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How to Backup Photos and Pictures on Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus

The Samsung's new flagship Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus have been released, we need time to see whether it could reborn from last year Samsung Galaxy Note 7's explosion scandal. Generally, the new Samsung Galaxy S8 looks perfect, its wide screen really impressed me, Samsung claims that the Galaxy S8 has the world's first Infinity Screen, and infinity brilliant. And the camera comes from its predecessor, the Samsung S7 and with improved software to raise image quality, Samsung calls it Multiframe Processing. And the front camera comes with a enhanced hardware to gives you better selfies.

When you upgraded to this new Samsung Android flagship, you may somehow need to backup your photos, pictures, and even videos in order to save device storage or just in case of data loss and whatever. You can sync the pictures with your PC or Mac, or backup them to some other applications. And this tutorial is here to gives you some great options to help you manage your photos on your Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus, you can simply choose your preferable one to backup your Samsung Galaxy S8 photos after reading this article.

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Method 1: Backup Samsung Galaxy S8 photos to computer with USB cable

Now whatever Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10 you are using, you can import photos to your computer with Windows build-in photos manager applications. If you don't want to use these applications, you can also backup your photos to computer with a USB cable only. Follow the steps below:

  • Step 1: Connect Samsung Galaxy S8 to your computer via USB cable, and your computer will recognize it as a removable USB drive.

  • Step 2: Drag down Notifications panel from the top of your S8's screen if it doesn't pop-up automatically, tap and connect as Media Device(MTP).

  • Step 3: Ensure Samsung Galaxy S8's drive installed succecessfully on your computer. Open the Portable Devices and find DCIM folder, where all the photos saved.

  • Step 4: Simply select and copy the pictures you want to transfer from your Samsung Galaxy S8 to your computer.

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Method 2: Sync Galaxy S8 photos to computer via Syncios Samsung Manager

Syncios Samsung Manager is a free and helpful smartphone manager application, which makes it easy to backup all data including contacts, text messages, photos, music, videos, bookmarks, apps and more to computer. With an visual interface, you are able to select, preview, edit the photos and pictures on your Galaxy S8. And of course you can restore the data to your phone whenever you want. Check details below:

  • Step 1: Download and install Syncios Samsung Manager on your computer, connect your Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus to it.

  • Step 2: After Syncios successfully detected your S8, click on Photos under the My device interface.

  • Step 3: Syncios would load all your photos and albums automatically, select your desired photo(s) to transfer to your computer.

  • Step 4: Click on Import and choose your backup path, before long, the photos would be backed up to your computer successfully.

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Transfer pictures from Samsung Galaxy S8 to computer

Method 3: One click transfer all photos from Samsung Galaxy S8 to PC

Methods 2 gives an option to allow us to preview and backup photos and pictures selectively. If you have no need to do that, you just want to backup all your pictures and photos to computer quickly. Then Syncios Samsung Data Transfer would be your best choice, whick only takes you ONE CLICK to backup all DCIM photos and pictures from your S8 to computer, finish its job even better than you expected. What's more, it enables you to restore data from other sources like iTunes and iCloud backup files to Samsung Galaxy S8 as well, worth a try!

  • Step 1: Downlaod and install the compatible version of Syncios Samsung Data Transfer on your computer. Connect Samsung Galaxy S8 to it with USB cable.

  • Step 2: Launch the program, select Backup to PC module from the homepage. And Syncios would load you data on your Samsung Galaxy S8.

  • Step 3: Tick off DCIM photos and Pictures on the checkbox, and change the path you want to backup, then click on Start Copy, all your photos on your S8 will be transferred quickly to the computer.

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Method 4: Backup your Samsung Galaxy S8 photos with other recommended apps

If you don't want to backup your photos and pictures to your PC, sync your photos to cloud or other photos applications are better alternatives. And in this tutorial, we recommend Google Photos, Dropbox, Microsoft OneDrive to you.

1. Google photos offers unlimited and free space for users, so you don't have to worry about your money. And it supports editing the photos and making GIF photos and more features, you don't have to worry about too many photos saved on it, with the Search function, you are able to locate your desired photos with ease.

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2. Samsung itself recommends Dropbox as the backup tool to sync your photos and videos on your phone. The Dropbox sync your photos very fast, and supports syncing data with many other platforms that could be really convenient. Besides, it also allows you to sync other files and documents, but you should be noted that the free space offered by Dropbox is very limited.


3. Microsoft OneDrive offers bigger free space than Dropbox, and cheaper when you paid for it. Microsoft build it into the Windows operating systems so that you can access it on your Windows PC as well. But personally I think Dropbox are more powerful than Onedrive when it comes to the features.


One man's meat is another man's poison. Simply choose your preferable one to backup your photos and pictures on your Samsung Galaxy S8.

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