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How to Sync Photos from Samsung Phone to Samsung Tablet

How to Sync Photos from Samsung Phone to Samsung Tablet

How would you like to have some visibility to all the events you’ve created on your Samsung phone’s calendar to all of your other devices? What about having the ability to open all the notes you’ve taken on your Samsung phone to your Samsung tablet? Or, watch a movie that you’ve downloaded on your Samsung phone to a much bigger screen, such as the Samsung tablet.

Imagine how convenient it is to do all that. Syncing your Samsung phone to your Samsung tablet is entirely possible and easy. There are three proven methods to sync the Samsung phone to the Samsung tablet. The following three methods allow you to sync your photos and other files from the Samsung phone to the Samsung tablet.

Using Samsung Data Transfer Software

The Samsung Data Transfer software is one of the best software for syncing the Samsung phone to the Samsung tablet. It’s not an official Samsung app but it’s remarkably effective and can support different types of files and file formats. The software allows you to sync with just one click.

Fundamentally, the Samsung Data Transfer software can work under four different modes:

  • Android to Android
  • iOS to iOS
  • Android to iOS
  • iOS to Android

That being said, the software is not only capable of syncing your Samsung phone to a Samsung tablet, but it can also sync your Samsung phone to other Android and iOS devices, such as non-Samsung branded Android devices, Apple iPad, iPhone, etc.

In addition, the software can support the following files from your Samsung device: photos, videos, music, apps, documents, SMS messages, call logs, and contacts. If you’re syncing a Samsung device to an iOS device, only the following files are supported: documents and contacts.

Below are some of the devices supported by the Samsung Data Transfer software.

  • Android devices running Android 2.0 up to Android 9.0, such as the following:
    • Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+, S10, S10e, S10+
    • Samsung Galaxy Note 8, Note 9
    • Samsung Galaxy A8, A9
    • Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4, 10.5
    • Google Nexus 9
    • Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2
  • iOS devices running iOS 5 up to iOS 12, such as the following:
    • iPad Mini, Air
    • iPhone 7, 8, 8+, X, XS, XR, etc.
    • iPod

To use Samsung Data Transfer software to sync your Samsung phone to your Samsung tablet, follow the easy steps below.

  1. Download the free trial versions of the software depending on the OS platform that you’re using on your computer, ie: Windows or MacOS.
  2. As soon as the software is downloaded, open and launch the software. You’ll be taken to the home screen that will show you the Source device and Destination device boxes.
  3. Connect your Samsung phone and Samsung tablet on the two USB ports of the computer.
  4. Click the enable USB debugging on the prompt.
  5. Make sure that both devices are properly connected to the USB ports.
  6. Arrange the source devices on the left and right boxes. Make sure that the Samsung phone appears on the left box, which is the source, and then the Samsung tablet on the right box, which is the destination. If they show up on the wrong sides, click the Flip button to switch them.
  7. When both devices now show up on their proper boxes on the screen, select the files that you want to sync, which are located in the middle box of the screen.
  8. Click the Start Copy button to initiate the transfer.
  9. You can verify the number of files synced between the two Samsung devices on the next window. Never disconnect any of the Samsung devices from the computer while the transfer is ongoing.

Using the Official Samsung SideSync App

Samsung has also released its official SideSync app that allows Samsung users to share the screen as well as data between their Samsung devices, such as the Samsung Galaxy phone and tablet. This official Samsung app supports Samsung phones running Android 4.4 and higher as well as Samsung tablets running Android 5.0 and higher.

There are notable pros and cons of using the official Samsung SideSync. The pros include the following:

  • Ability to share the Samsung Galaxy phone’s screen to a Samsung tablet
  • Ability to control the Samsung phone via the Samsung tablet
  • Ability to receive phone calls as well as SMS messages on both devices
  • Ability to seamlessly sync video and music files between the two devices

On the other hand, the major disadvantages of using the official Samsung SideSync are the following:

  • It doesn’t work on some Samsung models as well as other Android OS versions
  • It doesn’t work on Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+

To use the official Samsung SideSync app to sync photos from your Samsung phone to your Samsung tablet, follow the quick and easy steps below.

  1. Download the SideSync app on both the Samsung phone and Samsung tablet.
  2. Launch the app on both devices.
  3. Connect both devices via Wi-Fi or wired USB connection.
  4. From the selection of features on the app’s screen, choose the features you want to do on both and enable sync, such as making and answering phone calls on either device, sending and receiving text messages, adjusting phone screen, copy/paste/share files, etc.

Using Google cloud

Another great and intuitive way to sync photos from the Samsung phone to the Samsung tablet is by using Google cloud. It is a reliable method that allows you to perform backup as well as restore your Samsung phone or tablet wirelessly. It’s also the easiest way to sync data between Samsung devices.

Google cloud can sync your calendar, Gmail, app data, photos, music, videos, contacts, Chrome, etc. To do this, you’ll need to do the following steps.

  1. On your Samsung phone, navigate to Settings.
  2. Look for Cloud and Accounts and then click Accounts.
  3. Click Google on the list of items under Accounts.
  4. Select all the contents you want to sync, ie: App Data, Calendar, Contacts, Drive, Gmail, etc.
  5. Tap the More button or the three dots icon then click Sync Now.

The steps above may vary from one Samsung device to another. The exact name of the options or buttons may be different, but they remain to work similarly. You can do the same set of steps on your Samsung tablet as well.


Syncing your Samsung phone to the Samsung tablet is absolutely convenient. There’s no better way than to have visibility on calendar events, SMS messages, contacts, as well as photos and videos saved on your Samsung phone when you use your Samsung tablet. The three methods above certainly help you in achieving that.