How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to Mac without iTunes Wirelessly

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Myra Updated on Jun 11, 2018 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

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. 

Now, click the button below to safely download and install EaseUS MobiMover Free on your Mac, then follow the steps to copy photos from your iPhone to Mac within minutes.

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to your Mac running OS X 10.7 and later with a USB cable, open EaseUS MobiMover Free, and choose iDevice to Mac. (You can also use the custom feature to transfer photos from your iPhone to Mac by clicking [your device name] > Picture > Photo/Album.)

How to transfer photos from iPhone to Mac without iTunes - Step 1

Step 2: Select the category/categories you want to copy from your iPhone to Mac. Other than photos, you can also transfer videos, audio, contacts, messages, and more.

How to transfer photos from iPhone to Mac without iTunes - Step 2

Step 3: Click the folder icon to choose a location for the images to be imported, then click the Transfer button to transfer photos from your iPhone to Mac without iTunes.

How to transfer photos from iPhone to Mac without iTunes - Step 3

Step 4: Depending on the size of the files, it may take seconds or a while to import photos from iPhone to Mac. When it has done, you can view the transferred items in the folder you just selected.

How to transfer photos from iPhone to Mac without iTunes - Step 4

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 article.

How to transfer photos from iPhone to Mac without iTunes wirelessly