[FREE] 3 Top Ways to Import Photos from iPhone 8/8 Plus/X to Mac

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

If you have both iPhone and Mac at the same time, data transfer between them must be very regular, including import photos from iPhone to Mac. Today, in this blog, we will focus on how to import photos from the latest iPhone device, iPhone 8/8 Plus, and iPhone X to Mac in a simple and quick way. In general, we provide three easiest ways to help to transfer photos from iPhone 8/8 Plus/X to Mac with ease by using EaseUS MobiMover Free, iPhoto and AirDrop. Among the three, EaseUS MobiMover Free is the most comprehensive and easiest solution to import all photos from iPhone to Mac at a time quickly. 

How to import photos from iPhone 8/8 Plus/X to Mac with MobiMover Free

EaseUS MobiMover Free is an all-in-one iPhone data transfer program that enables users to import photos from Mac to iPhone or back up iPhone photos to Mac for freeing up space or data safe. As long as your Mac is running 10.12 (Sierra), 10.13 (High Sierra), OS X 10.7 (Lion), 10.8 (Mountain Lion), 10.9 (Mavericks), or 10.11 (El Capitan), you can install and use MobiMover Free on your Mac to transfer data between iOS devices and Mac for free. Except for photos, contacts, messages, notes, calendars, voice mails, books, Safari bookmarks & history, photos, videos, and audios from iPhone or iPad to Mac in one-click are supported. 

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 import photos from iPhone 8/8 Plus/X to Mac with iPhoto

iPhoto is the default photo app on Mac and can be used to transfer photos between iPhone and Mac. Check the simple steps below:  

1. Connect your iPhone 8/8 Plus/X to the Mac via the original USB cable.

2. Open iPhoto app on your Mac. iPhoto will automatically scan and load all the photos on your iPhone.

3. Select specific or the whole photos you want to transfer to Mac and click “Import Selected”. Besides, you can choose to delete those photos from iPhone or keep the photos. It's up to you.


How to import photos from iPhone 8/8 Plus/X to Mac with AirDrop

AirDrop is a wireless way to transfer files from iPhone 8/8 Plus/X to Mac or from iPhone 8/8 Plus/X to another iOS device, like sync contacts from iPhone to Mac with AirDrop or copy notes from old iPhone to new iPhone 8/8 Plus/X. At the very beginning, turn on Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and AirDrop on both iPhone 8/8 Plus/X and Mac. Please keep the iPhone and Mac within 30 feet. If some unknown reasons have caused AirDrop not working in iOS 11 iPhone 8/8 Plus/X, fix it following professional guides.

1. Open Photos app on your iPhone 8/8 Plus/X.

2. Tap “Select” in the top right corner to choose the photos you wish to import to Mac.

3. Tap the “Share” icon in the lower left corner of the screen.

4. Tap AirDrop and choose your Mac to transfer photos. Go to your Mac, and tap “Accept” to receive the photos from iPhone.