How to Transfer Photos from Mac to iPhone 8/X/7/6s/6/5s/5/SE/4s in 3 Steps

Summary

How to transfer photos from Mac to iPhone? Read this guide to learn a quick way to import photos from Mac to iPhone 8/X/7/6s/6/5s/5/SE/4s without iTunes.

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Sep. 22, 2017

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AnyTrans® for iOS – Transfer Photos from Mac to iPhone with Ease 

AnyTrans® for iOS – #1 Photos Transfer

Get AnyTrans for iOS installed on your Mac computer, and follow this tutorial to transfer photos from Mac to iPhone even without iTunes.

– Get a new iPhone 8 (Plus)/X, or iPhone 7/6s/SE and want to sync some photos from Mac to it.

– Want to set some pictures from Mac as wallpaper of your new iPhone.

– Want to move photos taken by digital camera to iPhone.

– Want to move some memorable photos from Mac to iPhone.

If you are in one of the above situations, you may consider using iTunes to import photos from Mac to iPhone. However, after connecting your device to iTunes and starting sync, it pops up the messages telling you that “Are you sure you want to remove existing music, movies, TV shows, books, and tones from this iPhone and sync with iTunes library?”

Sync Photos from Mac to iPhone with iTunes

How to Import Photos from Mac to iPhone with iTunes

Yes, iTunes will erase existing media files on your iPhone if you plan to use it to transfer photos from Mac to your device. In addition, have you found that if you enable iCloud Photo Library on your iPhone, you’ll not be allowed to sync photos. But if you turn off it, all the iCloud photos on your iPhone (photos stored in iCloud but not on your iPhone originally) will be deleted unfortunately.

iTunes Can’t Sync If iCloud Photo Library Is On

iTunes Can’t Sync If iCloud Photo Library Is On

So is there an alternative way to sync photos without wiping data? Here in this guide we will show you another way to transfer photos from Mac to iPhone without iTunes in 3 steps.

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Tool You Need to Import Photos from Mac to iPhone

If you want to transfer photos from Mac to iPhone without iTunes and prefer a quick way to make it, then the best iTunes alternative – AnyTrans for iOS can be your first choice. Why?

  • It allows you to add photos from your Mac/PC to your iPhone with the original pixels, and will not erase any existed data on your iDevice.
  • It only takes you 5 minutes to transfer over 3000 photos from Mac to iPhone, and 3 simple steps are needed to complete the job.
  • In addition, it also manages to transfer photos from iPhone to computer as backup, or from iPhone to iPhone as you want.
  • Besides photos, it also supports other types of iOS data including music, videos, contacts, notes, messages, books, apps etc.
  • The new AnyTrans for iOS perfectly works for iPhone X/8/7/SE/6s/6, and old iPhone 5s/5c/5/4s/4. Supports iOS 11/10/9/8/7.

How to Transfer Photos from Mac to iPhone

Firstly, download and install AnyTrans for iOS on your Mac (MacBook, iMac or Mac mini/Pro). Then follow the steps below to move photos from Mac to iPhone without effort.

Step 1. Open up AnyTrans, and connect your iPhone to computer > Choose Device Manager > Go to category screen > Click Photos.

How to Transfer Photos from Mac to iPhone - Step 1

How to Transfer Photos from Mac to iPhone – Step 1

Step 2. Click Photo Library to enter the manage page.

How to Transfer Photos from Mac to iPhone – Step 2

How to Transfer Photos from Mac to iPhone – Step 2

Step 3. Click “+” button on the right upper hand > Browse the photos in your Mac, choose the photo you need > Click the Open Button.

How to Transfer Photos from Mac to iPhone – Step 3

How to Import Photos from Mac to iPhone – Step 3

Different from importing photos with iTunes, AnyTrans won’t erase anything on your device. After transferring, all photos will be put to Photos app on your iPhone. 100% Safe & Security guaranteed. And this method also can be applied to transfer photos from Mac to iPad and iPod touch.

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The Bottom Line

As you can see, it is easy enough to transfer photos from Mac to iPhone with the help of AnyTrans for iOS. Download it to have a try now! By the way, if you have any question or meet any problem when copying photos from Mac to iPhone with AnyTrans for iOS, be free to contact us by sending us an email, we will be on hand to offer help and advice.

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