How to Move Photos from Google Photos to Gallery

Wondering how to move photos from Google Photos to gallery so that you can view these photos offline? In this guide, you will be given detailed instructions to make it, and save these photos to iPhone/Android/Windows PC.

Demi by Demi Updated July 10, 2023
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As a cloud-based photo storage and management service provided by Google, Google Photos offers users unlimited free storage for high-quality photos and videos, along with powerful search and organization features, making it become a popular choice for many users to store and manage their photo collections.

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While Google Photos offers a convenient way to store and manage your photos, you may have various reasons to move them to the native gallery app on your device:
• For offline access to photos.
• For integration with device features.
• For customization and organization.

Whatever the reason why you want to download photos from Google Photos to gallery on your iPhone/Android/PC, this guide will get you covered. Let’s dive into how to move photos from Google Photos to gallery.

How to move photos from Google Photos to gallery on iPhone/Android

If you are looking for methods to restore photos from Google Photos to your mobile phone’s gallery, you can rely on the Google Photos app itself. You can also utilize Google Drive to download and save photos from Google Photos offline.

Both of the apps are compatible with iPhone and Android phone, follow instructions below to know how to move photos from Google Photos to gallery on iPhone and Android.

Tool 1. Google Photos app

If you want to transfer photos in Google Photos to your iPhone/Android gallery, here is what you need to do:

Step 1. Go to the App Store to download and install Google Photos app on your iPhone/Android phone. Sign in to your Google account.

Step 2. Click on the Photos option from the bottom of the screen, and a new window containing all your photos saved in Google Photos will open.

Step 3. Select the photos you’d like to save to your mobile phone. Then tap the three dots located in the upper right corner of the screen.

Step 4. Finally, from the come up menu, choose save to device to download these photos from Google Photos to gallery.

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Tool 2. Google Drive app

You may find it’s kind of complicated to download photos from Google Photos one after another, especially there are a large number of photos to be restored to your gallery. If you wonder how to move all photos from Google Photos to gallery in one-click, Google Drive app may do you a favor. Follow the steps below to make it.

Step 1. Download and install the Google Drive app on your mobile phone, open it, and sign in to your account.

Step 2. Go to its menu from the upper-left hand corner, and tap Google Photos.

Step 3. To download all photos, simply tap the three-dot icon and tap Select All.

Step 4. Tap Download icon to download all photos from Google Photos to your iPhone/Android locally.

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📌 Warm tip: If you intend to download all your photos from Google Photos to gallery locally, considering the limited storage space of iPhone and Android phone, you can download all your photos to your computer first and then transfer the necessary ones to your phone.

How to move photos from Google Photos to gallery on PC

To better safeguard your photos in Google Photos or to edit them further, you may want to move photos from Google Photos to gallery on PC. And this part will tell you how to restore photos from Google Photos to gallery on PC using Google Photos app or Google Takeout.

Tool 1. Google Photos website

Without installing any tool, you can directly visit the Google Photos website to get access to the photos and save them to your computer. Follow the steps below to make it.

Step 1. Open your computer's web browser and navigate to Google Photos, sign in to your Google account.

In Google Photos, there isn't an option to select all photos at once. However, you can start by choosing your most recent picture.

Step 2. Hold down the Shift key and then select your oldest picture. This will select a range of photos.

Step 3. Click on the three dots in the top right corner of the screen to reveal a dropdown menu.

Step 4. From the dropdown menu, select the Download option.

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Tool 2. Google Takeout

Google Takeout is a Google tool that you can use to export data when creating a backup. You can rely on it if you want to transfer data like photos, browser bookmarks, Google Drive content, and so on.

How to move photos from Google Photos to gallery via Google Takeout? Here is the step-by-step guide to complete it:

Step 1. Visit and sign in to your Google account.

Step 2. Select the photos and other types of files you wish to download from the provided list > Click Next at the bottom of the list.

Step 3. Choose your preferred delivery method, file type, and size.

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Step 4. Click Create Export to initiate the process > Finally, select Download to save photos to computer.

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Bonus: An easy way to transfer Google photos from PC to iPhone

FoneTool is indeed a convenient solution for transferring photos to an iPhone. It provides a user-friendly interface that simplifies the process of transferring data between your PC and iPhone. With FoneTool, you can easily manage and transfer photos with ease.

Whether you want to transfer a few photos or a large collection, FoneTool streamlines the process and eliminates any complexities. It's a reliable tool that enables you to manage and transfer your photos efficiently, enhancing your overall iPhone experience.

Consider using FoneTool as a convenient option for transferring photos and other data between your PC and iPhone.

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Step1. Connect your iPhone to your PC using a USB cable.

Step 2. Launch FoneTool and navigate to Phone Transfer. Select the PC to iPhone option and hit the Get Started button.

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Step 3. Click Photos tab and add the photos from your computer.

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Step 4. Finally, click the Start Transfer button. Once completed, head over to your Photos app on your iPhone to verify the successful transfer.

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Whether you’re using an iPhone, Android phone, or PC, hope the steps outlined in this article will help you successfully move photos from Google Photos to gallery, and you have gotten the method that is most suitable for your device and preferences. Enjoy seamless access to your photos and a unified experience with your device's gallery app.

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