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How to transfer photos from Android to Mac: Complete guide

We take photos every day. Our phones and computers are full with pictures, screenshots, received or downloaded images. Sometimes it is difficult to remember where is that one picture you want to show to your friends - on your phone camera roll, on tablet, or maybe in your Mac's Downloads folder.

Keeping all these images and albums in sync is possible with SyncMate Expert.

A few words about SyncMate Expert

SyncMate Expert is a powerful file sync software that can easily sync Photos albums on Mac with albums on Android devices and vice versa. You can also manage albums right from the SyncMate window: create new albums or transfer photos to existing ones.

How to sync photos on Mac with Android using SyncMate

The steps listed below will explain how to sync photos from Mac to Android:

  1. Download SyncMate, install it on your Mac and launch. As photos sync plugin available in Expert edition, you will need to upgrade. We recommend you to test SyncMate Free Edition, which allows syncing contacts and calendars, prior to upgrading to Expert.
  2. In the left pane click ‘Add New’ link, choose Android device and connect it to your Mac. SyncMate wizard
  3. Press "+" button in the top panel and choose “Photos” from the plugins list; specify sync parameters (albums or folders on Mac and device,
    sync direction, etc.). Android photos sync Mac
  4. You can tune conversion settings for images if needed. Conevrsion settings
  5. 5. When parameters are set, click “Sync” and pictures will be synced between two devices - that's how to transfer Android photos to Mac.
    Due to specifics of Photos library structure, it may freeze when syncing more than 5K images/50 albums.
    Sync progress


SyncMate allows syncing your Mac not just with Android devices (HTC, Samsung, etc.) - you can also sync Mac with iOS phones and tablets, other Mac computers, online accounts and storages (iCloud, Google, Dropbox), Windows services (Outlook, Office 365 Home and Business editions).


SyncMate requires macOS 10.13 and is compatible with Android 5.x-10.x devices and iOS 5.x-13.x devices.

SyncMate Expert

macOS 10.13+ , 57.16MB size
Version 8.6.514 (25 Oct, 2022) Release notes
Category: Utilities