There are a few approaches to exchange photographs you brought with your iPhone over to your Mac. Some of these strategies are superior to anything others, contingent upon what number of photographs you have.
The principal technique we’ll cover is most likely the best arrangement generally. In case you’re not acquainted with AirDrop, it’s an element on iOS and macOS gadgets that enables clients to remotely exchange and offer a wide range of records with other Apple clients over Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
To transfer photographs from your iPhone to your Mac, you simply utilize AirDrop to “share” these photographs with yourself. On your iPhone, swipe up from the base of the screen to raise the Control Center, and after that tap the “AirDrop” catch.
Next, select either “Contacts Only” or “Everyone,” depending on who you want to be able to send you AirDrops. Choosing “Contacts Only” will work fine for what we’re doing now, but select whichever one you want.
You’ll now see that AirDrop is on and ready to go. Keep in mind that turning AirDrop on also automatically turns on Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
Next, move to your Mac and access AirDrop by opening a Finder window, and then selecting “AirDrop” from the left-hand sidebar (or by hitting Shift+Cmd+R on your keyboard).
At the bottom, find the “Allow me to be discovered by” option, and then click the dropdown arrow next to “No One.”
Just like on your iPhone, select either “Contacts Only” or “Everyone”. Again, turning on AirDrop on your Mac automtically turns on Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
After enabling AirDrop on your Mac, you can close the Finder window, and move back to your iPhone for the next step.
Open up the Photos app, and then tap a photo you want to send to your Mac—or hit “Select” and choose multiple photos to transfer.
With at least one photo selected, tap the “Share” button in the bottom-left corner.
In the “AirDrop” section, you should see your Mac listed. Tap it to transfer the selected photos to your Mac.
On your Mac, open the “Downloads” folder to see the transferred photos.
On the off chance that you’d rather not mess around with AirDrop, but rather still need to exchange photographs remotely, you generally can send them to yourself through iMessage. Obviously, for this to work, you need iMessage empowered on your Mac.
To rapidly check whether you have iMessage empowered on your Mac, send yourself an instant message from your iPhone. Open up the Messages application on your Mac and check whether you got the instant message. Provided that this is true, at that point you’re ready. If not, here’s the way to empower iMessage.
In the Messages app, open the “Messages” menu and then click the “Preferences” option.
Click the “Accounts” tab if it isn’t already selected.
Next, sign in with your Apple ID credentials if you haven’t already.
After you’ve signed in, turn on the “Enable this account” option if it isn’t already.
You can now transfer photos from your iPhone to your Mac using iMessage. When you receive the photo (or photos), all you have to do is drag them out of iMessage to whatever location you want.
You can likewise exchange photographs by connecting your iPhone straightforwardly to your Mac with a Lightning link, and afterward utilizing the implicit Image Capture application on your Mac.
Plug your iPhone into your Mac, and then open Image Capture. You can find this app in the “Applications” folder, or through Spotlight Search.
In the “Image Capture” window, click your iPhone in the “Devices” list at the top-left corner of the window. Also make sure that your iPhone is unlocked before continuing.
Select a photo by clicking it. Hold the Cmd key down and click to select multiple photos. When you have all your photos selected, click “Import To” dropdown menu, and then select a folder where you’d like the save the photos.
Click “Import” to import the selected photos. You can also just click “Import All” to transfer all the photos on your iPhone to your Mac without going through the selection process.
iCloud Photo Library
For fulfillment, we should discuss iCloud Photo Library. To put it plainly, iCloud Photo Library isn’t the best technique for exchanging photographs. Truly, it’s not even an okay technique.
iCloud Photo Library naturally synchronizes your iPhone’s camera move with your Mac, so at whatever point you take a photograph on your iPhone, that photograph consequently shows up in the Photos application on your Mac. It’s truly helpful, yet lamentably, it likewise can be quite untrustworthy.
In the event that you need to give it a shot at any rate, you can take in more about the element and how to empower it in our full guide. In any case, the jist is that you open Settings, tap your Apple ID, explore to iCloud > Photos, and after that empower the “iCloud Photo Library” choice. You additionally need to do this on your Mac by going to System Preferences > iCloud, and afterward empowering the “Photographs” alternative.
At last, on the off chance that you as of now utilize iCloud Photo Library and discover it makes an alright showing with regards to, at that point that is likely how you should stick to exchanging photographs. In any case, on the off chance that you haven’t officially set up iCloud Photo Library or would prefer not to utilize it at that point there are unquestionably better techniques for getting those photographs exchanged over.