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How to AirDrop Photos from Mac to iPhone X Easily and Instantly

Updated on Apr 08, 2018 by Myra to iPhone Data Transfer

Summary:
Are you wondering how to AirDrop photos from Mac to your iPhone X? Read this blog post to learn how to use AirDrop on iPhone X, how to share photos from Mac to iPhone X with AirDrop and how to transfer photos from Mac to iPhone X without AirDrop.

As you know, both Mac and iPhone are AirDrop-supported devices, which means you can use AirDrop to send files like photos, videos and more from Mac to iPhone or from iPhone to Mac. But many users are confused about how to turn on AirDrop on Mac and how to use AirDrop on iPhone X to share photos from Mac to iPhone X using AirDrop. Given that, this blog post is written to provide the detailed steps about how to AirDrop from Mac iPhone X in iOS 11 and a free method to transfer photos from Mac to iPhone X in case you don't want to use AirDrop.

Part 1: How to AirDrop Photos from Mac to iPhone X

AirDrop requires both WiFi and Bluetooth to work properly. If you get problems like "WiFi not working" or "Bluetooth not working" on your iPhone X running iOS 11, the file transfer between your Mac and iPhone X will fail. Thus, before you AirDrop photos from Mac to your iPhone X, you should make sure there is nothing wrong with the WiFi and Bluetooth settings on your devices first, then follow the steps below to use AirDrop to send photos from Mac to iPhone X.

Step 1: Turn on AirDrop on your Mac.

  • Go to Finder > Go > AirDrop and switch on Bluetooth and WiFi to turn on AirDrop on your Mac.
  • Set the option Allow to be discovered by as Everyone or Contacts Only.

Step 2: Turn on AirDrop on iPhone X.

  • Swipe up from the bottom of your iPhone X screen to open Control Center.
  • Long press on the module where Airplane Mode is located, tap on AirDrop and set your iPhone X to be discovered by Contacts Only (only the person in your contact list can see your iPhone X) or Everyone (any iOS devices or Macs using AirDrop can see your iPhone X).

Step 3: Once the Mac and the iPhone X are connected, you can freely send files from Mac to iPhone X using AirDrop. There are two ways to share files from Mac to your iPhone X with AirDrop.

  • Drag the photos you want to send from Mac to iPhone X to the image of the recipient and click Send.
  • Or you can click the Share button in an App, choose AirDrop, choose the recipient and then click Done.

Follow the simple steps above and you will share photos from Mac to your iPhone X via AirDrop easily and quickly. If you can't AirDrop photos from Mac to iPhone X in iOS 11 due to AirDrop not working on your iPhone, read this related blog post to fix it.

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Part 2: How to Transfer photos from Mac to iPhone X without using AirDrop

But what will you do if you don't want to transfer photos from Mac to your iPhone X? What will you do if you have hundreds of photos need to be synced from Mac to iPhone at one time? No worry. There is a completely free iOS data transfer tool for you to use without any cost and limitation, which is EaseUS MobiMover Free. With MobiMover installed on your Mac, you can transfer files from Mac to iPhone to enrich content in an easier way than ever. Besides, you can still use MobiMover to transfer data from the iOS device to Mac (iPhone/iPad in iOS 8 or later) or between two iOS devices. You can transfer photos, videos, audios, contacts, messages and more if you want via MobiMover. Sounds great? Follow the steps below to learn how to send photos from Mac to iPhone X quickly.

Step 1: Download and install EaseUS MobiMover Free on your Mac by clicking the download button below. Besides, you need to install iTunes on your Mac for reading iPhone data, which is the basic need for a third-party iPhone data transfer tool. 

Step 2: Connect your iPhone/iPad to the Mac with a USB cable and tap Trust This Computer on your iDevice if you are required. Run EaseUS MobiMover and go to the main interface. 

launch mobimover

Step 3: On the main screen, select Transfer to This Device button to transfer photos from Mac to iPhone or iPad By folder or By file. MobiMover enables you to transfer all the supportable files from Mac to an iOS device with this feature, including music, videos, movies, ringtones, PDF, audiobooks and more. 

choose transfer to this device on the main screen

Step 4: Now, navigate to your Mac and find the picture documents or files you'd like to import to iPhone/iPad. Then, click Open to load them to MobiMover like the following screenshots show. 

transfer photos to iDevice by file or by folder

start to transfer photos from Mac to iPhone

Step 5: If you have missed some photos, you can also click the Add button to directly load more files. Then, click Transfer to begin to transfer the pictures to your iPhone or iPad. Please don't disconnect your device until the process finished like the image display below. 

begin to transfer photos from Mac to iPhone/iPad