How to Transfer Videos from iPhone to Mac

Summary

Want to transfer movies and videos from iPhone to Mac computer? Read this post to learn two methods to easily make it, no matter importing videos from iPhone to MacBook, iMac or Mac Mini/Pro.

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Dec. 13, 2017

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AnyTrans® for iOS – Transfer Videos from iPhone to Mac with Ease  

AnyTrans® for iOS – Quickly Put iPhone Videos to Mac

AnyTrans for iOS is capable of helping you transfer videos from iPhone to Mac. Get it now and follow this guide below, you can easily import videos from iPhone to Mac/MacBook/iMac.

Videos (movies, TV Shows, and video recordings) generally occupy the most of storage as photos on your iPhone, and transferring these large videos from iPhone to Mac and then remove them will be an essential step to make more room for iPhone.

Frankly, transferring videos from iPhone to a computer is not hard, and the way to import videos from iPhone to Mac/MacBook/iMac could even be quite easy. Here in this guide, we will be focusing on how to transfer videos from iPhone 6/7/8/X to Mac/MacBook/iMac. Please keep reading and get easy and simple ways to importing videos from iPhone to Mac.

How to Transfer Videos from iPhone to Mac/MacBook/iMac

How to Transfer Videos from iPhone to Mac/MacBook/iMac

Normally, when you need to transfer videos from iPhone to Mac computer, the built-in App on Mac, iPhoto/Photos App can lend you a great favor. The thing is only videos taken by iPhone to Mac can be exported to Mac by iPhoto/Photos App, that is to say, downloaded videos or videos transferred from other iDevices can’t be moved to Mac computer via Photos/iPhone App. Under this circumstance, we will first show you one way that works to transfer all types of videos from iPhone to Mac, then show you how to transfer photos from iPhone to Mac computer via iPhoto/Photos App. Let’s get started.

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Part 1. How to Transfer Videos from iPhone to Mac (Easy & Simple)

To transfer all types of videos from iPhone to Mac, here is what you need.

– An iPhone and its USB cable,

– A Mac (MacBook (Pro)/iMac/Mac mini will all do),

AnyTrans for iOS.

Developed by the iMobie team, AnyTrans for iOS wins much admiration as an iOS data transfer tool. It is capable of helping you import all types of videos from iPhone to Mac. Here are reasons why you should use AnyTrans for iOS to transfer videos from iPhone to Mac.

  1. AnyTrans for iOS can transfer all videos on iPhone to Mac computer, no matter it is a movie downloaded from the Internet or videos taken by iPhone.
  2. You can always enjoy the exactly the same video on Mac after transferring. During transferring, AnyTrans for iOS will not do any harm to video quality.
  3. You can save lots of time using AnyTrans for iOS to move videos from iPhone to Mac. According to statistics, it can transfer more than 3GB of videos from iPhone to Mac within 2 minutes.
  4. You can also select the export path, which means you can move videos from iPhone to any place you like on Mac computer.
  5. AnyTrans for iOS is developed by Apple certificated developer and it is now also Norton and McAfee secured. It is a 100% safe and green software and you have our guarantee that during transferring, no data on iPhone or Mac would be erased and accidents like information leakage would never occur.

Now, let’s have a look on how to use AnyTrans for iOS to import videos from iPhone to Mac.

Step 1. Download AnyTrans for iOS on your Mac then launch it. Connect your iPhone to Mac computer. Click the  button to go to the category management page of AnyTrans for iOS.

How to Transfer Videos from iPhone to Mac with AnyTrans - Step 1

How to Transfer Videos from iPhone to Mac – Step 1

Step 2. Click Videos and select one folder with videos you want to import to Mac. Here we will take Home Videos as an example.

How to Transfer Videos from iPhone to Mac with AnyTrans - Step 2

How to Transfer Videos from iPhone to Mac – Step 2

Step 3. Select the videos and then click the Send to Mac button. Selected videos would soon be transferred to your Mac computer.

How to Transfer Videos from iPhone to Mac with AnyTrans - Step 3

How to Transfer Videos from iPhone to Mac – Step 3

Part 2. How to Import Video Recording from iPhone to Mac with Photos

Photos is a Mac built-in utility to transfer photos and photo videos (videos you shoot with iPhone camera). On Mac OS X Yosemite and later, Apple has upgraded the previous iPhoto to Photos app which could help users import videos from iPhone to Mac with more stability. Here is how to transfer videos from iPhone to Mac via Photos: Open Photos and connect with your iPhone > Click the Import option > Find and select the videos > Click Import xx Selected.

Import Videos from iPhone to Mac via Photos

Import Videos from iPhone to Mac via Photos

Part 3. How to Import Videos from iPhone to Mac via Image Capture

Besides Photos, Image Capture is also a nice tool you can take advantage of to transfer videos from iPhone to Mac (only videos taken by iPhone built-in cameras). Compared to Photos, Image Capture has a more simple interface and it is much easier to operate. Now let’s see how to use Image Capture to transfer videos from iPhone to Mac.

Step 1. Plug in your iPhone to Mac and launch Image Capture. Image Capture should automatically show a list of photos and videos on your iPhone.

Step 2. Select videos you want to import to Mac while pressing Command, choose one export path (the default export path is Pictures) and then click Import. If you want to transfer all videos from iPhone to Mac, do click Import All button.

How to Import Videos from iPhone to Mac via Image Capture

How to Import Videos from iPhone to Mac via Image Capture

Part 4. Comparison Chart

AnyTrans®️ for iOS Photos Image Capture
Supported Macs All Macs running OS X 10.8 and later Macs running OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 or later All Macs running OS X 10.10
Supported Videos Movies, Home Video, TV Shows, Music Videos, Photo Video, Time-lapse, Slo-Mo Photo Video, Movies. Time-lapse, Slo-Mo Photo Video, Movies, Time-lapse, Slo-Mo, videos from digital cameras or scanners
Transfer Speed 1.72GB/min 1.26GB/min 1.53GB/min
Load Time 5 seconds 7 seconds 6 seconds
Stability High Needs Improve Need Improve
Resolution High Low Equal
Easy to Use

Grade 4.8 4.3 4.5
Availability Free Download >

The Bottom Line

That’s all for how to transfer videos from iPhone to Mac. Please do adopt the easiest way to get it down. As you can see, AnyTrans for iOS is indeed a nice tool to transfer videos from iPhone to Mac, besides that, it can also help you more, like adding videos to iPhone iPad from a computer. Why not download it and explore more?

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