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

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Cedric Grantham Updated on Jun 20, 2018 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

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. 

Note: MobiMover is compatible with Windows computer running Windows 7 and later or Mac running macOS 10.12 (Sierra), 10.13 (High Sierra), Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion), 10.8 (Mountain Lion), 10.9 (Mavericks), and 10.11 (El Capitan).

Step 1: Connect your iPhone/iPad to your computer (Mac or PC) with a USB cable and open EaseUS MobiMover Free. If a notification pops up on your device asking you whether to trust this computer, tap on Trust to continue.

How to transfer videos from iPhone to computer - Step 1

Step 2: Click the image of the computer or the folder icon to set your external hard drive to save the videos that will be transferred from iPhone to your computer.

How to transfer videos from iPhone to computer - Step 2

Step 3: After selecting the path, click Next and MobiMover will automatically load and select all the transferable items on your iPhone/iPad. When it comes to transferring videos, you can choose to import Movies, TV shows, or Music Videos from your iPhone to the computer. If you want to selectively transfer video items, you should use the custom transfer features by clicking your device name in the main interface.

How to transfer videos from iPhone to computer - Step 3

Step 4: Keep the videos you want to copy selected, then click the Transfer button to begin transferring videos from iPhone to external hard drive on your computer. When it has finished, go to the folder you have selected in Step 2 to check the items.

How to transfer videos from iPhone to computer - Step 4