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How to Transfer Photos from Mac to iPhone X Easily

Updated on Apr 12, 2018 by Myra to iPhone Data Transfer

Summary:
Have you bought the newly released iPhone X and want to import photos from your Mac to your iPhone X to enrich its content? If so, read this blog post and learn three free ways to transfer photos from Mac to iPhone.

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 blog post, 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.

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

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