iPhone X Photo Transfer: Transfer Photos to iPhone X from Old iPhone and Mac

By Alice Yang to iPhone, Apple Resources | Last Updated on Dec 18, 2018

If you're crazy about taking photos with your phone in the daily life, then you'll be glad to see the iPhone X comes with a more advanced camera, including 12MP wide-angle and telephoto cameras, up to ƒ/2.4 aperture, Portrait mode and Portrait Lighting. Thus you can take photos more clearly and sharply, but it doesn't mean that you need discard the previous photos. As you switch to new iPhone X, you may also wish to transfer your precious photos to iPhone X as well, right? Then, you come the right place. This post will show you an easy way to transfer photos to iPhone X without iTunes and iCloud.

Part 1: How to Sync Images from Mac to iPhone X

When your previous iPhone photos are backed up and saved on Mac computer, all you need to do is to sync photos from Mac to iPhone X. And an easy-to-use yet reliable photo management software - MacX MediaTrans can make it done without complicated iTunes steps and iCloud storage restrictions. Still, it wins the top priority owing to its salient features as well.

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[Tutorial] Sync Photos from Mac to iPhone X Step by Step

Now, let's see how easy to the program works on transferring photos to iPhone X from Macbook. First of all, let's free download the iPhone photo transfer on your Mac computer or Windows version on your PCs.

Step 1: Launch the program and connect your iPhone X to Mac computer with a USB cable.

Step 2: Tap on Photo Transfer, then you can see all your photos are listed in categories. Choose the target category where you'd save your imported photos in.

Step 3: Click Add Photo. Select the target photos from the popped up window on Mac computer and click OK to import them to iPhone X.

Step 4: Tap on Sync button, and your photos will be finally transferred to iPhone X from Mac computer.

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Part 2: How to Transfer Photos to iPhone X from iPhone 7/Plus/6S/SE/5S/5C/5/4

What if you haven't backed up your photos from old iPhone to iPhone X? You need to sync pictures from old iPhone to iPhone X. This mission can be composed with 2 parts: backup your old iPhone photos to computer and sync them to iPhone X next. Of course, MacX MediaTrans can do you a favor with the above steps together with a tutorial of iPhone photos backup. However, more users would like to transfer from old iPhone to iPhone X with iTunes indeed.

How to Transfer Pictures from Old iPhone to iPhone X with iTunes

1. Open iTunes, make sure you've updated it to the latest version. And connect your iPhone X to Mac.

2. Click to the iPhone icon and choose Photos. Then click the box next to "Sync Photos."

3. Choose the app or folder that you want to sync from. Or Choose to sync all photos or selected albums.

4. Click Apply.

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As you sync photos to iPhone in this way, your photos in iPhone X Photo Library will be erased. So if you just set up iPhone X and do not take any photos, you're encouraged to move photos to iPhone X. Meanwhile, your Live Photos keeps their effect as you export them to Photos in El Capitan or later, but as you sync them back to iPhone via iTunes, they will lose their effect.

All in all, if you wanna copy and move photos to iPhone X from old iPhones without erasing any photos and with the Live Photos effect keeps, we sincerely recommend MacX MediaTrans for a better and safer choice.

Sync Photos to iPhone X/8/8 Plus from Old iPhones or Macs

MacX MediaTrans allows you to backup and move photos as well as music, video, ebook, ringtone, podcast etc. to iPhone X/8/8 Plus from old iPhone 6S/6/SE/5S/5C/5 and Macs effectively. World's No.1 speed, up to a few minutes for backup and transfer everything. No iTunes sync problems!

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