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Copy Photos FROM Mac to Android Phone
Posted by: norse
Date: September 16, 2021 11:15PM
I cannot find a way to copy photos from Mac to Android phone. All searches show instructions from phone to Mac.

I've tried Android File Transfer and Dr. Fone. Again, phone to Mac.

Please help me.

I was trying to delete the photos from Google Photos because I'm running out of free Google space. As I was deleting photos by the month several times a pop-up box came up saying I was running out of internal memory and will delete photos on the phone. I wasn't paying close attention to the message and lost most of the photos/albums on my phone.

I still don't understand why deleting photos from Google Photos (cloud) would affect the photos on my SD card.
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Re: Copy Photos FROM Mac to Android Phone
Posted by: Rolando
Date: September 16, 2021 11:45PM
You could put the SD card into your Mac/SD Reader reader, copy the photos to the card, and then put the card in the phone?

I don't have an android, but that should work...



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Re: Copy Photos FROM Mac to Android Phone
Posted by: norse
Date: September 17, 2021 02:25AM
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Rolando
You could put the SD card into your Mac/SD Reader reader, copy the photos to the card, and then put the card in the phone?

I don't have an android, but that should work...

Yes...I didn't think about doing that. I'll give it a try.

Thanks.
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Re: Copy Photos FROM Mac to Android Phone
Posted by: DP
Date: September 17, 2021 06:04AM
Load images to your email then open the email on your phone then save the images. And when I shoot with the phone, I reverse the process.





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Re: Copy Photos FROM Mac to Android Phone
Posted by: Fritz
Date: September 17, 2021 06:49AM
AFT works well. Just have to drill down to the photos and drag and drop from Finder. In other words export from Photos to desktop, then d&d to AFT.
Or what DP said works fine too.
There's also [www.airdroid.com]



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Re: Copy Photos FROM Mac to Android Phone
Posted by: testcase
Date: September 17, 2021 07:26AM
A couple of phones ago, an Android phone (I think it was a Samsung Note 8) came with an adapter dongle. I expect your carrier HAS such a dongle. Photo transfers should only take a few minutes so, you’re not really taking up much of their time.
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Re: Copy Photos FROM Mac to Android Phone
Posted by: btfc
Date: September 17, 2021 08:35AM
[www.howtogeek.com]
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Re: Copy Photos FROM Mac to Android Phone
Posted by: norse
Date: September 17, 2021 10:37AM
I stumbled upon some Dr.Fone step-by-step instructions. I'll look into this.

History: I use Photo Transfer App to copy new photos on my phone to the Mac. It keeps the albums in sync in its folder. PTA says it will download to the phone but the instruction are not so easy to follow. These photos are not in Apple Photos (yet).

I shut off Google Photos. I don't understand how Google Photos can delete the photos on my SD card.

Is there an easy way to permanently wipe Google Photos clean with one fell swoop? I was deleting them manually a month at a time.

Thanks.
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Re: Copy Photos FROM Mac to Android Phone
Posted by: Fritz
Date: September 17, 2021 10:48AM
[www.techradar.com]

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Re: Copy Photos FROM Mac to Android Phone
Posted by: SDGuy
Date: September 17, 2021 11:44AM
I've been using WiFi File Transfer Pro for years now to move files to/from my phone to other devices.
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Re: Copy Photos FROM Mac to Android Phone
Posted by: norse
Date: September 17, 2021 05:21PM
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SDGuy
I've been using WiFi File Transfer Pro for years now to move files to/from my phone to other devices.

I just read a current review saying it no longer works with SD cards. Do you know if this is true?
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Re: Copy Photos FROM Mac to Android Phone
Posted by: vision63
Date: September 18, 2021 06:05PM
I'm not understanding why Adobe File Transfer doesn't work. You have to download the app to your Mac, then connect the phone via USB and it "should" pop up the Android phone directory.

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Re: Copy Photos FROM Mac to Android Phone
Posted by: norse
Date: September 18, 2021 09:31PM
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vision63
I'm not understanding why Adobe File Transfer doesn't work. You have to download the app to your Mac, then connect the phone via USB and it "should" pop up the Android phone directory.

[www.android.com]

It seems to go one direction only. From phone to Mac. It has two buttons: Phone and Card.

How do I go the other direction? Mac to phone??
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Re: Copy Photos FROM Mac to Android Phone
Posted by: norse
Date: September 19, 2021 07:41PM
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SDGuy
I've been using WiFi File Transfer Pro for years now to move files to/from my phone to other devices.

THANK YOU, THANK YOU SDGuy!

The best $1.40 I've spent yesterday.

It worked perfectly except it doesn't move the photos to the SD card. I just manually created a folder on the card and moved the photos over.
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Re: Copy Photos FROM Mac to Android Phone
Posted by: what4
Date: September 21, 2021 09:45AM
Install PhotoSync on Android, PhotoSync Companion on the Mac.

Place the two close together.

Works. I've tranferred both directions.

I scan into the Mac, PhotoSync to the Pixel 4a, move them into Photos if necessary, then get free Google Photos uploads.
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