Copy Photos from iPhone to Mac and then backup on external hard drive

A polite reminder to self on how to do this.

  • Create a new album on Photos. Name appropriately.
  • Import the photos to this folder.
  • Then export the photos to mac
  • Copy photo over to external drive and check.
  • Delete photos from phone – then go to recently deleted and get rid of them there.
  • Delete photos from Mac – go to the album you created and delete – then go to the new menu item recently deleted and move them from there too.

  • There is a way to find the photos in Master on mac. Search for it. It’s in a weird folder called “Photos Library.photoslibrary” which doesn’t look like a folder, then you view the contents of that folder. It hung last time I tried this though.