How to Sync Photos (HEIC/JPG) from iPhone to Mac

By Rico Rodriguez to iPhone Management | Last Updated on Dec 18, 2018

Syncing photos from iPhone to Mac computer (2017 iMac Pro/MacBook) is a piece of cake to MacX MediaTrans. This iPhone photo transfer can effortlessly copy photos from iPhone to Mac without using iCloud or iTunes.

"Does anyone know how to sync photos from iPhone to Mac without using iCloud photo library? I have tried many apps to export photos (iOS) with photos (OS X), but eventually they all failed. Please give me some useful advices to import Camera Roll to computer. I just want my photos saved locally on both."

Undoubtedly, more and more iPhone users want to download photos from iPhone to Mac in case of loss or theft. But, most of people won't take advantage of iCloud to get photos off iPhone because iCloud only provides 5GB storage space for users to store files. Then what kind of tool can aid you to sync photos from iPhone to Mac?

Transfer iPhone Photos and Convert HEIC to JPG Simultaneously

MacX MediaTrans makes that happen! This iPhone backup software allows you to bulk transfer photos from iPhone X/8/7/6s/6/5s to macOS at 5X faster speed than Apple Photos, 8 seconds to sync 100 4K UHD images. Meanwhile, it auto converts heic to jpg format upon export for later playback on Windows, Android or other platforms.

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Sync Photos from iPhone to Mac with the Fastest iPhone Photo Transfer

When you look for the full-featured iPhone photos backup app, you should carefully take program's transferring speed and function into consideration. Here, we introduce you a functional one: MacX MediaTrans.

In detail, this iPhone photo manager is able to transfer photos from iPhone to Mac (iMac/MacBook) covering Camera Roll, Photo Stream, Photo Library and My Albums. Super fast transferring speed and no quality loss. It is worth mentioning that MacX MediaTrans only needs 8 secs to sync 100 4K photos to macOS (macOS High Sierra included). Of course, if you wanna transfer photos to iPhone 8/Plus from computer, this iPhone transfer tool can also render help.

How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to Mac

To tackle the problem of "How do I take pictures off my iPhone and put them on my Mac," you should download iPhone photo transfer on your Mac computer (iMac Pro/MacBook/Mac Mini/Mac Pro supported). Now, follow the below simple steps to backup photos from iPhone to Mac without iCloud/iTunes.

Step 1: Launch MacX MediaTrans and then connect your iPhone to computer with its USB cable. Note: all the models of iPhone (including 5/5s/5c/6/6s/SE/7/8/Plus/X) are in the supported list. Please turn off iTunes auto syncing.

Step 2: Click "Photo Transfer" button to choose photos from iPhone Camera Roll, Photo Stream, Photo Library, Photo Share, Albums, etc.

iPhone Photo Transfer Tool

Step 3: Take Camera Roll as an example for transferring picture from iPhone to MacBook. Tap on Camera Roll, and select the photos you want to transfer to Mac.

Step 4: Click the "Export" button on the top to start to export photos from iPhone to Mac. Later, the photos will be successfully copied to your Mac computer. If you want to transfer iOS 11 HEIC photos from iPhone to Mac as JPG format, click the Export button and select "Export heic to jpg" option on the drop-down list.

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1. The aforementioned iPhone Camera Roll to Mac guide is also suitable for transferring pictures from iPad to Mac and copying photos from iPod to Mac, from Mac to iPhone iPad iPod at impressive transferring speed.

2. Outstanding photos management features from iPhone photo manager will surprise you a lot: add photo albums, delete multiple photos from Camera Roll and any photo albums on iPhone at once.

3. The photo transfer tool can also serve as HEIC converter, allowing you to convert HEIC to JPG format to open, view, and edit HEIC photos on Android, Windows, older Apple devices and photo editing tool like Photoshop.

Generally speaking, there are two main benefits you can get after moving photos from iPhone to Mac: more iPhone storage space and no worry of losing. Actually, in addition to moving photos from iPhone to Mac, MacX MediaTrans is still capable of tranferring music/video/movies from iPhone/iPad/iPod to Mac and vice versa.

What's more, you can mount your iPhone/iPod/iPad as a virtual USB hard drive to store videos, music, movies, installation packages and more with the aid of MacX MediaTrans. >>> How to use iPhone as flash drive

MacX MediaTrans - Move Photos from iPhone to Mac No.1 Fast

With Intel QSV supported, this iPhone transfer tool enables you to super fast sync photos from iPhone to Mac and transfer music/video/ebooks/ringtones from iPhone to Mac in batch, as well.

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