How to transfer into the Photos app on my Mac?

Make sure PhotoSync is installed on both your iOS device and your computer. PhotoSync Companion for macOS can be downloaded for free from the Downloads section on our website.

Run PhotoSync on both devices. Attention: Make sure both devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

Start the PhotoSync application on your Mac. Open the PhotoSync settings and make sure that you selected Photos as transfer target in the receive settings.

Select Photos as transfer target in the PhotoSync app on the Mac
Select Photos as transfer target in the PhotoSync app on the Mac

In PhotoSync on your iOS device, if you want to select existing albums or create a new album in the Mac Photos app, please open the PhotoSync settings, choose Configure, then Computer and set the Select Before Transfer switch to On. This always shows you a list of all available albums from your PHotos app before your transfer will start

Computer settings in PhotoSync for iOS
Computer settings in PhotoSync for iOS

Change to an album on your iOS device and tap the thumbnails of the photos and videos you want to transfer to select them. A red mark appears when tapping. To deselect photo and videos just tap again.

Select photos and videos
Select photos and videos

Tap the red sync button and then select your preferred action type: New, Selected, or All..

Choose transfer action on iOS
Choose transfer action on iOS

Select the destination of where you want to transfer to. Tap the Computer button if you want to transfer to your Mac Photos app.

Select destination
Select destination

Select your computer from the list of your available PhotoSync devices.

Select computer
Select computer

If you enabled the Select Before Transfer feature, PhotoSync shows you a list of your existing Photos albums. Choose an album for the transfer or tap the add button to add a new album or folder. Folders can contain other folders and albums, albums can contain only photos and videos.

Album list of the Photos app
Album list of the Photos app

If you want to create a new album for your transferred photos, tap on the add button and select Album if you want to add a new album.

New album/folder creation
New album/folder creation

Enter a name for the new album and tap Done to create that album in Photos on your Mac.

Enter the album name
Enter the album name

The album list refreshes. Select the new created album by tapping on the album name and tap Select to start the transfer.

Selected album in the list of Photos albums
Selected album in the list of Photos albums

During the transfer process your device will show a transfer indicator that informs you about the target device and the ongoing transfer progress.

Transfer progress
Transfer progress

After the transfer, Photos will show the transferred photos and videos in the new album.

Transferred photos and videos in the Mac Photos app
Transferred photos and videos in the Mac Photos app

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