Transfer Photos and from iPhone to Mac in 5 Easy Way


Nov. 01, 2019 16:00 / Posted by Szeki

My iPhone is always showing storage space is running out but I don't want to delete things on it. Is there any solution?

It is pretty annoying when your iPhone storage maxed out because of an abundant of photos, especially when you constantly get air messages saying there are not enough available spaces. However, these photos are matters and not allowed to deleted. Here are 4 easy ways to fix this issue by transferring the photos away from your iPhone to your mac in the following article.

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1. Move Photos from iPhone to Mac with iPhoto/Photos

iPhoto/Photos app is an app that comes with the Mac which can be used for photos transfer from iPhone to Mac.

Connect the iPhone to the Mac with a USB cable.

A pop up will ask you if trust the computer, tap Trust and enter your passcode.

iPhoto/Photos app should automatically open on your Mac. If not, open it from Application.

With iPhoto/Photos open, your iPhone should show up under the Device tag on the left side of the interface.

Then all of the photos in your Camera Roll will show on the screen, select the photo you want to import.

At the top of the page, click on Library, then you can choose a New Album for the import.

If you wish a erase photos off after the importing, check the box of Delete items after import below the Import All New Items button before clicking it.

move photos with photos app

2. Put Photos from iPhone to Mac with Image Capture

Image Capture is another program that predownloaded on the Mac.

Plug you iPhone into your Mac using the USB cable.

Image Capture will automatically open. (Open Application scroll down to Image Capture if it not automatically open.)

Select your iPhone under the Device tag.

Note: You can set the app to automatically open while iPhone connecting by clicking on the tiny arrow at the left bottom of the interface.

Click on the Import To: list and set up the folder to import the photos to.

Select the photo you want to import. You can select individual photos to copy or import all photos.

Click on Import to move photos.

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Note: If you don't see all your photos in Image Capture, that means you have photos saved in iCloud.

3. Sync Photos from iPhone to Mac with iCloud

In this part, I will show you how to transfer photos from iPhone to Mac with clouds. It's easy to move various pictures on your iPhone to your Mac with iCloud. Now you can take the detailed tutorial below to do the transferring.

Note:Please sign in the same Apple ID on your iPhone and Mac.

Go to Settings & iCloud & Photos, and switch on iCloud Photo on your iPhone.

turn on icloud photos

Click the Apple icon at the top left of the screen, then go to System Preferences & iCloud on your Mac.

Check the box next to iCloud Photo Library (iCloud Photos in macOS Mojave and newer).

4. Import Photos from iPhone to Mac with Airdrop

You can use the AirDrop to transfer photos from iPhone to Mac as well. AirDrop is a great file transfer app that can help you transfer iPhone pictures wireless. It provides a convenient way to share all types of iOS files, even without a Wi-Fi network.

Enable Bluetooth connection on both your iPhone and Mac.

Swipe from the bottom of your iPhone screen to active the Control Center. Tap AirDrop feature and then set your iPhone can be discovered by Everyone.

Go to your Mac laptop and click Finder & AirDrop & Allow me to be discovered by & Everyone.

Note: You can set the app to automatically open while iPhone connecting by clicking on the tiny arrow at the left bottom of the interface.

After the above steps are set, select the pictures you want to transfer and then click on the Share button.

import photos via airdrop

Click the AirDrop and choose your Mac. Then click Accept to start the transferring process.

5. Transfer Photos from iPhone to Mac with FoneTrans

Here is a professional iOS transfer tool — FoneTrans for iOS to help you complete the photo transfer task, which is the ultimate choice to transfer photos from iPhone to Mac. It enables you to transfer photos directly from iPhone to Mac - just as easy as move photos from one folder to another on your computer.

Free download FoneTrans for iOS mac version.

Install the FoneTrans for iOS and open it on your Mac.

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Connect your iPhone to the Mac. (for the first time use, you need to tap Trust on your iPhone.)

Click on Photos on the left pane, all the photos on the iPhone will show up.

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Preview and select the photos to transfer

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Select folder to export photos to your Mac.

The transfer operation is just as easy as moving photos from Samsung to Mac. You could make batch transfer with this powerful iOS transfer tool. Just have a click to select all, so you don't need to worry whether you are going to transfer 20 or 200 pics. You can also move photos from your iPhone to the Windows PC, the process is quite similar. Just follow the steps and have your photos transferred.

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