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6 Methods | How To Transfer Photos From Samsung S20/S20+ to PC

Axel Nash

Written By Axel Nash |

Photos are an important way to capture memories, and it could be hard to delete your photos. Smartphones are the most used device for capturing photos; however, they have limited storage. The storage space of a great phone like the Samsung S20 or S20+ can be filled quickly if you take too many photos using its excellent cameras in high-standard settings.

If you don't want to delete your photos, the best way is to find out how to transfer photos from Samsung S20 to a PC. This article will discuss 6 different methods to help you with photo transfer.

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Part 1: How To Transfer Photos From Samsung S20 to PC Selectively

You can transfer your photos selectively or all at once to your computer from a Samsung S20. First, let's go through different methods for how to transfer photos from Samsung S20 to PC selectively.

Method 1: Transfer Photos From Samsung S20 to Computer via MobileTrans

The best and fastest way to transfer your photos from Samsung S20 to a computer is Wondershare MobileTrans. This tool works perfectly on both Windows and Mac. It allows you to transfer data easily and directly from your phone to a computer and vice versa. You can transfer your device's photos, videos, messages, etc., to your computer in a heartbeat.

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Pros

  • The data transfer speed when using MobileTrans is blazing-fast and stable. It will take a couple of minutes to transfer all your data.
  • It can transfer other phone data besides photos to your computer from your Samsung S20.
  • If you need to, it can quickly transfer your phone data between two smartphones. You can also transfer your app from one phone to another.

Cons

  • When using MobileTrans to transfer data between your Samsung S20 and a computer, you will need a USB cable to connect your Samsung S20 to your PC.

Steps for Transferring Selective Photos to PC from Samsung S20 Using MobileTrans

The steps required when using MobileTrans to transfer your photos from Samsung S20 to your computer are given below:

Step 1: Open Wondershare MobileTrans on Your Computer

Launch MobileTrans on your system and select the "Phone Transfer" tab. In this tab, click on "Export to Computer." Now connect your Samsung S20 to your computer and wait for the program to load your data.

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Step 2: Select the Photos to Transfer

Choose "Photos" from the left side of the interface, and it will open all the photos in your Samsung S20. Select the images you want to transfer and press "Export."

select the photos to transfer

Step 3: Complete the Photos Transfer Process

The photos transfer process will start after you have pressed the "Export" button. Don't move your Samsung S20 during the transfer process. Once the process is completed, you can remove your device.

complete the photos transfer process

Method 2: Send Photos From Samsung S20 to PC Using Bluetooth

Bluetooth is another way that can be used to transfer photos from Samsung S20 to a Windows computer or Mac. It is a handy way to transfer photos if you can't access any other method. Following are the steps that can be followed to send pictures from Samsung S20 to a PC using Bluetooth:

Step 1: Enable Bluetooth on your Samsung S20 and your computer. On Samsung S20, Bluetooth can be enabled through the "Quick Access" menu or through "Connection" in "Settings." After enabling Bluetooth, ensure that device visibility is set for everyone.

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Step 2: The Bluetooth on your PC can be accessed by navigating to "Devices" in "Settings." Enable Bluetooth if it is disabled and pair it with your device. If the device isn't visible, pair it using the "Add Bluetooth or other devices" option.

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Step 3: When devices are paired, click "Send or receive files via Bluetooth" and select "Receive Files." Move to your Samsung S20, select the photo, and press "Share." Choose "Bluetooth" and select your computer to transfer the files to the available devices.

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Limitations

  • You can only transfer limited photos at a time using Bluetooth, which is very time-consuming.
  • The transfer process is also very slow. It can take some to transfer a single large-sized photo.

