How to Transfer Photos from Google Photos to Gallery

How to Transfer Photos from Google Photos to Gallery

Have you switched phones and want to have your favourite photos in your current phone's gallery? Continue reading to find out how to make the transfer and enjoy the images right from your gallery.

Google Photos is a service that allows you to store your photos online and access them from any device. Google Photos also offers some nifty features like facial recognition, which automatically tags your photos based on who they contain.

The free version of Google Photos allows you to upload up to 15GB of photos, but if you want more storage space, there's an option to pay and upgrade to the capacity you need.

It may, however, be somewhat challenging to transfer photos from Google Photos to Gallery on your device. Thankfully, there are several ways to get around this limitation. Read on to the end for this step by guide.

How to Transfer Photos from Google Photos to iPhone Gallery?

Transferring photos from Google Photos to an iPhone is common for many people, especially those who just switched from Android phones to iOS devices. The process is easy and straightforward. But if you are going to do it for the first time, here's how to go about it

Step 1: Open the App Store and search for Google Photos. Click [Get or Download]. (If prompted, sign in using your Apple ID.)

Step 2: When it opens for the first time, accept the terms & conditions, tap [Sign In], and enter your email address and password associated with your Google account. Then tap [Next].

Step 3: Click [Albums] on the left side of the screen to check the photos you want to transfer.

Step 4: Tap [Select Photos] at the bottom of your screen and then tap all photos you want to transfer before tapping Done at the top right corner of your screen.

Step 5: Tap the menu icon (the three horizontal dots) on the top-right end of the picture.

Step 6: Select the [ Save to device] button, and your photo will get saved straight to your iPhone's camera roll.

Step 7: If you want to save more than one photo. You will need to select each of them, click the menu icon, then click on the Download icon on the drop-down menu from the top right corner of the screen.

Transfer Photos from Google Photos to iPhone Gallery

How to Transfer Photos from Google Photos to Android Gallery?

Being a photo management app, Google Photos allows you to store, edit, create collages and share your photos. But, sometimes, you may want to transfer photos from Google Photos to your Android Gallery, a relatively easy task. Here's your guide to doing it:

Step 1: Open Google Photos on your Android phone or tablet. If you have not installed it yet, go to Play Store and download it first. Then open the app and sign in with your Google account. Ensure the Google account you are signing in with is related to the one associated with your google photos account.

Step 2: After logging into your account. Tap on the [Photos] button ( at the bottom of the screen between the Assistant and Albums buttons), and you will get access to all of your photos and videos stored in Google Drive.

Step 3: Touch the photo you need in your gallery for a few seconds to select it and click the menu icon (three vertical dots) at the top right corner of the photo.

Step 4: Tap the [Save to device] option, and the photo will be readily available in your gallery.

Transfer Photos from Google Photos to Android Gallery

If you need to transfer more than one photo, select them all and tap the menu icon to download them to your gallery.

How to Transfer Photos from Google Photos to Gallery By Computer?

Google photos is a great way to save your memories in the cloud and make them available across all your devices, but what if you want to transfer the pictures from the Google Photos app to your computer?

The good news is that it’s very easy to do so, and here’s how:

Step 1: Launch Google Chrome and sign in with your existing Google account (it must be the Gmail associated with google photos where you have the Photos).

Step 2: Open your Gmail tab by clicking on the mail option from your profile at the top right corner of the screen.

Step 3: Click the Google apps icon ( the 9-squared dots). Next, scroll downwards and select Google Photos from the left side of the screen. Any photo you have saved in your Google will appear here.

Step 4: Open the photo you need and select the menu icon and the Download button.

If you need more than one photo, select all of them, then click on the three vertical dot menu icon and select the download option.

Step 5: Once downloaded, go to your Download folder on the PC and open the compressed zip file in your Downloads.

Step 6: Right-click on the zip file and tap on [Extract here]. You can then right-click any photo you want and select [Open with Paint]. The photo will immediately open in the paint tab.

Transfer Photos from Google Photos to Gallery By Computer

How to Transfer Photos Between Two Google Accounts?

If you have multiple Google accounts and want to transfer your photos from one account to another, you will need to do a Cloud Transfer for easy data migration between the two google accounts.

Here's how:

Step 1: Using your Google or Facebook account, log into Multicloud account. You, however, have the option to create a new Multicloud account for future conveniences with cloud transfer.

log into Multicloud account

Step 2: Once logged in, Scroll down to the [Add Cloud] tab and tap on [Google Photos] from the list. You will need to follow a few simple steps to complete the tasks.

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Step 3: As in the previous step, add the second Google account. You may, however, require a method of distinguishing between the two accounts.

Step 4: Navigate to the [Cloud Transfer] tab and choose the Google Photos directory containing your personal photos as the source and your photo account as the destination. To begin the photo transfer one tap on the [Transfer Now] button.

Navigate to the [Cloud Transfer]

How to Sync Albums from Phone to Google Photos?

Syncing photos from your phone's storage to Google Photos is an excellent way to save storage space on your phone. When you snap a photo, it goes into the cloud and then back onto your phone when you need it. Since photos can take up quite a bit of room, this is a great feature.

It’s also extremely useful if you want to share a photo album with someone but don’t want them to see all of your other photos. You can sync albums from your phone, and Google Photos will automatically download them when you open the app or go into the appropriate section.

This is also one of the best ways to keep them safe in one place so that you can access them anytime, anywhere.

Here's how:

Note: The process is the same for Android and iPhone devices.

Step 1: Open Google Photos on your Android or iPhone device.

Step 2: Select your account profile and click on the [Photo Settings] button.

Step 3: Toggle ON the [Back up & sync] button.

Sync Albums from Phone to Google Photos

And that's it! You will have automatically redirected all of your photos storage to Google Photos. However, keep in mind that Google Photos compresses any files larger than 16MB.


And that's pretty much it! Now you have learned a couple of ways to transfer Google Photos from your device. Of course, the way you choose to go about it all depends on what your needs are and what you feel most comfortable with. It doesn't hurt to learn multiple ways to do something, anyway.