“I used to be able to transfer my photos without a problem. I am sitting here with my phone attached to the computer and I am lost. I do not want to use iphoto but would like to just transfer the photos to a folder on my desktop. Thank you! iPhone 5, iOS 8”
As to transfer photos from iPhone 5 or iPad to your iMac, the easiest way is to transfer photos via iPhoto. When you connect your iPhone 5 to your iMac with USB cable, usually, iPhoto will pop up and ask whether t o choose photos to transfer to the iMac. However, sometimes, accidents always happen just as this user did. He could not transfer his iPhone photos to a folder of his iMac any more? What happened? I cannot make sure about the detailed reasons. What I can do for him is to offer another method to help him transfer photos from iPhone 5 to a folder of his iMac. How? Keep reading here.
In order to transfer iPhone 5 photos to a folder in iMac, you need the help from a third party software named as iFonebox. iFonebox is a professional iOS data recovery software which is capable of recovering deleted data like contacts, messages and notes from your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch directly. Plus, you can use iFonebox to extract and restore all data from your iTunes or iCloud backup to your computer or sync part of them like contacts and notes to your iOS devices directly. Besides, what you can do with iFonebox is to transfer all your media contents like photos, videos, voice memos and more from your iPhone or iPad to iMac or PC. Pretty powerful. Here, we just want to take the advantage of such compelling feature to transfer your iPhone 5 photos to iMac.
How to transfer photos from iPhone 5 to a folder of iMac?
I think the first thing you have to do is to download and install iFonebox. There are two available versions: Windows version and Mac version. Of course, the free trial version if offered for you to use in advance. Here, you can choose MAC version.
- Launch iFonebox. Choose Recover from iOS Device. Remember to connect your iPhone 5 or other iOS device to the iMac.
- Scan photos from iPhone 5 directly.
- Preview and select photos to transfer. After scanning, preview and select photos to transfer. Click Recover to PC and the photos will be transferred to your iMac. Of course, you have the chance to choose the folder you want to to put those photos.
With iFonebox, it is convenient and functional to transfer your iPhone 5 photos to a folder of your iMac, as easy as a piece of cake.