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How to Transfer Photos from Mac to iPhone 8/8 Plus

Updated on Mar 07, 2018 by Myra to iPhone Data Transfer

Summary:
Can't wait to import photos from Mac to your newly bought iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus? There are three free tips in this blog post that can help you transfer photos to your iPhone 8/8 Plus quickly. Read it for reference.

Compared to mobile devices like iPhone, the computer is a better choice to save the precious photos that record your life. But if you want to enjoy the photos more freely, keeping the photos on your iPhone is a better choice. Thus you may find the need to transfer photos from your Mac to your iPhone, especially after you bought a new one, like iPhone 8. Here this blog post introduces the ways to import photos from Mac to iPhone 8 and tell you how to transfer photos from PC to iPhone 8 in case you need it. Read on and apply one of the tips on your devices.

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

Part 1: How to import photos from Mac to iPhone 8/8 Plus via EaseUS MobiMover

In order to transfer data from Mac to iPhone 8 easily and quickly, you can't miss EaseUS MobiMover Free, the top one free iPhone data transfer software in the market. MobiMover Free enables you to transfer photos, music, TV shows, movies, playlists, ringtones, books, contacts and more from Mac to iPhone 8 or any other iOS device running iOS 8 or later without any cost. See how to do it by following instructions below.

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/iPad to the Mac with a USB cable and tap Trust This Computer on your iDevice if you are required. Run EaseUS MobiMover and go to the main interface. 

launch mobimover

Step 3: On the main screen, select Transfer to This Device button to transfer photos from Mac to iPhone or iPad By folder or By file. MobiMover enables you to transfer all the supportable files from Mac to an iOS device with this feature, including music, videos, movies, ringtones, PDF, audiobooks and more. 

choose transfer to this device on the main screen

Step 4: Now, navigate to your Mac and find the picture documents or files you'd like to import to iPhone/iPad. Then, click Open to load them to MobiMover like the following screenshots show. 

transfer photos to iDevice by file or by folder

start to transfer photos from Mac to iPhone

Step 5: If you have missed some photos, you can also click the Add button to directly load more files. Then, click Transfer to begin to transfer the pictures to your iPhone or iPad. Please don't disconnect your device until the process finished like the image display below. 

begin to transfer photos from Mac to iPhone/iPad

Part 2: How to import photos from Mac to iPhone 8/8 Plus via AirDrop

AirDrop on your Mac and iPhone enables you to get photos from Mac to your iPhone wirelessly. You just need to switch on Wi-Fi and Bluetooth on your devices to use AirDrop. For more detailed steps about how to use it, you can go to the blog post that introduces how to turn on and use AirDrop on iPhone/iPad/Mac.

Step 1: Go to Finder > Go > AirDrop to turn on AirDrop on your Mac. Go to Control Center to turn on AirDrop on your iPhone 8. Set your devices to be discovered by "Everyone" or "Contacts Only".

Step 2: Then your iPhone 8 will show on the AirDrop window on your Mac. Drag the photos to your iPhone's name and choose "Send". Or you can select the photos, tap on the Share button, choose AirDrop, choose the recipient and then click "Done" to transfer the photos to your iPhone 8.

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

Part 3: How to transfer photos from Mac to iPhone 8/8 Plus via iTunes

As is always the case, you can use iTunes to solve the problems of transferring data to iDevices. Before you start, make sure your iTunes is the latest version to avoid problems like "iPhone not showing up in iTunes". You can go to iTunes > Check for Updates in iTunes on Mac to update your iTunes. Then follow the steps below to sync photos from Mac to your iPhone 8/8 Plus.

Step 1: Connect your iPhone 8 to your Mac and launch iTunes if it doesn't open automatically.

Step 2: Tap on the Device tab and then choose "Photos" under "Settings".

Step 3: Choose the checkbox next to "Sync Photos" and set the option of "Copy Photos from:" from the drop-down menu of it.

Step 4: Select the items you'd like to transfer and click "Sync".

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