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[Quick Fix] How to Transfer Videos from iPhone to Mac?

2019-12-10 09:44:41/Posted by Alleny Gavinto iOS Transfer Topic/Follow @ MobiKin

Q: Hello all! I was wondering if anyone here knows how to transfer videos from iPhone to Mac without having to email them, as that compresses them sucks. The videos are from the World Series and I do not want to lose them when I hook it up and it syncs them into oblivion. Anyone knows how to do it in an efficient way? Thanks in advance.

 

As it is known to all that iPhone storage space is limited, you have to delete some of the less important files to make the phone run smoothly, and also make more space available to receive new content. You'd better prepare a backup before deleting the iPhone data. For example, if you have something important like videos from the World Series, photos from family journey, voice memos from a crucial speech or meeting, etc. on your iPhone 11/11 Pro (Max)/Xs/Xs Max/XR/X/9 (Plus)/8/7/6S, you'd better to transfer them from the device to other security places like MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, etc. for backup before deleting them from your iPhone, right?

Now, the problem is coming: how to get videos from iPhone to Mac in a super fast way? This article provides 7 methods that may be useful to you. Each method is explained in detail below.

Method 1. How to Transfer Videos from iPhone to Mac with Assistant for iOS [Easiest Method]

Some people will try to use iTunes to solve the problem while they have trouble in it, but actually, iTunes is a one-way transfer tool on your Mac computer, it only has the ability to sync media files from the local disk to the device directly. So when you're planning to export iPhone videos to Mac computer, you'd better to find another way to help you out of the trouble. To save your time on finding solutions on the Internet, here we kindly recommend MobiKin Assistant for iOS (Mac) program for your reference.

Core Features of Assistant for iOS:

  • Allows users to transfer not only videos, but also movies, music, photos, books, voice memos, etc. from iPhone to Mac.
  • Be compatible with iPhone 11/11 Pro (Max), iPhone Xs/Xs Max/XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5S/5
  • It enables users to preview the files before transferring from different aspects, such as name, file size, author, genres and other factors. So that you can locate your target files at the shortest time.
  • It is an easy-to-use and totally safe program.

Now, in order to make understand how easy the program works, below is the detailed instructions about how to use Assistant for iOS to transfer videos from iPhone to Mac. By the way, the program also develops a Windows version to help you transfer video from iPhone to computer easily.

Step 1. Run the program and make your iPhone detected

Let's suppose that your iPhone is linked to the Mac computer with its USB cable before, then directly launch the program on the Mac computer. Then the program will automatically detect your device and show you an interface like below:

launch assistant for ios

Step 2. Preview and find your target video files

Click "Videos" > "Movies" option in the left panel to see the whole list of your favorite movies or video clips. Mark them by ticking the little box besides the file one by one.

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Step 3. Start to download video from iPhone to Mac

When you have marked all video files you wish to backup, then you can click "Export" button from the top menu to save them on the Mac computer with zero quality losing.

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Method 2. How to Get Videos from iPhone to Mac Wirelessly Using AirDrop

If you don't want to download additional program to get videos from iPhone to Mac, and wish to complete the videos transferring process wirelessly, then you can try AirDrop, which is available for all new versions of iOS devices and Mac machines. You can use AirDrop to transfer not only videos, but also photos and other media files between iPhone and Mac.

Step 1: Turn on AirDrop on your iPhone and Mac

1. Switch on AirDrop on your iPhone

Swipe up from the bottom of your iPhone screen to open Control Center. Switch on "AirDrop" option and set your iPhone to be discovered by Contacts Only or Everyone.

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2. Turn on AirDrop on your Mac

Go to Finder > Go > AirDrop on your Mac and switch on Bluetooth and Wi-Fi to turn on AirDrop on your Mac. Then, set your Mac to be discovered by Everyone or Contacts Only.

