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

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Myra Updated on Jun 11, 2018 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

Compared to mobile devices like iPhone, a computer is a better choice to save those 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. So, you may find the need to transfer photos from your Mac to your iPhone, especially after you bought a new one, like an iPhone 8. Here, we will introduce ways to import photos from Mac to iPhone 8, and also how to transfer photos from PC to iPhone 8 in case you need it. Read on and apply one of the tips to 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 easily and quickly transfer data from Mac to iPhone 8, you can't miss EaseUS MobiMover Free, the number one free iPhone data transfer software on 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 the instructions below.

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to your Mac with a compatible USB cable and tap Trust This Computer on your device if necessary. Launch EaseUS MobiMover and go to the main interface like the screenshot below. 

1-click-transfer

Step 2: Click drop-down menu near your device and click PC/Desktop to transfer photos from Mac to iPhone. You can choose to add photos by folder or by file.

Mac to iPhone transfer

Step 3: Go to your Mac and find the files or folders you want to transfer to iPhone and click Select folder or Open. Choose Next and check the loaded data. 

choose the photo files to transfer from Mac to iPhone

Step 4: If there are other supporting files within your folder, MobiMover will read and load them together as the sample image below. You can check what you want based on your needs. Here, select Picture only. 

load files to MobiMover to transfer from Mac to iPhone

Step 5: If you have missed some files, you still can load more by clicking the Add button. After this, click Transfer button to begin to transfer photos from Mac to iPhone. Please go to the Photos App to check the imported files when the process finished. 

begin to transfer photos from Mac to iPhone

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 your 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 the 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 in 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.

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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 transfer data to your 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 your 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 to "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