How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to Mac
While you don’t need to physically connect your iPhone to your Mac to transfer photos, it may be preferable that you do so.
If you’re in an area with a poor or no internet connection, or just have a lot of images to transfer, then connecting your iPhone the old fashioned way might be the best way to go.
Here’s how to transfer photos from iPhone to Mac.
What did we use
- Connect your iPhone to your Mac
- Open photos
- Click on iPhone
- Select photos and import
Connect your iPhone to your Mac
Connect iPhone to Mac with a Lightning-to-USB cable. The one that came with your iPhone will work, but any USB cable with Apple’s proprietary Lightning connector on one end will work.
Open the Photos app.
Open the Photos app on your Mac. You should see your iPhone listed on the left under Devices. Press here.
Trust your Mac
Photos will now ask you to unlock your iPhone and your iPhone (when unlocked) will ask you if you trust your computer. Agree to trust him and enter your password to authenticate.
Photos will now show you all the apps available for import. Select the photos you want to import and then click the “Import Selected” button, or click the “Import New Photo” button in the top right to only import fresh images that aren’t already in Photos.
Turn off your iPhone
After importing photos, unplug your iPhone.
Frequently asked Questions
The process is slightly different if you have a Windows PC and not a Mac, but it just as easy
There are two types of USB ports you may encounter on your Mac: the smaller USB-A and the larger USB-C. If your cable does not fit, you will need to purchase an appropriate USB dongle.