Five Ways to Transfer Photos from iPhone to MacBook/iMac

Posted by Estelle to iPhone Management | Nov. 17, 2016

Choice is always greater than the change. The same applies to iPhone photo transfer app choice. If you choose the most suitable iPhone photo transfer program, you don't have the need to painfully change anything (iPhone, photos, etc.), cuz the best tool has already done all for you.

Frankly, there are several sorts of solutions to transfer photos from iPhone to Mac computer and majority of them are easy to use for both newbie and expert. Yet, the problem is that the general ways usually cost you large amounts of time in batch iOS iPhone photos transfer, especially when it comes to transferring photos from iPhone 7 to Mac (El Capitan & macOS Sierra) with 4K Ultra HD resolution.

In such case, the decisive point lies in the iPhone pictures transfer speed, which helps you select the superior iPhone photo transfer app and eliminate the inferior ones. In response to this aspect, here selects top 5 fast ways for you to import photos from iPhone to Mac at blistering speed.

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No.1 Fast Way - Transfer Photos from iPhone to MacBook iMac with MacX MediaTrans

World's No.1 fast speed, versatility and ease of use earn MacX MediaTrans the top tier in this iPhone to Mac photo transfer review. This iPhone manager's primary function is to transfer pictures from iPhone to MacBook 2016, iMac (macOS Sierra) with world's fastest speed, 100 4K photos only 8 seconds (1000 HD photos with 30 seconds), thanks to its advanced Intel Quick Sync Video supports. However, that's not the whole story.

As an all-sided iPhone transfer tool, it also contains numerous extra features, e.g., sync photos from Mac computer to iPhone iPad, delete iPhone photos, including photos in Camera Roll, copy music videos to and from iPhone; mount iPhone as flash drive; transfer photos, video and music (DRM incl.) between iPad iPod and Mac, etc. Thus, you can transfer files from iPhone to Mac for eternal backup or to free up more iPhone space just one click away.

Step 1

Free Download iPhone Picture Transfer App

Free download this iPhone manager on Mac and then fire it up. Next, connect your iOS iPhone 6/6s/6SE/7 iOS 10 to Mac computer.

Note: there will pop up a window to advise you to properly set iTunes lest your iOS device data gets lost. So please follow the prompts to set iTunes first.

iPhone Picture Transfer Tool
Step 2

Export Photos from iPhone to Mac Now

Click "Photo" icon to get the photos from iPhone Camera Roll. Choose the photos you wanna transfer and then move it to your Mac (directly drag-drop supported).

Note: You're allowed to transfer photos from iPhone to Mac in album or batch. Arrange your pictures, selfie, screenshots according to the time order (Day/Month/Year) and then move photos from iPhone to Mac with the whole album after click on "Export" button, simple & fast. Now, the updated version also support you to transfer photos from Mac to iPhone via "Import" button. Have a try if you need.

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Supported iPhone iPad iPod & OS:

iPhone: iPhone7/Plus/6s/Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 6/6+, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C/5, iPhone 4S
iPad: iPad Pro, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 3/2/1, iPad (Retina), The New iPad, iPad 2, iPad
iPod: iPod touch 5, iPod touch 4, iPod touch 3, iPod Touch, iPod nano, iPod Classic
iOS: iOS 7 or higher (iOS 10 included)
iTunes: iTunes 12.3 or higher
Mac OS X: Mac OS X 10.7-10.12 (macOS Sierra)

No.2 Fast Way - Transfer Pictures from iPhone 7/Plus to Mac with AirDrop

The second recommended way to sync photos from iPhone to Mac is to take full advantage of AirDrop. To use AirDrop, the preparation jobs include:

No. 1: Same Wi-Fi network guaranteed for your iPhone and Mac.
No. 2: Turn on the Bluetooth both on your iPhone and Mac.
No. 3: Operating system requirement: Mac OS X Yosemite, El Capitan, macOS Sierra; iOS 8, iOS 9, iOS 10.

After all the preparation work is done, then you can enter to the point: start to transfer photos from iPhone to Mac now.

Step 1: Access to the camera roll on your iPhone and choose the pictures you wanna transfer.
Step 2: When "Tap to share with AirDrop" appears, tap the MacBook Pro/Air or iMac icon below.
Step 3: If everything goes well, then AirDrop is now to transfer photos from iPhone to computer Mac.

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No.3 Fast Way - Transfer Photos from iPhone to MacBook iMac with WeChat

WeChat is a voice chatting app designed by Tecent for iOS iPhone iPad and Mac OS X users to free chat online. No exaggeration to say it's the most popular app in China now, no one of. Because it can do more things beyond your imagination. Among its many talents, super fast sharing and getting photos off iPhone to Mac is worth a mention.

It supports users to free copy photos from iPhone to Mac with 9 pictures per time after you log in your WeChat account on both iPhone and Mac. Followed by right-click "Save picture as" on Mac computer via WeChat dialog box. The iPhone photo transfer speed is comparatively fast as long as your network connection doesn't get stuck in traffic.

move iPhone photos with wechat

No.4 Fast Way - Import Photos from iPhone (iPhone 7/7 Plus) to Mac with E-mail

If you don't have too many photos waiting to transfer, just one or two photos, the fastest yet simplest way is to transfer photos from iPhone to Mac with E-mail.

First of all, enter your photo app and then select the photo you wanna transfer from photo album. Next, click the "Share" icon at the left side of the bottom; tap "Mail" icon. Final step, fill in your E-mail address, title and then tap "Send" button. Well, now the iPhone photos to Mac transfer with E-mail is accomplished super fast. But if you want to organize iPhone photos meantime, emailing is not a good option, you can turn to an all-around picture manager for iPhone.

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No.5 Fast Way - Transfer Photos from iPhone to MacBook 2016 iMac with USB Cable

Last but not least, the last way is also the traditional way for transferring photos from iOS 10/9/8 iPhone 7/SE/6s/6 to Mac. Connect your iPhone to your Mac computer via USB sync cable. By default, the Photos app on your Mac is set to open automatically once you plug your iPhone into your Mac. And then the photos app on your MacBook or iMac will present all the photos of your camera roll so that you can simply tick 'Import All New Photos' to copy photos from iPhone to Mac at once.

Alternatively, you can select the individual pictures, selfie or images to import and keep. After iPhone pictures backup to Mac, you will get more space on your iPhone for later picture capture.

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Transferring 4K or 1080p photos from iPhone iOS to Mac is no longer a tough task once you utilize the best iPhone transfer-MacX MediaTrans, world's No.1 fast speed guaranteed!

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