How to Transfer Photos From iPhone to Mac


If you are having an iPhone, then it’s obvious to have a love towards pictures and taking images of your favorite places, people or even your stuff. All the best ones in your best buddy; but if you find it full of memory, you’ll need extra space for your images. In this topic How to Transfer Photos From iPhone to Mac? I’ll be your assistant to help you store your photos at a suitable and secure place.

Many of the users prefer to own MacBook concerning the compatibility factor. I must say, it is the most preferable option for you all. There are plenty of How to guides that can get you done with sharing the and saving your images. In the following segments, I‘ll put down some important and easy ones for you guys.

Transfer Photos From iPhone to Mac

How to Transfer Photos From iPhone of iPad to Mac

Method 1

This one is on how you can share your photos from iPhone or iPad to Mac PC using a Photos app. For the older versions of Mac OS, go for the older Photos App version and follow the same steps that are generally common to the newer version.

There are primarily two ways to transfer pictures from your iPhone to Mac. In the first one, you need to tether your device to Mac PC, while the other one is based on the iCloud. Read Also:- How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to Computer

Transferring images using a tethered USB connection:

  • Find your USB cable and get connected to your device and Macbook.
  • As soon you get attached the Photos app would get started.
  • Now choose the images that you wish to import to your Macbook.
  • Select the pictures you wish to import the click on “Import Selected,” or select “Import All.”
  • This should be as easy as I mentioned here, no extra efforts required.

Note: Once you get the transfer done, you can delete the files off of your iPhone afterward.

Second Best Method to Transfer Images from iPhone to Mac

The best way is to synchronize your iPhone to iCloud service. Irrespective of your location or time zone, just get it done as you connect with it at any point of time. Take these steps and store your media on iCloud using your iOS device.

  • Jump to the iOS device settings navigating like this; Settings App>iCloud> Photos.
  • Switch on “My Photos Stream on your iOS device.
  • Go to Mac back again, open the photos App and move in the order Preferences>iCloud. Check whether “My photos Stream” is selected or not. If no, then select it.
  • Your images must be synched by now, that can be viewed from the sidebar.

Transfer photos from iPhone or iPad using Image Capture

Try this option for an easy and smoother transfer. Using Image capture, you can do it a lot better. Save your stuff t your preferred location to your Mac PC.

  • Tether your iPhone to Mac OS X and run Image Capture.
  • It will display a list of devices viz. iPhone, iPad, or iPod from which you have to choose based on your device type.
  • Switch to the drop down menu and select “Import To” choosing the folder location and name. Folder not visible?; Then go for “Other” option listed in the main menu.
  • The rest is the same as for the above-mentioned in Photos App. Just mark your images and select “Import All” in the end.

Transferring iPhone or iPad photos with AirDrop:

It’s an official support given to the end-users. To drop the images, go for it, it was developed keeping in mind the need of iOS and Mac OS X users. What another perk it has for you is you can share your stuff between iOS and Mac without having a wired connection. Be prompt that you can make the best use of it for the specific numbered images. If you have a stack of photos to transfer, I suggest you go for the first two methods. Here is how you can do it.

  • AirDrop is available in the sidebar once you Open Finder.
  • Things you need to take care of are, to ensure that AirDrop is enabled for either “Contacts Only” or “Everyone”.

Follow these easy steps and empty some memory from your device

Go to:

  • Open Photos > Select your Album > Select images to be sent to your Mac.
  • Tap the share icon on the bottom of your screen
  • Your Mac computer should be listed in the device list.
  • Once you tap, the photos will automatically get transferred to the “downloads folder” on your Mac.
  • Thereafter, you can move these images manually to wherever you want the computer.

See, it isn’t that complex as it seems. I hope you’d have a great time with your iPhone. Keep taking pictures and sharing your memories with others. The ones that are worth saving, ensure to keep them safe in your MacBook. These were my little helpful tips on How to Transfer Photos From iPhone to Mac. Hope you got what you came here looking for. I’ll be posting more for you, so keep showing up here and suggest me more topics to help you out with; Cheerio.


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