How do I Import Pictures from Android?

[dave@dave-3209cto ~]$ inxi --full --verbosity=7 --filter --no-host

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[dave@dave-3209cto ~]$
[dave@dave-3209cto ~]$ '''

I plug in the phone Manjaro detects it & I also all access from the phone but when I go to file manager and open my phone I can't find any pictures.

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  • Connect your phone
  • On your phone tap the connection message
  • Choose filetransfer
  • Open your file manager
  • Navigate your phone's storage

Another option on Android is to use KDE Connect (there is GSConnect for your desktop if you are running a GTK DE). When you set it up and authenticate the device you can send files directly from the phone to the PC over your wifi network. This works very nicely for quick transfer of a few files, for bulk transfers I would recommend going with Aarhus' suggestion.


What about samba share? I mention it because I just found this old technology :slight_smile:

I mean you could, but setting up your PC as a samba server just to move files to/from your phone seems like a lot of unnecessary work.

Setting up a samba share - will indeed complicate your life - to the extent of the unbearable. Just search the forum for samba - you will pale at the amount of issues samba shares can generato.

Using something like syncthing would probably be easier and more reliable ...

Anyway - if you are like most android users - you can sync to google and download from your browser.

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Could be I just set it yesterday it was easier then I was thinking, manjaro even provides samba config I was done in few minutes and I did not do it before.

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Yes, but (in my opinion) you don't want to be running it on a desktop/laptop, it should be kept for file servers/a NAS.


Thank you guys,

Linux-Aarhus steps 1-3 would be done on the Android phone and 4&5 on Manjarro?


PS sorry for taking so long to get back here.

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