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

How to transfer photos from Mac to iPhone 8/8 Plus? This guide offers two methods to help you import photos from Mac to iPhone 8/8 Plus or iPhone X quickly.

By iMobie | Posted on: Dec. 13, 2018, Last Updated: Dec. 13, 2018
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After getting a new iPhone 8/8 Plus, how to transfer photos from Mac to it as wallpaper? As is known to all, the traditional way is using iTunes. However, the transferring process is kind of complicated, and it may erase the existing photos on your iPhone 8/8 Plus for the improper operation.

So here in this guide, besides the iTunes way, we will show you another easy and quick way to help you transfer photos from Mac to iPhone 8/8 Plus. It also applied to the upcoming iPhone X. Now let’s begin.

Part 1. How to Transfer Photos from Mac to iPhone 8/8 Plus with AnyTrans for iOS

If you prefer an easy and quick way to transfer photos from Mac to iPhone 8/8 Plus, then AnyTrans for iOS is your best choice. Why?

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Want to transfer photos from Mac to iPhone 8/8 Plus in a simple way? This easy-to-use tool can help you import photos from Mac to iPhone 8/8 Plus easily. Just try it by yourself, it will not let you down.

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Step 1Open AnyTrans for iOS > Connect your iPhone 8/8 Plus to Mac via USB cable > Choose Device Manager > Go to category screen > Click Photos.

How to Transfer Photos from Mac to iPhone 8/8 Plus - Step 1

How to Transfer Photos from Mac to iPhone 8/8 Plus – Step 1

Step 2Click Photo Library.

How to Transfer Photos from Mac to iPhone 8/8 Plus - Step 2

How to Transfer Photos from Mac to iPhone 8/8 Plus – Step 2

Step 3Click “+” button > Select the photos you need > Click Open to transfer pictures from Mac to iPhone 8/8 Plus. After the transferring, you can find the photos in the album named From AnyTrans on your new iPhone.

How to Transfer Photos from Mac to iPhone 8/8 Plus - Step 3

How to Transfer Photos from Mac to iPhone 8/8 Plus – Step 3

You can also first create a new album and then importing photos to it, here are the steps.

Step 1Choose Photos > Alums. Then click Add Album option > Name the album and click OK.

How to Get Photos from Mac to iPhone 8/8 Plus – Step 1

How to Get Photos from Mac to iPhone 8/8 Plus – Step 1

Step 2Click “+” button > Preview and select the photos you want to transfer > Click the Open button.

How to Move Photos from Mac to iPhone 8/8 Plus – Step 2

How to Move Photos from Mac to iPhone 8/8 Plus – Step 2

As you can see, transferring photos from Mac to iPhone 8/8 Plus is as easy as ABC. Besides that, you can get more from AnyTrans for iOS:

1. It can also help you transfer photos from Android/iPhone to new iPhone 8/8 Plus.

2. It enables you to transfer iPhone photos to computer, which iTunes cannot make it.

3. Besides photos, AnyTrans also supports managing videos, music, contacts, messages etc.

In a word, AnyTrans can always help you put your important data in the right place, even if you have no prior knowledge of data transfer. Get AnyTrans for iOS Now >

Part 2. How to Transfer Photos from Mac to iPhone 8/8 Plus with iTunes

If you choose to import photos from Mac to iPhone 8/8 Plus using iTunes, one important thing you should know: iTunes will erase the previous pictures in Photo Library. If you do not want to lose any photo, just go to Part 1 to get the method.

Step 1Create a new folder that contains the photos you want to transfer on your Mac computer.

Step 2Download the latest iTunes and open it > Plug in your iPhone.

Step 3Click Device tab, and choose Photos.

Step 4Select Sync Photos option > Select the folder you created before > Click on Apply to confirm.

How to Transfer Photos from Mac to iPhone 8/X via iTunes

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

If you have turned on iCloud Photo Library on your iPhone, a window will appear when you try to sync the photos, says that “iCloud Photos is On. XXX can access photos in iCloud. Photos can be downloaded to your device via Wi-Fi or cellular network”.

That means that you have to turn off iCloud Photo Library to continue the transferring. But if you choose to disable iCloud Photo Library, the photos in Cloud but not in your iPhone will be deleted. If you want to keep all the photos, please go to Part 1 to get the easier way.

The Bottom Line

As you can see, it is much easier using AnyTrans for iOS to transfer photos from Mac to iPhone 8/8 Plus. With the help of AnyTrans for iOS, you can even export photos and other types of data directly from your iTunes/iCloud backups. So why not give it a try?

iMobie

Member of iMobie team, an Apple fan as well as an anime lover. Like to share solutions on iOS and Android related problems.