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How to Transfer Photos/Videos from iPhone to External Hard Drive on Mac

Updated on Mar 26, 2018 by Cedric Grantham to iPhone Data Transfer

Summary:
How to transfer videos from iPhone to external hard drive on Mac directly? How to transfer photos from iPhone to external hard drive on Mac? Try to use EaseUS MobiMover Free introduced on this page to transfer photos and videos from iPhone to external hard drive on Mac in one-click.

Photos and videos on your iPhone always carry the valuable memories of you, your families and your friends. While, at the same time, they are also space-consuming files that can quickly eat up 64 GB on your iPhone or easily take up a lot of space on your Mac if you choose to import the photos and videos from iPhone to Mac. Therefore, many users would choose to transfer photos and videos from iPhone to a large external hard drive directly to free up iPhone space without affecting Mac.

Well, how to transfer photos from iPhone to external hard drive on Mac and how to transfer videos from iPhone to external hard drive on Mac directly? Here is the best and easiest way to make it by using EaseUS MobiMover Free, the all-in-one iPhone data transfer software in the market to back up iPhone to Windows PC, Mac and external hard drive in a totally free way. You can use MobiMover Free to import the whole iPhone contacts, messages, notes, calendars, voice mails, books, Safari bookmarks & history, photos, videos, music, playlists, and audiobooks at one time or just export one certain data type flexibly without using iTunes and iCloud.

You may also need: How to transfer files from iPhone to PC if you both have Windows computer.

How to transfer photos/videos from iPhone to external hard drive on Mac

In order to properly use MobiMover Free to transfer photos or videos from iPhone to external hard drive on Mac, please make sure your Mac is running OS 10.12 (Sierra), 10.13 (High Sierra), OS X 10.7 (Lion), 10.8 (Mountain Lion), 10.9 (Mavericks), and 10.11 (El Capitan) and keep your iPhone is on iOS 8, iOS 9, iOS 10 or iOS 11.

The tool you need

  • Download and install EaseUS MobiMover Free for Mac on your Mac here or click the download button in Step 1
  • Prepare your external hard drive, like Seagate external hard drive
  • Prepare a compatible USB cable to connect your iPhone to Mac
  • Prepare the photos and videos need to be exported

Now, let’s start to use MobiMover to import videos and photos from iPhone to external hard drive on Mac. 

Notice
Following tips are for transferring photos from iPhone to external hard drive. For importing videos or photos & videos together, you just need to check the data types based on your own needs. It's quite easy for you. 

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 to your Mac with a USB cable and launch EaseUS MobiMover Free. Also, connnect your extern hard drive to your Mac. 

How to transfer photos from iPhone to Mac - Step 2

Step 3: To transfer all photos from your iPhone to your Mac at once, click Transfer to Computer from the main-interface and then wait for your iPhone content to be loaded. As you can see in the image below, MobiMover will automatically select all the supported items on your iPhone. (If you want to import photos from your iPhone to Mac selectively, go to Custom > Photos to make it.)

How to transfer photos from iPhone to Mac - Step 3

Step 4: Keep the photos selected. If you need, you can click the three dots under the Mac icon to choose or create a folder to save the photos to be transferred from your iPhone to Mac.

How to transfer photos from iPhone to Mac - Step 4

Step 5: Click the Browse button to save the photos to your external hard drive and then tap on Transfer to start to import photos from your iPhone to Mac.

How to transfer photos from iPhone to Mac - Step 5

Step 6: When it's completed, you can click View to check the transferred photos on your external hard drive on Mac.

How to transfer photos from iPhone to Mac - Step 6