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Downloading Photos to Your Android Phone or Tablet
Downloading Photos to Your Android Phone or Tablet
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Written by Gavin
Updated over a week ago

If you do not have access to a computer, you may download photos directly to your Android phone or tablet. Note: This requires more time and takes up more space on your phone. Large galleries may take over an hour.

Before You Start

  1. Ensure that you are connected to reliable Wi-Fi.
    Note: Downloads will fail if you use cellular data.

  2. Install the Files by Google  app (free).

  3. Open Files by Google, tap Skip, and then tap Allow to accept the requested permissions.

Download Your Photos

  1. Tap the Download link in the email from your photographer. A new window opens.

  2. Tap the Download button. Wait for the download to complete.

  3. After the download completes, open the Files by Google app.

  4. Tap the Compressed icon.

  5. Tap the downloaded file with your photos.

  6. Tap Extract.

  7. Enter a name for the new folder with your photos, and then tap OK. Wait for the photos to extract from the downloaded file.

  8. After a list of your photos appear, press and hold the first photo listed until a check box appears next to the selected photo.

  9. Tap the select all icon.

  10. Tap the menu icon and select Share.

  11. Tap the Upload to Photos button.

  12. Confirm that the Google account displayed is correct, and then tap Upload.
    Note: This may some time, depending on the number or photos and speed of your connection.

  13. After the upload completes, open the Photos app. Your photos are available in your Photos gallery.

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