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

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

Summary:
Try to download pictures from your iPhone X, iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus to your Mac to make a backup? If so, read this blog post and you will learn how to make it within minutes.

Thanks to AirDrop, you don't need any third-party software to transfer photos from your iPhone X/iPhone 8/iPhone 8 Plus to Mac. As you may know, AirDrop is the built-in feature in Apple products including Mac, iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch, which enables you to share files like photos, videos, contacts, documents and more between two AirDrop-supported devices. What if AirDrop is not working in iOS 11 on your iPhone or Mac, how to download photos from iPhone X or iPhone 8 to Mac easily? Here is the solution by using EaseUS MobiMover Free, the top one 100% free iPhone data transfer software in the market. Read on and check details. 

How to download photos from iPhone X/iPhone 8 to Mac with MobiMover 

EaseUS MobiMover Free is also a good choice for you to make a backup of your iPhone photos in a simpler way than ever. EaseUS MobiMover Free that can help you transfer photos from iPhone to PC without any cost and limitation. What's more, with MobiMover installed on your Mac, you can also share files between two iOS devices. Photos, videos, audios, contacts, messages, notes, calendars and more are all supported by MobiMover. Follow the steps below to download photos from your iPhone X/8/8 Plus to have a try. If you want to know how to transfer photos from Mac to iPhone X or iPhone 8, link to the online tutorial. 

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 to your Mac with a USB cable and launch EaseUS MobiMover Free.

How to transfer photos from iPhone to Mac - Step 2

Step 3: To transfer all photos from your iPhone to your Mac at once, click Transfer to Computer from the main-interface and then wait for your iPhone content to be loaded. As you can see in the image below, MobiMover will automatically select all the supported items on your iPhone. (If you want to import photos from your iPhone to Mac selectively, go to Custom > Photos to make it.)

How to transfer photos from iPhone to Mac - Step 3

Step 4: Keep the photos selected. If you need, you can click the three dots under the Mac icon to choose or create a folder to save the photos to be transferred from your iPhone to Mac.

How to transfer photos from iPhone to Mac - Step 4

Step 5: Then tap on Transfer to start to import photos from your iPhone to Mac.

How to transfer photos from iPhone to Mac - Step 5

Step 6: When it's completed, you can click View to check the transferred photos on your Mac.

How to transfer photos from iPhone to Mac - Step 6

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

Before you use AirDrop, you need to make sure both WLAN and Bluetooth on your iPhone and Mac can work properly. If you get the problem "WiFi not working" or "Bluetooth not working", the data transfer is likely to fail. Besides, put your Mac and iPhone close enough to ensure the successful connection between the devices. Here are the steps to transfer photos from iPhone X/8/8 Plus to Mac.

Step 1: Turn on AirDrop on your iPhone X, iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus.

  • On iPhone 8/8 Plus: Swipe up from the bottom of your iPhone screen to open Control Center. On iPhone X, swipe down from the top right corner of the screen to open Control Center.
  • Press deeply on the module where Airplane Mode locates in, click AirDrop to turn it on and set your iPhone to be discovered by Contacts Only or Everyone. (Don't forget to turn on WLAN and Bluetooth at the same time.)

Step 2: Turn on AirDrop on your Mac.

  • On your Mac, go to Finder > Go > AirDrop and turn on Bluetooth and WiFi to enable AirDrop on your Mac.
  • Set your Mac to be discovered by Contacts Only or Everyone.

Step 3: Once your iPhone X/8/8 Plus and Mac are successfully connected, you can start to download photos from your iPhone to Mac.

  • Go to the Photos App on your iPhone X/8/8 Plus.
  • Select the photos you'd like to transfer from iPhone to your Mac.
  • Tap on the Share button and choose your Mac from the AirDrop section.

Easy right? By following the simple steps above, you can get pictures from iPhone to your Mac quickly and safely.

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