How to Import Photos from iPhone to Mac | Tips and Tricks

Either you are trying to save some space on your iPhone device or to back up your images before you deleting them, you must want to make sure that you have your photos stored somewhere other than your iPhone. If you need to copy pictures and video’s on your Mac in order to edit them, or you want to copy your images onto someone else’s Mac, this guide will show how to import photos from iPhone to Mac. There are several techniques to transfer the pictures from iPhone to Mac, but we will show the top five easiest way to share images from iPhone to Mac.

Method 1: How to Import Photos from iPhone to Mac by using Photos app

There are two methods to transfer images from your iPhone to Mac by using the Photos app. The first requires you to connect your iPhone device to Mac while the other relies on iCloud.

A) How to Import Photos from iPhone to Mac by using a USB connection

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to Mac by using the Data Cable.

Step 2: The photos app will open automatically.

Step 3: Below the Import header in the sidebar, click on your iPhone.

Step 4: Then select the pictures that you want to import and click “Import Selected” or click “Import new” to import all the photos.

B) How to Import Photos from iPhone to Mac by using My Photo Stream

When Photostream is enabled, images taken with your iPhone will automatically appear in the Photos app, no matter where you are, as long as your devices are connected to the internet and can sync with each other

Step 1: On your iPhone device, open the Settings app, then click “Photos” on the iCloud option.

Step 2: Then Turn on the “My Photo Stream” on your iPhone device.

Step 3: On your Mac, start the Photos app and select Preferences under the photos section. Then click iCloud and make sure that “My Photo Stream” is selected.

Step 4: To view these pictures, select My Photo Stream from the sidebar to see pictures that are automatically synced from your iOS device.

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Method 2: How to Import Photos from iPhone to Mac by using Image Capture

You can transfer images from iPhone to Mac by using the Image Capture. Here is the guide to import photos from iPhone to Mac.

Step 1: Open “Image Capture” by connecting your iPhone device to Mac.

Step 2: Then select your device from the list of connected devices.

Step 3: Open the drop menu which is next to “Import to” and select the folder that you want images to transfer.

Method 3: How to Import Photos from iPhone to Mac by using AirDrop

It is the best way to transfer a few amount of pictures. Before importing photos from iPhone to Mac by using AirDrop, make sure that AirDrop is installed correctly on your Mac device.

Step 1: Open finder on PC and click “Airdrop” on the side menu.

Step 2: Make sure that Airdrop is enabled by choosing either “Everyone” or “Contacts only” from the drop-down menu.

Step 3: Then open photos app on your iPhone device.

Step 4: Then select the photos and click share icon at the bottom of the screen.

Step 5: Then select the Mac computer and the photos will be transferred automatically.

Method 4: How to Import Photos from iPhone to Mac by using iCloud Photo Library

Step 1: On your iPhone device, open the Settings app, then click “Photos” on the iCloud option.

Step 2: Then Turn on the “iCloud Photo library” on your iPhone device.

Step 3: On your Mac, start the Photos app and select the pictures that you want to import and the destination folder you want to transfer.

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Method 5: How to Import Photos from iPhone to Mac by using iTunes

You can import photos from iPhone to Mac computers by using iTunes also. Here is the guide to transfer images from iPhone to Mac by using the iTunes. Make sure that you have the latest version of iTunes.

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to Mac PC by using the USB cable.

Step 2: Then open iTunes on your Mac and click the device icon on iTunes.

Step 3: In the sidebar of iTunes Window, click photos.

Step 4: The click “sync photos” and destination folder to transfer the photos from iPhone to Mac.

These are the simplest and easy methods popularly used to import photos from iPhone to mac.

Author: RajKumar

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