By Marice, Last updated: April 4, 2019
Hello, how are you? I have been an Apple user all my life but was recently gifted a Samsung for my birthday and I am still not so familiar on how to use it? Perhaps you can help me?
I would like to transfer the photos in my gallery to my MacBook Pro but don’t know how to do it? Can you kindly advise a newbie like me? - New to Samsung
Let’s face it, we are all guilty of taking thousands of photos. We live in a day and age where we practically document everything we experience.
Whether it be a meal we are about to feast on, a journey we are embarking on, a moment with family or friends, a night out celebrating an occasion, picturesque views of places we go to and we even photograph moments of sadness and solitude.
Many of these photos are shared on social media, while others are passed around through email threads, whereas others are meant to be saved for your library and possibly used in the future.
Our desire to photograph our life experiences has also changed the way technology has developed. Mobile phone cameras have come a very long way and are now able to shoot in high definition, we even have applications that allow us to play with our pictures and create cartoons straight from our mobile devices.
We are in fact so obsessed with taking pictures that some mobile phones actually come with 3 built-in cameras, whereas a majority of mobile devices have at least 2 cameras.
However, with all these photos and videos on our devices, and the absence of perfection in the digital world, we remain at risk of losing this data.
Sometimes, we are creating space on our devices and choose to select multiple videos and photos and then accidentally erase something we didn’t mean to.
It could also happen that a system malfunction could cause some of the data on our phones to be damaged or deleted. It is for these reasons that there is a need to back up our photos onto hard drives or the cloud, so that if in case we become victims of lost data, that we will still be able to get those photos back!
Samsung phones run using the Android operating system, whereas Apple products us the Mac operating system. Considering that these are two different systems, they are not able to sync and operate as simply as it is to merely plug the devices to each other.
As an android user, I’m sure you know that communication between your android phone and you’re PC is seamless, much like the communication between your iPhone and your MacBook Pro. But when attaching an android phone to a Mac OS, it is not quite as simple.
Or conversely, when attaching an iPhone to a PC, again, not as simple. But definitely doable, in both cases!
In this article, we’ll discuss the processes in which one can transfer photos from a Samsung device into your Mac in order to back up your photos and videos. We will go through the Samsung S9, S9 Plus, as well as the S8, S7, S6, Note 8, Note 7, Note 6, and Note 5.
FoneDog is an Andriod data backup system and restoration tool that can easily help you get your photos from your Android device on to your Mac. It is easy to use, reliable, said to be one of the more effective tools, and most importantly, secure. They are also known to be the best recovery software and have the capabilities of restoring photos, videos, contacts, and other files at the quickest speed.
FoneDog will also allow you to enter a 30 day free trial period after which you can opt out if you are not satisfied with their service. Their preview function is brilliant and will show you that you can select only those of which you want to back up.
They work in a way wherein your data will not be overwritten and assure you that it is only you who will ever see the data unless of course, you choose to share it with others.
Their functionality is quite simple as well. Have a look below at the easy steps that one would take in order to back up their photos from their Samsung device to their Mac.
Step #1 - Launch FoneDog Toolkit on your Mac.
Step #2 - Connect Your Android Device to your Mac.
Step #3 - Selecting Which Backup Option Best Suits Your Needs
Step #4 - Selecting Which Data Types You Wish to Backup
Step #5 - Completing the Backup Process
Step #6 - Selecting the Files in Which You Would Like to Restore
Step #7 - Selecting the Data that You Wish to Restore to your Device
We used FoneDog as one of the brilliant examples of how one is able to transfer photos from your Samsung device to a Mac, but there are other ways as well and we would like to show you those options if in case FoneDog does not seem to be the solution that you are looking for.
Android Assistant. This program was designed to be user-friendly and is meant to be very simple in terms of transferring data from your android device to your Mac.
They have a single click feature that quickly and conveniently allows you to navigate in order to place in your commands. Not only does Android Assistant allow you to transfer your photos, but it will also back up your contacts, SMS messages, pictures, videos, music, applications and more. Android Assistant will also let you do this with a PC.
Mobile Transfer. This is another program that again will allow you to backup everything on your Samsung whether it be contact information, videos, photos, music, SMS messages, applications, etc. and these work with Samsung models Galaxy S9, S9 Plus, S8, S7, S6, and Galaxy Notes 8, 7, 6, 5, and 4.
They too can make the transfers regardless of whether you are using a PC or a Mac. Mobile Transfer also enables you to transfer data between two Android devices, whether the combination is an iOs and an Android or another.
Android File Transfer. Should your above options not suit you when transferring your photos from your Samsung to your Mac, you can try the Android File Transfer.
This program will allow you to do so for models Samsung Galaxy S9, S9 Plus, S8, S7, S6, and S5. The Android File Transfer program will also let you accomplish the transfers with ease.
In the end, as consumers, what we need is a reliable source. A program that will allow us to transfer our photos, and other files, from our devices on to our computers.
Having gone through a few options and seen some of their pros and cons, it is simply best to explore each of them in order to really find what suits you the best.
One thing we know for sure is that our files are valuable pieces of information to us all and we need to ensure that nothing will happen to them so that we can continue to enjoy these bits of memories that we have captured with our devices.
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