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How to Transfer Photos from Google Pixel 2/2 XL to Computer

With its superb camera and elegant design, the Google Pixel (and its larger counterpart, the Pixel XL) hit it out of the park last year. So it's no surprise that Google wants to keep the good times rolling with its pair of premium flagship phones.

Judging from just the specs, the Google Pixel 2's rear camera doesn't seem all that impressive. It has a single 12-megapixel camera compared to the 12-megapixel dual camera setup of high-end rivals like Apple's iPhone 8 Plus and Samsung Galaxy Note 8. But here's where the Pixel 2 could stand out: processing power. Last year's comparison between the original Pixel and the iPhone 7 Plus proved that two cameras are not always better than one. Google's combination of hardware and software produced better results than the iPhone in most categories.

Pixel 2 Photo Transfer

And after taking many photos or selfies with your phone, you may wonder how to backup them on your computer in case of data loss. And this article is here to help you easily backup your photos from Google Pixel 2/2 XL to your computer.

TipsHow to Transfer Photos from Google Pixel 2/2 XL to PC

Method 1: Transfer Google Pixel 2/2 XL Photos to Computer by Using USB Cable

Step 1 : Connect Google Pixel 2/2 XL to your computer via USB cable, and your computer will recognize it and install the mobile driver automatically.

Step 2 : Drag down Notifications panel from the top of your screen, connect as "Media device(MTP)" or "Camera(PTP)" Mode.

Step 3 : Ensure you have successfully download the Google drivers on your computer, then a window will pop up automatically (Windows 7) as screenshot shows. Select "Import pictures and videos" modle.

Step 4 : System would scan your device for pictures after clicking on the button, when the process done, import all your pictures to your computer.

Tips: There will be a little differences if you are running Windows 8 or Windows 10 system.

Google Pixel 2/2 XL photo transfer

Method 2: Export Google Pixel 2/2 XL Photos to Computer via Syncios Mobile Manager

Syncios Mobile Manager

Syncios Mobile Manager is an easy-to-use and powerful iOS&Android Mobile manager, which is well-designed for users who want to manage device contents on PC. It allows you to export contacts, apps, photos, music, ringtone, videos, SMS messages, eBooks and more.

  • Support to transfer, edit, backup, manage, view mobile data.
  • Download videos from 100+ video sharing sites.
  • Handy tools: Audio converter, video converter, ringtone maker, etc.
  • Fully compatible with latest iOS 12/Android 9.0
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    Step 1 : Download and install Syncios Manager on your computer, connect your Google Pixel 2/2 XL to it. Please enbale the USB debugging mode on your Google device. (Any detection problem, please check here).

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    Step 2 : A window will pop out on your phone asking whether to install Syncios app on your Google Pixel 2/2 XL, click "OK".

    Transfer pictures from Google Pixel 2/2 XL to computer

    Step 3 : Click on "Photo" under the "My devices" interface. All the photos in your Google Pixel 2/2 XL will show in Syncios. You can check the albums on the right pannel.

    Step 4 : Select photo(s) what you'd like to transfer to your computer, click "Export" and choose your backup path. You can also transfer photos from computer to your Google Pixel 2/2 XL device via "Add/Import".

    Tips: Hold on CTRL or Shift to select multiple picture to export to your computer.

    Transfer pictures from Google Pixel 2/2 XL to computer

    Method 3: Transfer Photos from Pixel 2/2 XL to PC on One Click

    With Syncios Manager, you can easily export your photos and other data to PC selectively. However, when you switch from old phone to this new Google Pixel 2/2 XL device. It will takes a long time to sync your mobile data to computer one by one, then restore to your Google Pixel 2/2 XL. Under such circumstance, we recommend you use Syncios Data Transfer to backup your photos, messages, call logs, contacts, apps, music and other data by one click.

    Syncios Data Transfer

    Step 1 : Downlaod and install Syncios Data Transfer on PC, launch it and connect Google Pixel 2/2 XL phone to it with USB cable.

    Step 2 : Choose "Backup to PC". On the Backup window, you are allowed to select items you would like to back up onto your computer.

    Tips: You can change or choose the location of the backup data in lower right corner.

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    Step 3 : By default, all contents you can backup are ticked. You can also just tick your desired ones, then click on "Start Copy", your photos and other contents will be transferred quickly to the computer.

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