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How to Transfer Videos from Mac to iPhone

Myra updated on Sep 21, 2020 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

After reading this article, you will not only know how to transfer videos from Mac to iPhone in three ways but also learn the tips on how to transfer videos from iPhone to Mac and how to download videos from websites like YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, and more to the iPhone directly using a Mac.

Have some wonderful videos stored on your Mac and want to copy these videos from Mac to your iPhone to enjoy them whenever you like? If that's exactly what you want, you will know how to do it by learning how to transfer videos from Mac to your iPhone in three different ways: Transfer a video from Mac to iPhone with reliable iOS data transfer software, send videos from Mac to your iPhone with AirDrop, and sync videos from Mac to iPhone using iTunes. In case you need it, the ways to transfer videos from iPhone to Mac and download videos from websites to iPhone are also provided.

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How to transfer videos from Mac to iPhone in 3 Ways

Whether you prefer to import videos from Mac to iPhone without iTunes to avoid data syncing or transfer photos and videos to your iOS device wirelessly, you will find the solution that fits your needs perfectly.

Method 1. Transfer videos from Mac to iPhone without iTunes

What will you do if you want to transfer videos from Mac to your iPhone 11, iPhone XS or iPhone X without data syncing? The recommended way for you is to use the reliable alternative to iTunes - EaseUS MobiMover to get things done. With MobiMover installed on your computer (Mac or PC), you can:

  • Transfer files from computer to iPhone/iPad
  • Send files from iPhone/iPad to computer
  • Transfer data from one iDevice to another 
  • Download videos from websites to computer or iPhone/iPad

The files supported include movies, TV shows, music videos, home videos, photos, music, ringtones, audiobooks, contacts, messages, notes and more. If you are wondering "How do I transfer videos from Mac to iPhone with a USB cable?", using this app is the answer for you.

To transfer a video from Mac to iPhone:

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to your computer with a USB cable and start EaseUS MobiMover. Unlock your iOS device and click "Trust". Then go to "Mac to Phone" > "Select Files".

How to transfer videos from Mac to iPhone - step 1

Step 2. Select the videos you want to transfer and click "Open".

How to transfer videos from Mac to iPhone - step 2

Step 3. Click "Transfer" to start transferring files you selected from your computer to your iPhone. (If you have more files to choose, click "Add Contents" to add more files to copy and then click "Transfer".)

How to transfer videos from Mac to iPhone - step 3

By following the steps above, you can transfer movies, TV shows, home videos, and more from Mac to your iOS device within minutes.

Tip 2. Import videos from Mac to iPhone with AirDrop

As you may know, AirDrop is the built-in file-sharing utility 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 but also do other things like transferring contacts from iPhone to iPhone using AirDrop. 

To transfer videos from Mac to iPhone 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 and earlier. (On iPhone X and later, 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.
  • Turn on "WLAN" and "Bluetooth". (Make sure you don't get the issue like "WiFi not working" or "Bluetooth not working" on your iPhone.)
  • Tap on "AirDrop" and set your iPhone to be discovered by "Contacts Only" or "Everyone".

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.

  • 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 that 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 using AirDrop

Tip 3. Transfer videos from Mac to iPhone with iTunes

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

To sync videos from Mac to iPhone (suppose you are going to transfer movies from Mac to iPhone):

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 with iTunes

Each of the three ways will help you copy photos and videos from Mac to iPhone. Other than the three common solutions, you can also use cloud services like Dropbox to sync videos between Mac and iPhone.

Transferring files between a Mac and an iOS device happens often. Except for transferring movies, TV shows, and other video types from Mac to iPhone, you may want to transfer videos from iPhone to Mac to free up your iPhone storage or make a backup of the precious files. Then how to do it? There are the answers:

How to transfer videos from iPhone to Mac

The ways to import videos from iPhone to Mac are slightly different from copying videos from Mac to iPhone. 

Two of the methods to transfer videos from Mac to iPhone can also be applied to import photos and videos from iPhone to Mac, including using EaseUS MobiMover and AirDrop. And the steps to do it are quite similar. You just need to switch the source device and the target device. Thus, it's unnecessary to go into details again. Refer to the last part and you will learn how to get it done.

The new way to transfer photos and videos from iPhone to Mac is to use the Photos app. It's a built-in app on Mac that will help you import photos and videos from iPhone to the computer. However, this app will only transfer videos in Camera Roll. That means if you want to transfer movies, TV shows, and videos from other sources, the Photos app won't work. For the detailed steps to import videos from iPhone to Mac using Photos, read the article about how to transfer photos from iPhone to Mac.

In addition to the Photos app, you can also sync photos and videos from iPhone to Mac using iCloud. Similarly, using iCloud will sync videos in Camera Roll only. To transfer photos and videos from iPhone to Mac using iCloud, make sure you are using the same Apple ID account on the devices and turn on iCloud Photos on both the Mac and iPhone. Afterward, you can upload the items to iCloud via a Wi-Fi connection and access the files across your devices. The drawback of using iCloud is that it may take you a long time to upload files if you have a large size of videos to transfer.

How to download videos to iPhone directly using a Mac

Do you want to download videos from websites like YouTube, Vimeo, Metacafe, Facebook, Twitter, and more to your iPhone/iPad directly? If you are considering doing so, you can get your needs met using EaseUS MobiMover. As mentioned above, you can save videos from video sites to your iOS device using the URL with the help of this video downloader, which frees you from transferring videos from Mac to the iOS device.

Learn how to download any video from any site using URL to save videos from popular sites to your iOS device for offline watching.

The bottom line

Now you know how to transfer photos and videos from your Mac to your iPhone and vice versa. You also learn the easy way to get videos from websites to your iPhone/iPad directly using a computer, be it a Mac to PC. 

I believe the tips will help you at one time or another. If you find they are useful, don't hesitate to share it with your families and friends with a few simple clicks.