Now you can transfer photos from macOS or Windows to iPhone and iPad with more ways than one. In our digital life, we tend to transfer a lot of data from one device to another. Sometimes, we have to perform this task of moving data from one platform to another, i.e. from iOS to Android. Since photos are your sweet memories, you should be extra careful while transferring photos from Mac or Windows PC to iPhone or iPad.
There are several methods to take your memories from one device to another. Some people find it comfortable to transfer photos between Apple Photos and Google Photos by using Google Photos iOS app and a desktop uploader. While others use apps like Dropbox to transfer photos conveniently.
AirDrop, iCloud Photo Sharing, and iCloud are less explored features by users to transfer photos from one device to another. So in this information, we will deal with such methods to import photos from Mac or Windows PC to iPhone or iPad.
How to Transfer Photos from Mac or Windows PC to iPhone or iPad
Use AirDrop to Transfer Photos from Mac or Windows PC to iPhone/iPad
AirDrop helps you transfer multiple photos from your Mac to the iOS devices owned by you.
Step #1: Click on the photos you like to transfer on Finder window in your Mac.
Step #2: Now you need to click on AirDrop from the side menu.
Step #3: Next, drag the selected photos to the iPhone option in AirDrop.
Step #4: Finally, tap Accept on your iPhone or iPad.
How to Use Photos in Mac to Transfer Photos to iPhone/iPad
Step #1: Launch Photos app on Mac.
Step #2: Now you need to click on Photos menu from the upper left part of screen.
Step #3: Next, select Preferences from the drop-down list.
Step #4: From the dialog box, click on iCloud and check the box before iCloud Photo Library.
All your photos will be now synced with your iPhone or iPad.
How to Import Photos from Mac to iPhone or iPad using iCloud Photo Sharing
You can transfer photos by iCloud Photos Sharing even as you are using iPhoto or Aperture on your old Mac.
Step #1: Tap on Settings from the Home screen of your iPhone/iPad.
Step #2: Scroll down and tap Photos & Camera.
Step #3: Toggle iCloud Photo Library and iCloud Photo Sharing options ON.
Step #4: Go to the Mac and open Photos app.
Step #5: Next, click on photos you like to upload and then click Share button seen before search bar.
Step #6: At the end, click on iCloud Photo Sharing from the menu appears on screen.
How to Transfer Photos from Mac or Windows to iPhone or iPad using iCloud
Step #1: First off, you should enable iCloud Photo Library on devices to transfer photos from computer to iPhone using iCloud.
Step #2: Open www.icloud.com on computer.
Step #3: Log in with your Apple ID and password.
Step #4: Click on Photos from Launchpad.
Step #5: Click Upload cloud seen on upper right panel.
Step #6: Select the images you like to upload.
A processing bar will appear at the bottom to upload your chosen photos.
How to Move Photos from Mac or Windows PC to iPhone or iPad using iTunes
iTunes is probably a less used tool to transfer photos from computer or Mac to iPhone or iPad. Probably, users are more comfortable with other tools like Dropbox and Google Drive.
Step #1: You need to sync your iPhone/iPad with Mac with the help of lightning cable, and open iTunes.
Step #2: Next, choose your iOS device in the top bar.
Step #3: Now you should click on Photos tab.
Step #4: Click on the checkbox before Sync Photos.
For users, who us external folder on computers to save photos, they can use the option to sync iOS device from the specific folder itself. Users should select ‘Choose folder’ from a drop-down menu and click the folder. Then, click to sync ‘All folder or Selected folders’.
You need to click the iPhoto, Photos, or Aperture from ‘Copy photos from’ drop-down list. Click on the options as per your choice.
Step #5: Click on Sync button from the bottom right corner.
iPhone will copy all the photos you have chosen.
Any other options?
As mentioned in the information, you can also use Dropbox, Google Drive or other cloud based options transfer your photos and data from one operating system to other.
This is a one-way transfer of photos from a computer to iOS device. Other way round, you can transfer photos from iPhone or iPad to Windows computer also.
Moreover, iPhone users can also transfer photos from iPhone to Android seamlessly. For users, who are moving from Android device to iPhone or iPad, they can move photos, contacts and other data from Android to iPhone.