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How to Transfer iPhone X/iPhone 8 Photos to Mac Easily and Quickly

Jan 09, 2018 / Posted by Myra to iPhone Data Transfer

Summary:
Without the help of third-party software, you can also transfer your iPhone photos to Mac in a free way with the help of AirDrop. Read this blog post to learn the ways to make it within minutes.

Luckily, with the help of AirDrop, you can transfer photos from your iPhone to Mac wirelessly without using third-party software. As you may know, AirDrop is a built-in feature on Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch that helps to share photos, videos, websites and more between two AirDrop-supported devices. For example, you can AirDrop contacts from iPhone to iPhone, send photos from Mac to iPad via AirDrop or use AirDrop to transfer your iPhone photos to Mac under WiFi and Bluetooth connections. Read on to get the details.

Part 1: How to transfer iPhone X/iPhone 8 photos to Mac

Although the steps involved to import photos from your iPhone to Mac are easy, the process doesn't always go smoothly. As mentioned above, AirDrop requires both WiFi and Bluetooth connections to work, thus if there is something wrong with one of them, you cannot use AirDrop as you expect. Fortunately, fixes to "AirDrop not working in iOS 11" have been covered already.  Learn how to fix it first if you are troubled by the issue. If all these features works properly on your devices, follow the steps below to transfer your iPhone photos to Mac with simple steps.

Step 1: Turn on AirDrop on your iPhone X/iPhone 8. (Don't forget to switch on Bluetooth and WiFi at the same time.)

  • On iPhone 8/8 Plus: Swipe up from the bottom of your screen to open Control Center. Press deeply on the module where Airplane Mode locates in, tap on AirDrop and set your iPhone to be discovered by Contacts Only or Everyone.
  • 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 locates in, tap on AirDrop and set your iPhone to be discovered by Contacts Only or Everyone.

Step 2: Switch on AirDrop on your Mac.

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

Step 3: Transfer your iPhone photos to Mac.

  • Go to the Photos App on your iPhone X, iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus.
  • Choose the photos you'd like to transfer to Mac and then click the Share button.
  • Choose your Mac in the AirDrop section to send the selected photos to your Mac.

How to transfer iPhone X/iPhone 8 photos to Mac

Part 2: How to transfer iPhone X/iPhone 8 photos to PC (Bonus Tip)

What will you do if you get a Windows PC instead of Mac? Well, there is also a free way for you to transfer photos from iPhone to Windows computer without iCloud or AirDrop, which is to use EaseUS MobiMover Free, the freeware for iOS data transfer and file management. With MobiMover installed on your PC, you can copy iPhone/iPad (in iOS 8 or later) to computer, add files from computer to iPhone/iPad or share files between two iOS devices. In additon to photos, other files including videos, music, ringtones, audiobooks, contacts, messages, notes, and more are also supported. It's an unmissable tool for iPhone users like you. Follow the steps below to transfer your iPhone photos to have a try.

Step 1: Download and install EaseUS MobiMover Free (less than 30MB) on your PC running Windows 7 or later

Step 2: Connect your iPhone to your PC and start EaseUS MobiMover. When a pop-up appears on your iPhone screen asking you whether to trust this computer or not, tap on Trust to continue.

How to transfer iPhone photos to computer - Step 2

Step 3: Go to Transfer to Computer and then MobiMover will automatically select all the supported items on your iPhone. (If you want to copy photos to PC selectively, go to Custom > Photos instead. Under Custom, you can also add ringtones to iPhone X.)

How to transfer iPhone photos to computer - Step 3

Step 4: Check the category/categories you'd like to transfer from your iPhone to computer.

How to transfer iPhone photos to computer - Step 4

Step 5: Then click Browse to select or create a folder to save the photos to be transferred.

How to transfer iPhone photos to computer - Step 5

Step 6: Clike Transfer and MobiMover will begin to transfer photos from iPhone X/iPhone 8 to PC. When it's completed, you can tap on View to check the transferred photos.

How to transfer iPhone photos to computer - Step 6