EaseUS MobiMover

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[Guide]How to Sync Photos from iPhone to Mac in 4 Ways

Myra updated on Feb 12, 2020 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

Applies To: iPhone XS/XS Max/XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone 6/6s, MacBook, iMac

Syncing photos from iPhone to Mac can be easily done either with the built-in Apps/features on the devices or with a third-party program like EaseUS MobiMover. Here in this article, four methods are detailed on how to sync photos from iPhone to Mac, with the help of MobiMover, AirDrop, iCloud, and Photos App. No matter you want to copy photos from iPhone to Mac wirelessly over Wi-Fi or import photos from iPhone to Mac with Photos App using a USB cable, you can find the method in the paragraphs below.

How to sync photos from iPhone to Mac in 4 ways

Tip 1: Sync photos from iPhone to Mac without iTunes using EaseUS MobiMover

Do you want to sync photos from iPhone to Mac all at once or selectively without iTunes? If so, you are recommended to use the versatile tool for iOS data transfer, EaseUS MobiMover, to get things done. As an iOS data transfer tool, MobiMover enables you to share data between two iOS devices (iPhone/iPad in iOS 8 or later) or between iOS device and computer (Mac or PC).

What can MobiMover transfer or manage for you:

Photos: Camera Roll, Photo Library, Photo Stream, Photo Videos

Videos: Movies, TV shows, Music Videos

Audios: Music, Ringtones, Voice Memos, Audiobooks, Playlists

Others: Contacts, Notes, Messages, Voice Mails, Books, and Safari Bookmarks

As you can see from the list above, syncing photos from iPhone to Mac is just one of the many things MobiMover can do for you. If you need, you can transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone when you get a new device or back up all your iPhone content to computer to avoid data loss. Now, follow the steps below to have a try.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to Mac with a USB cable. Run EaseUS MobiMover, choose "Phone to Mac" and click the "Next" button to continue. 

How to transfer photos from Mac to iPad without iTunes - Step 1

Step 2. Check the category/categories you want to copy from your iPhone to Mac. As you can see, you can copy other supported files together with photos from your iPhone to Mac all at once. After that, don't forget to customize the storage path for the exported photos unless you want to save them on your desktop. 

How to transfer photos from Mac to iPad without iTunes - Step 2

Step 3. Now, click the "Transfer" button to start transferring photos or other files from your iPhone to Mac without iTunes. Exporting files from iPhone to Mac with MobiMover is the right way for backup to avoid unexpected data loss. 

How to transfer photos from Mac to iPad without iTunes - Step 3

Tip 2: Copy photos from iPhone to Mac with Photos App

Photos App on Mac helps to import photos from iPhone to Mac without iTunes. But you can just sync photos in Camera Roll from your iPhone to Mac using Photos. Thus, if you want to copy all photos in Camera Roll, Photo Library, and Photo Stream from your iPhone to Mac at once, using EaseUS MobiMover is the best choice for you.

Step 1: Make sure you have the latest version of iTunes on your Mac to avoid problems like iPhone photos not showing up on Mac.

Step 2: Connect your iPhone to your Mac with a USB cable, unlock your iPhone and tap Trust on your iPhone to continue.

Step 3: Run Photos App if it doesn't open automatically.

Step 4: Go to the Import screen in Photos, click the photos you want to sync from iPhone to Mac and click Imported Selected or click Import All New Photos to sync all new photos from iPhone to Mac with Photos.

Tip 3: Sync photos from iPhone to Mac wirelessly with iCloud

With the help of iCloud Photo Library, you can access your photos from all your devices. When you want to sync photos from iPhone to Mac wirelessly, using iCloud can meet your needs.

Step 1: Make sure you have the latest version of iOS on your iPhone and the latest version on macOS on your Mac.

Step 2: Sign in to iCloud with the same Apple ID on your iPhone and Mac.

Step 3: Connect your iPhone and Mac to a stable Wi-Fi network.

Step 4: Turn on iCloud Photo Library on your Mac and iPhone.

  • On your iPhone, go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud > Photos and then turn on iCloud Photo Library.
  • On your Mac, go to System Preferences > iCloud > Options next to Photos and then toggle on iCloud Photo Library.

Tip 4: Sync photos from iPhone to Mac wirelessly using AirDrop

If you don't have the problem "AirDrop not working" on your devices, you can sync photos from iPhone to Mac wirelessly using AirDrop. Here are the steps to use AirDrop to send photos from iPhone to Mac.

Step 1: Turn on AirDrop on your Mac.

  • Go to Finder > Go > AirDrop and switch on Bluetooth and WiFi to turn on AirDrop on your Mac.
  • Set the option Allow to be discovered by as Everyone or Contacts Only.

Step 2: Turn on AirDrop on iPhone.

  • Swipe up from the bottom of your iPhone screen to open Control Center.
  • Tap on AirDrop and set your iPhone to be discovered by Contacts Only or Everyone.

Step 3: Transfer photos from iPhone to Mac.

  • Open Photos App on your iPhone.
  • Select the photos you want to sync from your iPhone to Mac.
  • Click the Share button and click the name of your Mac in the AirDrop section to sync photos from iPhone to Mac wirelessly.

How to sync photos from iPhone to Mac - Tip 4