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Back Up Samsung Photos to MacBook Pro (No Root)

By Carrie Murray, Thursday, January 11, 2018

What is the best program to use to backup the Samsung Galaxy S7 on Windows and Mac? I used to use Kies with my Samsung S4/S5 and Note 6, but S7 doesn't work with Kies.

- Users from Android Central Forum

So are you looking for some tools that will help backup Android to Mac easily? This guide will help. You are going to see three different ways to transfer Samsung S9/S8/S7/S6/Note8 photos to MacBook or iMac with several simple steps.

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Method 1: Transfer Photos from Samsung to Mac Using Smart Switch

Smart Switch is an app aims to transfer data from phone to phone, but you shouldn't miss its backup feature, which allows you to backup Samsung data to PC or Mac easily. Now, you can follow the below steps to see how to backup Samsung photos to Mac with the Smart Switch program.

Step 1. Go to the Smart Switch official webpage and then scroll down to find out the "Transfer content from a PC or Mac to your new Galaxy phone" option. Now, click on "DOWNLOAD FOR PC OR MAC" to get the app on your computer.

Step 2. After you download and install the Smart Switch program on your Mac, just launch the program. Then you need to connect your Samsung to computer via a USB cable.

Note: You can go to "More > Preferences" on the interface to check or change the location of the backup, data types to backup or other settings.

Step 3. Click on the "Backup" pane on the home page of the program and it will start to backup your Samsung.

Transfer Photos from Samsung to Mac

Step 4. Once the backup completes, you will get your photos or other data backed up to computer.

Method 2: Backup Samsung Photos to Mac with Android File Transfer

If you don't like to transfer Samsung Photos to Mac with the Smart Switch, you can try Android File Transfer, which allows you to go through and transfer files between your Mac and Android device. Now, let’s see how to copy photos from Samsung Galaxy S9/S9 Plus/S8/S7/S6/S5 to Mac.

Step 1. Download and install Android File Transfer to your computer.

Step 2. Connect Samsung to Mac via a USB cable. And you need to choose “USB for... > Transfer files” option on your phone screen.

Step 3. And you can start to copy files to your Phone with the pop-up Android File Transfer window.

Android File Transfer

Method 3: Import Photos from Samsung to Mac with FonePaw Android Backup & Restore

FonePaw Android Data Backup & Restore is an easy to use program that you should never miss. Besides, you can also use it to recover deleted pictures that are lost on your Android phone. Now, let’s see how to use the FonePaw program to backup photos from Samsung S6, for example, to Mac.

Step 1. Get FonePaw Android Backup & Restore program on your Mac computer.


Step 2. Plug Samsung Galaxy to computer via a USB cable and make it connected.

Sep 3. Launch the program and then go to "Android Backup & Restore > Device Data Backup".

Android Data Backup and Restore

Step 4. Select "Gallery" and click on the "Start" button to backup Samsung pictures.

Select Data to Back Up

Step 5. Wait for the process and the backup copy would be saved on your Mac.

The above three methods are available to backup Samsung Photos to MacBook Pro/Air or iMac. Have no ideas which one to choose? You can take a quick look at the comparison below.

Comparison of Backup Programs

Of course, choosing which method to move photos from Samsung to Mac is totally up to you. If you have any problem when trying the above methods, please drop us a comment below.

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