The Fastest Way to Transfer Photos / Screenshots from iOS to Mac

There are many ways to transfer photos or screenshots taken on your iOS inclination to your Mac. For example, we can email them to your inbox, sync around Dropbox, bond your iPhone around a wire to your Mac and use Image Capture app, or use a offcial Apple approach – send it around AirDrop. However, we still find all these methods not permitted enough.

If you’re like me, who wish screenshots or photos taken on a iPhone to be now permitted on a Mac but wanting to do anything else, you’re in luck. I’ve found a approach to do this and it only needs an easy setup.

What You Need:

First, make certain both your iOS and Mac accommodate a following requirements:

  • Both iOS and Mac are connected to an iCloud comment of a same Apple ID.
  • Photo Stream is incited on for both iOS and macOS.
  • Both iOS device and Mac are connected to Wi-Fi.

With iCloud enabled on your iOS device, each print taken on your mobile device will be uploaded to iCloud and done permitted on all other connected devices.

Setup for Easier Access

However on a Mac, this folder of photos is dark somewhere in a Library folder. We are going to find it, and make it some-more simply accessible.

Step 1:

Right-click Finder on a dock, name “Go to Folder” or use a keyboard by-pass Command + Shift + G.

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Step 2:

Enter ~/Library/Application Support/iLifeAssetManagement/assets/sub and click Go.

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This brings we to a folder name “Sub” and here’s how it should demeanour like.

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Step 3:

Now, with a “Sub” folder open and active, emanate a new Smart Folder: File New Smart Folder.

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Step 4:

Select a “sub” tab, click “+” symbol on a right, and name Image from a Any dropdown list.

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Step 5:

Click “Save“. Name it “Photo Stream” or anything else we want. Decide a plcae for this folder.

Check “Add To Sidebar” if we wish a folder to seem on a Finder sidebar.

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That’s it!

From here on, all photos we take with your iPhone or iPad can be synced automatically to your Mac, and be found in this folder.

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