How to Transfer Photos From Old Android to New Android

Joel Mason

Android, Tutorials

Are you upgrading to a new Android device and want to transfer all your cherished photos from your old Android phone? Well, you’ve come to the right place! In this tutorial, we will guide you through the step-by-step process of transferring photos from your old Android phone to your new one.

Gather Your Tools

Before we begin, make sure you have the following:

  • USB cable: You’ll need a USB cable to connect both your old and new Android phones to your computer.
  • Computer: Ensure that you have a computer with enough storage space for temporarily storing your photos.

Step 1: Connect Your Old Android Phone to Your Computer

To start the photo transfer process, connect your old Android phone to your computer using the USB cable. Once connected, make sure to unlock your phone and choose the “File Transfer” option if prompted. This will allow you to access the files on your phone via your computer.


If you are using a Mac computer, you may need to download and install the “Android File Transfer” application before proceeding.

Step 2: Locate and Copy Your Photos

Next, open a file explorer window on your computer and navigate to the “Internal Storage” or “SD Card” folder of your old Android device. Look for a folder named “DCIM” (which stands for Digital Camera Images) or “Pictures“. This is where most Android devices store their photos by default.

In this folder, you may find subfolders with different names depending on how your device organizes photos. Look for folders named “Camera“, “Screenshots“, or any other folders that might contain your photos.

Select the desired folders and copy them to a location on your computer, such as the desktop or a designated folder. This may take some time, especially if you have a large number of photos.

Step 3: Connect Your New Android Phone to Your Computer

Now, it’s time to connect your new Android phone to your computer using the USB cable. Again, ensure that you choose the “File Transfer” option if prompted.


If you are prompted with a notification on your new Android phone asking whether to allow access to your computer, make sure to grant permission by tapping “Allow” or “OK”.

Step 4: Transfer Photos to Your New Android Phone

With both phones connected to your computer, navigate to the storage location of your new Android device using the file explorer window. If there isn’t already a folder named “DCIM” or “Pictures“, create one.

In this folder, create subfolders with names similar to those on your old Android phone (e.g., “Camera“, “Screenshots“). This will help keep your photos organized on your new device.

Finally, copy and paste the previously copied photo folders from your computer into the corresponding folders on your new Android phone. Wait for the transfer process to complete.


You’ve successfully transferred photos from your old Android phone to your new one! You can now disconnect both phones from your computer and start enjoying all those precious memories on your shiny new device.

Note: If you prefer a wireless method, you can also use cloud storage services like Google Photos or Dropbox to upload your photos from your old Android phone and then download them on your new one. However, this may require a stable internet connection and may incur additional data charges if you are not connected to Wi-Fi.

We hope this tutorial has been helpful in guiding you through the process of transferring photos from your old Android phone to your new one. Now go ahead and capture more amazing memories!

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