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How to Transfer Photos from Mac to iPhone without iCloud or iTunes

Posted on Mar 14, 2018 by Cedric Grantham to iPhone Data Transfer

Summary:
Are you searching for the way to transfer photos from Mac to iPhone without iCloud or iTunes? If so, you can use the EaseUS MobiMover Free and AirDrop recommended in this blog to help you simply transfer photos from Mac to iPhone with ease.

As Mac and iPhone are both iDevices, so, there are multiple ways to transfer photos from Mac to iPhone by using iPhoto, iCloud or iTunes. However, as photos are always in large size, and iCloud and iPhoto have a limitation on space. Therefore, some users would like to try another way. How about taking iTunes to sync photos from Mac to iPhone? You can do this only when you have had an iTunes backup and don't mind the previous data wiping. If not, iTunes is not your best choice. Then, many users will be stuck on how to transfer photos from Mac to iPhone without iCloud or iTunes. Here, in this article, two iCloud and iTunes alternatives will be provided to help to transfer photos from Mac to iPhone with ease by using EaseUS MobiMover Free and AirDrop.

MobiMover: How to transfer photos from Mac to iPhone without iCloud or iTunes

EaseUS MobiMover Free is the most popular iPhone data transfer software offering users a totally free method to transfer files from Mac to iPhone without iTunes syncing, back up the whole iPhone data to Mac in one-click and sync files between two iOS devices. Without using iTunes and iCloud anymore, photos syncing from Mac to iPhone is easier than ever and without any size or space limitation.

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 your Mac with a compatible USB cable and tap Trust This Computer on your iDevice if necessary. Launch EaseUS MobiMover and go to the main interface like the screenshot below. 

launch mobimover

Step 3: Click Transfer to This Device button and you will be asked to choose By folder or By file to transfer photos from Mac to your iPhone or iPad.

choose transfer to this device on the main screen

Step 4: Go to your Mac and find the photo files or photo folders you want to import to iPhone/iPad. Click Open to load them to MobiMover. You are allowed to add one or more pictures at one time.

transfer photos to iDevice by file or by folder

start to transfer photos from Mac to iPhone

Step 5: On the transfer screen, you can still click the Add button to load more images from your Mac to iPhone. Then, click Transfer and MobiMover will send the pictures to your iDevice at fast speed. After the process finished, open the Photos app on your device to check the synced pictures. 

begin to transfer photos from Mac to iPhone/iPad

AirDrop: How to transfer photos from Mac to iPhone without iCloud or iTunes

AirDrop provides a wireless way to transfer photos, music, notes, and contacts among iPhone, iPad, and Mac. You can use AirDrop to transfer music from Mac to iPhone, copy photos from iPhone to iPad or share contacts between iPad and Mac.

Step 1: Turn on Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and AirDrop on both iPhone and Mac. If you don't know how to turn on AirDrop on Mac, see the user guide. 

Step 2: Open the Photos App on your Mac and select the pictures you want to sync to iPhone.

Step 3: Click the Share button and choose AirDrop. Then, choose your iPhone from the available devices.

Step 4: Go to your iPhone and tap Accept on the screen to receive the transferred files from Mac. 

use AirDrop to transfer photos from Mac to iPhone