Top 3 Methods to Transfer/Import/Move Photos from Mac to iPhone

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Wanna move some memorable photos from Mac to iPhone, so that you will be able to share the photos with anyone anywhere? Want to set some pictures from computer as wallpaper of your iPhone? If you would like to do either of the above, you will need to transfer photos from Mac to iPhone. This post shows you 3 top methods to import photos from Mac to iPhone 6 Plus, 6, 5S, 5, 4S and etc.

Method 1: Transfer Photos from Mac to iPhone with iPhone File Transfer Tool (Easiest)

The easiest and quickest way is to take advantage of a third party tool – iPhone Care Pro for Mac. It allows you to add move photos from your Mac (running OS X 10.10 Yosemite, 10.9 Mavericks, and more) to iPhone (running iOS 9, 8.3 and lower) without erasing any existed data on your iDevices. The following explains the detailed steps.

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Step 1: Connect your iPhone to Mac via a USB cable. And select "File Manager" on the main interface.

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Step 2: Select "Photos" and click "Add", browse the photos in your Mac, choose the one you need and start to import it.

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Method 2: Sync Photos on Mac with iPhone with iTunes

It is common way to transfer images from Mac to iPhone with iTunes. But you should note that when syncing photos from computer to iPhone using iTunes, you will lose all the previous photos stored in Photo Library.

  • 1). Open iTunes > Connect your iPhone > Select your phone's icon in the Devices list on the left.
  • 2). Click the Photos tab and check the "Sync Photos" box.
  • 3). Choose iPhoto or Aperture from the "Copy photos from" drop-down menu.
  • 4). Select options you prefer, and click "Sync". transfer photos from mac to iphone

Method 3: Import Pictures from Mac to iPhone Using iCloud.com

You can get your Mac's images to your iPhone by using the upload button on the photo section of iCloud on the web.

  • Make sure you have the iCloud Photo Library beta enabled on your iOS devices.
  • Visit icloud.com and login in.
  • Click the Photo icon, and then click Upload button.
  • Choose JPG images from your hard drive that you'd like to upload.
  • A progressing bar appears at the bottom to upload however many items you've chosen.

Note that the beta iCloud uploader only support the uploading of JPG files currently. You can't upload PNGs or MOVs through the web.

That's all for the 3 methods to move photos from Mac to iPhone. Which one do you prefer? Obviously use iPhone care Pro for Mac can save you most trouble and time.

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