The Image Capture Utility as available on Mac computers is a very handy tool that allows you to transfer Photos from any device connected to a Mac. In this article, you will find the steps to Transfer Photos from iPhone to Mac using the Image Capture App on your Mac.
Transfer Photos From iPhone to Mac
The Image Capture Utility is hidden in the Applications Folder of every MacBook and this useful tool makes it really easy to transfer images from any device that is connected to a Mac.
In case you are not using iCloud, you should consider using Image Capture to backup iPhone Photos to Mac. After making a backup, you will be able to select and Bulk Delete all the Photos from your iPhone.
In case you do not want to bulk delete Photos, you can select and delete specific photos in the Image Capture window. The larger screen of your Mac makes it much easier to see photos and delete them, as compared to deleting images directly on an iPhone.
Transfer Photos From iPhone to Mac Using Image Capture
Follow the steps below to make a backup of all your Photos on iPhone to a Folder on your Mac using the Image Capture utility on your Mac.
1. Plug your iPhone into the Mac using its supplied lighting to USB Cable.
2. Next, click on the Finder icon in the Dock of your Mac.
3. Next, click on Applications in the side menu and then double click on the Image Capture App (See image below)
4. Once the Image Capture App is Launched on Mac, you will see your iPhone in the Devices section.
5. Click on your iPhone and you will see all the images in the right window of the image capture screen.
6. By default, the Image Capture App transfers Photos from iPhone to a Folder on the Desktop of your Mac. However, you can choose any other destination for your iPhone Photos by clicking on the Down-arrow button (See image below).
If you go ahead with the default option (Desktop), Image Capture App will automatically create a Folder on the Desktop of your Mac and download Photos from iPhone to this new Folder. The Folder will have the same name as the Name of your iPhone.
7. Next, Click on Import All button to import all the Photos from your iPhone to a Folder on the Desktop of your Mac (See image below)
8. Wait for the Photos to be downloaded to your Mac.
The amount of time required to transfer Photos to Mac will depend on the quantity and size of images on your iPhone. Once the download is complete, make sure that Photos are indeed available on the Desktop of your Mac.
Note: Backup of your iPhone Photos will be available in a Folder having the same Name as your iPhone.
Delete Photos From iPhone
Once Photos have been downloaded to your Mac, you can either Bulk Delete all the Photos from your iPhone or go through the process of deleting only selected Photos from your iPhone.
1. To Bulk Delete Photos from your iPhone, Press the Command and A keys on the keyboard of your Mac. This will result in all the Photos on your iPhone being selected by the Image Capture Utility and you will see check marks on all Photos (See image below)
2. After selecting all the Photos, right-click anywhere within the image capture window and then click on the Delete option in the Menu that appears (See image above)
3. Next, you will be prompted to confirm that you do want to delete images from your iPhone. Click on Confirm to begin the process of deleting all the images on your iPhone.
In case you do not want to Bulk Delete Photos, you can also go through the Photos in the Image Capture window and delete selected Photos by right-clicking on the selected Photo and then clicking on the Delete option.