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 blog post.)

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 with a compatible USB cable and tap Trust This Computer on your device if necessary. Launch EaseUS MobiMover and go to the main interface like the screenshot below. 

1-click-transfer

Step 2: Click drop-down menu near your device and click PC/Desktop to transfer photos from Mac to iPhone. You can choose to add photos by folder or by file.

Mac to iPhone transfer

Step 3: Go to your Mac and find the files or folders you want to transfer to iPhone and click Select folder or Open. Choose Next and check the loaded data. 

choose the photo files to transfer from Mac to iPhone

Step 4: If there are other supporting files within your folder, MobiMover will read and load them together as the sample image below. You can check what you want based on your needs. Here, select Picture only. 

load files to MobiMover to transfer from Mac to iPhone

Step 5: If you have missed some files, you still can load more by clicking the Add button. After this, click Transfer button to begin to transfer photos from Mac to iPhone. Please go to the Photos App to check the imported files when the process finished. 

begin to transfer photos from Mac to iPhone