How to Transfer Photos/Videos from iPhone to External Hard Drive on Mac

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Photos and videos on your iPhone always carry the valuable memories of you, your families and your friends. While, at the same time, they are also space-consuming files that can quickly eat up 64 GB on your iPhone or easily take up a lot of space on your Mac if you choose to import the photos and videos from iPhone to Mac. Therefore, many users would choose to transfer photos and videos from iPhone to a large external hard drive directly to free up iPhone space without affecting Mac.

Well, how to transfer photos from iPhone to external hard drive on Mac and how to transfer videos from iPhone to external hard drive on Mac directly? Here is the best and easiest way to make it by using EaseUS MobiMover Free, the all-in-one iPhone data transfer software in the market to back up iPhone to Windows PC, Mac and external hard drive in a totally free way. You can use MobiMover Free to import the whole iPhone contacts, messages, notes, calendars, voice mails, books, Safari bookmarks & history, photos, videos, music, playlists, and audiobooks at one time or just export one certain data type flexibly without using iTunes and iCloud.

You may also need: How to transfer files from iPhone to PC if you both have Windows computer.

How to transfer photos/videos from iPhone to external hard drive on Mac

In order to properly use MobiMover Free to transfer photos or videos from iPhone to external hard drive on Mac, please make sure your Mac is running OS 10.12 (Sierra), 10.13 (High Sierra), OS X 10.7 (Lion), 10.8 (Mountain Lion), 10.9 (Mavericks), and 10.11 (El Capitan) and keep your iPhone is on iOS 8, iOS 9, iOS 10 or iOS 11.

The tool you need

  • Download and install EaseUS MobiMover Free for Mac on your Mac here or click the download button in Step 1
  • Prepare your external hard drive, like Seagate external hard drive
  • Prepare a compatible USB cable to connect your iPhone to Mac
  • Prepare the photos and videos need to be exported

Now, let’s start to use MobiMover to import videos and photos from iPhone to external hard drive on Mac. 

Notice
Following tips are for transferring photos or videos from iPhone to external hard drive. For importing videos or photos & videos together, you just need to check the data types based on your own needs. It's quite easy for you. 

Step 1: Plug your external hard drive into your computer. Then, connect your iPhone/iPad to your computer (Mac or PC) with a USB cable. Tap Trust on your device's screen to continue. Run EaseUS MobiMover Free and choose the iDevice to PC on the main screen like the sample image below.

how to transfer videos from iPhone to external hard drive - step 1

Step 2: MobiMover allows you to transfer Movies, TV shows, or Music Videos from your iPhone to external hard drive in one click. If you want to transfer video items selectively, you should use the custom transfer features by clicking your device name in the main interface.

how to transfer videos from iPhone to external hard drive - step 2

Step 3: Go to the upper-right corner and click the Folder icon to set the external hard drive to save exported iPhone videos. 

how to transfer videos from iPhone to external hard drive - step 3

Step 4: Now, click the Transfer button to begin transferring videos from iPhone to the external hard drive in an accessible way, which is not allowed if you use iTunes. When the process has finished, click View and watch the videos as you need.

how to transfer videos from iPhone to external hard drive - step 4