[iOS 13] How To Transfer Photos and Videos from iPhone 11 to Mac Catalina

Author Tasnia Salinas By Tasnia Salinas, on November 4, 2019, in iPhone Transfer

Summary: In this article, we help you to learn How To Transfer Photos and Videos from iPhone 11 to Mac Catalina in iOS 13. Get the best iPhone Photo Transfer - SyncBird Pro. Make sure you have downloaded the latest version here before continuing.

Have you met a bothering message telling you that 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 photos from iPhone 11/iPhone 11 Pro to your Mac (macOS Catalina or other recent macOS).

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Part 1: How To Transfer Photos from iPhone 11 Pro To Mac with Photos App

The Photos app (Inbuilt with OS X macOS Catalina 10.15 and other recent macOS) comes to replace iPhoto and Aperture to organize growing photos library on your Mac. To transfer pictures and videos shot by your iPhone 11 Pro to your Mac, Photos app for Mac offers several handful 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 11/iPhone 11 Pro to your Mac with Photos (2020 The Ultimate Guide On How To Transfer Photos from iPhone To iPhone).

How-To Steps To Transfer Photos from iPhone 11 Pro To Mac Catalina
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    Step 1:

    Connect your iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, or other iOS devices, or even a digital camera to your Mac with a USB cable. If it's the first time you connect this iPhone to this Mac, you might need to unlock your iOS device using your passcode and tap Trust This Computer.

    How To Bluetooth Pictures from iPhone To iPhone 11 Pro Step 1
    Step 1 - Connect iPhone 11 Pro To Mac & Trust This Mac
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    Step 2:

    On your Mac, open Photos app > Device > [Your iPhone Name] > Choose Photos and Videos from New Items and Click Import to send these selected pictures from iPhone to your Mac.

    How To Transfer Photos from iPhone To Mac Step 2
    Step 2 - Select Photos > Import from iPhone 11 To Mac

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Part 2: How To Transfer Photos from iPhone 11 Pro To Mac with iCloud

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 iPhone 11/iPhone 11 Pro 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 11/iPhone 11 Pro to your Mac with iCloud Photo Library.

How-To Steps To Transfer Photos from iPhone 11 To Mac Catalina with iCloud
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    Step 1:

    On Your iPhone - Go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud > Photos, then turn on iCloud Photos. If you're using iOS 10.2 or earlier, go to Settings > iCloud > Photos.

    How To Transfer Photos from iPhone 11 To Mac with iCloud Step 1
    Step 1 - Turn On iCloud Photos on iPhone 11 iOS 13
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    Step 2:

    On Your Mac (macOS Catalina) > Go to System Preferences > Apple ID > Enable Photos option on this Mac.

    How To Transfer Photos from iPhone To Mac with iCloud Step 2
    Step 2 - Enable iCloud Photos on Mac Catalina
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    Step 3:

    After setting up iCloud Photos on both your iPhone 11/iPhone 11 Pro and your Mac, the iCloud will automatically sync your photos from iPhone to Mac. If it doesn't happen, check if the Wifi network is working on two devices.

    How To Transfer Photos from iPhone To Mac with iCloud Step 2
    Step 3 - View iCloud Photos on Mac

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Part 1: How To Transfer Photos from iPhone 11 Pro To Mac with AirDrop

Apart from dropping documents and files, AirDrop is also the best way to import your photos and videos from an iPhone 11/iPhone 11 Pro to your Mac, without involving iCloud or computer. AirDrop will send the original image across two Apple devices, which are under the same Wi-fi network, and sitting nearby. Read on to find out how to transfer and send photos from iPhone 11/iPhone 11 Pro to Mac with AirDrop (iOS 13/macOS Catalina).

How-To Steps To Transfer Photos from iPhone 11 Pro To Mac with AirDrop
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    Step 1:

    First of all, make sure both your iPhone and Mac are in same Wifi network > On your iPhone 11/iPhone 11 Pro, Open Photos app > Choose the photos and videos you want to send to Mac > Click Share button on the left bottom:

    How To AirDrop Pictures from iPhone To Mac AirDrop Step 1
    Step 1 - CAirDrop Pictures from iPhone To Mac
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    Step 2:

    Choose more photos on your iPhone if you want > Tap AirDrop to view receiver Mac (You can also send your photos to your Mac via Messages or Email)

    How To Transfer Photos from iPhone AirDrop To Mac Step 2
    Step 2 - Select Photos > AirDrop To Mac
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    Step 3:

    Choose an receiver from the AirDrop panel. If you cannot find the Mac you're looking for, check its Wi-fi status and toggle the Everyone option in Settings app on iPhone > General > AirDrop.

    How To Transfer Photos from iPhone To Mac AirDrop Step 3
    Step 3 - Select AirDrop Contact
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    Step 4:

    When you send an AirDrop notification on your Mac, click Accept to receive these AirDropped photos from iPhone 11/iPhone 11 Pro.

    How To Transfer Photos from iPhone To Mac AirDrop Step 4
    Step 4 - Receive iPhone Photos on Mac - AirDrop

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Part 4: How To Transfer Photos from iPhone 11 Pro To Mac with SyncBird Pro

SyncBird Pro is a newly release desktop app for your Mac that's made to sync your photos and other iOS content between your iPhones and Macs. Comparising with Photos for Mac, SyncBird Pro 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.

How-To Steps To Transfer Photos from iPhone 11 To Mac with SyncBird Pro
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    Step 1:

    Connect your iPhone to your Mac with a USB cable > Download and Open SyncBird Pro on your Mac (runs on macOS Catalina and all recent Mac OS).

    How To Transfer Photos from iPhone 11 To Mac with SyncBird Pro Step 1
    Step 1 - Connect iPhone 11 Pro To Mac & Trust This Mac
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    Step 2:

    Go Photos (including video recording) > Choose the photos and videos in SyncBird Pro > Send To Mac:

    How To Transfer Photos from iPhone To Mac with SyncBird Pro Step 2
    Step 2 - Select Photos > Send from iPhone 11 To Mac
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    Step 3:

    After a while, SyncBird Pro will finish copying photos from this iPhone 11/iPhone 11 Pro to your Mac.

    How To Transfer Photos from iPhone To Mac with SyncBird Pro Step 2
    Step 3 - View Imported iPhone Photos on Mac

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The Bottom Line

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 11/iPhone 11 Pro to Mac with smoothly. If you need further iPhone To Mac Photo Transfer solution, it's suggested to get SyncBird Pro. Download Free Trial >


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