How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to MacBook Air/Pro

Want to know how to transfer photos from iPhone to MacBook Air/Pro? This post offers you 3 ways to import all the photos from iPhone to MacBook, including Camera Roll, Photo Stream, Photo Library and My Albums photos.

By Abby Walsh | Posted on: Dec. 05, 2018, Last Updated: Mar. 25, 2019
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When it comes to transferring photos from iPhone to MacBook Pro/Air, there are several choices emerged in your mind, such as Photos, Preview and Image Capture. All of them are free and easy to use, you can make it in minutes. However, this is limited to transferring Camera Roll photos from iPhone to Mac. It would be tougher if you plan to import all the photos from iPhone to MacBook, including Camera Roll, Photo Stream, Photo Library and My Albums photos.

No matter you want to transfer all types of photos from iPhone to MacBook or just camera roll photos, you can find a solution here. In this guide, we will show you 3 methods to download pictures from iPhone 6/6s/7/8/X/XS (Max)/XR to MacBook Air/Mackbook Pro.

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Part 1. How to Transfer Pictures from iPhone to MacBook Air/Pro via AnyTrans for iOS

AnyTrans for iOS is an iOS File Manager for all iPhone including new iPhone XS (Max) and iPhone XR, and it works for all PC and Mac computers. AnyTrans features to manage your photos to keep your iOS content organized. Here are some main features of this tool:

Step 1. Free download AnyTrans for iOS and install it on your Mac. Run it and connect with your iPhone. Click the button at the middle right as below.

How to Transfer Pictures from iPhone to MacBook Air/Pro

How to Transfer Pictures from iPhone to MacBook Air/Pro

Step 2. Choose Photos and select a photo type you want to transfer.

How to Transfer Pictures from iPhone to MacBook Air/Pro

How to Transfer Pictures from iPhone to MacBook Air/Pro

Step 3. For example, choose the Camera Roll. Select pictures you need and click the Send to Mac button.

How to Transfer Pictures from iPhone to MacBook Air/Pro

How to Transfer Pictures from iPhone to MacBook Air/Pro

Bonus Part. How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to MacBook Air/Pro Wirelessly

In case that you have no available USB cable to use, the AnyTrans app is recommended here, with which you can transfer Photos from iPhone to MacBook Air/Pro wirelessly.

Now connect your iPhone with Wi-Fi and do as the following steps, please make sure that your iPhone and computer are connectede in the same WiFi:

Step 1. Install AnyTrans app on your iPhone.

Step 2. On your computer, enter anytrans.io in your browser, and you’ll see a QR code.

Step 3. On your iPhone, open the AnyTrans app you just installed and tap on the Scan button to scan the QR code on your computer.

How to Transfer Pictures from iPhone to MacBook Air/Pro Wirelessly

How to Transfer Pictures from iPhone to MacBook Air/Pro Wirelessly

Step 4. Then all your iPhone photos will show up on the computer. Select the photos you want to transfer and click the “Download” button to start transferring photos from iPhone to MacBook Air/Pro.

How to Transfer Pictures from iPhone to MacBook Air/Pro Wirelessly

How to Transfer Pictures from iPhone to MacBook Air/Pro Wirelessly

Part 2. How to Import Photos from iPhone to MacBook with Photos

The default Photos (or iPhoto) app on your MacBook Air/Pro allows you to import pictures from iPhone to Mac. Here is how:

Step 1. Open Photos app on your MacBook Air or Pro, and connect with your iPhone.

Step 2. Click Import option, and you can choose photos you want to import or click the Import All New Items to import all iPhone photos to MacBook Air/Pro.

How to Import Photos from iPhone to MacBook with Photos

How to Import Photos from iPhone to MacBook with Photos

Recently, some users reported that they can’t import photos from iPhone to Mac due to these photos are in HEIC format. It is not clear whether it is because of the format of the picture. But, if you’re facing this problem too, you can have a try on free online HEIC converter to change these photos to JPG and import again.

The Bottom Line

Hope the three methods offered in our article can help you transfer photos from iPhone 6/6s/7 to MacBook Air/Pro successfully. If you have any doubts, please feel free to let us know in the comment section below. All suggestions are welcomed.

Abby Walsh

Member of iMobie team, an Apple fan and a horror movie lover. Always be willing to solve all kinds of Apple-related issues as well as Android's.