¿How to transfer photos from Samsung mobile to computer? Although a very high percentage of Mac users own an iPhone, this rule is not 100% true. On several occasions, especially with the time it took the Cupertino-based company to launch devices with larger screens, which happened with the arrival of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in 2014, many were the users who before the launch of the models with 4,7 and 5,5-inch screens had already grown tired of the 4-inch screens, which had also been slow to reach the market.
Apple has never been known for innovating in terms of the size of the screens, but it seemed that the idea that the size of 5 inches was the ideal according to the company claimed in the ads, since with our thumb and with one hand we could access all the options displayed on the screen. In particular, I almost included myself in that group of people when the company released the iPhone 5s with the same ridiculous screen size compared to what the competition was presenting.
Currently both natively and from third-party applications we have a variety of options that allow us to extract all the photographs and connect Android to Mac. The software that manufacturers offer us to copy content to the Android smartphone, as long as they have an application for Mac, only allow us to copy files to the device, not extract it, so it will never be a real solution to our needs to extract the photographs and videos that we have on our smartphone.
Table of Contents
- 1 Connect Android to Mac to transfer photos
- 2 Alternatives to transfer photos from mobile to computer
Connect Android to Mac to transfer photos
For, transfer files from Android to Mac, first of all we must connect our Android device through the USB connection of the device. Next, depending on the version of Android that we have installed on our Smartphone, we will be shown several options, so that we can select the type of connection we want to establish with the Mac.
In which case that brings us we have two options to select: Transfer files (MTP) and Mass storage mode (MSC). Both options allow us to transfer content from both the phone and the SD card to our Mac. Once we have connected the device to our Mac and we have selected one of the two options, in some terminals only one option appears, we will proceed from one of the following options .
Transfer photos from Android to Mac with Image Capture
The Image Capture application that is installed natively in OS X, allows us to obtain the images that we have stored in any device that we connect to our Mac, including scanners. To do this we go to Launchpad> Others and click on Image Capture.
The application window will then be displayed, where the name of the connected device will be displayed on the right side and the left side all images will appear that are currently on the device.
Now we just have to select all the images and videos that we want to extract from our Android Smartphone and move them to the folder where we want to store them just dragging them. Or we can import them directly to the Images album on our Mac with the option shown at the bottom of the application.
Send photos from Android to Mac With the Photos app
The Photos application is another option that we can use to extract the content from our Android Smartphone. If we have not disabled the Photos application so that it opens automatically every time we connect a device that contains photographic material or videos, when we connect our smartphone Android will automatically open the Photos app and it will show us the content of the device from which we want to extract the content in the form of videos or photographs.
If it does not open, we just have to click on the Photos application so that all the content stored on the SD card of our terminal is displayed. From the application itself we can select the stored content and import it into the folder we decide, by default the so-called Import. Once the import has finished, from Photos we can proceed delete all the files that we have imported to our Mac. We can also drag the content of our smartphone to a folder on our Mac.
The Preview application available within the Launchpad also allows us to obtain the images stored on our device. To do this we just have to open the application and go to File> Import from "SD card name". Then all images stored on the device will be displayed and we will proceed in the same way as with the other options, selecting the images and videos that we want to extract and dragging them to the directory where we want to store them.
Android File Transfer
Google makes the Android File Transfer application available to Mac users, an application that allows us to connect our Android device, whether it is a tablet or smartphone to a PC or Mac and thus be able to extract the content stored on it. Before installing and running it, we must go to System Preferences> Security and privacy and within the option Allow apps downloaded from: Any site, since otherwise we will not be able to run the Android File Transfer application.
In order to extract the content from our Android Smartphone, we just have to select the elements that we want to extract and drag them to the Finder folder where we want to store them. This app is the only way we have to access the content of our device if that is where we have stored the photos and videos that we want to transfer and not on the memory card.
Wireless with AirMore
AirMore is an application for the Android ecosystem that allows us to manage not only the photos and videos of our Android device, but also allows us manage any type of file stored on our smartphone or tablet Android and allows us to transfer large amounts of information at high speed without using cables.
We just have to download the application in our terminal and open the AirMore website. Once opened we have to scan the code that appears in the browser to link the Mac with the smartphone. It is essential and on the other hand logical, that both devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
Once linked, the browser will show us all the information we have stored in our Android terminal sorted by categories, be they photos, videos, music, movies, contacts, messages ... Once we have selected the images that we want to extract, we just have to click on download so that they begin to download on our Mac.
doubleTwist Sync is an application whose operation is very similar to iMazing better known by the name DiskAid, which allows access to all the content of our device as if it were an iPhone. This application allows us to extract all the content of our device quickly and easily, like the other options, dragging all the images and videos that we want to download on our Mac.
Directly from the SD card
This process is the fastest and easiest of all, since we only have to extract the micro SD and insert it into an adapter for larger SD cards and insert it into our Mac. Then an icon with the name of the data card that we have entered will appear on the desktop of our Mac. By clicking on it, different folders will be displayed, where all the data of our device is stored. Most likely, the photos and videos are stored in the DCIM folder, where all the photos that we receive via WhatsApp, Telegram, email are also usually stored ...
Alternatives to transfer photos from mobile to computer
When it comes to just a few images ...
When we only want to extract two, three or four photos from our smartphone, it is likely that doing all this is a hassle, and we need a quick solution to be able to share or store those photos. If this is the case, the best thing you can do is send them the images by mail and download them to your Mac.
Use Google Photos
The best option to quickly consult and have access to all the photographs that we take with our Android terminal is to use the Google Photos application in our terminal. This application upload all the photos and videos that we take from our terminal to the Google cloud, Google Drive, so that we can quickly access it from our Mac through our favorite browser.
Google allows us to store in its cloud all the images that are made from our smartphone unlimited as long as they do not exceed 16 mpx of resolution. In addition we can also store all the videos that we record. In this case there is a limitation, since all the content recorded in 4k quality will be automatically transformed to Full HD resolution if we want to continue storing it for free in our Drive account.
Dropbox, OneDrive, Mega ...
If you do not want to use Google, because they are against continuous interference in our privacy every time we send or receive an email, you can make use of other cloud storage services such as dropbox, OneDrive, Mega, Box They also allow us to automatically upload all the photographs that we take from our terminal to be able to access through the browser. Unfortunately, the only service that offers us unlimited storage for all our photos and videos in Full HD resolution is Google.
Do you use a different method to transfer files from Android to Mac? Tell us how you do it and the procedure you follow to transfer photos from mobile to computer.