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How to Sync Photos from Mac to iPhone X/iPhone 8 in 2 Ways

2017-11-13 10:10:58 Posted by Myra to iPhone Data Transfer

Summary:
This blog post covers two ways to sync photos from Mac to iPhone X, iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus. Choose one of the two tips to apply to your devices to copy photos from Mac to iPhone quickly and easily.

When it comes to syncing photos from Mac to iPhone X, iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus, there are generally two ways to make it. One is with AirDrop, the other is with iTunes. AirDrop is the built-in feature on Mac, iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch that enables you to transfer photos, videos, contacts and more between two AirDrop-supported devices like AirDropping contacts from iPhone to iPhone. While iTunes is the built-in App on Mac that can help you sync data from Mac to iOS devices. Read on to learn how to sync photos from Mac to iPhone in two easy ways. (If you want to sync photos from Windows computer to iPhone, here is the way to transfer photos from PC to iPhone free of charge.)

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

Tip 1: Copy photos from Mac to iPhone X/iPhone 8 with AirDrop

As mentioned above, AirDrop supports the data transfer between two AirDrop0-supported devices. It's no doubt that it can help you transfer photos from Mac to your iPhone X or iPhone 8. As you may know, AirDrop needs both WiFi and Bluetooth to work. If you have "WiFi not working" or "Bluetooth not working" problem on your iPhone, the photo transfer between your Mac and iPhone will fail. Thus before you sync photos from Mac to your iPhone 8/iPhone X using AirDrop, you'd better make sure there is nothing wrong with the WiFi and Bluetooth on your devices first and then follow the steps below to transfer photos from Mac to iPhone.

Step 1: Turn on AirDrop on your Mac.

  • Go to Finder > Go > AirDrop and switch on Bluetooth and WiFi to turn on AirDrop on your Mac.
  • Set the option Allow to be discovered by as Everyone or Contacts Only.

Step 2: Turn on AirDrop on your iPhone 8/iPhone X.

  • 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 your iPhone screen to open Control Center.
  • Press deeply on the module where Airplane Mode locate in, tap on AirDrop and set your iPhone to be discovered by Contacts Only or Everyone.

Step 3: Once the Mac and the iPhone is connected. You can send files from Mac to iPhone using AirDrop freely. There are two ways to send files from Mac to your iPhone with AirDrop.

  • Drag the photos you want to send from Mac to iPhone to the image of the recipient and click Send.
  • Or you can click the Share button in an App, choose AirDrop, choose the recipient and then click Done.

If AirDrop not working on your iPhone in iOS 11, read the related blog post and learn what to do to cope with the problem.

How to sync photos from Mac to iPhone X/iPhone 8 - Tip 1

Tip 2: Transfer photos from Mac to iPhone X with iTunes

In addition to AirDrop, you can also use iTunes to sync photos from Mac to iPhone 8/iPhone X. To avoid problems like "iPhone not connecting to iTunes", you'd better make sure you have installed the latest version of iTunes on your Mac. If not, go to App Store > Updates > Install to update your iTunes to its latest version.

Step 1: Connect your iPhone X, iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus to your computer with a USB cable and make sure iTunes is running.

Step 2: Click the Device button and choose Photos.

Step 3: Click the checkbox next to Sync Photos and choose where to Copy Photos from.

Step 4: Select the photos you'd like to sync from your Mac to iPhone and click Sync.

How to sync photos from Mac to iPhone X/iPhone 8 - Tip 2

Notes:

What will you do if you want to sync photos from PC to iPhone without data syncing? My suggestion for you is to use the freeware, EaseUS MobiMover Free. With MobiMover installed on your Windows PC, you can transfer photos, videos, audios, contacts, messages, notes and more between two iOS devices (iPhone/iPad in iOS 8 or later) or between iOS device and computer free of charge. Transferring photos from PC to iPhone is just one of the many things MobiMover can do for you. If you have a PC ready for use, don't hesitate to install MobiMover on it and try it yourself.

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