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

Dec 05, 2017 / Posted 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. Thus downloading photos from iPhone to Mac could be easily done with the help of MobiMover. If AirDrop is not working in iOS 11 on your iPhone, learn how to fix it first and then follow the steps below to import photos from iPhone to Mac.

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

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

Bonus Tip: How to download photos from iPhone to PC

While if you get a Windows PC ready for use, transferring photos from iPhone to PC is also a good choice for you to make a backup of your iPhone photos. Although you can't use AirDrop to import photos from iPhone to PC, there is a FREEWARE called 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 PC, 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.

Step 1: Download and install MobiMover Free (less than 30MB) on your PC running Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8 or Windows 7.

Step 2: Connect your iPhone X/8/8 Plus to your PC and start MobiMover. When a pop-up appears on your iPhone screen asking you whether to trust this computer or not, tap on Trust to continue.

How to download photos from iPhone to computer - Step 2

Step 3: To import all pictures from your iPhone to computer at once, Click Transfer to Computer and wait for your iPhone content to be loaded. To download photos from iPhone to computer selectively, go to Custom instead, under which you can also add ringtones to iPhone if you need.

How to download photos from iPhone to computer  - Step 3

Step 4: Keep the category/categories you want to transfer selected. With MobiMover, you can transfer photos in Camera Roll, Photo Stream, and Photo Library from your iPhone X/8/8 Plus to PC.

How to download photos from iPhone to computer - Step 4

Step 5: Then tap on Browse to select or choose a folder on your computer to save the photos to be transferred.

How to download photos from iPhone to computer  - Step 5

Step 6: Click Transfer and MobiMover will begin to download photos from iPhone X to PC. When it's completed, you can tap on View to check the transferred photos.

How to download photos from iPhone to computer - Step 6