How to Import Photos from iPhone to Mac?

Want to import photos from iPhone to Mac? Are you looking for the easiest and simplest solution to import photos from iPhone to Mac? Then this post if just for you. Although there are a number of ways to import all your iPhone photos to your Mac computer, we believe that using the Photos app to import all your photos from the iOS device is easy and simple. So, in this post, we will show how you can import Photos from iPhone to Mac using the Photos app.

Import Photos from iPhone to Mac Using Photos App

You can use the Photos app to import photos from iPhone to Mac without using iCloud Photo Library. The process given below also works pretty well if you wish to import photos from a digital camera or from an SD card. While importing photos from your device, you will also be prompted to either keep the imported items or delete them from your device. If you choose to delete the imported items, you can free-up some storage space as well. And if you decide to keep those items, you’ll have to delete them manually.

  1. Before we begin, make sure that your Mac has the latest version of iTunes installed. It needs to be iTunes 12.5.1 or later. If not, please update it and proceed to the next step.
  2. Now, connect your iPhone to your Mac with the USB cable that came with your device. In case you are following this process to import photos from an SD card, please insert it into the SD slot on your Mac, or connect it using a card reader.
  3. The next is to unlock your iPhone with the passcode. You might also see a prompt on the iOS device asking you to ‘Trust This Computer’. Tap ‘Trust’ to continue.
  4. By default, the Photos app automatically opens on your Mac. But if it doesn’t, open the Photos app manually.
  5. The Photos app shows an ‘Import’ screen with all the photos and videos that are stored on your iPhone. If, somehow, the Import screen doesn’t automatically appear, click the Import tab at the top of the ‘Photos’ app, or click the device’s name in the ‘Photos’ sidebar. Both these will lead you to a screen where you can see all the photos and videos stored on your iPhone
  6. Now, in order to import a selection of photos, click the ones you want, then click ‘Import Selected’. or if you want to import all new photos, click ‘Import All New Photos’. Doing so will begin the importing process.
  7. When the import is complete, a message box asks if you want to delete or keep the photos on your iPhone. Click ‘Delete Items’ to remove the photos and free up some storage space, or click ‘Keep Items’ to keep them on your iPhone.
  8. If you select ‘Keep Items’, you’ll have to manually delete them from your iPhone when you want to remove them.
  9. After You are finished importing the images and the next step to either keep the items or delete, you can now disconnect your iPhone from your Mac. If you imported photos from an SD card or other USB devices, safely eject the device first.

Note: Imported photos appear in the Photos app’s Last Import album.

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