Fast and Easy Way to Download iPhone Photos to Mac

Christina updated on 2021/1/25 to iPhone Data Transfer

If you want to move your photos from iPhone to Mac in order edit or back up them, you can try to download the photos to the Mac for further use. Here are many ways to download or transfer photos from iPhone to Mac. Here on this page, we will show you how to download photos from iPhone to Mac with different ways.

Best way to transfer iPhone photos to Mac

To download and manage your iPhone photos on Mac, we suggest you use a reliable and fast iOS data transfer software for Mac. DMtrans for Mac is such an application that is able to quickly transfer your photos from iPhone to Mac.

Here are the steps needed to help you download and transfer photos from iPhone to Mac. Please just follow the guide below to help you operate and transfer photos smoothly.

Step 1. First, please ensure to connect your iPhone to the Mac with a USB cable. Download and install the iOS data transfer software to your Mac machine. Here is the download for the software.

Step 2. Start the software and then choose “Photos” option. Then you can download or transfer photos from your iPhone to Mac.

How to download photos from iPhone to Mac

Step 3. Choose the specified photos or all the photos to transfer. You can click the “Export” button and choose to transfer to your Mac.

How to download photos from iPhone to Mac

Step 4. It will start to transfer photos from iPhone to your Mac machine directly. After the process is done, you can then go to the Mac machine to check if the photos are transferred successfully.

How to download photos from iPhone to Mac

Other ways to download iPhone Photos to Mac

There actually some other methods to help you transfer download photos from iPhone to Mac. You can try the built-in tools or features as cost-effective methods. You can try to sync the data with iCloud, Photos app, airdrop, and so on. Here we will show you the guides to help you download photos from iPhone to Mac with these methods.

Download photos with iCloud Photo Library

In order to import photos from your iPhone to Mac, please first check and make sure all your iPhone and Mac machines have iCloud Photos enabled.

First, here is how to turn on iCloud Photos on your iPhone. Launch Settings on your iPhone, Scroll down and tap on Photos and turn on iCloud Photos.

How to download photos from iPhone to Mac

Second, turn on iCloud Photos in the Photos app on your Mac as follows. Launch the Photos app on your Mac, click Photos in the upper left corner of the menu bar. Click Preferences and turn to the iCloud tab. Click the checkbox on to turn on iCloud Photos.

How to download photos from iPhone to Mac

Once iCloud Photos is enabled on your iPhone and Mac, your iPhone images should be synced automatically. However, it may take sometime to sync the photos from iPhone to Mac, so you may need to be patient.

Import pictures via the Photos app on Mac

If you don’t want to sync your photos via iCloud photos, you can also try another built-in app Photos on your Mac to do the job.You can connect your iPhone to the Mac and do as follows step by step to transfer the photos from iPhone to Mac.

1. Open the Photos app on your Mac.

2. The Photos app should automatically be on the Import screen. It will show you all photos your iPhone. If not, please click on the device name in the sidebar.

3. Select the photos you want to import and click Import Selected. You can also click Import All New Photos to important all the photos.

How to download photos from iPhone to Mac

Once it's completed, you will see all the iPhone photos on Mac. Then you can disconnect your iPhone from your Mac. This option is also very practical for you if you just want to transfer some specified photos from your iPhone to Mac.

Transfer the photos with AirDrop

There is another way to transfer photos from iPhone to Mac. AirDrop is the method we suggest for you. It’s able to transfer data between any Apple devices. So you can also use this method to transfer photos from iPhone to Mac. Also, this method is also very simple and easy. We will show your the simple guide as follows:

1. Open the app Photos on your iPhone.

2. Find the photos that you want to download to your Mac. You can select multiple photos.

3. Tap the Share button in the bottom right corner > AirDrop.

4. Select the Mac that you want to download the photos to. On your Mac, the transferred photos should appear in a Finder window.

How to download photos from iPhone to Mac

Final word:

We strongly suggest you use DMtrans for Mac to transfer photos from iPhone to Mac. The software can also transfer data from other iOS device, like iPad and iPod touch, to Mac. You can also use this comprehensive data transfer software from Mac to your iPhone or other iOS devices. It can also transfer and manage other type of items between the devices. For example, it can also transfer videos, audio, messages, books, contacts, podcast, and other data.


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