How to AirDrop Photos from iPhone to iPhone X/iPhone 8 Easily

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Myra Updated on Jun 06, 2018 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

Do you want to know how to use AirDrop on iPhone X or iPhone 8, or want to AirDrop photos from your previous iPhone 7 or iPhone 6 to your new iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone X in iOS 11? If so, read this blog post which provides two ways to transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone 8/iPhone X in iOS 11. One way is to use AirDrop to share photos from iPhone to iPhone 8/8 Plus/X instantly, the other is to use the world's first completely free iOS data transfer software, MobiMover Free, that can not only help you sync photos from one iPhone to another but also import other files like contacts, notes, videos, music and more to or from your iPhone. Read on to get more details.

Part 1: How to AirDrop Photos from iPhone to iPhone X/iPhone 8

AirDrop requires WiFi and Bluetooth to work. Thus, if you get errors, like "WiFi not working" or "Bluetooth not working" on your iPhone in iOS 11, you may fail to AirDrop photos from iPhone to iPhone X/8. If both features on your iPhone are working properly, follow the steps below to learn how to use AirDrop to share photos from iPhone to iPhone 8 or iPhone X in iOS 11.

Step 1: Swipe up from the button of your iPhone screen to open Control Center on both of your iPhones.

Step 2: Long-press on the module where AirPlane Mode is located, tap on AirDrop and set your iPhone to be discovered by Contacts Only, or Everyone.

Step 3: Go to the Photos App on your source iPhone, namely your old iPhone 6 or iPhone 7 and select the photos you'd like to send to your new iPhone 8/8 Plus/X.

Step 4: Tap on the Share button and then choose your target device, namely your iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone X in the AirDrop section.

Step 5: Then click Accept on your iPhone 8/8 Plus/X to receive the photos sent from your previous iPhone.

How to AirDrop photos from iPhone to iPhone 8/iPhone X

Part 2: How to transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone X/iPhone 8 without AirDrop

If you encounter an error, like "AirDrop not working in iOS 11" and want an alternative way to sync photos from iPhone to iPhone, using EaseUS MobiMover Free, the free alternative to iTunes, is a good choice. With MobiMover installed on your PC, you can do more than sending photos from iPhone to iPhone without any cost. As an iOS data transfer program, MobiMover supports the data transfer between two iOS devices, or between iOS device and computer. What's more, MobiMover can also serve as a free iPhone content manager. Except for photos, other files like music, ringtones, audiobooks, voice memos, playlists, movies, TV shows, contacts, messages and more can also be transferred using MobiMover. Click the button to safely download and install EaseUS MobiMover Free on your computer (Mac or PC), then follow the steps below to learn how to copy photos from iPhone to iPhone 8/8 Plus/X with MobiMover.

Step 1: Connect your old iPhone and new iPhone X and iPhone 8 to the computer running Windows or Mac OS. MobiMover can be installed on both the two operating systems to transfer photos from between two iPhones. Now, Run EaseUS MobiMover Free for Windows and go to the main screen.

MobiMover main screen

Step 2: If you want to sync specific or the whole photos from iPhone to iPhone 8/iPhone X, you can use the Custom pattern by clicking your iPhone device next to 1-Click-Transfer and go to Picture.

custom picture management

Step 3: Choose Photo and go to the photos management interface. You can see the data transfer features are marked clearly. Choose the photos you want to sync to iPhone X/8 and click Transfer to Other Device

photos management

Step 4: Choose your iPhone X or iPhone 8 and MobiMover will begin to sync the selected photos from iPhone to new iPhone. When the process finished, open the Photos App on your iPhone X/8 to check the items. 

choose iPhone X or iPhone 8