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Step 2: Transfer videos from iPhone to Mac with AirDrop

Open the Photos app on your iPhone and choose the videos that you want to transfer from your iPhone to your Mac. Then, click on the Share button and choose the name of your Mac in the AirDrop section to export all the selected videos to Mac in a while.

transfer from iphone to mac with airdrop

Method 3. how to Download Videos from iPhone to Mac via iCloud

In addition to the two methods introduced above, we can also download videos from iPhone to Mac by using iCloud. You do not need to download software, just go though the following instructions to see how to upload videos from iPhone to iCloud and then get videos from iCloud to your Mac.

Step 1: Go to Settings > Your name > iCloud > Photos on your iPhone and turn on the iCloud Photo Library.

Step 2: Turn to your Mac and visit iCloud.com. Sign into iCloud by using your Apple ID that you also used on your iPhone.

Step 3: Choose Photos option and you will see all the photos and videos you have uploaded from iPhone on iCloud.

Step 4: Select the videos you want and go to the top right corner of the screen to click the Download Selected items icon to import them to your Mac.

download videos from iphone to mac via icloud

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Method 4. How to Move Videos from iPhone to Mac with iPhoto

iPhoto can not only transfer photos from iPhone to Mac, but also provides an easy way to move videos from iPhone to Mac (MacBook Air/Pro, iMac, etc.). It is a built-in feature of Mac, therefore, there is no need to download extra programs. You can learn the detailed instructions by following the steps in the below:

Step 1: Start by plugging your iPhone into your Mac and launch iPhoto app on the Mac.

Step 2: Wait a while until your iPhone is detected by iPhoto. Then, you can choose your iPhone from the left panel under the "DEVICES" category. Your photos and videos would be display on the right side window.

Step 3: Now, just click the "Import Selected" option and select the videos you want to transfer from iPhone to Mac.

In this way, all your selected videos will be imported to Mac successfully.

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Method 5. How to Transfer Video from iPhone to Mac with Image Capture

Like iPhoto above, Image Capture is also a built-in app on Mac OS X that can transfer videos from iPhone to Mac.

Step 1: To start with the videos transfer from iPhone to Mac, you need to use a USB cable to connect your iPhone to Mac and launch the Image Capture on your Mac to get ready.

Step 2: Select your iPhone from the Image Capture screen to view its content. Then, turn to the right side window to choose the videos you want to transfer manually.

transfer videos from iphone to mac with image capture

Step 3: Choose a location on your Mac to save the transferred videos and then click on the "Import" button to start importing videos from iPhone to Mac. If you want to transfer all files in one go, you can click on the button of "Import All".

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Method 6. How to Get Video from iPhone to Mac with iMovie

iMovie is generally known as a video editing tool. But in fact, it can also be used as a video transfer tool to transfer videos from iPhone to Mac. Within a few clicks, you can achieve your goal.

Step 1: Pick up a USB cable to connect your iPhone to Mac and launch iMovie app on the Mac.

Step 2: Click "File" and choose "Import from Camera" option. Then, your iPhone memory will be detected by iMovie.

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Step 3: Select the videos you want to get from iPhone to Mac.

Step 4: Click "File" again and choose "New Project". Then, drag and drop the videos you need and click "Share" button.

Step 5: Finally, click "Export Movies" option and all the selected videos will be exported from iPhone to Mac.

Method 7. How to Download Video from iPhone to Mac with Email

You can also send the videos to your email account and download them to computer. But this method requires that your video size is not too large. Therefore, if you only need to transfer small videos, you can consider using this emailing method.

Step 1. Unlock your iPhone and navigate to the folder that contains the videos you want. Just select the videos you want to transfer to Mac, click on the share icon and choose the option of "Mail".

email iphone videos to mac

Step 3. The mailing app will be launched on your iPhone. Now, you can Log in to your email account and send the videos to your email.

Step 4. Now, log into your email on computer, check the email you have sent and download the attached videos to your Mac.

Conclusion:

These are seven effective ways to transfer videos from iPhone to Mac. After you understand these methods, you can easily use the video on your computer or share it with others. As you can see, Assistant for iOS (Mac) excels in every aspect compared to other applications. It is one of the fastest and safest methods to transfer videos from iPhone to Mac. You can give it a try and share this guide to teach others how to backup videos from iPhone to Mac.

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