How to Import Photos from Mac to iPhone without iTunes

Summary

How to transfer photos from Mac to iPhone? Read this guide to learn a quick way to import photos from Mac to iPhone without iTunes in 3 steps.

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Nov. 29, 2016

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AnyTrans – Transfer Photos to iPhone from Mac/MacBook/iMac in 3 Steps

AnyTrans – Import Photos to iPhone in 3 Steps

Get AnyTrans installed on your Mac computer, and follow this tutorial to transfer pictures from Mac to your iPhone without using iTunes.

- Get a new iPhone 7 or iPhone 6s/SE and want to sync some photos to it from MacBook.

- Want to set some pictures from Mac as wallpaper of your new iPhone.

- Want to move photos taken by digital camera to iPhone.

- Want to move some memorable photos from Mac to iPhone.

If you are in one of the above situation, you may consider using iTunes to sync photos from your Mac to your iPhone. However, after connecting your device to iTunes and starting sync, it pops up the messages telling you that “Are you sure you want to remove existing music, movies, TV shows, books, and tones from this iPhone and sync with iTunes library?”

Sync Photos from Mac to iPhone with iTunes

Sync Photos from Mac to iPhone with iTunes

Yes, iTunes will erase existing media files on your iPhone if you plan to use it to import photos from Mac to your device. So is there an alternative way to transfer photos without wiping data? Here in this guide we will show you another way to import photos from Mac to iPhone without iTunes in 3 steps.

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Tools We Need to Import Photos to iPhone without iTunes

  • An iPhone with a USB cable;
  • A Mac computer;
  • An iOS data manager – AnyTrans.

AnyTrans is the best iTunes alternative when it comes to managing your iOS data. It allows you to add photos from your Mac/PC to your iPhone without erasing any existed data on your iDevice. In addition, AnyTrans also manages to transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone and from iPhone to computer as you want. Besides photos, it also supports other types of iOS data including music, videos, contacts, notes, messages, books, apps etc. The new AnyTrans perfectly works for iPhone 7 (Plus), iPhone SE, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6, and old iPhone 5s/5c/5/4s/4.

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How to Transfer Photos from Mac to iPhone 7/6s/6/SE/5s/5/4s

Firstly, download and install AnyTrans on your Mac (MacBook, iMac or Mac mini/Pro). Then follow the steps below to move photos from Mac to your iPhone.

Step 1. Open up AnyTrans, and connect your iPhone to computer. After AnyTrans loads data on your device, go to category page.

How to Transfer Photos from Mac to iPhone 6/6s/7

How to Transfer Photos from Mac to iPhone 6/6s/7

Step 2. Click on Photos and choose Photo Library to enter the manage page.

Transfer Photos from Mac to iPhone with AnyTrans

Transfer Photos from Mac to iPhone with AnyTrans

Step 3. Click on the "+" button on the right upper hand, browse the photos in your Mac, choose the photo you need, and click the Open button.

Transfer Photos from Mac to iPhone with AnyTrans

Transfer Photos from Mac to iPhone with AnyTrans

Important Note: Different from importing photos with iTunes, AnyTrans won’t erase anything on your device. After transferring, all photos will be put to Photos app on your iPhone. And this method also can be applied to transfer photos from Mac to iPad and iPod touch.

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The Bottom Line

As you can see, it is easy enough to transfer photos from Mac to iPhone with the help of AnyTrans. Download AnyTrans to try it now! By the way, if you have any question or meet any problem when copying photos from Mac to iPhone with AnyTrans, be free to contact us by sending us an email, we will be on hand to offer help and advice.

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