How to Import iPhone Photos to Mac

Joel Mason

Mac, Tutorials

How to Import iPhone Photos to Mac

Do you have a bunch of amazing photos on your iPhone that you want to transfer to your Mac? It’s actually quite simple and can be done in a few easy steps. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of importing iPhone photos to your Mac.

Step 1: Connect Your iPhone to Your Mac

First, grab your lightning cable and connect your iPhone to your Mac using the USB port. Ensure that both devices are turned on and unlocked.

Step 2: Trust Your Computer

After connecting your iPhone, a popup window may appear on your iPhone screen asking you whether you trust this computer. Tap “Trust” to proceed with the connection.

Step 3: Open the Photos App

On your Mac, open the Photos app. You can find it in your Applications folder or by searching for it in Spotlight.

Step 4: Select Your iPhone

In the Photos app, you should see a sidebar on the left-hand side. Under “Devices,” click on your iPhone’s name.

Step 5: Choose Photos to Import

You will now see a grid view of all the photos and videos on your iPhone. Select the ones you want to import by clicking on them. To select multiple photos, hold down the Command key while clicking on each photo.


  • Select All: To import all photos at once, press Command + A or go to Edit > Select All.
  • Select Range: To select a range of photos, click on the first photo, hold down the Shift key, and click on the last photo of the range.

Step 6: Import Selected Photos

Once you have selected the photos you want to import, click on the “Import Selected” button located at the top-right corner of the Photos app. Alternatively, you can also drag and drop the selected photos to your desired location on your Mac.

Step 7: Wait for Import to Finish

The import process may take a while depending on the number of photos and videos you selected. You can monitor the progress in the upper-left corner of the Photos app. Do not disconnect your iPhone until the import is complete.

Step 8: Review Imported Photos

Once the import is finished, you can find your imported photos in either “Last Import” or “All Photos” under “Library” in the sidebar. They will also be available in their respective albums if you have organized them on your iPhone.

Congratulations! You have successfully imported your iPhone photos to your Mac. Now you can edit, organize, and share them with ease!


In this tutorial, we learned how to import iPhone photos to a Mac using the Photos app. Remember to connect your iPhone, trust your computer, select and import your desired photos or videos, and wait for the process to finish. With these simple steps, you can effortlessly transfer memories captured on your iPhone to your Mac for further editing and enjoyment.

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