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[3 Simple Ways] How to Transfer Videos from Android to Mac?

2019-04-15 17:12:43/Posted by Kitty Parkerto Android Backup Topic/Follow @ MobiKin

For those who own both Android and Apple devices, one of the common questions is about file sharing between them. This usually includes how to transfer videos from Android to Mac, something that has several options that can be applied.

Method 1. How to Transfer Videos from Android to Mac Effectively with The Best Professional Software

MobiKin Assistant for Android (Mac version) helps you transfer videos from Android to Mac directly, without any third-party app. With it, you can not only transfer videos, but also music, photos, contacts, call logs, SMS, apps, and documents between Android and Mac with ease. Born with strong compatibility, the program supports almost all Android phones on the market, including Samsung, LG, Sony, Motorola, Huawei, HTC, Xiaomi and so on.

It provides great convenience for Mac users to effectively manage Android phone on the computer. Users with no technical background can use it easily.

See how to transfer videos from Android to the Mac with few clicks:

Step 1. Download and install MobiKin Assistant for Android (Mac version) on your Mac/iMac/MacBook:

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Step 2. Launch the program and connect your Android devices to the Mac via a USB cable. Then go with the on-screen prompts to enable USB debugging on your Android phone.

enable usb debugging on android phone

Step 3. Follow the prompts to make the program recognize your Android phone. Once done, you can see the main interface as below. All the detected files are displayed on the left panel.

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Step 4. Please go the Videos folder > preview the detailed info > tick on the videos that you like to transfer to your Mac > click Export and select a local folder to save the videos. Now you have transferred videos from Android to Mac as you like!

Inversely, you can transfer video from Mac to Android by clicking Add > selecting videos from Mac/iMac/MacBook > confirming your selection.

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What's more, you can backup your whole Android phone to the Mac with one click. Please go to Super Toolkit on the top menu bar of the main interface. Then tap on the Backup button, choose the location to save the files and click Back Up to transfer everything from Android to Mac.

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Method 2. How to Transfer Videos from Android to Mac with Android File Transfer

Since direct data transferring between Android and Mac devices is impossible, you have to use a third application - Android File Transfer to promote it. This means that it is possible to transfer videos from Android to Mac/iMac/Macbook with a USB cable.

Here's how:

Step 1. Download and install Android File Transfer on your Mac.

Step 2. Connect your Android phone to the Mac via a USB cable.

Step 3. Launch Android File Transfer. You can also use Mac Finder to make the search easier.

Step 4. On the interface of Android File Transfer, please go to DCIM > Camera > choose the videos and photos that you wanted > drag them to a local folder.

Step 5. Repeat the drag & drop process till you have transferred all the videos and photos that you needed.

how to transfer videos from android to mac with android file transfer

Pros:

1) Bring Mac users very big convenience to transfer files between Android and Mac.

2) Support many kinds of files, like videos, photos, music, documents and so on.

Cons:

1) Not user-friendly. Its complex file list on interface may be challenging to those who without technology background especially if they are using for the first time.

2) Haven't been upgraded for several years, which may make it lack advanced features that other professional software have. You can try the best professional software in Method 1 or turn to the its alternatives.

3) Don't allow to transfer more than one file at a time, so you have to send your videos one by one which is time-consuming.

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Method 3. How to Transfer Videos from Android to Mac Wirelessly?

Google Photos is another product from Google that has given users more reliability and convenience like never before. Unlike most of the cloud storage platforms, Google Photos don't have limitations in the amount of space you get for free if you are willing to limit video resolution to 1080p. This gives you an opportunity to back up all your videos and pictures without worrying about space.

Of course, you can also use Google Photos to transfer videos from Android to Mac wirelessly.

Here's how:

Step 1. Install Google Photos on your android device then log in using your Google account.

Step 2. Please on with the on-screen prompts to turn on Backup & sync > choose upload size for photos & videos (High quality is recommended) > enter the interface of this app. The videos can be backed up to Google Photos automatically.

choose high quality upload size for videos

Step 3. Please visit Google Photos on the web and sign in to your Google account on the Mac computer with the same account that you used in your Android.

Step 4. Go to Google Photos and select the videos you uploaded with your phone.

Step 5. Download the videos to your mac.

how to transfer videos from android to mac with google photos app

Pros:

1) Without storage limitation if you are willing to limit photo resolution to 16 megapixels and video resolution to 1080p.

2) Support to access your files anywhere if there is a network.

3) Support many mobile phones, such as iPhone, Samsung Galaxy, LG, Sony, Huawei and more.

4) Support auto backup.

Cons:

1) Consume much time when you sync photos & videos to Google Photos for the first time.

2) Can't work without a stable network.

3) Support only photos & videos.

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Bonus Tip: 3 Tools to Connect Android to Mac Easily

When it comes to transfer videos from Android to Mac, people always want to know how to connect an Android phone to the Mac. Here are three tools to help connect Android phone to Mac easily.

1. AirDroid

AirDroid has both mobile and web applications, which is convenient for Android users to connect their mobile phone to Mac computer via Wi-Fi by logging AirDroid account or scanning the QR code given on the web. This app can be used to transfer large size of videos.

2. Android File Transfer

Android File Transfer is a desktop application that help users find Android files when connecting their Android phone to the Mac with a USB cable. However, it only supports to manually transfer files one by one.

3. MobiKin Assistant for Android (Mac Version)

MobiKin Assistant for Android (Mac Version) allows you to connect Android to Mac via a USB cable/Wi-Fi. It is a professional Android assistant that can be served as data transfer and Android data manager. You can connect an Android phone to your Mac and transfer files between Android and Mac with just one program.

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Conclusion

All these ways can help you transfer videos from Android to Mac easily. You can pick one and have a try. The way you choose doesn't have to be the most popular, it just has to be suitable for you.

If you need to transfer only one or two videos that you can select Android File Transfer, but its complex file list may make you hard to find the video that you like.

If you heavily reply on Wi-Fi, Google Photos is suitable for you. However, it only supports photos & videos.

If you need to transfer videos and other Android files in batches to the Mac, MobiKin Assistant for Android (Mac Version) is designed for you.

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