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

Updated on Mar 14, 2018 by Myra to iPhone Data Transfer

Summary:
This blog post covers 4 free and easy ways to transfer photos from iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone X to Mac. Choose the method you prefer to back up your iPhone photos to Mac easily and quickly.

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 blog post, 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 blog post. 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. 

Step 1: Download and install EaseUS MobiMover Free on your Mac by clicking the download button below. Besides, you need to install iTunes on your Mac for reading iPhone data, which is the basic need for a third-party iPhone data transfer tool. 

Step 2: Connect your iPhone to your Mac with a USB cable and launch EaseUS MobiMover Free.

How to transfer photos from iPhone to Mac - Step 2

Step 3: To transfer all photos from your iPhone to your Mac at once, click Transfer to Computer from the main-interface and then wait for your iPhone content to be loaded. As you can see in the image below, MobiMover will automatically select all the supported items on your iPhone. (If you want to import photos from your iPhone to Mac selectively, go to Custom > Photos to make it.)

How to transfer photos from iPhone to Mac - Step 3

Step 4: Keep the photos selected. If you need, you can click the three dots under the Mac icon to choose or create a folder to save the photos to be transferred from your iPhone to Mac.

How to transfer photos from iPhone to Mac - Step 4

Step 5: Then tap on Transfer to start to import photos from your iPhone to Mac.

How to transfer photos from iPhone to Mac - Step 5

Step 6: When it's completed, you can click View to check the transferred photos on your Mac.

How to transfer photos from iPhone to Mac - Step 6

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.

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

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.

How to transfer photos from iPhone 8/iPhone X to Mac - Tip 3