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How to AirDrop Photos from Mac to iPhone 8/iPhone X Easily and Quickly

Dec 05, 2017 / Updated by Myra to iPhone Data Transfer

Summary:
Wondering how to AirDrop photos from Mac to your iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone X? Read this blog post to learn how to send photos from Mac to iPhone with AirDrop and how to transfer photos from PC to iPhone 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 send photos from Mac to iPhone using AirDrop. Given that, this blog post is written to provide the detailed steps about how to AirDrop from Mac to iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone X in iOS 11 and the free method to transfer photos from PC to iPhone 8/8 Plus/X in case you need it.

Part 1: How to AirDrop Photos from Mac to iPhone 8/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 in iOS 11, the file transfer between your Mac and iPhone will fail. Thus before you AirDrop photos from Mac to your iPhone 8/iPhone X, you'd better make sure there is nothing wrong with the WiFi and Bluetooth on your devices first and then follow the steps below to use AirDrop to send photos from Mac to iPhone.

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 your iPhone 8/iPhone X.

  • Swipe up from the bottom of your iPhone screen to open Control Center.
  • Press deeply on the module where Airplane Mode locates in, tap on AirDrop and set your iPhone to be discovered by Contacts Only or Everyone.

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

  • Drag the photos you want to send from Mac to iPhone 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.

Following the simple steps above and you will transfer photos from Mac to your iPhone via AirDrop easily and quickly. If you can't AirDrop photos from Mac to iPhone 8/8 Plus/X in iOS 11 due to AirDrop not working on your iPhone, read this related blog post to fix it.

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

Part 2: How to Transfer photos from PC to iPhone 8/iPhone X

But what will you do if you want to transfer photos from PC to your iPhone 8/8 Plus/X? Obviously, there is no built-in AirDrop on PC that enables you to make it and if you use iTunes to copy photos from PC to your iPhone, unexpected data syncing will happen. 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 PC, you can transfer files between the iOS device (iPhone/iPad in iOS 8 or later) or between two iOS devices. What's more, MobiMover is also a free iPhone content manager that supports the files management from computer. 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 PC to iPhone 8/iPhone X quickly.

Step 1: Download and install EaseUS MobiMover Free on your PC with Windows 10/8.1/8/7.

Step 2: Connect your iPhone 8/8 Plus/X to your PC and launch MobiMover. When a prompt pops up on your device asking you whether to trust this computer or not, click Trust to continue.

How to Transfer photos from PC to iPhone 8/iPhone X - Step 2

Step 3: Go to Transfer to This Device and choose to send photos to your iPhone By folder or By file. You can also transfer photos to your iPhone 8/8 Plus from PC using the Custom feature, under which you can also add ringtones to your iPhone.

How to Transfer photos from PC to iPhone 8/iPhone X - Step 3

Step 4: Choose the photos you want to transfer from PC to your iPhone 8/8 Plus/X.

How to Transfer photos from PC to iPhone 8/iPhone X - Step 4

Step 5: Then click Transfer to start to send photos from PC to iPhone 8/iPhone X.

How to Transfer photos from PC to iPhone 8/iPhone X - Step 5

Step 6: The photos will be transferred to Photos App on your iPhone 8/8 Plus/X automatically. When it's completed, you can go to the App to check the photos.

How to Transfer photos from PC to iPhone 8/iPhone X - Step 6