How to Transfer Videos from iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR to Mac

This article explore four different ways on how to transfer videos from iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR to Mac. Each tool is verified and provides different benefits that make the transfer process quick, easy and ensure your data remains safe and secure.

By Faye Clarke | Posted on: Sep. 05, 2018, Last Updated: Sep. 14, 2018
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The iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR series are incredible pieces of technology, but even with the large storage options available (customers can choose between either 64GB or a whopping 512GB), there may come a time when you want to free up a little space.

Another popular feature of the iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR is its powerful camera and video recording software – however, video files tend to take up a lot of space on your phone. To free up storage and keep your personal videos, movies and TV programs safe and accessible on your computer, choose from the list of different options below.

Transfer Videos from iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR to Mac via AnyTrans for iOS

AnyTrans for iOS is a powerful and user-friendly tool which allows you to move files between iOS and Android devices, as well as transfer files safely from your device onto your PC or Mac. One of the main benefits of using AnyTrans for iOS to import videos from iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR to Mac is because it means you can manage all videos on your device from a clear interface. You can import other kinds of data too, including images, notes, voice recordings, contacts and calendar data in just a few short clicks.

Follow these steps to transfer videos into your Mac from iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR:

Step 1 Download and install AnyTrans for iOS > Plug your iPhone into your computer via USB.

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Step 2Open AnyTrans and select your device – you will see a page of options.

Transfer Videos from iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR to Mac via AnyTrans for iOS - Step 2

Transfer Videos from iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR to Mac via AnyTrans for iOS – Step 2

Step 3Scroll down on the interface to manage content by category > Choose ‘Videos’, and select the videos on your device that you want to transfer.

Transfer Videos from iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR to Mac via AnyTrans for iOS - Step 3

Transfer Videos from iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR to Mac via AnyTrans for iOS – Step 3

Step 4Once you’ve chosen then click the ‘To Computer’ button for the transfer process to begin.

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Transfer Videos from iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR to Mac via AnyTrans for iOS – Step 4

Step 5Access the AnyTrans destination folder and check that all your videos are there.

One of the benefits of doing data transfers with AnyTrans for iOS, as opposed to the default iTunes, is that there is no risk of data loss.

Transfer Videos from iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR to Mac via Photos App

The Photos App is built into your Mac and is a clean, straightforward program for importing data from your iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR. Here’s how to do it:

Step 1Ensure you have the most recent version of iTunes on your Mac. You can download the latest iTunes here.

Step 2Plug your iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR into your Mac via USB cable.

Step 3The Photos app should open automatically. If not, use Spotlight Search to find and open it.

Step 4The app should display your iPhone photos and videos with the option to import. If not, click ‘Import’ at the top of the screen.

Step 5Select the videos you want to import, select the destination folder and click ‘Import’ in the top right hand corner of the screen.

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Transfer Videos from iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR to Mac via Photos App – Step 5

Transfer Videos from iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR to Mac via Image Capture

Follow these steps to use Image Capture to import videos from your iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR:

Step 1Plug your iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR into your Mac via USB.

Step 2Image Capture is already installed on your computer. Open it and your device is listed on the left hand side of the app. Click on it to see the device’s content.

Step 3Choose the destination folder, select the videos you want to transfer, and click ‘Import’ in the bottom right hand corner.

Transfer Videos from iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR to Mac via Image Capture

Transfer Videos from iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR to Mac via Image Capture

Transfer Videos from iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR to Mac via AirDrop

Airdrop is a way to transfer videos from iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR to Mac by using both your device and your computer. Follow these steps:

Step 1Go to your iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR and swipe up from the bottom. You will see the Airdrop icon – tap it to turn it on. Turn on Bluetooth as well.

Transfer Videos from iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR to Mac via AirDrop - Step 1

Transfer Videos from iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR to Mac via AirDrop – Step 1

Step 2Make sure both your phone and Mac are connected to the same internet.

Step 3Open your Mac Finder

Step 4Go to your iPhone camera roll and select the videos you want to send to your Mac. Choose ‘Share’ and select the Airdrop option.

Transfer Videos from iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR to Mac via AirDrop - Step 4

Transfer Videos from iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR to Mac via AirDrop – Step 4

Step 5You should see your Mac available to be shared with. Tap it, and your videos will be transferred to your Mac.

You must have a reliable and strong Wi-Fi connection when transfer video files via Airdrop.

The Bottom Line

Overall, it’s clear that there are lots of options if you want to know how to import videos from iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR to Mac. In our view, AnyTrans for iOS is a save and reliable tool that can help you fully manage your iOS content. Hope this post could help you to solve problem. If you still have any question about how to transfer videos from iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR to Mac, don’t hesitate to contact us, we will reply as soon as possible.

Faye Clarke

Member of iMobie_Inc, an enthusiastic fan of Apple and Jazz music, always ready to offer advice and solutions to any iOS & Android related issues.

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