Ultimate Guide to Managing Photos on Samsung Galaxy S9/S9 Edge

Jul 29,2019 • Filed to: Samsung Tips • Proven solutions

Samsung Galaxy S9 is one of the most advanced smartphones of the recent times and is packed with tons of new-age features. With a high-end camera, it makes it easier for us to capture timeless photos. Though, when we move from one device to another or upgrade our device, we often end up messing up our photos. Therefore, it is important to know how to manage photos on S9. From transferring your photos between your computer and S9 to taking their backup, it is of utmost importance to manage photos on S9 and S9 Edge. In this comprehensive guide, we will let you know how to do it in different ways.

Part 1: How to move photos into a folder/album?

Too many times, our smartphone photo gallery can get a little cluttered due to the presence of so many photos. Even though Android automatically creates dedicated albums for camera, social media, WhatsApp, downloads, and so on, chances are that you might find it hard to manage photos on S9. The most straight-forward solution is to create new albums (folders) on S9 gallery and move or copy your photos there. In this way, you can manage your photos easily by making different folders for every occasion. You can manually move your photos to a new folder and manage photos on S9 by following these steps.

1. To start with, unlock your device and go to Samsung S9 Gallery app.

2. This will display all the existing albums. Simply enter the album from where you wish to move photos.

3. Tap on the Add folder icon to create a new album on S9. In some versions, you can go to more options and choose to create a new folder.

4. Give the folder a name and choose to create it.

make a new photo album on s9 customize the new album name

5. Great! Once the folder is created, you can manually select the photos that you wish to move into albums on S9. If you want, you can also select the photos, go to its options and copy/move them.

move pictures into albums on s9

6. If you drag the photos to a folder, you will get an option to either copy or move the photos. Simply tap on the option of your choice.

move photos to new albums

7. That’s it! This will automatically move your selected photos to a new folder. You can visit the album from the Gallery and add other photos to it as well.

Part 2: How to save S9/S9 Edge photos to SD card?

One of the best things about Android devices is the inclusion of an SD card slot. Galaxy S9 also supports an expandable memory of up to 400 GB as users can simply add an external SD card to their device. This lets them manage photos on S9, move it to another system, or take its backup easily. All you need to do is follow these steps to save your photos from S9 memory to an SD card.

1. Move photos from phone storage to SD card

If you wish to copy your photos from the phone storage to SD card, then go to the Gallery app and manually select the photos you wish to copy. You can also select all photos at once as well.

Go to its option and choose to either copy or move your selected photos.

select photos on phone memory move photos to sd card

Now, go to the destination folder (in this case, the SD card) and paste your photos. In some versions, you can also directly send your photos to the SD card.

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2. Save photos on SD card

You can also make your SD card as the default storage location for your photos as well. In this way, you don’t need to manually copy your photos every now and then. To do this, simply go to the Camera Settings on your device. Under the “Storage” option, you can set the SD card as the default location.

set sd card as default storage location

This will generate a warning message as your action will alter the default camera storage. Tap on the “Change” button to confirm your choice. This will automatically save photos taken from the S9 camera on the SD card by default. In this way, you can easily manage photos on S9.

Part 3: How to manage S9/S9 Edge photos on computer?

As you can see, both of the above-mentioned techniques are a bit tedious and time-consuming. Therefore, to make the most of your time, you can use a third-party solution like dr.fone – Transfer (Android). It is a complete Android device manager that will let you import, export, delete, and manage your data seamlessly. You can easily manage photos on S9 and other kinds of data as well such as contacts, messages, videos, music, etc. Since it has a user-friendly interface, no prior technical knowledge is needed to use it. You can simply connect your S9 to your system, launch dr.fone – Transfer (Android) and manage photos on S9 seamlessly.

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1. Import photos to S9

By using dr.fone – Transfer (Android), you can easily add photos to S9 from your computer. To do this, connect S9 to your system, launch dr.fone – Transfer (Android) and go to its Photos tab.

manage photos on S9 with dr.fone

Go to the Import icon and choose to add files or an entire folder.

import photos to s9

This will launch a file explorer from where you can choose to import your photos. In no time, your photos will be added to your device.

2. Export photos from S9

You can also choose to transfer your photos from your Android device to computer as well. On the welcome screen of dr.fone – Transfer (Android), you can click on the shortcut “Transfer device photos to PC”. This will automatically transfer the photo from your S9 to the computer in one go.

export all photos from s9 to computer

If you want to selectively export photos from S9 to computer, then go to the Photos tab and select the pictures you wish to transfer. Now, go to the Export icon and choose to export the selected photos to either your computer or another connected device.

export selected photos from s9

If you choose to export photos to PC, then a pop-up browser will open. From here, you can select the destination folder where you wish to save your photos.

customize the save path for exported photos

3. Create albums on Galaxy S9

As you can see, dr.fone – Transfer (Android) already segregates your device photos into different folders. You can simply go to any album from its left panel in order to manage photos on S9. If you wish to create a new album, then select the respective category (for instance, Camera). Right-click it and choose New Album to create a new folder. Later, you can simply drag and drop photos from any other source to the newly created album.

create new album on s9

4. Delete Photos on S9

In order to manage photos on S9, chances are that you would have to get rid of some unwanted pictures as well. To do this, simply go to the photo album of your choice and select the photos that you wish to get rid of. Afterward, click on the “Delete” icon on the toolbar.

delete photos on s9

This will generate a pop-up warning. Just confirm your choice and choose to delete the selected photos from your device.

As you can see, with dr.fone – Transfer (Android), you can easily manage photos on S9. It is a highly secure and advanced tool that will let you import, export, delete, and manage your photos easily. You can add photos from your computer to S9, create albums, move photos from one album to another, take the backup of your photos, and do so much more. This will certainly save your time and resources and make it easier for you to manage photos on S9 for sure.

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