How to Transfer Photos from Android to Mac Computer

First of all, is it possible for mobile phone users to transfer Android photos to a Mac computer? Well, that’s certainly a yes. However, you will need some tools for this to work.

Although both Android and iOS are completely different OS to each other, you’ll be able to connect these popular mobile phone operating systems through the help of some applications.

Furthermore, photos can consume a lot of your phone space. And since some Android phones don’t have a slot for a memory card – they only have limited storage. But that’s nothing to worry about, you can always transfer your photos from your Android phone to a Mac. After all, a Mac computer has more memory capacity in comparison to an Android mobile device.

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So, if you’re wondering how you can properly transfer Android pictures to a Mac device, then you might want to take a look below. Today, we’ll show three (3) different methods that will allow you to move pictures from one Android phone to another Mac computer as easy as a piece of cake.

Method 1: How to Transfer Photos from Android to Mac with Dr. Fone Transfer (Mac version)

Dr. Fone is one of the best transferring applications today. It can perfectly run on more than 6000 smartphone and tablet brands, and it offers numerous features that will make your life much easier. Moreover, this method is greatly recommended for those who want to safely, quickly, and easily transfer Android photographs to a Mac.

Step 1: You need to have Dr. Fone installed on your Mac first. Simply go to their website and download the application. Once downloaded, proceed to the next step.


Step 2: To transfer files through Dr. Fone, simply click “Transfer” while the application is running.


Step 3: Now, using a USB cable, connect your Android mobile device to your Mac and wait for the program to recognize your device.



Step 4: Select any pictures you wish to transfer from your Android to Mac. Once you’re done, proceed and click “Export” then choose where you want your Android photos to be exported in your Mac computer.


Method 2: How to Transfer Photos from Android to Mac with Dropbox

Dropbox allows you to upload any files from your Android mobile phone or tablet. Once the files are synced to Dropbox, you’ll be able to view and transfer the uploaded files on your Mac computer and other connected devices.

Step 1: Download and install the Dropbox application on both your Android phone (through Google Play) and Mac computer (through browser). Once done, run the Dropbox on your phone.


Step 2: Tap “SIGN IN WITH GOOGLE” and sign in using your Google account.


Step 3: After signing in tap “Allow” if Dropbox asked to manage your contacts. The application will then ask you to create a Dropbox account if you don’t have one. If you don’t, tap “Create Account”, and if you already do, tap “Already have an account?”, and log in using your current Dropbox account.


Step 4: Once signed in, tap the “+” button on the bottom right of your screen and tap “Upload photos or videos”. Select any pictures you wish to transfer on your Mac and tap “UPLOAD” when you are done. After this, your uploaded photos from your Android should be synced to your Dropbox.


Step 5: Now, launch the Dropbox on your Mac and click “Sign in with Google” then sign in using the Google account you used to upload and sync Android photos on Dropbox. It should direct you to the Dropbox website once done. After signing in, you should now be able to see the photos from your Android mobile phone.



Step 6: Simply click the three dots beside an uploaded image and click “Download” – you’ve just successfully transferred your Android pictures to your Mac.



Method 3: Transfer Photos to Mac OS X via Android File Transfer

Similar to Dr. Fone Transfer, the Android File Transfer will also let you transfer files including photos between a Mac and Android mobile device. If you don’t have Dr. Fone installed on your Mac, this one is a pretty good alternative.

Step 1: First, you are required to download and install the Android File Transfer software on your Mac computer. Simply visit the website to download the application. Once done, run the Android File Transfer then go to the next step.


Step 2: Connect your Android mobile device using a USB cable. The program should detect your phone after a few seconds.


Step 3: Now, select “Transfer Files” then browse the folders of your Android device select the photos you wish to transfer to your Mac.

Step 4: Simply drag the photos from your Android phone to your Mac and you’re done.

So, there you have some methods that will make it possible for you to transfer pictures between an Android mobile device and a Mac device. Don’t hesitate to pick any of the methods above. After all, they will all certainly get the job done. But if you want to make the transferring a lot quicker, we greatly recommend you to use Dr. Fone – you won’t regret it!

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