How to Import Photos from Mac to iPhone

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Myra Updated on Jun 26, 2018 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

When you get a new iPhone, it also means you have an empty iPhone in your hand. Then, you may want to fill this iPhone will contacts, videos, music, and photos. For some concern, photos are the most important ones of all these kinds of data. So, keeping the precious photos on your with you all the time on an iPhone really matters a lot.

iTunes is the official iPhone transfer software that published by Apple. Even though it has so many flaws, but it is still can be well-used on Mac, especially the music managing function. This post will show you how to import photos from Mac to iPhone easily and quickly.

How to import photos from Mac to iPhone with iTunes

You can surely use iTunes to import photos from your Mac to iPhone with iTunes as a built-in App on your computer. Follow the steps below to learn how to use iTunes to solve your problem.

Before you use iTunes to sync photos, you need to check whether it's the latest version, which can help you avoid problems like "iPhone not showing up in iTunes".

Check iTunes Updates on Mac:

Step 1: Open iTunes.

Step 2: Tap on "iTunes" from the menu bar and then select "Check for Updates".

After you have updated your iTunes on Mac to the latest version, you can:

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to your Mac with a USB cable and make sure iTunes is running.

Step 2: Click the Device icon under the menu bar.

Step 3: Select "Photos" under "Settings" section.

Step 4: Click the checkbox next to "Sync Photos" and choose an option from the drop-down menu of "Copy photos from:".

Step 5: Select the items you'd like to export to your iPhone and then click "Sync". (iTunes won't sync to iPhone? Learn what to do from the solutions in the article.)

How to import photos from Mac to iPhone - Tip 2

This is how to use iTunes to import photos to iPhone. In fact, it is much easier to import photos from Mac to iPhone than from Windows PC to iPhone. iTunes on Windows PC is not as helpful as on Mac. Since iTunes 11, we have found that lots of people were asking and complaining about why the iTunes runs so slow. The rest of this post will show you how to import photos from Windows to iPhone.

How to import photos from Mac to iPhone with MobiMover Free

In fact, there are many alternative choices for iTunes, MobiMover Free is one of the tops. This is a newly released iPhone data transfer tool. It will help you to transfer photos from iPhone to the Mac just with a few clicks. Besides the iPhone transfer function, MobiMover also has the file managing function.

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to your Mac running OS X 10.7 and later, start EaseUS MobiMover Free, and then choose "Mac to iDevice".

How to transfer photos from Mac to iPhone - Step 1

Step 2: In the new window, click "Add File"/"Add Folder" to choose files to be transferred from Mac to your iPhone. Or, you can simply add files by drag and drop. 

Note: The photos will be transferred immediately if the "Auto-Transfer" is on. You can turn it off if you don't need that. 

How to transfer photos from Mac to iPhone - Step 2

Step 3: Check the category/categories. You can keep them all, or just keep "Pictures".

How to transfer photos from Mac to iPhone - Step 3

Step 4: Click the "Edit" button to deselect the files you don't need. Then, click "OK" to go on. 

How to transfer photos from Mac to iPhone - Step 4

Step 5: Click "Transfer" and wait patiently for the transfer process to finish. After that, you can go to the Photos app on your iPhone to view the newly imported photos.

How to transfer photos from Mac to iPhone - Step 5