If you now have tons of photos on your Mac or Windows PC, you’ll probably want to transfer all of them to your iPhone and iPad for quick access on the go. In reality, transferring photos or videos from your Mac or Windows PC to your iOS devices has become much easier in iOS 10.
In this step-by-step guide, we will walk you through the steps to transfer photos from Mac or Windows PC to your iPhone and iPad. There are several ways to move over your photos and we will cover all of them in this post.
1. Steps to transfer photos from Mac to iPhone and iPad via AirDrop
AirDrop serves as the easiest way to transfer things from Mac to iPhone and iPad. Here is how you can do that.
Step one: First off, you need to click on photos you want to transfer from the Finder window on your Mac. After that, click on AirDrop from the left-hand side of the window to proceed
Step two: Next up, you simply need to drag your photos to your iPhone in the right-hand side of the window
Step three: You now need to tap on Accept on your iPhone or iPad
2. Steps to transfer photos from Mac to your iPhone using the Photos app for Mac
Step one: First off, you need to open the Photos app on your Mac. Once you are done, hit the Photos menu and then select Preferences from the drop-down menu
Step two: Make sure that the iCloud tab is selected and then check the box next to iCloud Photo Library
Step three: Once you are done, wait for some time until the syncing process is completed.
3. Steps to transfer photos from Mac to your iPhone and iPad via iCloud Photo Sharing
Step one: Head to the Settings app from your home screen and then tap on Photos and Camera
Step two: Next up, tap on the switches next to iCloud Photo Library and iCloud Photo Sharing
Step three: Once you are done, head to your Mac and open the Photos app
Step four: Select the photos you want to upload and then hit the Share icon
Step five: You now need to click on iCloud Photo Sharing to complete the task.
4. Steps to transfer photos from Mac or Windows PC to iPhone via iCloud
Before we begin, make sure that you have already turned on iCloud Photo Library on your devices. Once you are done, read on.
Step one: Open your web browser and visit iCloud.com
Step two: Next up, hit the Photos icon and then click on the Upload button at the top
Step three: Select the photos you want to upload to iCloud.
5. Steps to transfer photos from Mac or Windows PC to iPhone via iTunes
Step one: First off, you need to connect your iPhone to Mac or Windows PC. Once you are done, launch iTunes on your computer
Step two: Next up, you need to select your iPhone or iPad at the top and then hit the Photos tab
Step three: Check the box next to Sync Photos and click Sync at the bottom right corner to complete the task.
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