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How to Transfer Photos between Xiaomi Mi 8 and PC

After switching to Xiaomi Mi 8, you'll also need to record your wonderful life with camera. But gradually, there may have thousands of photos and pictures saved on your phone. How to manage them? It's a good idea to transfer them to computer and classify them. You could check them clearly whenever you need and your photos are protected from damaging or losing.

In addition, you may also wonder how to import photos to Xiaomi Mi 8 from computer when you need. A better way is also introduced in this post in case you need to backup photos of other phones or Xiaomi Mi 8 to computer then restore them one day.

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Follow this post to learn how to export and import photos on Xiaomi Mi 8. Two different ways will be introduced regarding how to transfer photos between Xiaomi Mi 8 and PC.

Solution 1: How to Export and Import Photos on Xiaomi Mi 8 Selectively

Step 1 : Download and install Syncios Manager for free, and launch the program properly.

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Step 2 : Don't rush to connect your phone to computer. Turn on USB debugging mode on your Xiaomi Mi 8 firstly. Now, let's connect the phone to computer. And your phone should be connected successfully until the content sidebar shows up.

Step 3 : Go find Photos and check all photos on your Xiaomi Mi 8 here with Syncios. Enter a photo album and pick some photos then click on Export to save photos from Xiaomi Mi 8 to computer. Return to Album list and choose a photo album to and also click on Export when you need to transfer a whole photo album at once.

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Step 4 : Enter a photo album then find Import button to import photos or pictures from computer. If you need to import a whole photo folder, you need to return to Album list and click on Add > Add Folder. If you choose Add > Add File, the photos will be transferred to 'Photo Stream' automatically.

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Solution 2: How to Transfer Photos between Xiaomi Mi 8 and PC with One Click

Step 1 : Download and install Syncios Data Transfer, and launch the program to start our data transferring job.

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Step 2 : As you see, four modules will be displayed on the Syncios Data Transfer homepage. Navigate to Backup when you're intended to transfer data between an iOS/Android device and PC.

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Step 3 : Tap on Backup to transfer data to computer. Then turn on USB debugging mode on your Xiaomi Mi 8 and connect it to computer properly.

Step 4 : Your data on Xiaomi Mi 8 will be loaded and listed on the middle box, including photos and pictures. To transfer photos to computer, tick of Camera Roll and Photo Library then click on Next.

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Step 5 : To restore those photos or other data you've backed up with Syncios to Xiaomi Mi 8, go find Restore and choose Syncios Backup. Syncios could detect the previous backup(s) and list them on the left panel. Select one backup and tick off DCIM Photos and Pictures on the middle content box, then click on Next to restore those photos to your Xiaomi Mi 8.

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