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How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to Mac without iTunes Wirelessly

Updated on Apr 04, 2018 by Myra to iPhone Data Transfer

Summary:
This blog post covers the detailed steps about how to transfer photos from iPhone to Mac. No matter you are using a new iPhone X/8/8 Plus or earlier iPhone 7/6/5, you can apply the tip introduced to your device to import photos from iPhone to Mac.

Want to import photos from your iPhone to Mac without iTunes? Want to transfer photos from iPhone to Mac wirelessly? Want to download photos from iPhone to Mac quickly for free? To make all these needs met, you just need the built-in feature, AirDrop, on your Mac and iPhone and EaseUS MobiMover Free to help you with it. As you may know, with AirDrop on, you can share photos, videos, contacts, locations, notes, documents and more between two AirDrop-supported devices, including Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. It's no doubt that AirDrop can come to help when you want to transfer photos from iPhone to Mac wirelessly without iTunes. And, EaseUS MobiMover Free is the most comprehensive iPhone data transfer software that allows you to transfer data between iPhone/iPad and Mac for free. 

How to transfer photos from iPhone to Mac without iTunes 

EaseUS MobiMover Free can be seamlessly integrated with MacOS 10.12 (Sierra), 10.13 (High Sierra), Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion), 10.8 (Mountain Lion), 10.9 (Mavericks), and 10.11 (El Capitan) to export photos from iPhone to Mac or transfer photos from Mac to iPhone in the vice versa without using iTunes. Apart from photos, other supported data types are contacts, messages, music, ringtones, playlists, movies, home videos, photo videos, Safari bookmarks, notes, calendars and more. 

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 transfer photos from iPhone to Mac wirelessly

Before you use AirDrop to import photos from iPhone to Mac wirelessly, you need to know that AirDrop requires WLAN and Bluetooth to work. Thus make sure there is nothing wrong with these two features both on your iPhone and Mac. If you get problems like WiFi not working on iPhone in iOS 11 or Bluetooth not working in iOS 11, learn how to fix it first and then follow the steps below to transfer photos from iPhone to Mac without iTunes.

Step 1: Turn on AirDrop on your iPhone.

  • On iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus or earlier: 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.
  • If your iPhone is running in iOS 11, 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. While if you are using iOS 10 or earlier, click AirDrop directly to switch it on after opening Control Center. (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: After turning on AirDrop on both of your devices, you can begin to transfer photos from iPhone to Mac as you like.

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

If you fail to sync photos from iPhone to Mac following the steps above and find AirDrop not working on your iPhone in iOS 11, you can fix the issue using the tips provided in the related blog post.

How to transfer photos from iPhone to Mac without iTunes wirelessly