Best 5 Photo Transfer Apps to Transfer iPhone iPad Photos

By Rico Rodriguez to Photo Transfer | Sep 29, 2016

This article outlines a list of the best photo transfer apps for Mac iPhone iPad, and expound the pros and cons, so that you can pick up the best app to transfer photos from iPhone iPad to Mac/Windows.

iPhone has becoming the most popular camera to take photos in the world, not to mention the latest iPhone 7 camera has been reengineered, adding optical image stabilization, an ƒ/1.8 aperture, and a six-element lens. Certainly a large amount of photos are piled up in your iPhone which causes inconvenience greatly for iOS 17 update, app installation and so on. At this point, you might as well transfer photos from iPhone iPad to Mac both for better storing your beloved memories and clearing up iPhone space. We will share you top 5 best photo transfer apps to transfer iPhone iPad photos. Check them out now!

Most Reliable and Easiest App to Transfer iPhone iPad Photos

Top-ranking photo transfer App for Mac - MacX MediaTrans can easily transfer photos iPhone iPad iPod cameral roll, Selfies, Panoramas, Bursts, Screenshots, album, photo library photos from to Mac in batch just a click away.

  • Photo
  • Music
  • Video
  • iBook
  • Ringtone
  • Flash Drive

1. MacX MediaTrans

MacX MediaTrans has the blazing fast speed for syncing photos. Superior to any other photo transfer apps, it smoothly transfer photos from iPhone to Mac or import photos from Mac to iPhone iPad iPod in batch, only 8 seconds for 100 4K photos transfer. Plus, you are allowed to bulk delete photos from iPhone iPad iPod to save space for other usages and transfer music, video, iBooks, ringtones, audio books, etc. between iDevice and computer without iTunes FairPlay DRM protection (cuz it has the iTunes DRM removal feature).

Transfer photos in batch, without using iCloud or iTunes
Super fast transferring speed (8 secs for 100 4K photos)
Add photos to iPhone and delete photos from iPhone 8/7/6s, etc.
Support to export and convert iOS 17 HEIC photos to JPG format.

It's not free. Charged $35.95 for lifetime.
Wireless connection not supported, currently only USB cable.

How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to Mac Using MacX MediaTrans

Before all things, get the picture transfer app for Mac download or Windows version download and launch it. This iOS photo transfer app applies to the latest iOS 17/10/9.3.5, macOS Sierra, Mac OS X El Capitan/Yosemite etc. BTW, though you don't need to use iTunes, you do need install the latest version iTunes and turn off the auto sync function. The good news is that the program can transfer HEIC images from iPhone to Mac.

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to Mac with a USB cable. Click "Photo Transfer" button on the main interface.

Step 2: Select the target photos you wanna transfer from iPhone. Or you can check the box of "Select All" for all your photos.

Step 3: Click "Export" button to transfer photos from iPhone to Mac. It can serve as photo management software, allowing users to sort pictures, bulk delete photos and albums and more.

Best photo transfer app

MacX MediaTrans is not only a photo transfer app for Mac, but also a music transfer app or more likely an iPhone file manager. You can take advantage of the picture transfer app to transfer music, video, ringtone, ebook, voicememo, podcast etc. from iPhone iPad to Mac and vice versa.

2. Photo Transfer App

I believe there nothing more appropriate than Photo Transfer App being in the list of best photo transfer apps for iPad iPhone iPod. As it's named, it is mainly used to transfer photos and videos between your iPhone, iPad, PC and Mac over WiFi, Bluetooth, no cables or extra software required. It can easily transfer every multimedia data from your phone to computer and vice versa.


  • Quickly move photos from iPhone to iPad and vice versa
  • Transfer photos in full resolution, photos are not reduced in quality as with other apps


  • Unable to delete albums or photos synced by iTunes.
  • Free version has some limitations: transferring up to 5 files at a time in medium resolution, NOT supported deletion of items and device backup.

Photo Transfer App

3. Simple Transfer

This is another best photo backup app, which has been downloaded over 2.5 million times. It delivers the easiest way of transferring your photos and videos to computer and iPhone iPad iPod wirelessly. No need for cable, iTunes or extra softwares on your computer.


  • Sleek design and easy to use.
  • No limit on the number or size of photos/videos you transfer between devices or computers


  • Good condition Wi-Fi required
  • Only the FIRST 50 photos/videos of each album can be transferred in free version of the app.
Simple Transfer

4. WiFi Photo Transfer

As the name mentioned, WiFi is required for this photo syncing app. And consequently WiFi Photo Transfer also provides a wireless method to transfer photos. Meanwhile, it can be used to mass transfer and also videos. It's worth to mention that the best photo transfer app not only simply transfer photos from iPhone, but also the meta data of photos, including location, time etc.


  • You can select and transfer multiple photos at once
  • It's simple yet useful. And it's free.


  • WiFi required
  • Designed for both iPhone and iPad, instead of Android devices.
WiFi Photo Transfer

5. PhotoSync

Being the best app to transfer photos, PhotoSync can transfer, backup and share your photos & videos between iPhone, iPad, Android devices, computer, NAS & cloud services. Besides, the solid app for photo transferring, with over 1 million user and over 10000 positive reviews has been a worldwide AppStore favorite for more than 5 years because it can handle all kinds of transfer.


  • PhotoSync remembers which photos have already been transferred, no duplication.
  • The best photo transfer app can optionally perform automatic deletion of successfully backed up photos & videos - a very convenient way to free up iPhone space.


  • Transferring between iPhone/iPad/iPod requires PhotoSync installed on both devices.
  • The local Wi-Fi network is in demand

Solid App to Transfer iPhone iPad Pictures to Mac

Best photo transferring app for Mac to batch transfer camera roll, album, photo library photos from iPhone 7/7 Plus/SE/6S/5 to Mac with world's fastest speed and no quality loss. Only 8 seconds for 100 4K photos.

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