How to Transfer Files from Mac to iPhone/iPad Using USB without iTunes

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If you want to transfer files, like photos or videos from Mac to the iPhone/iPad, generally speaking, you get four possible methods by using iTunes, iCloud, AirDrop and a third-party application.

  • iTunes enables you to sync the previous backup data from Mac to iDevice, but the synchronization is an overridden operation that may accidentally result in data loss.
  • iCloud allows you to sync contacts, photos, notes, etc. from Mac to iPhone/iPad wirelessly. However, the biggest limitation of the iCloud update is the music file, which is one of the essential contents for Mac and iPhone users.
  • AirDrop offers you an option to transfer photos, videos, music from Mac to iPad without a computer. What if you want to download PDF or sync the contacts from Mac to iPhone, which are not supported by AirDrop?

To avoid the disadvantages of the above three tools while transferring data from Mac to iPhone or iPad, here we recommend the easy to use and completely free EaseUS MobiMover Free to you to transfer files from Mac to iPhone/iPad using USB without iTunes or iCloud anymore.

What can you expect from EaseUS MobiMover

EaseUS MobiMover Free is the top one iOS data transfer software allowing users to

Transfer data from old iPhone to new iPhone: Copy contacts, notes, books, Safari bookmarks, photos, videos and music, ringtones and audiobooks from one iOS device to another directly

Add content from Mac to iPhone applied here: Import photos, videos, audios, contacts, notes, Safari bookmarks from a former iPhone/iPad backup or downloaded files saved on the computer to iPhone without wiping any existing data.

Transfer files from iPhone to Mac: Back up iPhone contents to the computer to keep data safe, including contacts, messages, notes, calendars, voice mails, books, Safari bookmarks & history, photos, movies, TV shows, music videos, photos videos, and audios.

Manage iOS data for free: Manage iPhone content is also supported by this self-defined iPhone data transfer tool, you can delete duplicate contacts on iPhone at once, add a new note to iPhone or edit the playlists on iPhone and more.

How to transfer files from Mac to iPhone/iPad using USB

To use EaseUS MobiMover to transfer photos/videos/music/contacts/books from Mac to iPhone, all you need is a USB cable. As long as you have downloaded and installed EaseUS MobiMover on your Mac OS 10.12 (Sierra), 10.13 (High Sierra), Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion), 10.8 (Mountain Lion), 10.9 (Mavericks), or 10.11 (El Capitan), start the data transfer by following steps below.

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Step 1: Connect your iPhone to Mac computer with a USB cable and tap "Trust This Computer" on your device if you are asked.

Run EaseUS MobiMover and choose "Mac to iDevice" to transfer data from Mac to iPhone.

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Step 2: Click "Add File" or "Add Folder" to select the files or folder that you want to transfer from Mac to your iPhone.

Or you can directly drag files from your Mac computer to the "Drag & Drop" area and transfer to your iDevice.

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Step 3: Click the "Edit" button to check or uncheck files that you want to or don't want to transfer.

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Click "OK" to confirm and click the "Transfer" button to start the transferring process.

Confirm to transfer files from Mac to iPhone.

Step 4: MobiMover Free will transfer files from Mac to iPhone or iPad at a fast speed.

When the process finishes, you can go to the corresponding applications on your iOS device to check the contents, such as pictures in Photos, movies in Videos, bookmarks in Safari, etc.

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