How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to Mac Without iCloud

If you are looking to be accustomed to using iCloud to keep your photos synced between your iPhone, Mac, or even Windows PC. You are unknown about the process of transferring pictures off of the iPhone without using iCloud. In this article, you will find the steps to get pictures from your iPhone to your computer, without using iCloud.

How to Transfer Pictures from iPhone Without iCloud to Mac

Here are the steps to copy the photos from the iPhone to the Mac, without using iCloud, and instead depend on the bundled Image Capture application to complete the transfer:

  • First, you will connect the iPhone to the Mac with a USB cable.
  • Next, Choose “Allow” to access to the USB device.
 access to the USB device
  • You will need to open the “Image Capture” application, from the /Applications folder, or by using Command+Spacebar to bring up Spotlight and typing “Image Capture”.
  • Tap on the return option.
  • Choose your iPhone from the left side menu in Image Capture.
  • Further, you will select a specific destination on the Mac by the ‘Import to’ dropdown menu, or accept the Pictures folder default
    • To transfer all the photos from iPhone, click the “Download All” button.
    • To copy select photos from iPhone to Mac, choose each picture and choose “Download”.
  • Wait for the photo transfer complete, the pictures will be transferred in the destination folder.