How to Put iPhone Photos on Mac

Alicia Santos

Mac, Tutorials

Do you have a collection of amazing photos on your iPhone that you want to transfer to your Mac? Don’t worry, it’s a simple process that can be done in a few easy steps. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of transferring iPhone photos to your Mac.

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to your Mac

First things first, connect your iPhone to your Mac using the lightning cable. Make sure both devices are turned on and unlocked.

Step 2: Trust the computer

When you connect your iPhone to the Mac for the first time, you might see a prompt on your device asking if you trust this computer. Tap “Trust” to establish a connection between the two devices.

Step 3: Launch the Photos app

Once your iPhone is connected and trusted, launch the Photos app on your Mac. You can find it in the Applications folder or by searching for it in Spotlight.

Step 4: Importing photos

In the Photos app, click on the “Import” tab located at the top center of the window. This will open the import settings dialog box.

  • Select photos:
  • In the import settings dialog box, you will see all the photos available for import. You can either select individual photos by clicking on them or use Command + A to select all photos.

  • Select destination:
  • You can choose whether to import all selected items or only selected items by clicking on “Import All New Photos” or “Import Selected” respectively.

    If you want more control over where your photos are stored, click on “Import Settings” to specify a custom location.

  • Import:
  • Click on “Import” to start importing the selected photos. You will see a progress bar indicating the status of the transfer.

Step 5: Review and organize

Once the import process is complete, you can review and organize your photos in the Photos app. You can create albums, add tags, or simply browse through your collection.


  • Delete after import: If you want to free up space on your iPhone after importing photos, make sure to check the “Delete items after import” box in the import settings dialog box. This will remove the photos from your iPhone automatically.
  • Keep originals: By default, Mac makes optimized versions of your photos to save space on your device. If you want to keep the original quality of your photos, go to Photos > Preferences > General and uncheck “Optimize Mac Storage”.
  • Automatic transfer: If you want to automatically transfer photos from your iPhone to your Mac whenever they are connected, go to Photos > Preferences > General and check “Copy items to the Photos library”.

Congratulations! You have successfully transferred your iPhone photos to your Mac. Now you can enjoy organizing and editing them on a larger screen using powerful editing tools available on your Mac.

We hope this tutorial was helpful for you. If you have any further questions or need additional assistance, feel free to ask in the comments below. Happy photo transferring!

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