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

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Myra Updated on Jun 26, 2018 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

When you need to transfer iPhone photos to Mac, what will you do it easily and quickly? Here, on this page, we will show you two free and effective methods to transfer iPhone X or iPhone photos to Mac by using EaseUS MobiMover Free. 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

What will you do if you want to transfer iPhone X or iPhone 8 photos to Mac? Well, there is a free solution for you to transfer photos from iPhone to Mac without iCloud, iTunes or AirDrop, which is to use EaseUS MobiMover Free, the freeware for iOS data transfer and file management. With MobiMover installed on your Mac you can copy iPhone/iPad (in iOS 8 or later) to your Mac, transfer files from Mac to iPhone/iPad or share files between two iOS devices. In addition 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: 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

Part 2: 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 work 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