How to Transfer Photos from Mac to iPhone 7

Do not know how to transfer photos from Mac to iPhone 7? Read this guide to get 3 methods to help you get photos from Mac to iPhone 7/7 Plus.

By iMobie | Posted on: Nov. 09, 2017, Last Updated: Mar. 25, 2019
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Although iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus isn’t the latest iPhone now, it is still the most-cost-effective iPhone, and it is a nice choice to purchase it. If you just got one new iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus as your first iPhone, and then you want to transfer photos from Mac to iPhone 7 as wallpaper. As an iPhone newbie, you may feel confused with these transferring data to new iPhone 7 problems. To help you out, here in this guide we will show you how to transfer photos from Mac to iPhone 7/7 Plus via four methods. Let’s get it on.

Part 1. Transfer Photos from Mac to iPhone 7 with AnyTrans for iOS

If you prefer the easiest way to transfer photos from Mac to iPhone 7/7 Plus, then one professional iOS data transfer tool named AnyTrans for iOS can be your best choice.

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Step 1Open AnyTrans > Connect your iPhone 7 to Mac via USB cable > Scroll up or click the button at right.

How to Transfer Photos from Mac to iPhone 7/7 Plus with AnyTrans – Step 1

How to Transfer Photos from Mac to iPhone 7/7 Plus with AnyTrans – Step 1

Step 2Click on Photos > Choose Photo Library. The transferred photos will be saved in Photo Library.

How to Transfer Photos from Mac to iPhone 7/7 Plus with AnyTrans – Step 2

How to Transfer Photos from Mac to iPhone 7/7 Plus with AnyTrans – Step 2

Step 3Click on “+” button > Select the photos you want to transfer > Click on Open to transfer pictures from Mac to iPhone 7.

How to Transfer Photos from Mac to iPhone 7/7 Plus with AnyTrans – Step 3

How to Transfer Photos from Mac to iPhone 7/7 Plus with AnyTrans – Step 3

After the transfer, you can go to your iPhone to move the photos to one album you created before: Open Photos app > Tap on Photos on the bottom > Tap Select on the top right corner > Select the photos you need > Tap on Add To > Choose one album as destination. Or you can go to the album that named Imported by AnyTrans to make it.

Bonus Tip. Transfer Photos from Mac to iPhone 7 Wirelessly

If you have trouble getting a USB cable or your Mac is unable to recognize your iPhone, AnyTrans app would provide you with a wireless method. Please follow the steps below to see how to transfer photos from Mac to iPhone 7 wirelessly.

Step 1. Download AnyTrans app on your iPhone 7.

Step 2. Visit anytrans.io on your Mac and you will see a QR Code.

Transfer Photos from Mac to iPhone 7 Wirelessly - Step 2

Transfer Photos from Mac to iPhone 7 Wirelessly – Step 2

Step 3. Open AnyTrans on your iPhone 7, scan the QR code on your Mac.

Transfer Photos from Mac to iPhone 7 Wirelessly - Step 3

Transfer Photos from Mac to iPhone 7 Wirelessly – Step 3

Step 4. When your iPhone 7 has connected with Mac, all your photo albums will be listed. Click Upload on the upper middle to transfer photos from Mac to iPhone 7.

Transfer Photos from Mac to iPhone 7 Wirelessly - Step 4

Transfer Photos from Mac to iPhone 7 Wirelessly – Step 4

Part 2. Transfer Photos from Mac to iPhone 7 with iTunes

When using iTunes to transfer pictures from Mac to iPhone 7, you may lose the previous photos in your Photo Library. And you cannot transfer photos back to computer. If you want to copy photos from Mac to iPhone 7 without data loss, then just go to Method 1.

You can first create a new folder that contains the photos you want to transfer to make it easier.

Step 1Download iTunes and open it.

Step 2Click on iDevice tab > Choose Photos.

Step 3Choose Sync Photos > Select the folder you created before > Click on Apply to transfer photos from Mac to iPhone 7/7 Plus.

How to Transfer Photos from Mac to iPhone 7/7 Plus with iTunes

How to Transfer Photos from Mac to iPhone 7/7 Plus with iTunes

Also Read: Transfer Photos from Computer to iPhone 7 with/without iTunes >

Part 3. Transfer Photos from Mac to iPhone 7 with AirDrop

AirDrop can also be a good way for you to transfer photos from Mac to iPhone wirelessly. However, as we all know, AirDrop is preferable when you got few photos to transfer to iPhone 7. When you got a bunch of photos or your whole photo library to transfer to iPhone 7, it can be a pretty slow and tedious process for you to transfer photos via AirDrop. In this case, why not try Method 1 that saves your time and transfers photos in a simpler way?

If you just like to import a few photos to iPhone 7/7 Plus, you can try this method.

Step 1On your Mac: Go to Finder > Choose AirDrop > Enable it.

Step 2On your iPhone: Swipe up to open the control center > Tap AirDrop > Select Contacts Only or Everyone as you like.

Step 3 Your iPhone will show up in the window > Drag and drop one photo to the little circle > Accept the photos on your iPhone 7.

How to Transfer Photos from Mac to iPhone 7/7 Plus with AirDrop

How to Transfer Photos from Mac to iPhone 7/7 Plus with AirDrop

The Bottom Line

This is all for how to transfer photos from Mac to iPhone 7/7 Plus. And as you can see, AnyTrans for iOS is much easier. So why not give it a try? Besides photos, it can also help you transfer music, ringtones, videos, contacts and more. By the way, don’t forget to share this guide with your friends if it is helpful.

iMobie

Member of iMobie team, an Apple fan as well as an anime lover. Like to share solutions on iOS and Android related problems.