👍 2018 The Easiest Methods to

Transfer Photos from iPhone to Mac [iOS 11]

Have you met a bothering message that tells you your iPhone is running out of space (You even cannot take more pictures)? Is the huge photo library on your iPhone eating up storage? If for any reason, you want to transfer photos from iPhone to your Mac, you should read through this tutorial to find out the easiest method to import iPhone photos to your Mac.

Transfer Photos from iPhone to Your Mac
Per Your Need.

Method 1:
Transfer Photos from iPhone to Mac with Desktop App - Photos

The Photos app (OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 or later) comes to replace iPhoto and Aperture to organize growing photos library on your Mac. To transfer pictures and videos shot by your iPhone to your Mac, Photos for Mac offers pretty options like Import All Photos to your Mac in one click, delete photos after transferring, etc. Read on the following tutorial to learn how to transfer photos from iPhone to your Mac with Photos.

STEPS:

  1. Connect your iPhone to your Mac with a Lighnting cable.
  2. Make sure your iPhone is unlocked and you have trust this Mac to read your iPhone.
  3. Open Photos > click the device under Import in the sidebar.
  4. Optional: If you want Photos to open whenever you connect your iPhone, select the "Open Photos for this device" checkbox.
  5. Optional: If you want to reclaim storage immediately after transferring photos from iPhone to Mac, select the "Delete items after import" checkbox.
  6. Choose one of the following methods to transfer pictures from iPhone to your computer:
  7. Import all new photos: Click Import All New Photos.
    Import a selection of iPhone photos: Click the photos you want to import, then click Import Selected.
How To Transfer Photos from iPhone to Your Mac with Photos

Transfer Photos from iPhone to Your Mac with Photos

Method 2 (A):
Transfer Photos from iPhone to Your Mac with iCloud Photo Library

Don't want to be bothered with USB cables? You're lucky iCloud Photo Library will save you the labor. Once you sign up for iCloud Photo Library all your photos will be synced between your iPhones and Macs. Be ware of that you only have 5GB storage for free and beyond that, you need to pay for the extra fees. Here are the detailed steps on how to transfer photos from iPhone to your Mac with iCloud Photo Library.

STEPS:

  1. On Your iPhone - Go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud > Photos, then turn on iCloud Photo Library. If you're using iOS 10.2 or earlier, go to Settings > iCloud > Photos.
  2. On Your Mac - Go to System Preferences > iCloud. Click the Options button next to Photos, then select iCloud Photo Library.
How To Transfer Photos from iPhone to Mac with iCloud Photo Library

Transfer Photos from iPhone to Mac with iCloud Photo Library

Method 2 (B):
Transfer Photos from iPhone to Your Mac with My Photo Stream

If you have no budget on iCloud Photo Library monthly service, My Photo Stream is a free option that also helps you transfer photos from iPhone to your Mac. The difference is that with My Photo Stream, the photos will only appear on your other devices (you Mac) for only 30 days, and the limit is 1000 photos. If you temporarily need to get access to your iPhone photos on your Mac, then you can follow this tutorial to turn on My Photo Stream option.

STEPS:

  1. On Your iPhone - For iOS 10.3 or later, tap Settings > [your name] > iCloud > Photos, then turn on My Photo Stream. For earlier versions of iOS, tap Settings > iCloud > Photos, then turn on My Photo Stream.
  2. On Your Mac - Go to System Preferences > iCloud. Click the Options button next to Photos, then select iCloud Photo Library.
How To Transfer Photos from iPhone to Mac with My Photo Library

Transfer Photos from iPhone to Mac with My Photo Library

Method 3:
Transfer Photos from iPhone to Your Mac with Messages / Email / AirDrop

Just occasionally need to transfer photos from iPhone to your Mac, and the volume is small, then the most straightforward way is by using Messages / Email / AirDrop. This way, you can sent your photos to perticular people on perticular Mac.

STEPS:

  1. On your iPhone > open Photos app > choose the photos you'd like to share.
  2. Click the Share button on the left bottom corner.
  3. Choose the way you want to send your photos: by Messages, via Mail or AirDrop.
How To Transfer Photos from iPhone to Mac with Messages/Mail

Transfer Photos from iPhone to Mac with Messages/Mail

Method 4:
Transfer Photos from iPhone to Mac with SyncBird for Mac

SyncBird is a newly release desktop app for your Mac that's made to manage your photos and other iOS content. Comparising with Photos for Mac, SyncBird not only copy the photos in your camera roll, but also includes the photos that were synced by iTunes. Also, it helps you transfer photos from one iPhone to another across multiple Apple IDs, without sacrificing your iCloud storage.

STEPS:

  1. Connect your iPhone to your Mac with a USB cable.
  2. Download and Open SyncBird for Mac.
  3. Choose Photos > choose the photos you'd like to transfer from iPhone to your Mac.
  4. Click Import to Mac button on the top right corner and start transferring.
How To Transfer Photos from iPhone to Mac with SyncBird

Transfer Photos from iPhone to Mac with SyncBird

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iPhone to Mac Photo Transfer

As you can see, there are more than enough options to transfer photos from iPhone to your Mac. You can choose one that suits your need best. Leave a comment and let we know by reading this post, if you can transfer photos from your iPhone to Mac with smoothly.

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