Move photos from Mac to iPhone

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  1. Fontane macrumors regular

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    I've run out of space on my 16gb iPhone 5. I will upgrade when the 6 is released, but in the meantime, I want to delete all the photos/videos to free up space. The photos are backed up to my mac.

    After I upgrade, can I move the photos from my mac back to my iPhone? If so, what's the best way of doing that? I don't use iPhoto on my mac and have no desire to do so. I use dropbox. Is there a way to transfer photos/videos from my mac to my iphone?

    Thanks!
     
  2. imaketouchtheme macrumors 65816

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    You can use Dropbox or iTunes.
     
  3. Fatboy71 macrumors 65816

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    You can point iTunes to a folder of your choice, where you have the photos stored.

    Load iTunes on your Mac.

    Connect your iPhone.

    In the Devices section (down the left hand side), click on your iPhone.

    Along the top of iTunes you will see this:



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    Click on Photos and you will then see this:

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    You will now see this:

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  4. Fontane thread starter macrumors regular

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    Awesome. Thanks very much for the illustration. That helped a lot!
     
  5. Donoban macrumors 6502a

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    You could try to share to your stream. Then pull them down once they come through.
     
  6. Zxxv Suspended

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    or using iPhoto on mac you can click on the photo or photos you want on your iPhone, then choose add to or share to iCloud, then choose photostream, then view them from your iPhone in photo stream and save them to iPhone camera roll. A few steps and sounds way more complicated than it is, but just wanted to add the info :)
     
  7. deviant macrumors 65816

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    you gotta have a good upload speed for this
     
  8. Zxxv Suspended

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    what is this 1998? :mad::D
     
  9. deviant macrumors 65816

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    You wouldn't believe but in many parts of Europe and i hear USA as well people are still on ADSL connections. Which means it's 1mb upload speed.. I live in northern Italy and i only got my fiber (they call it that way, but .. hey... ) 20/10 mb connection last year.... And I live in a major city, not some village.. Which tells you a lot about the situation ....
     
  10. creativedogmedia macrumors 65816

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    You need an app called PhotoSync. Also a desktop version. Works perfectly.
     
  11. Stuke00 macrumors 68000

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    Do note that this does not put them back in the camera roll like before. It will be put in a synced album that cannot always be easily deleted again except from iTunes.
     
  12. creativedogmedia macrumors 65816

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    PhotoSync returns them to your camera roll.
     
  13. Stuke00 macrumors 68000

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    Right, I was just pointing out that iTunes doesn't :)
     

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