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6 Free ways to Transfer photos from iPhone to Mac

2017-05-22 14:27:10 Posted by Myra to iPhone Data Transfer

Summary:
This article presents six free tips to import photos from iPhone to Mac, including MacBook and iMac, and a bonus tip on how to transfer your iPhone photos to PC. The latest iPhone 7/7s are also supported.

Having captured some amazing photos with your iPhone and want to save a copy of them on your Mac? Or you want to move photos from iPhone to Mac to free up space on your iPhone? No worry, this blog post will introduce 6 free ways to import photos from iPhone to Mac, no matter it’s MacBook or iMac. You can import your iPhone photos to Mac using email or the built-in Apps on Mac like Photos, iPhoto, Aperture, and Preview. Besides, if you have a Windows PC available, you can also transfer your iPhone photos to your PC to solve your problem. Read on to choose a method that you prefer.

Method 1: Import photos from iPhone to Mac with Email

As also mentioned in an article about how to transfer photos from computer to iPhone, using Email to transfer photos between computer and iPhone is also a good choice. With Email, you can either add the photos you want to upload from iPhone to computer as an attachment to your Email that you can send to yourself, or you can:

1. Open the origin Album in "Photos" App.

2. Click on "Select" and pick up the photos you want to transfer.

3. Tap the Upload icon and Choose "Mail".

4. Type in the information needed to send an Email and send the Email to yourself.

5. Check the Email on your Mac and download the photos and save them on your Mac.

Transfer photos from iPhone to Mac with Email

The limitation of this method is that when you upload photos from iPhone to Mac by sending Email, you have to consider the size of it. If the size is too big, you might fail to send that Email. Of course, to avoid that situation, you can send more than one Email to make it. The good news is that you can choose photos from any Album to import to your Mac. While the next five methods have no limitation on the size of transferred photos, but you can only choose photos from Camera Roll to upload.

Method 2: Transfer photos from iPhone to Mac with Photos App

If your Mac is on OS X Yosemite v10.10.3 or later, there is an App called Photos, which replaced the iPhoto and Aperture in the earlier versions. This method introduces how to import photos from iPhone to Mac with Photos, and the next two methods with iPhoto and Aperture.

1. Connect your iPhone to Mac and run "Photos".

2. Choose "Import" in the upper middle of the panel and select pictures you want to transfer. (You can either import selected photos or import all new items.)

Transfer photos from iPhone to Mac with Photos App

Method 3: Upload photos from iPhone to Mac with iPhoto

1. Connect yous iPhone to Mac and run "iPhoto".

2. Select the photos you want to transfer and click "Import Selected" or import all photos by clicking "Import XXX Photos".

Upload photos from iPhone to Mac with iPhoto

Method 4: Copy photos from iPhone to Mac with Aperture

1. Connect your iPhone to Mac and launch "Aperture".

2. Tap on "Import" icon and choose your iPhone under "Import".

3. Set the "Destination" and "Project Name" for the photos.

4. Select the photos you want to transfer and click "Import Checked".

Copy photos from iPhone to Mac with Aperture

Except for the tips above, there are other two ways to transfer photos from iPhone to Mac by either with Preview or Image Capture.

Method 5: Import photos from iPhone to Mac with Preview

1. Connect your iPhone to Mac and start "Preview".

2. Pick the photos you want to upload and hit on "Import" or transfer all photos by clicking "Import All".

Import photos from iPhone to Mac with Preview

Method 6: Transfer photos from iPhone to Mac with Image Capture

1. Connect your iPhone to Mac and launch "Image Capture".

2. Choose your iPhone under "Devices".

3. Select a folder to store the imported photos.

4. If you want to transfer some photos, select them and click "Import". Or choose "Import All" to transfer all the photos.

Transfer photos from iPhone to Mac with Image Capture

Bonus Tip: How to transfer photos from iPhone to computer with MobiMover (FREE)

If you are a PC user, transferring photos from your iPhone to PC is a good choice. Unlike Mac that has many built-in Apps to help you, there are no built-in Apps on Windows PC that enables you to transfer the photos from Camera Roll, Photo Stream and Photo Library to PC. Thus you will need a free iPhone data transfer tool called MobiMover Free to help you out. MobiMover is a tool that can be used to transfer files between PC and iPhone/iPad or between two iOS devices without any cost. In addition, you can also use MobiMover to manage your iPhone/iPad content like deleting bookmarks on iPad. Choose MobiMover to have a try and you will find it really easy and useful.

1. Download and install MobiMover on your PC running Windows 10/8.1/8/7. To identify your iPhone/iPad, you also need to install iTunes on your PC.

2. Connect your iPhone to your PC and launch MobiMover. Then a prompt will appear on your iPhone asking you whether to trust the computer or not, click "Trust" to continue.

How to transfer photos from iPhone to computer - Step 2

3. Choose Transfer to Computer from the main interface and wait for the content on your iPhone to be loaded. MobiMover will automatically select all the detected items. Thus you need to uncheck the items you don't want to transfer to your PC and keep the items, for example, photos from Camera Roll, Photo Stream and Photo Library, selected.

How to transfer photos from iPhone to computer - Step 3

4. After checking the items you'd like to transfer to PC, click "Browse" to select or create a folder to save the photos that will be transferred and then click "Selected Folder" to confirm.

How to transfer photos from iPhone to computer - Step 4

5. After choosing the folder, tap on "Transfer" to start to import your iPhone photos to PC. The time spent depends on the size of the photos you want to transfer. If you have a huge amount of photos to migrate, it may take a while. When it's completed, you can click "View" to check the photos transferred in the selected folder.

How to transfer photos from iPhone to computer - Step 5

Easy, right? With MobiMover, things like backing up your iPhone/iPad, copying data from PC to iPhone/iPad and transferring photos from iPhone to iPhone are no longer a big headache for you. Don't hesitate to have a try.