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 4 methods to help you get photos from Mac to iPhone 7/7 Plus.

By Stephen Wilson | Posted on: Nov. 09, 2017, Last Updated: Dec. 06, 2018
Home > AnyTrans > AnyTrans for iOS > How to Transfer Photos from Mac to iPhone 7

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

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 can be your best choice.

Now Download AnyTrans to Have a Try

Step 1. Open 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 2. Click 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 3. Click 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.

Part 2. Transfer Photos from Mac to iPhone 7 Wirelessly

If you have trouble getting an 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.

Before we start, here are two issues need to be noticed.

Let’s check out the detailed steps.

Step 1. Visit AnyTrans website on your Mac and you will see a QR Code.

Transfer Photos from Mac to iPhone 7 Wirelessly - Step 1

Transfer Photos from Mac to iPhone 7 Wirelessly – Step 1

Step 2. Open AnyTrans on your iPhone 7, scan the QR code on your Mac.

Transfer Photos from Mac to iPhone 7 Wirelessly - Step 2

Transfer Photos from Mac to iPhone 7 Wirelessly – Step 2

Step 3. 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 3

Transfer Photos from Mac to iPhone 7 Wirelessly – Step 3

Part 3. 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 1. Download iTunes and open it.

Step 2. Click on iDevice tab > Choose Photos.

Step 3. Choose 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 4. Transfer Photos from Mac to iPhone 7 with AirDrop

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

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

Step 2. On 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 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.

Stephen Wilson

Member of @iMobie_Inc., a die-hard fan of Apple and MOBA games, is always passionate about offering and sharing solutions to any Apple related problems, as well as Android.

AnyTrans ® for iOS

The best tool to transfer, backup and manage your iPhone iPad content, even iTunes, iCloud backup files. As easy as ABC!

Free Download

  • * 100% Clean & Safe
11,452,517

Users Served