How to Transfer Pictures from iPhone to Mac

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"Uh, I used up all the memory in my iPhone 5s taking pictures of our honeymoon and need to save these pictures to my Mac. However, I have no idea on how to do that. Somebody help?"

IPhone’s camera is one of the things that lure us to purchase this Apple product. iPhone cameras have good resolution and are being enhanced in every iPhone generation. With that in mind one can use his or her iPhone to take honeymoon moments. As a way of doing a backup to these photos, you may want to transfer pictures from iPhone to Mac. However, to transfer iPhone photos might be difficult if you don’t know how to do it. This article will show you various ways on how you can transfer iPhone photos to your Mac without hassle.

1 Transfer Your Pictures onto Your Mac Using A iPhoto

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to your Mac using a USB cable. You might be asked if you trust the computer or provide a passcode.

Step 2. Once your iPhone is detected the iPhoto App will open automatically.

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Step 3. Now click on “Import New” button at the top right to select the photos to transfer. Mark all the desired pictures on your iPhone.

Step 4.  Lastly click on “Import Selected” to transfer the pictures to your Mac.

2 Transfer iPhone pictures to Mac using iTunes

Step 1. Launch iTunes on your Mac.

Step 2. Connect your iPhone to Mac using a USB cable and trust the device.

Step 3. Click on your iPhone on iTunes and go to Summary Tab and click on” Photos”

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Step 4. Next choose to “Sync Photos” and select where to save them.

Step 5. Click on “Apply” to complete the process.

3 Using iMyfone D-Back for Mac to Transfer iPhone Pictures

iMyfone D-Back(Windows/Mac version) is a software that can help you recover and restore lost data. Moreover, it supports the transfer of a variety of files such as contacts, messages, photos, videos, voice memos, notes etc. The program is simple, straightforward, and easy to use and beginners can simply use it without any problem. iMyfone D-Back has unique features that make it the best data transfer tool than the above-mentioned methods. Its main features include,

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  • It is built with four powerful recovery modes namely Smart Recovery, Recover from iOS, Recover from iCloud Backup and Recover from iTunes Backup.
  • It supports the extraction and recovery of more than 20 types of iOS data from iPhone to Mac, including videosmessagesnotes and contacts.
  • It supports all popular iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
  • It allows you select files to recover and preview them.

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How to transfer pictures from iPhone to Mac in 3 steps using iMyfone D-Back

Step 1: Connect iPhone and Select Photo.

Connect your iPhone to your Mac and open the iMyfone D-Back. Select “Recover from iOS Device” and click the “Start” button to select the file you want to transfer to Mac. Here we choose Photo.

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Step 2: Scan All Your iPhone Photos.

Choose pictures to scan on your iPhone, and click on “Scan” button.  The scanning will begin immediately. After scanning for a few minutes, iPhone will display all the pictures on your iPhone.

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Step 3: Preview and Transfer Pictures.

Preview and choose the ones you want to transfer. Then click the “Recover” button on the lower right corner of the program and iMyfone D-Back will prompt you to select one place on Mac to store your pictures.

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After selecting a location on Mac, all the selected photos will be copied on Mac just within a few seconds.

iMyfone D-Back for Mac or iMyfone D-Back for Windows is the easiest and best way to transfer iPhone photos to Mac. This tool allows you to select the specific pictures to transfer and preview them before transferring them.  Download it today on your Mac OS X 10.7, 10,8, 10.9, 10.10 or 10.11 and enjoy easy transfer of videos, images, contacts and other files.

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