Warning: preg_match(): Unknown modifier '2' in /home/retrievephotos/public_html/admin/includes/functions.inc.php on line 2981

Warning: preg_match(): Unknown modifier 'c' in /home/retrievephotos/public_html/admin/includes/functions.inc.php on line 2981
Transfer photos from iphone to MAC, PC and iPad/iPhone

How to transfer photos from iPhone to MAC, PC and iPad/iPhone

August 17, 2015

To create the perfect photo library, simply capturing awesome moments with your iPhone is not enough. What’s even more necessary is preserving the photos somewhere you know they’ll be safe. That’s one of the major reasons transferring photos from iPhone to another device (be it Mac, PC or another iPhone) is recommended. And of course another obvious reason is to manage space that can quickly fill up with the constant clicking. But when it comes to transferring photos from iPhone, which method should you use and how should you go about it?

Ways to move/copy/transfer your pictures from your iPhone

Picture transfer between an iPhone and another device is done through a direct USB connection or wireless uploads. Both methods need an accompanying photo transfer application and each of these methods has its own advantage so you should actually go with the one that suits you best in terms of availability and ease of use.

Here’s a list of ways in which you can off-load photos from your iPhone:

Photo transfer through USB connection

Photo transfer wirelessly

Now that we’ve listed them all down, let’s go through the photo transfer steps using each of these methods.

iPhone to Mac photo transfer through USB connection

Note: The programs described in this section can be found in the Applications folder of Mac and can be dragged to the Dock for quick access.

iPhoto

iPhoto is a photo editing application that comes preinstalled on all Macs within Apple's iLife media app package.

  1. Connect your iPhone to your Mac via USB.
  2. iPhoto should launch automatically. If it doesn’t, launch it from the Applications folder.
  3. Click on your iPhone under the “Devices” category in the left hand panel of iPhoto. 
  4. Select the photos you wish to save to your Mac. Click Import selected.
  5. Alternatively, you could also choose to Import all photos be clicking on “Import Photos”.

Preview

Preview is an image and PDF viewer of the OS X operating system that enables users to view and print digital images and PDF files. However, this program suffers from a limitation wherein it can only transfer Camera Roll photos from iPhone to Mac.

  1. Connect your iPhone to your Mac via USB.
  2. Launch Preview from the Applications folder. Click on your iPhone under the “Devices” category in the left hand panel of Preview.
  3. Click File -> Import from your Phone.
  4. Click on Import All or individually select photos and click on Import.
  5. Select the destination folder on the Mac.
  6. Click on “Choose Destination”.

Image Capture

Image Capture is another photo editing app that comes pre-installed on Mac OS X Mountain Lion and previous versions.

  1. Connect your iPhone to your Mac via USB.
  2. Launch Image Capture from the Applications folder. Click on your iPhone under the “Devices” category in the left hand panel of Image Capture.
  3. Select a destination or output folder where the photos will be saved.
  4. Click on Import All or individually select photos and click on Import.

iPhone to PC photo transfer through USB connection

Note: On first time iPhone connection to PC you’ll need to unlock the iPhone with a password. You’ll be prompted to suggest if the PC is a trusted device. Select ‘Yes’ and proceed as follows.

Manual photo transfer through Photo Import Wizard

  1. Connect your iPhone to PC via USB.
  2. The Photo Import Wizard will automatically appear. If it doesn’t, click Start -> Computer. You should your iPhone under the “Portable Devices”. Right-click on it and from the drop-down menu that appears, click on “Import pictures and videos”.
  3. From the Picture Import Wizard, you can choose to import all pictures by clicking on the “Import” button. After the process completes you’ll find your pictures in the ‘My Pictures’ folder.

Wireless photo transfer

Whether it is to store your iPhone photos on another iPhone or iPad, or to easily share them with the world, wirelessly transferring photos through iPhone is made pretty simple through automated applications like:

iCloud

iCloud photo library enables you to upload your entire photo collection to your iCloud account and allows you to access the collection from all connected devices. This service is compatible only with iOS 8.1 or later for both the iPhone and the iPad.

Note: If you turn on the iCloud feature, any images synced from iTunes will be removed.

  1. Connect the iPhone  to a Wireless network
  2. Go to iPhone Settings app and select iCloud
  3. Log in with your Apple ID and tap the “Photos” option
  4. Toggle the "iCloud Photo Library Beta" ON
  5. Select desired option among "Optimize iPhone Storage" and "Download and Keep Originals"

Photo Stream

This feature uploads your recently clicked photos to iCloud so that they can be accessed from all connected iOS and OS X devices. Photos are uploaded once the iPhone is connected to a wireless network. This service is compatible only with iOS 5.1 or later for both the iPhone and the iPad.

  1. Connect the iPhone  to a Wireless network
  2. Go to iPhone Settings app and select iCloud
  3. Log in with your Apple ID and tap the “Photos” option
  4. Toggle "Upload to My Photo Stream" ON

AirDrop

This feature can be used only on iPhone 5 or newer and an iPad 4 or newer and is one of the quickest and easiest ways to send a photo from the iPhone to an iPad, both running iOS 7 or later.

  1. Open Control Center on both devices
  2. Tap on the AirDrop button to enable it
  3. On iPhone (source) open the photo you want to share and tap on “Share”
  4. On iPad (target) tap on the Share panel and then tap on “Accept”

Through Email

As many as 5 pictures can be sent as attachment and then be saved on another iPhone or iPad. This method requires the Mail app configured on both devices.

  1. On the iPhone open the Photos app
  2. Open the image to be shared and tap on “Share”
  3. Tap “Mail” and enter your email address as recipient
  4. Hit Send

Concluding Lines

If you’d been looking for the perfect way to transfer your photos from iPhone to Mac, iPhone to PC and iPhone to iPhone / iPad, we hope you were able to find the answer above. So choose the way that is most suitable to you and let your iPhone feel light.

 
Why Choose Stellar?
recovering since 1993

EASY TO USE

recovering since 1993

FUTURE READY

2 million+ Customers

24X5 SUPPORT

2 million+ Customers

MONEY BACK

Monday to Friday Support

MOST AWARDED

CIO Choice Award

RELIABLE & SECURE