Saving your iPhone photos to an external hard drive is a good idea. I have always noticed that piling up photos and videos on your device can be easy; but when your iPhone begins to experience space crunch, it is difficult to manage the iPhone storage issue. Even if you sync your iPhone with iCloud, a day will come when you face iCloud storage full problems. Thankfully, you can now move your iPhone photos to an external hard disk on your Mac. You need to follow a few simple steps to transfer photos from iPhone to external hard drive on Mac or MacBook Pro/Air.

With Image Capture feature on your Mac, it has become an easier task to save iPhone photos directly to an external hard drive. Earlier, users had to save photos on their Mac and then they would backup iPhone photos on a external hard drive. This long process is now halved as users can now send their iPhone photos directly to an external hard disk on Mac.

How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to External Hard Drive on Mac

How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to External Hard Drive on Mac or MacBook Pro/Air

Step #1: Connect your external hard drive with your Mac.

Step #2: Now, connect your iPhone with your Mac using lightning cable. Click on trust the computer if you haven’t done yet.

Step #3: Next, Open Image Capture from Launchpad on Mac.

Open Image Capture from Launchpad on Mac

Step #4: In sidebar under Devices, Click on your iPhone.

Click on iPhone in Image Capture on Mac

Step #5: Choose all photos or individual pictures you want to move from iPhone to external hard drive directly.

Step #6: Click on the destination drop down menu located next to Import To.

Click on the destination drop down menu and Choose External Hard Drive

Step #7: From the list of options, click on othersexternal hard drive.

Click on Other in Image Capture

Choose External Hard Drive to transfer iPhone Photos to External Hard disk

Step #8: Click on Choose, after selecting your external HDD.

Click on Choose after selecting external hard drive

Step #9: At last, Click on Import.

Click on Import to save Photos from iPhone to External Hard Drive

That’s it!

All your iPhone photos will be transferred to the external drive. Note that the process may take some time; have some patience until the photos are backed up.

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