Photos quickly reduce your phone storage space, specially when you are using an iPhone that has an excellent camera. Taking pictures is easy and you often end up taking multiple shots on one thing. The best way to keep your storage space optimized is to transfer your iPhone photos to your Mac machine.
Here's how you transfer iPhone photos to Mac using the Photos App:
- Connect your iPhone to your Mac computer using the USB cable. Unlock the iPhone screen if it is locked with a passcode.
- Open 'Photos APP'. This app opens automatically when you connect your iPhone with your Mac. By chance, if it doesn't, you can find Photos in the Application folder. One thing you must note is that 'Photos' has replaced the old 'iPhoto' app.
Note: If you are launching Photos for the first time, you may be prompted to convert your old iPhoto library.
- Click 'Import' tab to view your iPhone photos. You'll see your iPhone listed at the top of the window, and all of the photos on the device will be displayed below.
- Decide if you want to delete photos after importing them. If you want to free up some storage space on your iPhone, then you may delete those photos after they are safely copied to your Mac. To do so, check the 'Delete items after import' option.
- Select the images that you want to copy. If you only want to transfer some of the images, select them before importing. You can hold 'Command' and click each one you want to transfer, or hold 'shift' to select multiple images in a row.
- Start the import process. Click "Import # Selected" to start transferring the selected images, or "Import All New Photos" to copy all available images. This may take a while to complete, especially if there are a lot of images on the iPhone.