4 Ways to Transfer Photos from iPhone 8/8 Plus/X to Mac for Free

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Myra Updated on Jun 20, 2018 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

Photos are important files on your iPhone that you cannot afford to lose. That's why it's so necessary for you to make a backup of your iPhone photos elsewhere. You can copy photos from iPhone to iPhone, from iPhone to iPad or from iPhone to Mac, which is the focus of this article, to keep a backup on other devices. When it comes to transferring photos from iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone X to Mac, there are many ways to make it. Among the methods, four free and effective ways are selected to be introduced in this article. Read on to get the details.

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

Tip 1: Transfer photos from iPhone 8/8 Plus/X to Mac with EaseUS MobiMover Free

EaseUS MobiMover Free is compatible with Mac running OS 10.12 (Sierra), 10.13 (High Sierra), OS X 10.7 (Lion), 10.8 (Mountain Lion), 10.9 (Mavericks), and 10.11 (El Capitan) and can be used to transfer files from iPhone to Mac easily and quickly, including photos here, music, messages, calendar, books, notes, contacts, and more. Click the button below to safely download and install EaseUS MobiMover Free on your Mac, then follow the steps to copy photos from iPhone to Mac within minutes.

Step 1: Connect your iPhone X, iPhone 8, or iPhone 7 to your Mac, run EaseUS MobiMover Free, and choose iDevice to Mac from the main interface. (You can also use the custom feature to transfer photos from your iPhone to Mac by clicking [your device name] > Picture > Photo/Album.)

How to transfer photos from iPhone X/8/7 to Mac - Step 1

Step 2: Select the category/categories you want to copy from your iPhone to Mac. Other than photos, you can also transfer videos, audio, contacts, messages, and more.

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Step 3: Click the folder icon to select a folder to save the photos, then click the Transfer button to start transferring photos from your iPhone X/8/7 to Mac.

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Step 4: Depending on the size of the files, it may take seconds or a while to copy photos from iPhone X/8/7 to Mac. When it has done, you can view the transferred items in the folder you just selected.

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Tip 2: Send photos from iPhone 8/8 Plus/X to Mac with AirDrop

AirDrop is the built-in feature on Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch which enables you to transfer photos, videos, contacts, notes, locations and more between two AirDrop-supported devices. You can use AirDrop not only to import photos from iPhone 8/8 Plus/X but also to send contacts from iPhone to iPhone. What you need to know here is that AirDrop needs WLAN and Bluetooth to work. Thus make sure you don't get problems like “WiFi not working” or “Bluetooth not working” on your iPhone in iOS 11.

Step 1: On your iPhone, open Control Center to turn on AirDrop, WLAN, and Bluetooth.

Step 2: On your Mac, go to Finder > Go > AirDrop and turn on WiFi and Bluetooth to enable AirDrop. Set your Mac to be discovered by Contacts Only or Everyone.

Step 3: Go to Photos App on your iPhone and select the photos you'd like to transfer from your iPhone 8/iPhone X to Mac.

Step 4: Click the Share icon, tap on AirDrop and select the name of your Mac to begin to copy photos from iPhone to Mac.

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Tip 3: Import photos from iPhone 8/iPhone X to Mac with Photos

Photos App on your Mac can help you copy photos from your iPhone to computer. But the photos you can transfer using the App is limited to the photos taken by your iPhone camera. If that's what you have expected, learn how to export your iPhone photos to Mac with Photos from the steps below.

Step 1: Connect your iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone X to your Mac and launch Photos.

Step 2: Switch to the Import option and then select the photos you'd like to copy.

Step 3: Tap on Import Selected to start to transfer photos from your iPhone 8/8 Plus/X to Mac.

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

Tip 4: Transfer photos from iPhone 8/iPhone X to Mac with Preview

Like Photos, Preview is a built-in App on Mac which enables you to view and edit images and import images from a camera. Thus you can also use Preview to sync photos from your iPhone 8/8 Plus/X to Mac.

Step 1: Connect your iPhone 8/8 Plus/X to Mac with a USB cable and launch Preview.

Step 2: Tap on File and choose Import from iPhone.

Step 3: Select the photos you'd like to copy and then click Import to sync the selected photos to your Mac. Or you can click Import All to transfer all photos from your iPhone 8/8 Plus/X to Mac directly.

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