How to Transfer Files from Mac to iPhone XS/XS Max/XR with/without iTunes

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It is more convenient to download files you create on your Mac to your iPhone so you can use them when you’re away from your Mac. For example, syncing music from Mac to iPhone or downloading videos from Mac to iPhone to kill the boring time. If you have such requirement to transfer files from Mac to your new iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, or iPhone XR, this blog can help you do it in two common ways by:

Method 1. How to Use an iTunes Alternative to Transfer Files from Mac to new iPhone

When you search for the iTunes alternative online, you may get lots of results and hesitate which on to choose. Here, what we want to recommend is the best and the only 100% free iTunes workaround - EaseUS MobiMover. This is a one-stop tool that provides iOS data transfer, manage, and video downloading service free and unlimited.

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  • Transfer files from Mac/PC/laptop to iPhone: MobiMover allows you to add data in various types to your iPhone without iTunes so you can keep the data safe during the process.
  • Back up iPhone data: MobiMover enables you to move all the messages, photos, videos, audios, contacts, books, etc.. from iPhone/iPad at a time or selectively export specific item/category.
  • Sync data between two iOS devices: For example, you can transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone without iCloud, move contacts from old iPhone to the new one efficiently, and more.

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You can use MobiMover to add, delete, or edit, or items on your computer for more convenience. For instance, you can remove all the iPhone contacts at one time with 1-click.

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MobiMover Video Downloader supports saving any video from any pop website using the URL. For example, download YouTube videos to iPad directly.   

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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.

how to transfer data from Mac to iPhone - step 1

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.

how to transfer data from Mac to iPhone - step 2

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

how to transfer data from Mac to iPhone - step 3

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.

how to transfer data from Mac to iPhone - step 4

Method 2. How to Use iTunes to Transfer Files from Mac to iPhone XS/XS Max/XR

You can use iTunes to sync media files from Mac to your iPhone, including music, movies, TV shows, photos, and more. In the following steps, we just set music syncing with iTunes as an example, you can use the same operations to transfer other files from Mac to iPhone in iTunes. 

You need to know:

When you use iTunes to sync files from Mac to iPhone. Let's say photos. After the process, the previous images from another iTunes library will be replaced (like the image shown below). If you don't want any data loss, skip to Method 1 and use MobiMover to transfer files securely.

iTunes data replacing note

Step 1: Connect your new iPhone to your Mac. Run iTunes and click the Device tab. 

Step 2: Choose Music. Check the box before Sync Music, and select to import music from Entire music library/Selected playlists, artists, albums, and genres/Include videos/Include voice memos.

Step 4: Click Sync to start to transfer files from Mac to your iPhone/iPad with iTunes.

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