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

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Myra Updated on Jun 25, 2018 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

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: Connect your iPhone X or iPhone 8 to your Mac with a USB cable. When a pop-up appears on your iPhone screen and asks you to trust this computer, please tap on Trust to continue. Start EaseUS MobiMover on your Mac and go to the one-click-transfer screen like the screenshot shows below. 

one-click to transfer from iPhone to Mac

Step 2: MobiMover enables you to save the exported files at anywhere you want on your Mac by clicking the Folder icon or the Mac icon. If you don't customize it, MobiMover will save the files on your desktop by default. Then, click Select Folder/Open and Next to continue. 

set the path for transferring photos from iPhone to Mac

Step 3: You can use MobiMover to transfer all the files listed in the following screenshot. To move photos from iPhone X or iPhone 8 to Mac, select Photo. If you just need to download several pictures from iPhone X/8 to Mac instead of the whole photo library, go to click the device name on the main screen, and choose Picture > Photo

choose photos to be transferred to the Mac

Step 4: Click Transfer to begin to transfer photos from iPhone X/8 to Mac quickly. Please don't disconnect your device during the transferring process. When it finished, click View to check and manage the exported pictures. 

begin to transfer photos from iPhone to PC without iTunes

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