[FREE]How to Transfer Photo Albums from iPhone/iPad to Mac

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Myra Updated on Jun 19, 2018 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, iPad in iOS 8 and later

No matter you want to transfer photo albums from your iPhone/iPad to your Mac selectively or transfer all photo albums from your iPhone/iPad at once, you can find the method to get things done in this article. If you want to sync photo albums from your iPhone/iPad to Mac all at once (Part 1), you can use the FREEWARE for iOS data transfer, EaseUS MobiMover Free, to help you without any cost or limitation. While if you want to transfer some photo album from your iPhone/iPad to computer (Part 2), you can use iCloud instead. Read on to get the details.

Part 1: How to transfer photo albums from iPhone/iPad to Mac all at once

As you may know, photos in your iPhone Camera Roll include all your photo albums like Videos, Live Photos, Panoramas, Screenshots, albums from Apps and more. Thus, if you want to sync all the photo albums from your iPhone/iPad to Mac, all you need to do is to transfer photos in Camera Roll to Mac. The useful tool that can help you, as mentioned above, is EaseUS MobiMover Free, the completely FREE tool for iOS data transfer and file management.

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

With MobiMover installed on your Mac (or PC), you can transfer files between two iOS devices (iPhone/iPad in iOS 8 or later) or between iOS device and computer (Mac or PC). Thus, you can not only transfer photos from iPhone/iPad to Mac but also do other things like putting music to iPhone and syncing contacts from iPhone to iPhone. Now, follow the steps below to transfer photo albums from iPhone/iPad to Mac all at once.

Notes: MobiMover is compatible with Mac running macOS 10.12 (Sierra), 10.13 (High Sierra), Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion), 10.8 (Mountain Lion), 10.9 (Mavericks) and 10.11 (El Capitan).

Step 1: Connect your iPhone/iPad to your Mac running OS X 10.7 and later, start EaseUS MobiMover, and go to [your device name] > Picture > Album.

How to transfer photos from iPhone/iPad to Mac - Step 1

Step 2: Select the albums you want to copy from your iPhone/iPad to your Mac, then click the Transfer to Computer button.

How to transfer photos from iPhone/iPad to Mac - Step 2

Step 3: After you click the button, you will need to select a folder to save the albums to be imported. Once you select the folder, MobiMover will begin transferring albums from your iPhone/iPad to your Mac immediately. When it has finished, check the items in the selected folder.

How to transfer photos from iPhone/iPad to Mac - Step 3

If you want to transfer photos in Camera Roll selectively, you can go to Custom > Photos > Camera Roll, choose the photos you want to transfer and click Transfer to Computer.

Part 2: How to selectively transfer a photo album from iPhone/iPad to Mac

However, if you want to transfer a specific photo album from your iPhone/iPad to Mac, you can use iCloud to help you with it. Here are the steps to transfer a photo album from iPhone/iPad to Mac via iCloud.

Notice
With iCloud, you can just sync photo albums from your iPhone/iPad to Mac and it’s could be quite time-consuming to choose all photos. Thus, if you also want to transfer photos in Photo Stream and Photo Library or want to transfer photos all at once, you are recommended to use EaseUS MobiMover Free in Part 1.


Step 1: On your iPhone/iPad, go to Settings > [your name] > iCoud > Photos and toggle on iCloud Photo Library.

Step 2: On your Mac, open a browser and visit iCloud.com.

Step 3: Sign in to iCloud with your Apple ID and password. (The Apple ID and password should be the same as the one you have signed in to iCloud on your iOS device.)

Step 4: Choose Photos and you can see all your photo albums are listed on the left side.

Step 5: Click the Photo Album you want to transfer and choose the photos. (Use Command key for multiple selections.)

Step 6: Tap the Download selected items button to start to download photos from iCloud to your Mac.

By following the steps above, you can transfer photo albums from your iPhone/iPad to your Mac in an indirect way. What's more, you can also download iCloud photos to PC using the similar steps.

How to transfer photo albums from iPhone/iPad to Mac