3 Ways to Transfer Videos from Mac to iPhone 8/iPhone X

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Myra Updated on Jun 07, 2018 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

Have some wonderful videos stored on your Mac and want to copy these videos from Mac to your iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone X to enjoy them whenever you like? If that's exactly what you want, you will learn how to transfer videos from Mac to your iPhone 8/8 Plus/X quickly after reading this article in two different ways. One is to send videos from Mac to your iPhone with AirDrop, the other is to sync videos from Mac to iPhone with the help of iTunes. Choose one of the two methods you prefer and apply it to your devices. Read on to get more details.

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

Tip 1: Transfer videos from Mac to iPhone 8/iPhone X without iTunes for FREE

What will you do if you need to transfer videos from Mac to your iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone X without data syncing? No worry. You can use a completely free alternative to iTunes to help you out, which is called EaseUS MobiMover Free. With MobiMover installed on your Mac(or PC), you can sync files from computer to iPhone/iPad (in iOS 8 or later), back up iPhone/iPad contents to computer, transfer data from one iDevice to another and manage iOS files from computer free of charge. If you need, you can transfer movies, TV shows, music videos, home videos, photos, music, ringtones, audiobooks, contacts, messages, notes and more to or out of your device. The steps below will show you how to import videos from Mac to your iPhone 8/8 Plus/X. Don't hesitate to have a try.

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to the Mac with a USB cable and tap Trust This Computer on your device if you are asked. Run EaseUS MobiMover and the main interface will pop-up like the sample image below. Choose Mac to iDevice to move data from Mac to iPhone.

how to transfer videos from Mac to iPhone - step 1 

Step 2: Click the More/Three Dots icon and go to your Mac to find the video files/folders you need to transfer to your iPhone. Video formats, including MP4, MOV, M4V, WMV, RM, MKV, AVI, and FLV, are all supported by MobiMover.

how to transfer videos from Mac to iPhone - step 2

Step 3: If the folder you have selected includes not only videos but also other files, MobiMover will load them together. You are free to send them all to your iPhone or just transfer videos from Mac to iPad in 1-click.

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Step 4: Now, click the Transfer button to transfer videos from Mac to iPhone with MobiMover Free at a fast speed. When the process finishes, the movies, TV shows or other video files will be saved in the Videos app on your device.

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Tip 2: Import videos from Mac to iPhone with AirDrop

As you may know, AirDrop is the built-in feature on Mac, iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch that can help you transfer photos, videos, contacts, notes, locations and more between two AirDrop-supported devices, which means you can not only send videos from Mac to your iPhone 8/iPhone X with iTunes but also do other things like AirDropping contacts from iPhone to iPhone if you need. Follow the steps below to learn how to transfer videos from Mac to iPhone 8/8 Plus/X via AirDrop.

Step 1: Turn on AirDrop on your iPhone.

  • Swipe up from the bottom of your iPhone screen to open Control Center on iPhone 8/8 Plus. (On iPhone X, swipe down from the top right corner of your iPhone screen to open Control Center.)
  • Press deeply on the module where AirPlane Mode locate in.
  • Tap on AirDrop and set your iPhone to be discovered by Contacts Only or Everyone.
  • Turn on WLAN and Bluetooth at the same time. (Make sure you don't get "WiFi not working" or "Bluetooth not working" problem on your iPhone.)

Step 2: Turn on AirDrop on 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 3: Send videos from Mac to iPhone 8/iPhone X.

Drag the videos you want to transfer from Mac to iPhone to the image of the recipient and click Send.
Or you can click the Share button in an App which contains the videos you'd like to copy, choose AirDrop, choose the recipient and then click Done.

How to transfer videos from Mac to iPhone 8/iPhone X - Tip 1

Tip 3: Transfer videos from Mac to iPhone with iTunes

If you don't mind the existing data on your iPhone will be replaced by the synced videos, you can use iTunes to transfer videos from Mac to your iPhone 8/iPhone X. To avoid the "iPhone not connecting to iTunes" problem, you need to update the iTunes on your Mac to its latest version by going to App Store > Update > Install on your Mac. Then follow the steps below to sync videos from Mac to your iPhone 8/8 Plus/X with iTunes.

Step 1: Connect your iPhone 8/8 Plus/X to your Mac with a USB cable and run iTunes if it doesn't open automatically.

Step 2: Click the Device button and choose Movies.

Step 3: Click the checkbox next to Sync Movies option and select the movies you'd like to transfer to your iPhone.

Step 4: Click Apply to start to sync the selected videos to your iPhone 8/8 Plus/X from Mac.

How to transfer videos from Mac to iPhone 8/iPhone X - Tip 2