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How to Import Photos from Mac to iPhone

Updated on Mar 07, 2018 by Myra to iPhone Data Transfer

Summary:
Want to sync photos from your Mac to your iPhone? If so, you can take a look at this blog post which provides the free methods about how to import photos from Mac to iPhone.

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: Download and install EaseUS MobiMover Free on your Mac by clicking the download button below. Besides, you need to install iTunes on your Mac for reading iPhone data, which is the basic need for a third-party iPhone data transfer tool. 

Step 2: Connect your iPhone/iPad to the Mac with a USB cable and tap Trust This Computer on your iDevice if you are required. Run EaseUS MobiMover and go to the main interface. 

launch mobimover

Step 3: On the main screen, select Transfer to This Device button to transfer photos from Mac to iPhone or iPad By folder or By file. MobiMover enables you to transfer all the supportable files from Mac to an iOS device with this feature, including music, videos, movies, ringtones, PDF, audiobooks and more. 

choose transfer to this device on the main screen

Step 4: Now, navigate to your Mac and find the picture documents or files you'd like to import to iPhone/iPad. Then, click Open to load them to MobiMover like the following screenshots show. 

transfer photos to iDevice by file or by folder

start to transfer photos from Mac to iPhone

Step 5: If you have missed some photos, you can also click the Add button to directly load more files. Then, click Transfer to begin to transfer the pictures to your iPhone or iPad. Please don't disconnect your device until the process finished like the image display below. 

begin to transfer photos from Mac to iPhone/iPad