How to Import All Photos From iPhone to Mac

Charlotte Daniels

Mac, Tutorials

Are you tired of manually transferring each photo from your iPhone to your Mac? Well, you’re in luck!

In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of importing all your photos from your iPhone to your Mac effortlessly. So grab your lightning cable and let’s get started!

Step 1: Connect Your iPhone to Your Mac

First things first, connect your iPhone to your Mac using the lightning cable. Ensure that both devices are unlocked and trust each other by tapping “Trust” on your iPhone when prompted.

Step 2: Launch the Photos App

Once the connection is established, launch the Photos app on your Mac. You can find it in the Applications folder or by using Spotlight search.

Step 3: Select Your iPhone

In the sidebar of the Photos app, locate and click on your iPhone under the “Devices” section. This will display all the available photos and albums on your device.

Step 4: Import All Photos

To import all photos from your iPhone, simply click on the “Import All New Items” button located at the top right corner of the Photos app. This will transfer all new photos and videos from your iPhone to your Mac.


If you have previously imported some photos from this specific device, only new items since the last import will be transferred.

Step 5: Wait for Import to Complete

Sit back and relax while Photos app imports all selected items from your iPhone. The progress bar at the top of the Photos app will indicate how much time is remaining for completion.


The time taken for import depends on various factors like the number of photos/videos and their file sizes.

Step 6: Review Imported Photos

Once the import is completed, you can review all your imported photos by clicking on the “Import” tab in the sidebar. Here, you will find all your imported items sorted by date.

Step 7: Eject Your iPhone

After successfully importing all your photos, it’s important to disconnect your iPhone properly. To do this, click on your iPhone in the sidebar and then click on the “Eject” button next to it. Wait until you see a message confirming that it is safe to disconnect your device.


Skipping this step might result in data loss or corruption on your iPhone.


You have successfully imported all your photos from your iPhone to your Mac. Now you can organize, edit, and share them with ease using the powerful features of the Photos app. Say goodbye to manual transfers and enjoy hassle-free photo management!

Final Thoughts

In this tutorial, we learned how to import all photos from an iPhone to a Mac using the Photos app. By following these simple steps, you can save time and effort while ensuring that all precious memories are safely stored on your Mac.

  • Remember to trust both devices when connecting them via lightning cable.
  • Always properly eject your iPhone before disconnecting it from your Mac.
  • Note that only new items will be imported if you have previously transferred some photos/videos.
  • Sit back, relax, and let the Photos app handle the import process for you.

Now it’s your turn to give it a try! Connect your iPhone to your Mac and enjoy the convenience of seamlessly importing all your photos.

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