How to Export Photos from Android to Computer

By Emily Watson, Sunday, June 28, 2015

If you have stored your photos on a portable Android phone or tablet, you can view them anywhere, anytime. However, since the storage memory is limited, and your Android device is facing loss and damage every moment, it is safer to export photos from Android to computer and make a backup. Although all roads lead to Rome, we will choose only three easiest and most effective ways to show.

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Method 1. Export Photos from Android to PC with USB Cable/Memory Card

Connect your Android phone to PC with a USB cable. Turn on USB debugging on the phone. When your mobile phone is successfully detected, go to "My Computer".

Step 2. Select Photos to Export

Find a new drive that has the brand/name of your Android phone, for example, GT-I9300. Then enter "Card/Phone > Pictures/Photos/Images". Drag and drop your wanted items or whole folder to the desktop or a new folder.

Select Android Photos to Export

Method 2. Export Photos from Android to PC with Dropbox

Step 1. Upload Pictures with Dropbox on Android Phone

Log in Dropbox in your Android phone. Tap the image icon. Then select your wanted pictures to upload.

Upload Picture with Dropbox on Android Phone

Step 2. Download Photos from Dropbox

Go to Dropbox.com. Log in Dropbox with your account. Select "Photos" from the left. Then select photos you want and click "Download".

Download Photos from Dropbox

Method 3. Export Photos from Android to PC via Data Recovery Tool

What You Need:

• Android phone (for example: Samsung Galaxy, Samsung Galaxy Note, HTC One, Sony Xperia, Google Nexus, LG);

• USB cable;

• Windows PC;

FonePaw Android Data Recovery (Click on the Download button and get it);


Step 1. Connect Android Phone to PC

Match Android phone to the computer with a USB cable. Enable USB debugging on your phone. After that, the phone will be automatically detected.

Step 2. Select to Choose Photos

Make a mark on "Gallery" or "Picture library". Then click "Next". Then program will scan all the existing images on your Android phone.

Select to Choose Photos

Step 3. Allow the Program to Access Android

Go to Android phone. Tap "Allow/Grant/Authorize" on the pop up.

Step 4. Preview and Recover Photos to Android Phone

Click "Gallery" or "Picture library". Then you can preview your photos including both the existing and deleted ones at the pane. Double click your wanted items. You can preview them in full size. Then mark the ones you want and click "Recover". They will be stored on the computer.

Preview and Export Photos from Android to PC

Since FonePaw Android Data Recovery is secured, simple-to-use, and effective, we strongly recommend this tool to you. More important, it can help retrieve deleted photos, which cannot be accessed with other methods.


All these methods are really simple, right? Don't hesitate. Choose whichever one that you want and start to export photos from Android to PC. If you are an iOS user, you can transfer photos from iPhone to computer via FonePaw iOS Transfer.

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