How to Import Photos from iPhone to Mac or PC


March 18, 2016 09:00 / Posted by Boey Wong

Are you suffering the annoying trouble that iPhone constantly telling you there is not enough available storage to take another single photo or download another app? I bet you must be dying to get the huge amount of pictures off of your iPhone to your Mac or PC in order to free up some space if so. You may wonder what is the best way to transfer photos from iPhone to Mac/PC.

Actually there are a number of different ways to transfer photos from iPhone to computer, including iPhotos, Image Capture, Airdrop, Photos App and Email for Mac users, and Windows Explorer for Window users. But today I would like to cover the most efficient way for you to upload pictures from iPhone to computer or get them off if you like. The only thing you need is FoneTrans for iOS, an iTunes alternative software which is more flexible than iTunes does though.


On the left pane of the interface, you will see all the contents listed in a column including Media, Playlists, Photos, Books, Contacts, SMS and etc.

Click Photos you will get all pictures stored on your iPhone. You can preview all kinds of photos from different albums including Photo Library, Camera Roll, and so on before transferring. You have the options for Add, Export to, or Delete images through the interface.

View Photos

The software is compatible with both Mac and Windows. So no matter whether you are a Mac user or a Windows user, FoneTrans for iOS is your best choice. In the rest of this article, I will introduce another way to import photos from iPhone to computer.

Import Pictures from iPhone to Mac using Photos App

Users who are running older version of Mac operating system do not have the new Photos app, but iPhoto instead. However, the steps are almost the same to import your iPhone photos to your Mac using iPhoto or the Photos app.

Connect your iPhone to your Mac with a suitable USB cable.

You may need to unlock your iPhone using your passcode and Trust This computer if you are asking to.

On your Mac, the Photos app automatically opens. If it doesn’t, open it.

You will see an Import screen with all the photos and videos that are on your connected iPhone. Select the photos you want to import and then click Import Selected or choose Import All New Photos.

Import Pictures from iPhone

Once the import is complete, a message box asks if you want to delete or keep the photos on your device.

Upload Pictures from iPhone to PC

Connect your iPhone to the PC.

Open the Computer on your deskstop.

Find and click your device from the left-side bar. And then right-click on it and select Import pictures and videos from the drop-down menu.

Choose Import Settings and select a location for the imported images. In this method, you have no choice but to upload all photos on your iPhone.

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