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How to Transfer Videos from iPhone to Mac in 4 Ways

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Actually, transferring photos from iPhone to Mac is not difficult. With the help of the Photos app, iCloud Photos, EaseUS MobiMover, or AirDrop, you can easily get things done. Each of these tools has its own characteristics and advantages as below. You can weigh up their strength and weakness and then choose your preferred one.

  • The Photos app is a free app running on iPhones and Mac that is running OS X 10.10.3 or higher. 
  • iCloud Photo is an iOS's built-in feature that allows you to sync photos across different iOS devices. But it only offers 5GB of storage space for free. What's more, you can't exclude certain photos from syncing.
  • EaseUS MobiMover is a comprehensive iPhone data transfer tool that can help you send single or all images from iPhone to Mac. No limit to the number of pictures and the speed of transfer.
  • AirDrop is a built-in function on iOS devices that allows you to transfer photos between two AirDrop-supported devices. It is convenient and free. But it needs certain hardware specifications.

Method 1. Import Videos from iPhone to Mac via Photos

To use this method, you need to prepare an original USB cable and make sure both iPhone and Mac have the Photos app installed.

Step 1. Plug in your iPhone to your Mac.

Step 2. Open Photos if it doesn't automatically launch.

Step 3. Click on your iPhone in the sidebar (left side of Photos).

Step 4. Click "Import All New Videos" or click on desired videos and click "Import Selected."

Step 5. Your newly imported videos are now on your Mac.

How to transfer videos from iPhone to Mac with Photos

Tips: The photos and videos imported to your Mac will be stored in the Photo Library folder on your computer, to access the folder, you can go to your Finder > Choose "Pictures" > Right-click "Photo Library" > Choose "Show Package Contents" > Go to the "Masters" folder and you will find the photos and videos there.

Method 2. Get Videos from iPhone to Mac Without Cable Using iCloud Photos

By enabling iCloud Photos on both your iPhone and Mac, you can sync all photos and videos between different iOS devices without using a USB cable. Besides, if you want to transfer photos from iPhone to PC, this method also serves this purpose. Before you proceed, be sure there is enough storage in iCloud for you to store the videos. If not, free up iCloud space or buy more storage from Apple.

Step 1. On your iOS device, go to "Settings" > [your name] > "iCloud" > "Photos" and switch on "iCloud Photos".

Step 2. On your Mac, go to the Apple menu and choose "System Preferences".

Step 3. Select "iCloud" and sign in with the Apple ID you use on the iOS device.

Step 4. Click "Options" next to "Photos" and enable "iCloud Photos". 

Step 5. To download photos or videos from iCloud to your Mac, you can visit

Step 6. Sign in to your iCloud account > Choose "Photos" > Select the photos you'd like to send to Mac.

Step 7. Click the "Download Selected Items" icon at the top right corner of the page.

How to import videos from iPhone to Mac with iCloud

Although iCloud allows you to transfer videos wirelessly, it syncs all data at once and won't let you copy items selectively. That means all the items in the Photo Library will be transferred to your computer. If you want to transfer specific pictures to Mac, just use this iPhone data transfer tool - EaseUS MobiMover to do it.

Method 3. Transfer Videos from iPhone to Mac with EaseUS MobiMover

As a popular and easy-to-use iPhone data transfer software, EaseUS MobiMover posses a lot of useful data management tools and awesome features. These great features include supporting a variety of video formats, transferring items in batches, supporting multiple device compatibilities, previewing before transfer. Some bonus functions include backing up your device, managing iOS data, downloading videos from any sites, etc.

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To transfer videos from iPhone to Mac:

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to your Mac and tap "Trust" on your iPhone screen to continue. Run EaseUS MobiMover for Mac on your computer and choose "Phone to Mac" > "Next".

how to transfer videos from iPhone to Mac - step 1

Step 2. Select "Videos" among the options and click the default path to set a custom storage path if you need to. Afterward, click "Transfer".

how to transfer videos from iPhone to Mac - step 2

Step 3. When the transfer process has finished, you can go to view the videos on your computer.

how to transfer videos from iPhone to Mac - step 3

As you can see, EaseUS MobiMover allows you to import videos from different resources on your iPhone, which can't be done with the three ways to be introduced below. Thus, if you also want to transfer downloaded videos from your iPhone to the computer (Mac or PC), you are recommended to use EaseUS MobiMover.

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Method 4. Send Videos from iPhone to Mac with AirDrop

To make a drop, first enable WiFi and Bluetooth on both your Mac and iPhone and make sure your iPhone is running iOS 7 or later and mac is a 2012 or later model with OS X Yosemite installed. Then, you can follow these steps to make a drop. Plus, if AirDrop not working, don't worry, you can learn how to fix it using the solutions provided.

Step 1. Turn on AirDrop on your Mac.

  • Go to "Finder" > "Go" > "AirDrop" and switch on Bluetooth and WiFi to turn on AirDrop on your Mac.
  • Set the option "Allow to be discovered by" as "Everyone" or "Contacts Only".

Step 2. Switch on AirDrop on iPhone.

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

Step 3. Transfer videos from iPhone to Mac without iTunes.

  • Open the "Photos" app on your iPhone.
  • Select the videos you want to import from your iPhone to Mac.
  • Click the "Share" button and click the name of your Mac in the AirDrop section to import photos from iPhone to Mac without using iTunes.

How to transfer videos from iPhone to Mac with AirDrop

The Bottom Line

Except for using Photos, all the other three ways can also help you to transfer videos from Mac to iPhone. It's also clear that these tips will help to transfer photos from iPhone to Mac, too. I hope one of them can import photos from your iPhone to Mac successfully for you.

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