How to Transfer Photos from Mac to iPhone X Easily

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

When it comes to transferring photos from Mac to iPhone X, there are generally two ways to do it. One is to use the built-in feature on Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, which is AirDrop, and the other is to use iTunes. However, if you have too many photos and want to sync them at a time without erasing any previous pictures, you can choose EaseUS MobiMover Free to meet your demands. After reading this article, you will learn not only how to turn on and use AirDrop on Mac and iPhone X to send photos from Mac to your iPhone X but also how to sync photos from Mac to iPhone X with iTunes as well as EaseUS MobiMover. Choose one of the three tips that you prefer to use. Read on to get the details.

How to transfer photos from Mac to iPhone X

Tip 1: Import photos from Mac to iPhone with EaseUS MobiMover 

EaseUS MobiMover Free is an all-in-one iOS data transfer tool that allows users to export photos from iPhone X to Mac and import photos from Mac to iPhone in the vice versa. In addition to pictures, you also can use MobiMover Free to download videos to your iPhone X, add ringtones to iPhone X, transfer books to iPhone X and put music to iPhone X without iTunes.

Now, click the button below to safely download and install EaseUS MobiMover Free on your Mac, then follow the steps to copy photos from Mac to your iPhone with ease.

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Although you don't need to use iTunes during the transfer process, it's necessary for you to install iTunes on your computer to help MobiMover identify your iOS device and access its data, which is the first step to make data transfer possible.

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to your Mac running OS X 10.7 and later, start EaseUS MobiMover Free, and then choose "Mac to iDevice".

How to transfer photos from Mac to iPhone - Step 1

Step 2: In the new window, click "Add File"/"Add Folder" to choose files to be transferred from Mac to your iPhone. Or, you can simply add files by drag and drop. 

Note: The photos will be transferred immediately if the "Auto-Transfer" is on. You can turn it off if you don't need that. 

How to transfer photos from Mac to iPhone - Step 2

Step 3: Check the category/categories. You can keep them all, or just keep "Pictures".

How to transfer photos from Mac to iPhone - Step 3

Step 4: Click the "Edit" button to deselect the files you don't need. Then, click "OK" to go on. 

How to transfer photos from Mac to iPhone - Step 4

Step 5: Click "Transfer" and wait patiently for the transfer process to finish. After that, you can go to the Photos app on your iPhone to view the newly imported photos.

How to transfer photos from Mac to iPhone - Step 5

Tip 2: Import photos from Mac to iPhone with AirDrop

AirDrop is a quite useful and convenient feature on Mac and iPhone that you can use to send photos, videos, contacts, notes, locations and more between two AirDrop-supported devices. It is no different when you transfer photos from Mac to iPhone X. But what you need to pay attention to is that AirDrop needs WiFi and Bluetooth to work. So make sure you don't have "WiFi not working" or "Bluetooth not working" problem on your devices. Follow the steps below to learn how to sync photos from Mac to iPhone X using AirDrop.

Step 1: Turn on AirDrop on iPhone X.

  • Swipe down from the top right corner of your iPhone X screen to open the Control Center.
  • Long press on the module where Airplane mode is located, tap on AirDrop to turn it on and set your iPhone X to be discovered by Contacts Only or Everyone. (Don't forget to have WLAN and Bluetooth running at the same time.)

Step 2: Turn on AirDrop on Mac.

  • Go to Finder > Go > AirDrop and switch on Bluetooth and WiFi to turn on AirDrop on your Mac.
  • Set the option Allow to be discovered by as Everyone or Contacts Only.

Step 3: Transfer photos from Mac to iPhone.

  • Drag the photos you want to transfer from Mac to iPhone X to the image of the recipient and click Send.
  • Or you can click the Share button in an App that you want to import photos from, choose AirDrop, choose the recipient and then click Done.

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

Tip 3: Transfer photos from Mac to iPhone with iTunes

If AirDrop isn't working on your iPhone, is there any other way that can help you copy photos from Mac to your iPhone X? Of course, there is. You can use iTunes to transfer pictures from Mac to iPhone. The only problem with this that the synced photos will replace the existing data on your iPhone X. If that's what you want, you can follow the steps below to learn how to import photos from Mac to iPhone X. (To avoid problems like "iPhone not connecting to iTunes", you should install the lateset version of iTunes on your Mac.)

Step 1: Connect your iPhone X to your computer with a USB cable and make sure iTunes is running.

Step 2: Click the Device button and choose Photos.

Step 3: Click the checkbox next to Sync Photos and choose where to Copy Photos from.

Step 4: Select the photos you'd like to transfer to iPhone X and click Sync.

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