How to share photos between iPhone 6s+ and MBP 2010 Mid 17"?

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  1. hajime, Feb 1, 2016
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    hajime macrumors 68030

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    Hi, I want to send photos from my iPhone 6s+ to MBP 2010 Mid 17". I tried both Air Drop and iCloud but failed. I read that on the MBP 2010, Air Drop is not supported. Is there any way to make it supportive? For unknown reason, I also cannot move the photos to iCloud and then get them through iCloud from my MAc. What is the best way to share photos between the two devices through wireless connection?

    iTunes on my MBP 2010 is a bit messy. There are duplicated music files. I don't want to connect it to my new iPhone to mess things up.
     
  2. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    No reason why it should. It's the easiest way to transfer your photos.
     
  3. hajime thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I have not used iTunes to transfer files for a few years. As far as I recall, when I connected the devices, it automatically sync everything between the two systems. Is there a way to allow transfer of a few manually selected photos?
    --- Post Merged, Feb 2, 2016 ---
    Can "Lighting to Micro USB Adapter" or the "Lighting to SD Card Camera Reader" get the job done?
    What are the differences between the two? It seems that the former may be more useful as I could use it to connect to other USB devices such as usb hub and hard drive. Am I right?
     
  4. glenthompson macrumors 68000

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    Lots of options. You don't need to sync with iTunes to import your photos. You can also turn off automatic syncing. I use Aperture to manage my pictures and use it to pull photos into my library. You can use Photos or iPhoto (depends on which version of OS X you're on) to import photos from your phone.
     
  5. swandy macrumors regular

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    You don't say what version of OS X you are using, because they have different options for managing photos.
    If you are using Maverick or El Capitan, you can use iCloud Photo Library and the Photos app to do your transfers.
    If you are using an older version of OS X , then you can use Photo Stream and either iPhoto or Aperture do do it.
    Bit more information on what you have would help.
     
  6. hajime thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I am using El Capitan.
     
  7. Mr_Brightside_@ macrumors 68020

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    Just plug in and use Image Capture. Doesn't involve iTunes or cloud syncing whatsoever.
     
  8. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    Have iTunes open when you connect and just stop the sun manually. You can then go through the various windows/panes for your iPhone and tell iTunes what and what not to sync.
     
  9. hajime thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I tried iTunes. Why it is so slow to transfer files from my iPhone 6s+ to MBP 2010? I mean it took a long time to see the thumbnails of photos from my iPhone on my MBP. Is it because of the slow usb 2.0?
     
  10. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    What do you call a long time? How many photos were you syncing?
     

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