How to Sync Photos From iPhone to Mac

Need to sync your pictures from IOS to your MacBook? Read one. The digital age came with a lot of improvements and upgrades. Our smartphones solve a lot of problems daily. They have become such a germane part of our lives that we can be sure living a life without them would be difficult and problem-filled.

However, these devices come with their own problems. Faulty chargers, malfunctioning Wi-Fi, faulty phones and many more are some of the problems we face with just a single device. if you have two devices, different problems are bound to arise.

If you have multiple devices, or in this case, and iPhone and a Mac, you have wanted to get a photo from one device only to find that it is in the other device. It is fine and good when you are at home alone with both devices within your reach but when you only have your Mac at hand and desperately need a photo from your iPhone, it could be frustrating.

What you need to do to avoid further similar occurrences is to sync your photos to your Mac. If you sync your photos, you automatically transfer every photo- and in some cases videos- from the first device to the second. This is the best way to ensure that your photos are always with you no matter the device you are with.

In this post, we will be looking at four of the best ways to solve the issue of syncing photos from an iPhone to a Mac.

Sync Photos From iPhone to Mac Using EaseUS MobiMover

EaseUS MobiMover is not only free, but it allows you to sync selectively without any need for iTunes. EaseUS MobiMover was created for sharing/syncing between two iOS devices which could be two iPhones or an iPhone and a Mac. EaseUS MobiMover can transfer photos, videos, audios, notes, contacts, Safari bookmarks, Voicemails, and even books.

How to Sync Photos From iPhone to Mac

Step 1

Download EaseUS MobiMover for Mac

Step 2

Using a USB cable, connect your iPhone to your Mac.

Step 3

Run the application. You will be asked to choose a connection. The options are ‘iPhone to iDevice’, ‘iDevice to Mac, ‘Mac to iDevice’. Select iDevice to Mac.

Step 4

You will be shown the different categories of transfer you can choose from. You have the option of selecting from photos, videos, audios, notes, contacts, Safari bookmarks, voicemails, and books. Select photos.

Step 5

You will be shown different folders containing images. Click on the one you want.

Step 6

Click on where you want the folder to be placed and then click ‘Transfer’.

 

It is simple and free. If the transfer is taking a little while, then it is probably because of the size of the files you’re transferring.

 

Sync Photos From iPhone to Mac Using iCloud

Your iCloud can save up all of your media files in the iCloud so that you can access it with any iOS device. However, you will data or Wi-Fi to upload via your iPhone and to access it from your Mac. Another thing is that you must upgrade your iPhone and Mac so that both have the latest iOS versions.

Step 1

Connect both devices to a Wi-Fi network. Both networks should be secure and stable.  Sign in to iCloud with your Apple ID on your iPhone. Then sign in with the same ID on your Mac.

Step 2

The next step involves switching on the iCloud Photo Library on both devices. On your iPhone, go to settings, then click on your name, then click on iCloud, select photos and then turn on the iCloud Library. On your Mac, go to system preferences, and then click on iCloud. Click on options and then switch the iCloud Photo Library.

Step 3

Your photos will be synced with the help of your Wi-Fi.

Sync Photos From iPhone to Mac Using Photos App

There is a photo app on Mac that can be used to sync photos. However, with this method, it is only the photos in your camera roll that you can move. In addition, you need to have the latest version of iTunes on your Mac. If you don’t the photos may not show up on your Mac.

Sync Photos From iPhone to Mac Using Photos App

Step 1

Connect the two devices using a USB cable.

Step 2

To access the phone, you will need to unlock your iPhone and select trust. The selection will give your Mac access to your iPhone.

Step 3

Your photos app is supposed to open automatically but if it doesn’t, open it. Then click ‘import’.

Step 4

Click the photos you would like to sync and click ‘import selected’. Or you can click on ‘import all new photos’ to send all photos your Mac doesn’t have.

 

Sync Photos From iPhone to Mac With AirDrop

AirDrop is another way to sync devices. It is wireless and uses Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. Some devices have issues with their AirDrop. If you get an ‘AirDrop’ not working error message, you cannot use this method. But if you don’t, you are good to go.

Step 1

On your Mac, select finder, then select Go, and then tap on AirDrop on your Mac to turn it on. Remember that you will have to switch Bluetooth and Wi-Fi on in order to use it. Click on the ‘allow to be discovered by everyone’ or the ‘contacts only’ option so that your iPhone can discover your Mac.

Step 2

On your iPhone, open your control center. Your control center opens up when you swipe from bottom to up. Select the AirDrop option. Click on the ‘allow to be discovered by everyone’ or the ‘contacts only’ option so that your Mac can discover your iPhone.

Step 3

On your iPhone, select the Photos App. Then, select the photos you want to sync.

Step 4

Click the share option and select AirDrop. You can now share your photos.

 

Sync Photos From iPhone to Mac Using iTunes

Before starting, ensure that you update your Mac and your iphone to the latest versions available. Then, make sure you have the latest version of iTunes.

Step 1

Open iTunes on your Mac.

Step 2

Using a USB cable, connect your iPhone to your Mac. Then, click on the device icon in iTunes.

Step 3

On the left, there is a sidebar. Select it and click Photos.

Step 4

Click the box that is beside sync photos. If you get a message saying ‘iCloud Photos is on’, it means that your photos are already synced. If you are sure the photos are not synced, go to iCloud and switch it off. On your iPhone, go to settings, then click on your name, then click on iCloud, select photos and then turn off the iCloud Library. On your Mac, go to system preferences, and then click on iCloud. Click on options and then switch it off.  Then start from step 1 again.

Step 4

Choose the folders you want to sync. When you are done, click apply.

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