Xiaomi, Motorola, Nubia, Meizu, Vivo, LG, Lenovo, Nexus, HTC, Vivo, Oppo, etc.

Supported Backup Files: contacts, messages, apps, music, videos, photos.


No matter if you own a Windows or Mac laptop, you can have both Syncios Manager free versions as you need. And manageable mobile data cover contacts, messages, apps, music, videos, photos. So you can be free to back up and restore data regularly. There are also some handy tools offered when you manage your phone data like Andio converter, Ringtone Maker and more. You can have it once and benefit from it forever.