Photos from Samsung Galaxy S21 to Computer

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Transfer Photos from Samsung Galaxy S21/S21 Ultra to Computer

The highly-expected Samsung Galaxy S21 series have finally announced. This time, Galaxy S21 has Violet, color with Violet, pink, white and gray. Galaxy S21+ has violet, black and silver. Besides, the Ultra has only two choice, respectively black and silver. If the camera is one of the most important factors that you will consider and compare, you must pay close attention to its camera specifications. And Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra has an awesome camera. Its new dual tele lens has a 3x and 10x optical zoom.

However, many people wonder how to keep their photos taken on Samsung Galaxy S21 to their computer. There are tons of methods to migrate your photos from Samsung S21 series to a computer. You can process a wireless transfer or use third-party tools. Here, you will introduce 5 quick ways to you.


Method 1. Transfer Photos from Samsung Galaxy S21/S21 Ultra to Computer Selectively

As a Samsung fan, you must be looking for a convenient, secure and useful Samsung phone manager. Here we should strongly recommend you all to try Syncios Mobile Manager. Although there’re many tools of the same type. Syncios is the most excellent one among them. With a user-friendly interface, you can easily transfer not only photos but also videos, music, contacts, messages and more from a Samsung to a computer. Even if you have older-generation phones with other brands, it can fully support.

What’s more, except for managing phone data, it has some amazing toolkits, like Photo Compression, HEIC Converter, One click Backup and etc. Today we will introduce how to selectively export S21 or S21 Ultra photos to computer with this Manager, so get to the point now:

Step 1Haven’t got a Mobile Manager on computer? Single-click the button above now!

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Syncios Mobile Manager

yes Sync contacts, messages, call history, audio, photos, videos and other contents to computer.
yes Import photos, videos, audios and more media files from computer to iOS/Android devices.
yes Use your device as an external USB Key for extra convenient storage.
yes One click backup and restore phone data.
yes Fully compatible with the latest Android OS and iOS system.

Step 2 After successfully installing, run it on the computer. Connect your phone to the computer via a USB cable. If your Samsung can’t be detected by Syncios even after installing Syncios Apk and enabling debugging mode, you might suffer from poor USB contact. Change one USB cable or port and try again.
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Step 3 After detection. You can see seven major sections on the Manager. To transfer photos or albums from Samsung Galaxy S21 or S21 Ultra, select Photos section from the top bar of the interface.

Step 4 If you have a thousands of photos on phone, it will take more time to load than usual. Patiently wait till all the photo albums appear on the page. Now you can begin to transfer the image files. If you would like to transfer certain album to computer and save it as a separate folder, select this album. Tap on Export to find a pop-up. We should choose an output path here and click Select Folder to transfer.

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Step 5What about transferring parts of the photos in an album? Then we should choose wanted album name from the left hand toolbar or directly double-click to enter an album. Check desired pictures one by one. By the way, you can double-click for larger image and browse. Next, click on Export > Select Folder.

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Method 2. Transfer Photos from Samsung Galaxy S21/S21 Ultra to Computer in One-Click

Syncios Data Transfer is another powerful software that helps to transfer Samsung Galaxy S21 or S21 Ultra photos to computer. Different from Syncios Mobile Manager, it’s a one-click data transfer solution, which can support to move data from phone to phone or phone to computer. More importantly, it allows users to restore data to Android or iOS devices at anytime and anywhere from backup files and you can sync iTunes library music and videos to your S21 or S21 Ultra if needed.

Syncios Data Transfer

Syncios Data Transfer

yes Transfer data from iPhone to Android, Android to iPhone, Android to Android, iPhone to iPhone in 1 Click.
yes Backup all phone contents to computer in 1 Click, including contacts, SMS, photos, videos, music and apps.
yes 4 Restore Modes: to restore data from iPhone/Android/iTunes/iCloud backup to iOS or Android devices.
yes Transfer songs or playlists from iTunes Library to an Android phone, iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

Step 1 Install one Syncios Data Transfer to your Mac or Windows computer by tapping the Download button.

