How to Move Photos from iPhone XS/XR to MacBook Air/Pro

By Abby Poole to iPhone Management | Last Updated on Dec 17, 2018

Want to move photos (heic & jpg) from iPhone to MacBook Pro/Air? MacX MediaTrans will provides you the superfast solution to transfer photos from iPhone to MacBook to free up space or upgrade to iPhone XS (Max)/XR with super-fast speed and high quality reserved.

"I'm so depressed that there is not enough space on my iPhone 6s to install a cool app. But I don't want to delete any files (especially my favorite 500+ HD/4K photos). Can you tell me how to move photos from iPhone to MacBook so that I can free up some space on my iPhone?"

It is true that the most important reason for iPhone users to import photos from iPhone to MacBook is freeing up more storage space. As everyone knows, HD/4K photos will take up much more space comparing with the ordinary photos. Thus, in order to get more storage space, iPhone users should find out a proper way to copy photos from iPhone to MacBook.

Move iPhone Photos to MacBook in A Flash !

MacX MediaTrans, a high-end iPhone photo transfer app, will transfer live photos, HD/4K pictures, heic and jpg photos from iPhone XS/XR/X/8/7/6s/6 to MacBook Pro/Air at Intel QSV accelerated speed (5X faster than iPhoto/Photos). More importantly, it will auto convert heic to jpg during syncing so as to play heic on any non-iOS device and platform.

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Simplest Way to Move Photos from iPhone to MacBook Air/Pro

Some people will suggest you to use iCloud to store photos to download photos from iPhone to MacBook Air. Truly, they are efficient ways to move few photos. If you're Photo size is larger than 5GB, you'd better adopt a third-party app to get photos off iPhone.

MacX MediaTrans, a professional iPhone data manager, is able to easily transfer full resolution (4K/HD) photos from iPhone to MacBook Air/Pro for backup or space clearing, and also add photos to iPhone XS (Max)/XR with flawless quality reserved. It's by far the fastest tool to transfer iPhone data. For example, it's able to move 100 4K photos in 8 seconds only, 5x faster than competitors. The app can also convert heic to jpg automatically during image transfer process. Thus, you can play heic (smaller size & better quality) on any device (Android/Windows) without compatibility issue.

With MacX MediaTrans, you can enjoy below unique benefits compared to other solutions like AirDrop, Image Capture, iMessage, iCloud or others.

Do not require Apple ID or confusing settings;
No limits on the number of photos you can move;
Move multiple photos, whole albums or selected pictures freely;
World's fastest iPhone photo tranfer speed, not limited to internet connection;
Two-way photo transfer, from iPhone to Mac or vice versa;
Support the latest iPhone XS (Max)/XR on iOS 12.

How to Sync Photos from iPhone to MacBook Easily and Fast

To painlessly solve the problem of "how to get pictures from iPhone to MacBook,"
download iPhone photo transfer on your Mac (macOS Mojave included).

Step 1: Run MacX MediaTrans and link your iPhone to Mac computer with a USB cable. Freely plugin iPhone XS(Max), iPhone XR, iPhone X/8/7/6S, other models running iOS 12, iOS 11 or earlier.

Step 2: The program will manage various data on iPhone like photos, videos, music, books, audio, etc. To move iPhone photos to Mac, click "Photo Transfer" button on the main interface of the iPhone photo manager.

Move photos from iPhone to MacBook

Step 3: Now you can see Camera Roll, Photo Stream, Photo Library, Photo Share, Albums, etc. Select the album and choose the photos you want to transfer to MacBook. You can simply Select All or fliter and search photos by year/day/month.

Step 4: Click the "Export" button on the top and the selected photos will be moved from iPhone to MacBook.

If you capture a collection of HEIC images on iPhone and want to transfer HEIC files to Mac/Windows for photo editors, Android devices etc, select "Export heic to jpg" option under the Export drop-down list and convert HEIC to JPG with the tool.

If you want to delete all the photos from iPhone after downloading photos from iPhone to MacBook, the Delete Photo option will delete multiple or all photos from iPhone.

Move photos from iPhone to MacBook

1. This simple guide also can be used to import and export photos from iPad to MacBook or iPod to Mac. Now, feel free to transfer your photos from iPad iPhone iPod to Mac for freeing up much more space. You can also copy photos from MacBook to iPhone.

2. Some useful photo editing features you may need: add and edit photo albums or delete multiple photos from Camera Roll or other photo albums on iPhone at once.

3. Besides moving photos from iPhone to MacBook, you can take advantage of iPhone photo manager to: transfer video/movies from iPhone iPod iPad to Mac (macOS Mojave included) and vice versa; mount iPhone iPod iPad as a portable hard drive to save all kinds of data covering videos, movies, Word, Excels, installation packages and more.

Sync Photos from iPhone XS/XR/X/8/7 to MacBook

This powerful iPhone photo transfer enables users to painlessly sync photos from iPhone to MacBook, convert HEIC to JPG, add wallpapers from computer to iPhone, and transfer music video from iPhone to MacBook in batch, and more.

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