I dont' want it done automatically, I just want to get a bunch of screenshots from the phone to the Mac (OS X El Capitan). I plug in the phone but only iTunes starts up and I can't find any photos in it.


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  1. Connect your iPhone to your Mac via with the lightning cable
  2. Open Image Capture app
  3. Select your iPhone under on the left sidebar

You can now select all the screenshots taken on your iPhone and import to your Mac.


I usually get it accomplished by using AirDrop between my iPhone and my Mac Mini by selecting either a single photo of a variety of photos or even an event of photos and selecting the Share button


Select picture on iPhone -> Export icon (box with arrow pointing out) -> Scroll through options where to send (ex. email or google drive)

  • There's like 20 screenshots, and when I click the icon my Mac isn't on the list. I just wanted to copy the files.
    – TimSim
    Jun 19, 2016 at 1:18
  • Yep.. There are limits when selecting so many. If your Mac is newer, you can Airdrop--super cool but only on latest Macs
    – user188885
    Jun 19, 2016 at 1:30

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