How to save your iPhone photos to an external hard drive on your Mac

Apple iPhone serves as a great tool for taking photos and recording videos. However, photos and videos tend to build up over time, taking up a considerable amount of storage space on your iPhone. If your iPhone’s storage has started to shrink, it’s time to clean up the mess.

With an external hard drive, you can easily save all of your iPhone photos on your Mac. This comes in handy as it not only helps you reclaim your lost storage space, but also securely stores your personal photos. The coolest thing is that you can access your photos across multiple devices.

In this guide, we will walk you through the steps to save your iPhone photos to external hard drive on your Mac. Before we proceed with our step-by-step instructions, make sure you now have an external hard drive by your side and a modern version of macOS installed on your computer.

How to save your iPhone photos to an external hard drive on your Mac

Step one: First off, plug in your external hard drive to your Mac and then plug in your iPhone to your Mac

Step two: Once you are done, now open Image Capture from Launchpad on your Mac and then select your iPhone when it shows up in the sidebar

Step three: Next up, press Command – A to select all the photos at the same time. You can also select individual photos to transfer them to an external hard drive

Step four: Select where you want to save your photos. To do this, pull down the destination folder and select Other from the list of options

Step five: Now just simply select your external hard drive from the list and then hit Choose

Step six: Click Import and wait for the transfer process to complete (the process may take a while depending on how many photos you have).

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