How to Send Photos From Android to Computer

Charlotte Daniels

Android, Tutorials

Are you tired of constantly running out of storage space on your Android device? Do you have a collection of precious photos that you would like to transfer to your computer for safekeeping or editing?

Well, look no further! In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of sending photos from your Android device to your computer. Follow these simple steps and never worry about losing precious memories again.

Gather Your Tools

Before we begin, make sure you have the necessary tools for a smooth photo transfer process. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • An Android device with a USB cable
  • A computer with a USB port
  • Your favorite web browser installed on your computer

Connect Your Android Device to Your Computer

The first step is to connect your Android device to your computer using a USB cable. Once connected, make sure that your Android device is unlocked and the screen is active.

Enable File Transfer Mode (if needed)

In some cases, when you connect your Android device to the computer, it may default to charging or only allow access to photos. To enable file transfer mode:

  1. Swipe down from the top of the screen on your Android device to open the notification panel.
  2. Look for an option related to USB connection or charging.
  3. Select “File Transfer”, “Transfer Files”, or “MTP” mode.

Note: The options may vary slightly depending on your Android version and manufacturer.

Select and Transfer Photos

Once connected and in file transfer mode, it’s time to select and transfer your photos:

  1. On your computer, open your favorite web browser.
  2. Type the following in the address bar: adb:// (where “adb” stands for Android Debug Bridge).
  3. You should now see a list of folders and files from your Android device.
  4. Navigate to the folder where your photos are stored. This is usually the “DCIM” or “Pictures” folder.
  5. Select the photos you want to transfer by clicking on them while holding down the Ctrl key (or Command key on Mac).
  6. Once you have selected all the desired photos, right-click and choose “Copy” from the context menu.

Paste Photos on Your Computer

With your photos copied, it’s time to paste them onto your computer:

  1. Navigate to the location on your computer where you want to store the transferred photos.
  2. Right-click and choose “Paste” from the context menu to start copying the selected photos from your Android device to your computer.

Congratulations! You have successfully transferred your photos from your Android device to your computer. Now you can safely store, edit, or share them without worrying about losing those precious memories.

Troubleshooting Tip: Disconnecting Issues

If you experience any issues when disconnecting your Android device from your computer, follow these steps:

  1. Ensure that all file transfers are complete before disconnecting.
  2. On your Android device, swipe down from the top of the screen and select an option like “Disconnect USB cable” or “Eject”.

Following these steps will ensure a smooth and safe disconnection of your Android device from your computer.


Sending photos from your Android device to your computer is a simple yet essential task. By following these easy steps, you can free up storage space on your Android device and keep your cherished memories safe. Remember, regular photo backups are crucial in the digital age, so make it a habit to transfer your photos to your computer or other backup solutions.

Now that you know how to send photos from Android to computer, go ahead and organize those albums, edit those snapshots, or share them with friends and family. Enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing that your memories are securely stored.

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