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How to Transfer Photos from an iPhone to a Mac

Getting an iPhone has become way more expensive than before. These days, Apple launches different storage sizes iPhones , Macbooks , and whatever you can say. Customers are increasing day by day. Everyone wants to have a new iPhone on the first day of the release. But who tells them about saving their old memories? Actually no one.

So, before buying a new iPhone, you need to solve one problem. The problem is where would you save all your old photos and videos because only an iPhone is new, not the iCloud storage. The new iPhone means more excellent photos and more excellent photos mean more image resolutions and bigger image sizes. Images and videos were always less than 1MB but these days, it's 3x, even 5x bigger. No one is that free to compress thousands of images then store them in your iPhone.

Also Read: How to transfer data from an old iPad to a new iPad

So, here's a way to store photos and videos out of your iPhone or iCloud. The way indulges a Mac (if you have one, obviously you got one). With the help of your MacBook, we can actually transfer all your photos and videos instantly and get a backup into your Mac. So, here are the few steps to take to transfer Photos and Videos from an iPhone to a MacBook Air or MacBook Pro. So, let's get started.

How to Import Photos From Your iPhone to the Photos App

To import photos from your iPhone to the Photos app, connect the iPhone to your MacBook using a USB cable . Then open the Photos app on your Mac and select your iPhone from the left sidebar. Lastly, select the photos you want to import or click Import All New Items.

1. Connect your iPhone to a Mac with a USB Cable.

open the Photos app on your MacBook

2. Then open the Photos app on your MacBook. To open the Photos app just right-click on the main desktop and click Command + Shift + A keys simultaneously.

3. Next, select your iPhone from the left sidebar. You should see this under the Devices section.

Note: If the app does not show your photos, make sure to unlock your iPhone. You might also see a prompt that asks you to trust this computer. Tap Trust to continue

4. Next, select the photos you want to import or click Import All New Items.

5. Finally, wait for the photos to get imported before removing your device.

How to Transfer Photos From Your iPhone to a Folder on Your Mac

For sending photos or videos from your iPhone, again connect it to your MacBook using a USB cable. Then open the Image Capture app on your Mac and select your iPhone from the left sidebar like before. Ultimately, choose which photos you want to transfer and select Download or Download All. Let's see it step-by-step:

1. Connect your iPhone to a Mac with a USB Cable.

2. Then open the Image Capture app on your Mac. As it is a free pre-installed app for all modern MacBooks. You can find it in your Applications folder.

open the Image Capture app on your Mac

3. Next, select your iPhone in the left sidebar. You would find it under Devices in the left sidebar of the Image Capture app.

4. Later select the photos you want to import. You can also select multiple photos while holding down the Shift or Command keys on your keyboard.

If you want to transfer all the photos from your iPhone to your Mac, you can skip this step.

5. Finally, and click Download or Download All.

Note: Image Capture will save your photos to the Pictures folder on your Mac by default.

How to Transfer Photos From Your iPhone to a Mac Using AirDrop

To transfer photos from your iPhone to a Mac remotely, open the Photos app on your iPhone and select the photos you want to transfer. Then tap the share icon and select your Mac. Your photos will automatically be imported to the Downloads folder on your Mac.  

1. Open the Photos app on your iPhone.

2. Now tap Select.

3. Select the photos you want to transfer.

4. Then click the Share button.

5. Then choose AirDrop. You should see this among a row of applications. If you don’t see it, scroll to the right to the last.

6. Now, select your Mac.

7. In the end, wait for your photos to be transferred to the Downloads folder on your Mac.