Step 2 The Backup module of this Data Transfer offers a quickest way to backup almost everything on Samsung Galaxy S21 or S21 Ultra to computer simply on one-click. So we should tap on Backup. Connect your S21 to the computer via a USB cable. When you plugged into your phone, unlock it and pay attention to the on-screen tips. Follow it to complete necessary setups.

Step 3 If you want to customize the backup path, you can click the three dots icon to view and change. Otherwise, directly click on Next option to continue.

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Step 4 On this page, you can view all available data to transfer. And to save our time, uncheck Select All option that chosen by default and check Camera Roll and Photo Library option to load. It is noteworthy that the pictures on apps are also contained on the option. Click Next for twice and select Ok to confirm and start.

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You can also learn from a video tutorial:

Method 3. Transfer Photos from Samsung Galaxy S21/S21 Ultra to Computer via Samsung Smart Switch

If you prefer to wirelessly transfer photos from Samsung Galaxy S21 or S21 Ultra to computer, you can choose Smart Switch. It’s not only a well-designed app for Samsung phones to migrate data, but also enables users to export supported types of phone files to computer or restore backup file to Samsung.

Step 1Go to install one Smart Switch on your computer and finish the setup as per your preferences. When finished installing, run it and connect your Samsung Galaxy S21 to your computer via a USB cable. Tap Allow on your phone.

Step 2As you can see, there’re 3 options Backup, Restore and Sync. Let’s choose Backup. And Smart Switch will timely begin to backup your phone’s data, including your photos.

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Method 4. Transfer Photos from Samsung Galaxy S21/S21 Ultra to Computer via Google Drive

Except for Samsung Smart Switch, you can also choose Google Drive to transfer your S21 photos to computer. It has 15GB free storage space for each user. But as we known, photos are always space-consuming. So if you don’t have a large number of photos to move, you can follow this method.

Step 1 First of all, install Google Drive app from Google Play Store. Then run it on your Samsung Galaxy S21 or S21 Ultra. On the start-up page, you’re easy to see a Plus icon on the lower right corner. Click on it to find a pull-up menu with several buttons, select Upload.

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Step 2 In the detailed page, all files on your phone will be divided into 5 main parts. They are Images, Audio, Videos, Document and Big Files. Tap on the tabs to change the list to browse. The first line is phone images. You can directly select the pictures you want or choose More options icon to find Select All option from the menu. Hit on SELECT to confirm and start transferring.

Step 3 When finished, login to Google Drive with your Google account on a browser of your computer. Navigate to the folder where you have saved your photos, then right click the picture and choose Download option.

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Method 5. Transfer Photos from Samsung Galaxy S21/S21 Ultra to Computer with Photos App

If you’re into letting native software on your Windows computer, Microsoft Photos App should be a good way to go about transferring photos from S21 to computer. And if you’re using Windows 10, the Photos App is already pre-installed on your computer. It can support to export photos or videos from Android, iPhone, other digital devices to computer with Wi-Fi or USB cable.

Step 1 Launch Photos from the Start menu on your desktop. Plug in your Samsung S21 to the computer via USB cable and don’t forget to change the File Transfer mode to being detected by the App. You can then see a blue dot on the Import button. Click on it and choose From a connected devices.

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Step 2Then you will be prompted to wait for searching for photos and videos that stored on phone. Then you will see all pictures listed on the window and you’re allowed to choose the save path by clicking Change destination. Check wanted item(s) or Tap on the button under Select and choose All items option. Tap on Import xxx of xxx items to begin.

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Above we covered 5 different methods to transfer photos from Samsung Galaxy S21 or S21 Ultra to Mac or Windows computer. Syncios Mobile Manager help you to migrate photo or photo albums to computer in bulk, and you’re free to view each of the picture before transferring. Syncios Data Transfer enables you to backup all pictures on phone to computer with several clicks. If you prefer to wirelessly finish the task, you can also choose applications like Smart Switch or Google Drive. But if your personal account was hacked by criminal hackers, your privacy will face to privacy disclosure. To avoid this problem, we recommend you to use Syncios programs with greater security.