Android: Transferring images from one device to another

For Android users who just got a new device, you may need to transfer images from the old device to the new one. 

  1. On your older device open the My Files app

    If the device is on Android 11 or later, navigate to
    Internal Storage > Pictures > Sketchbook Gallery

    If your older device is on Android 10 or earlier, navigate to the folder Internal Storage > Autodesk > SketchBook3

    All your images are saved as TIFF files within that folder. They will have long, alphanumeric filenames.

    Copy all these TIFF files to a cloud drive or SD card that you can use to move them to the new device.



    Do not copy any of the other files or folders, only copy the TIFF files. These are your Sketchbook art data files. Copying any other files or folders to the new device could cause serious issues with the app.

  2. Install Sketchbook on the new device. You must launch the app at least once so that it creates the correct folders for you to copy your files into. It won't work if you create the folders yourself.

    Navigate to Internal Storage > Pictures > Sketchbook Gallery and copy the files from your SD card or cloud drive to this location

  3. Open Sketchbook
    -Tap the Menu button (Left most option in the top bar)
    -Tap Preferences
    -Tap "Check for Recoverable Images"

This should bring your files back into Sketchbook's Gallery in a folder called "Recovered". You can then organize your files however you like in your Gallery.

You can also make a backup of your Preferences!

Your Preferences are all your custom brush settings, color palettes, and UI customizations. To transfer these over to your new device, go to Sketchbook's main menu and tap Preferences. Scroll down to the Sketchbook Data section and tap on "Export Preferences". Save that file to a cloud drive you can access on the other device, then repeat the process on the new device but tap "Import Preferences".