AnkiDroid not syncing images

Bought a new phone today and trying to download Anki correctly.

Issue: I have images showing up just fine on my MacBook, the cards are syncing on my Android 11 phone except NO images are appearing. I’ve followed all the correct steps I found on this forum and others, I’ve checked the sync media button, I’ve tried syncing it multiple times. I don’t understand why they won’t show up on the app.
I’m in med school and upgraded to a newer phone with much more memory so I can do these flashcards daily. Please help me, its useless without images.