Method 3: Move Pictures From Samsung to PC via Photos App

The Photos app on Windows computers can also be used to transfer photos to your computer from a Samsung S20. It is the default app for handling images in Windows. Below are the steps you need to follow to move pictures from Samsung to PC using Photos:

Step 1: Connect your Samsung S20 to your PC and allow Windows to access your phone's storage. Locate and launch the Photos app on your computer and tap the "Import" icon from the top right corner.

tap on the import icon

Step 2: Select "From a connected device" after tapping "Import." It will start looking for a device to import and choose your Samsung S20 from the available devices.

choose the device option

Step 3: When the device is selected. It will start loading the available photos on your device. Once photos are loaded, choose the ones you want to transfer and press "Import." After the photos are imported, you can check them in the Photos app.

import the selected photos

Limitations

  • If you are a Mac user, you cannot use this method.
  • The photos need to be selected manually during the transfer process.

Method 4: Transfer Photos From Samsung S20 to PC Wirelessly

If you want to wirelessly transfer your photos from Samsung S20 to a PC, you can use a cloud storage service like Google Drive or Dropbox to transfer pictures. You can use these cloud storage services to upload your images from your phone and later download them on your Windows PC or Mac. Given below are the steps needed to use Google Drive for photo transfer:

Step 1: Access the Google Drive app on your Samsung S20, press "+," and select "Upload. Navigate to your photos and upload the targeted pictures to your Google Drive.

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Step 2: On your computer, open a browser and log in using your Google Account. Once logged in, select "Drive" and open it. You can see all your uploaded photos here and download them to your computer.

Limitations

  • Google Drive provides only 5GB of free storage space to users. In comparison, Dropbox only offers 2GB of free storage space to users.
  • The process is not as simple as other methods and requires a powerful internet to work smoothly.

Part 2: How To Transfer Photos From Samsung S20/$20+ to Computer [All at Once]

It is also possible to transfer your photos simultaneously with one click to your computer from Samsung S20. Below are two methods for how to transfer photos from Samsung S20 to the computer all at once.

Method 1: Using Smart Switch for PC

Smart Switch is the official app by Samsung to transfer data between Samsung devices. It can be used to transfer photos from Samsung S20 as a backup to Windows and Mac. To transfer photos from Samsung S20 to a PC, follow these steps:

Step 1: Download and install the Smart Switch app on your computer and connect your Samsung S20 to your computer. Tap "Allow" on your Samsung S20 to provide your PC access to your device data.

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Step 2: On your PC, press "Backup" in Smart Switch once your Samsung S20 is connected. You can choose to backup all or specific data such as "Images."

choose the backup option

Step 3: Press "OK" to create a backup after selecting the targeted data. Keep the Samsung S20 connected to your computer during the backup process. Once the process is completed, your photos will be transferred as a backup.

Limitations

  • The backups created through Samsung Smart Switch can only be restored to a Samsung device.
  • You can use this app to transfer data from a Galaxy device to iPhone or other Android device.

Method 2: Using MobileTrans

Wondershare MobileTrans is the best tool for creating a Samsung S20 backup on your computer, as it allows you to back up over 18 types of data. Aside from phone data, you can also create complete backups of WhatsApp and WhatsApp Business on your computer. The steps for creating a Samsung S20 backup on your computer are following:

Step 1: Navigate to the Backup & Restore Feature

Once MobileTrans is opened in your system, select the "Backup & Restore" tab. Here, press the "Backup" button in the "Phone Backup & Restore" section.

navigate to the backup

Step 2: Select the Phone Data You want to Backup

Now, connect your Samsung S20 to your PC and wait for it to load on the program. On the next window, choose the data you want to back up. You can select all data or specific ones like "Photos."

select the phone data

Step 3: Complete the Samsung S20 Backup Process

When the data is selected, press "Start" to initiate the backup process. It will take a few moments to complete, and keep your Samsung S20 connected to your PC until the process is completed.

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Why Choose MobileTrans over Smart Switch

  • You can restore backups created using MobileTrans to any smartphone.
  • The process of creating backups is swift and straightforward through MobileTrans.
  • You can also back up and restore application data with MobileTrans.

Conclusion

Deleting your cherished and important photos to free up the storage space in your Samsung S20 is not a great solution. Wondershare MobileTrans provides you with the simplest and quickest answer to how to transfer photos from Samsung S20 to the computer. It transfers not only your images but also other phone data to another phone or a computer.

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Axel Nash

Axel Nash

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