How to Transfer Videos from iPhone 8/8 Plus/X to Mac in 3 Free Methods

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Cedric Grantham Updated on Jun 08, 2018 to iOS & Mac Topics | How-to Articles

If you are Apple fans, you probably have more than two iOS devices and naturally, you will have the demands to sync data between iOS devices. Today, in this blog, we will focus on how to transfer videos from iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone X to Mac to sync data by using iTunes and AirDrop. The first method is the most common way to back up iPhone and the second way is a wireless and readable way. If you need an advice, we will suggest you to use AirDrop to transfer videos from iPhone 8/8 Plus/X to Mac. Read on to get details.

How to transfer videos from iPhone 8/8 Plus/X to Mac in 3 ways

Tip 1: How to transfer videos from Mac to iPhone 8/8 Plus/X to Mac with MobiMover (FREE)

How to transfer videos from iPhone 8/8 Plus/X to Mac in a free and easy way? Here, we highly recommend EaseUS MobiMover Free to you to export whatever you want from iPhone or iPad to Mac/PC with only one-click. And the supportable files are contacts, messages, notes, calendars, voice mails, books, Safari bookmarks & history, photos, videos, and audios. Besides, if you want to transfer files from PC to iPhone in the vice versa way, MobiMover Free can also help you to make it in a 100% data-safe way.

Download and install EaseUS MobiMover Free on your Mac, then follow the steps to copy videos from your iPhone to Mac with simple clicks.

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Step 1: Connect your iPhone to your Mac with a USB cable and tap Trust This Computer on your device's screen to continue. Run EaseUS MobiMover and choose the iDevice to Mac on the main interface.

how to transfer videos from iPhone to Mac - step 1

Step 2: MobiMover will automatically select all the transferable items on your iPhone. Keep the videos you want to copy selected. The 1-Click Transfer features enable you to transfer all things at once. If you're going to move some of your videos from iPhone to Mac, you should use the custom transfer features by clicking your device name in the main interface.

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Step 3: You can customize the storage route by clicking the File icon at the upper-right corner. In default, MobiMover will export your device files to a desktop folder named Exported by MobiMover.

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Step 4: Click the Transfer button to export videos from iPhone to Mac. When the process has done, you can go to the folder you have selected in Step 3 to view the imported videos.

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Tip 2: How to transfer videos from iPhone 8/8 Plus/X to Mac with AirDrop

No matter you want to transfer music videos, photos videos, home videos or movies from iPhone 8/8 Plus/X to Mac to Mac, you can use AirDrop to help you to make it in a manageable way, which means you can watch the videos on your Mac after transferring.

1. Turn on Wi-Fi connection and Bluetooth on both iPhone and Mac. 

2. Turn on AirDrop on iPhone 8/8 Plus/X in iOS 11 and Mac and keep the two devices within 30 feet. 

2. Open the app includes videos you want to transfer to Mac. Here, we will set the photos videos for example. Open "Photos" application, tap "Photos" > tap "Select" in the top right corner > tick the videos you want to export > tap the "Share" button in the lower left corner > tap "AirDrop" and choose your Mac name.

3. Go to your Mac and click "Accept" on the pop-up window to receive the video files from iPhone 8/8 Plus/X by using AirDrop.

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Tip 3: How to transfer videos from iPhone 8/8 Plus/X to Mac with iTunes

iTunes backup enables you to transfer movies, TV shows, and videos from iPhone to Mac in an unreadable way, which means you can't view or read the backed up video files on your Mac. Besides, as a matter of fact, if you choose iTunes to transfer files from iPhone to PC, you just can back up the whole iPhone data instead of sync one specific data category.

1. Download and install the latest iTunes on your Mac. Next, connect your iPhone 8/8 Plus/X to the Mac via a USB cable.

2. Run iTunes and click the iPhone 8 device within iTunes. If the iTunes can't recognize your iPhone, fix it with the step-by-step guide.

3. Click "Summary" under the iPhone device. Then, click "This computer" and "Back Up Now" in the right control panel within iTunes.

4. Finally, click "Apply" to begin to back up the whole files on your iPhone  8/8 Plus/X. Next time, you can use the backup to restore your iPhone if the iPhone had been put into factory settings. 

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