Connect your iPhone to your Apple computer
- Connect your iPhone to your computer using the same cable you would use to charge your iPhone. For most users, this is a "Lightning to USB" cable. If you have a new Mac, it will be the "Lightning to USB-C" cable.
- Unlock your iPhone. Once the iPhone is unlocked, you may be prompted to "Allow" the computer to access files on your iPhone.
- On your Mac computer, click on the Spotlight icon (magnifying glass) in the upper right corner of the desktop.
- In the Spotlight Search dialog box, type image capture
- Within seconds, the results of your search should appear. With your mouse pointer, double-click on the words Image Capture.app at the top of the results list.
- In the left frame of the Image Capture window, in the DEVICES section, you should see your phone listed. Click on your phone to select it.
- You should now see a list of the photos and videos stored on your phone. Click on the File Size heading to sort the list by the size of the item.
This is a useful technique in separating videos (movies) from photos. Videos are typically much larger so a descending sort will list videos at the top of the list.
- With your mouse, click on the file (or files) you'd like to copy from phone to computer.
- The next step is to specify where on your computer you'd like the file(s) to be copied. Near the bottom of the Image Capture window, click on the Import To: drop-down list box and navigate to the desired location.
- Once you've selected the photos and videos to be copied, and you've selected a destination folder, click on the Import button in the lower right corner of the Image Capture window.