Nov 15

If you plug an Android phone into your computer the Photos app will open like it does with an iPhone, but it may not see the photos on your Android Phone. This happened to me on my Nexus 5X phone and I needed to give the phone permission to share the photos with my computer. Then all the Photos appeared for me to import in the Photos app. Here’s how to do that.

After you plug the Android phone into your Mac,  swipe down notifications and there will be a notification telling you that your phone is charging from the computer. Click this notification.


Now select ‘Transfer Photos (PTP)’ to allow your OS X Photos app to upload the photos from your phone.

Select the 4th option – ‘Transfer Photos (PTP)’ to allow OSX to read your photos.

4 Responses to “How to import Photos into OS X Photos app from an Android phone.”

  1. Vinc says:

    Excellent! This made a big headache into a tiny step. Thanks!

  2. Edna says:

    I used this method in my pre High Sierra Mac configuration and it worked well. But now there is no connection – nothing at all happens although I use the exact same method. Maybe a later version of OSHigh Sierra is the problem.

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