How to Transfer Files from Mac to iPhone

By Emily Watson, Friday, Nov. 06, 2015

If you feel bored while waiting in line, it is time to consider adding more music, movies, eBooks and other files to your iPhone 6s/6/5s now. Then, you can kill the boring time by watching movies, reading books or listening to music.

Since I have previously written the topic on how to transfer files from PC to iPhone, in this post, I'll turn my attention to Mac users and show how to transfer files from Mac to iPhone with details.

To move data from Mac to iPhone, good tools are essential. FonePaw iOS Transfer is an all-in-one tool which empowers you to fast transfer songs, movies, photos, PDFs, ePub, podcast, TV shows, playlist, contacts from Mac to iPhone and vice versa.

Free download the trial version of FonePaw iOS Transfer (Mac) and follow the instruction below to transfer files from Mac to iPhone 6s/6/5s/5c/5/4s.

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Easy Guide to Help You Transfer files from Mac to iPhone

1. Connect iPhone with Mac

Connect your iPhone to Mac with USB and launch FonePaw iOS Transfer (Mac). Please note that iTunes must be pre-installed on your computer for running this iPhone transfer program correctly. But you do not need to run iTunes.

Connect Your iPhone with Mac

2. Transfer files from Mac to iPhone

In the left pane of the program, you can see Media, Playlist, Photos, Books, Contacts and SMS. After clicking Media, you can see Music, Movies, TV Shows, Music Videos, Podcasts, iTunes U and more. Find which category the files you want to add more and follow some examples below to import them to your iPhone.

Sync Music from Mac to iPhone:

Unfold Media tab, highlight Music on the right pane. Then, you'll find these options: Add, Export to, Delete, Refresh. Click "Add" and then choose your favorite music from your Mac computer.

Sync Music from Mac to iPhone

Note: You can apply the same way to transfer movies, TV shows, ringtones, music videos, and other media files from Mac to iPhone.

Transfer Photos from Mac to iPhone:

You can simple click "Photos" in the left pane. Then, you'll find Camera Roll, Photo Library and other photo albums on the right side. Click "Photo Library" folder > "Add" > "Add File" / "Add Folder". Then, pick the pictures on your Mac computer and import them to iPhone.

Transfer Photos from Mac to iPhone

If you have more files to transfer, you can apply the similar steps to copy them from Mac to iPhone. Better still, if there is not enough space on iPhone to store your files, you can delete music, movies, videos, photos on your iPhone to free up the room. If you think this tutorial is helpful, please share it to your friends.

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