How to Transfer Photos from Mac to iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR

If you want to know how to transfer photos from Mac to iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR. Then don’t miss this post. We have list two methods for you to overcome this difficulty, and you could solve problem both with and without iTunes. Just keep reading and check the details.

By Faye Clarke | Posted on: Sep. 03, 2018, Last Updated: Dec. 13, 2018
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The iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR has a beautiful, color-rich display that is fantastic for viewing photos. If you’ve recently upgraded to a new iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR, one of the things you might want to do is enjoy a big library of photos, for turning into wallpaper, screensaver, or to create new profile pictures for your social media accounts. You might also want to have all your images in one convenient place for ease of sharing and organization.

If you’ve got a big library of photos on your Apple computer and you’re looking to transfer photos from Mac to iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR, you’ve come to the right place. This article shows you how to transfer photos from Mac to iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR, whether you’re using iTunes or a different program.

How to Transfer Photos from Mac to iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR with iTunes

If you prefer to use iTunes, this is how to move photos from Mac to iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR using the classic Apple program.

Step 1Make sure you have the latest version of iTunes installed on your Mac. You can download it here.

Step 2Create a folder on your Mac of the photos you want to transfer to iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR.

Step 3Plug your iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR into your computer via USB.

Step 4In iTunes, Click Device > [Your iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR] > Photos.

How to Transfer Photos from Mac to iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR with iTunes - Step 4

How to Transfer Photos from Mac to iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR with iTunes – Step 4

Step 5Click Sync Photos > Select the folder of pictures you’ve just created > Click Apply. All the photos will be synced to your iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR.

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How to Transfer Photos from Mac to iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR with iTunes – Step 5

Transferring photos this way can be problematic. Data on your iCloud and your iPhone is at risk and it can be a hassle to prevent the sync process from deleting data. For an easier and more effective way to transfer photos from Mac to iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR, read on.

Transfer Photos from Mac to iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR without iTunes

Avoiding iTunes can be beneficial when it comes to this task. Rather than using the standard and flawed iTunes syncing process, you can use AnyTrans for iOS – the quick and user-friendly program that makes data transfers super easy.

AnyTrans for iOS allows selective transferring of photos from your Mac to your iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR, and doesn’t have the risk of wiping data from your phone. It also gives you full agency over the organization of your device photos: you can even create photo albums within your iPhone from the interface on your computer.

Here are the steps about how to transfer photos from Mac to iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR with the help of AnyTrans for iOS.

Step 1Download and install AnyTrans for iOS > Connect your iPhone to your Mac via the USB cable that came with the phone.

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Step 2Open AnyTrans for iOS > Click Device Manager at the top of the page.

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How to Transfer Photos from Mac to iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR without iTunes – Step 2

Step 3On the Category Screen, click on Photos.

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How to Transfer Photos from Mac to iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR without iTunes – Step 3

Step 4Go to Photo Library > click the ‘+’ button.

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How to Transfer Photos from Mac to iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR without iTunes – Step 4

Step 5Choose the photos from your Mac that you want to transfer > Click Open.

In a minute or two, your photos will have been transferred from your Mac to iPhone. You’ll be able to see the photos you have transferred instantly on your iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR in a folder called ‘From AnyTrans’.

AnyTrans for iOS is a great option for those who want complete control over which photos they transfer from Mac to iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR. Choose and organize the exact pictures you want to move over, without worrying about the risk of your device data being wiped.

The Bottom Line

If you prefer iTunes over other programs, it is possible to transfer photos from Mac to iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR using the iTunes sync method. However, it is not without its problems. For easy, straightforward photo transfers from Mac to iPhone, as well as between devices and including PC and Android compatibility to, choose AnyTrans for iOS.

We hope you’ve found this article informative, and that you successfully transfer photos from Mac to iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR and can enjoy sharing your favorite pics with the world.

 

Faye Clarke

Member of iMobie_Inc, an enthusiastic fan of Apple and Jazz music, always ready to offer advice and solutions to any iOS & Android related issues.