Workable Ways to Import Photos from Samsung to Mac

szekiUpdated by szeki / April 09, 2021 11:30

People want to transfer photos from the Samsung device to the Mac for many purposes. Such as uploading photos to edit, trying to back up them to free up storage spaces on the device and save them in a better place that won't lose them. With all of this in mind, today we will explore how to transfer photos from the Samsung device to the Mac. These methods ensure compatibility, storage, and protection of your photos. Check how to transfer photos from iPhone to Mac if you need it.

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1. The Best Way to Import Photos from Samsung to Mac

First of all, we are going to illustrate the most effective method to transfer Samsung photos to Mac. We strongly recommend a professional Samsung photos transfer to help you get the job done – FoneLab Android Data Backup & Restore. It is easy to transfer and backup Samsung photos by a few simple clicks and exports not only photos but all types of files on your Samsung phone to Mac for backup. Moreover, it enables you to restore files to your Samsung device if your data have lost. All you need to do is just follow the instruction below.

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Step 1Download and install the program.

Step 2Launch the software and choose Android Data Backup & Restore from the main interface.

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Step 3 Connect your Samsung device to the Mac via USB cable. (Tap on Trust this computer on your Samsung screen, then the link shall connect.)

Step 4If you want to transfer all the data, chooseOne-click Backup. Or choose Device Data Backup to a selective data transfer.

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Step 5 Choose Gallery under Media then tap on Start. (You can encrypt your backup files by ticking the Encrypted Backup.

Step 6Choose the output directory to store your files and click OK.

choose backup data

Then the transfer will proceed, and you need to wait for it to complete.

2. Import Photos from Samsung to Mac with Smart Switch

Smart Switch is an alternative tool to transfer photos from your Samsung to Mac.

Step 1 Download and install the Smart Switch.

Step 2 After that, launch the app on your Mac.

Step 3 Connect your Samsung to the Mac via USB cable.

Step 4 Click on the folder icon to check your photos from the main interface.

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Step 5 Then you should access the internal memory folder menu, go to DIC & Camera.

Step 6Choose the photos you want to transfer and move it directly to the Mac. (You can move it to your Mac desktop or create a new folder to keep your photos in advance)

3. Import Photos from Samsung to Mac with Android File Transfer

Step 1 Download Android File Transfer in the official site on your Mac.

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Step 2 Go to Settings & About phone & Software information & Build number, tap Build number 7 times to enable Developer options.

Step 3 Back to Settings, tap on Developer potions and turn on USB debugging.

Step 4 Connect your Samsung to Mac with a USB cable.

Step 5 Launch Android File Transfer, and tap on Allow to confirm access.

Step 6Search for your photos and drag them to your Mac. (You may create a new folder for keeping these photos)

4. Import Photos from Samsung to Mac with Image Capture

Another way to transfer images to your Mac from your Samsung device is to use the Image Capture app which comes with the Mac. If you feel bothered to occur any installation, then you shall take this way. It is very simple; all you have to do is connect the device to the Mac using a data cable.

Note: Make sure that you have set the connection type as Camera (PTP) instead of Media Device (MTP) on your Samsung device. If you have selected MTP instead, the Mac may be unable to recognize the device.

Step 1 Connect your Samsung to the Mac via the USB cable.

Step 2 Open Image Capture on your Mac.

Step 3 Select your Samsung device under the Device tag.

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Step 4 Click on the Import To: list and set up the folder to import the photos to.

Step 5Select the photos you want to import. You can select individual photos to copy or import all photos.

Step 6Click on Import to move photos.

Comparisons of the 4 methods

We have explored some of the features of each method and illustrated them in an understandable way.

Android Data Backup & Restore Smart Switch Android File Transfer Image Capture
USB Connect
One-click Import X X
Photos Preview X X
File Type Supported All File Types All File Types All File Types Images Only
Mac System Supported High Sierra, Sierra, Mac OS X 10.10/10.9 or earlier Mac OS 10.5 or later Mac OS 10.7 or higher All Mac OS
Android System Required Android 2.3 or later Android 4.3 or later Any Android OS Popular Android Devices
File Size transferred Null Null 4GB Null

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