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

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Myra Updated on Jun 07, 2018 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

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 article 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 article 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? Now, click the button below to safely download and install EaseUS MobiMover Free on your Mac, then follow the steps to learn how to send photos from Mac to iPhone X quickly.

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to your Mac running OS X 10.7 and later, start EaseUS MobiMover Free, and then choose "Mac to iDevice".

How to transfer photos from Mac to iPhone - Step 1

Step 2: In the new window, click "Add File"/"Add Folder" to choose files to be transferred from Mac to your iPhone. Or, you can simply add files by drag and drop. 

Note: The photos will be transferred immediately if the "Auto-Transfer" is on. You can turn it off if you don't need that. 

How to transfer photos from Mac to iPhone - Step 2

Step 3: Check the category/categories. You can keep them all, or just keep "Pictures".

How to transfer photos from Mac to iPhone - Step 3

Step 4: Click the "Edit" button to deselect the files you don't need. Then, click "OK" to go on. 

How to transfer photos from Mac to iPhone - Step 4

Step 5: Click "Transfer" and wait patiently for the transfer process to finish. After that, you can go to the Photos app on your iPhone to view the newly imported photos.

How to transfer photos from Mac to iPhone - Step 5