How to Transfer Pictures from iPhone to Mac

"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 beautiful moments in life. As a way of doing a backup of 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 3various ways on how you can transfer iPhone photos to your Mac without hassle.

1. Transfer Your Pictures onto Your Mac Using 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.

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.

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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”

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

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

sync photos with itunes

3. Using iMyFone D-Port for Mac to Transfer iPhone Pictures

iMyFone D-Port Photo Transfer Tool is a software that can help you access and transfer the data on your iPhone to your computer. It supports to 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-Port has unique features that make it the best data transfer tool than the above-mentioned methods. Its main features include:

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Key Features:

  • It is built with 3 modes namely Export from iOS Device, Extract from iCloud Backup and Extract from iTunes Backup.
  • It supports the extraction and transferring of up to 18 types of iOS data from iPhone to Mac, including videosmessagesnotes and contacts.
  • It supports all popular iPhone, iPad and iPod touch running iOS 11/10/9/8.
  • It allows you to preview the data and select the data you want to transfer. It will save time and also save space on your computer.

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How to Transfer Pictures from iPhone to Mac in 3 Steps Using iMyFone D-Port

Step 1: Choose a Mode

Open the iMyFone D-Port and using an USB cable to connect your iPhone to Mac. Select “Back Up & Export from Device” and click the “Export Data” button.

choose a mode

Step 2: Select Photo from the Data Types

Select the file you want to transfer to Mac. Here we choose "Photo". Click "Next" to continue to scan.

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Step 3: Preview and Transfer Pictures.

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

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iMyFone D-Port 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 transferring of videos, images, contacts and other files.

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