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By Selena KomezUpdated on April 16, 2019

[Summary]: Want to backup data from Samsung to Mac? This guide will show you the simple ways in steps to transfer photos from Samsung Galaxy S9/S8/S7/S6/Note to Mac.

“I tried to download a data transfer software to my Mac. Obviously it recognizes my Samsung phone and the MTP on the devices, but it can’t recognize my “Gallery” photos and so I can’t transfer photos and videos to my Mac for backing up good moments. Any ideas?”

When you first connect your Samsung Android device to your Mac for photo import, you may be disappointed to see that Aperture and iPhoto cannot recognize the device as a camera. The reason is there is no direct way for your Galaxy which is an Android device to communicate with the Mac. Android devices will generally communicate better with a PC. The article next shows a quick and easy way to copy photos & videos from a Samsung phone (Samsung Galaxy S10/S9/S8/S7/S6/S5/S4, Galaxy Note 9/Note 8/Note 5/Note 4/Note 3/Note 2, etc.) to a Mac.

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Android Toolkit – Transfer allows you to easily transfer photos and videos individually or all photo at once from your Samsung phone to Mac. You can also sync other contents (music, messages, contacts, applications, etc.) from Samsung Galaxy S/Note to a Mac or a laptop. Below are the key features of this Android Toolkit – Transfer.

  • Selectively transfer data from Samsung Galaxy S/Note;
  • Transfer contacts, photos, videos, music, SMS between Android and computer;
  • Sync iTunes to Samsung Android phone and vice versa;
  • Fully compatible with Android 9.0/8.0.

Guide on How to Transfer Photos from Samsung Galaxy to Mac

Step 1. Launch Android Toolkit – Transfer

Download and install the Android Toolkit – Transfer program to your Mac computer. Launch it and enter Transfer feature. As you can see, the program has multiple built-in features, and you can experience them one by one after downloading.

Step 2. Connect Samsung Galaxy Phone to Mac

Then connect your Samsung Galaxy mobile phone to Mac using an USB cable. And your device can be automatically detected by the program.

Step 3. Transfer Gallery from Samsung S/Note to A Mac


Option 1. Sync All Photos from Samsung Galaxy to Mac

On the main window of Transfer, click on “Transfer Device Photos to Mac”. This will help you transfer all photos on your Samsung Galaxy mobile phone to Mac in just 1 click.

Option 2. Transfer Photos from Samsung to Mac Selectively

If you would like to transfer photos from Samsung to Mac selectively, go to “Photos” tab on the top of the window. Here you can preview and select the photos you like and export them to your Mac easily.

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