How to Transfer Videos from iPhone to Mac/MacBook

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By Bella Miller | Posted on: Apr. 19, 2018, Last Updated: Mar. 15, 2019
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Videos (movies, TV Shows, and video recordings) generally occupy the most of the storage on your iPhone. Transferring these videos from iPhone to Mac and then removing them from the iPhone is an essential step to free up more iPhone space.

How to Transfer Video from iPhone to Mac

How to Transfer Video from iPhone to Mac

Frankly, importing videos from iPhone to Mac is not hard. Here in this guide, we focus on how to transfer video from iPhone to Mac/MacBook/iMac. Three ways are offered to transfer iPhone X/8/7/6s/6 video to Mac. Videos taken by iPhone built-in camera can be imported to Mac by Photos/Image Capture. As for the downloaded videos or videos transferred from other iDevices, AnyTrans for iOS is a nice choice.

Part 1. How to Transfer Video from iPhone to Mac via AnyTrans for iOS

Developed by the iMobie group, AnyTrans for iOS wins much admiration as an iOS data transfer tool, supporting importing videos from iPhone to Mac.

Here download and install AnyTrans for iOS on your Mac and then follow the steps below to transfer iPhone video to Mac.

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Step 1 Open it and Connect your iPhone to Mac computer. Then scroll down to the category page.

How to Transfer Video from iPhone to Mac – Step 1

How to Transfer Video 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 Download Videos from iPhone to Mac – Step 2

How to Download 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.

Transfer Videos from iPhone to Mac – Step 3

Transfer Videos from iPhone to Mac – Step 3

Bonus Tip: How to Transfer Video from iPhone to Mac via Wi-Fi

When you do not have a USB cable at hand, your iPhone cannot be recognized by your computer, you can try this way – AnyTrans app on iPhone, which can easily help you to transfer video from iPhone to PC/Mac wirelessly.

More than transferring video from iPhone to computer and vice versa, with AnyTrans app, you can manage files like music, photo, documents on your iOS device. After installing it on two devices(both iOS and Android are compatible), you can directly transfer files from one device to another wirelessly via this app.

Make sure both your Mac and iPhone are connected to the same Wi-Fi network, and cellular data would not work in the following steps.

Step 1. Install AnyTrans app on your iPhone.

Step 2. On your Mac: Enter anytrans.io in your browser, then you shall see a QR code on this page.

On your iPhone: Open AnyTrans app, and tap on the Scan button to scan the QR code on your computer.

How to Transfer Video from iPhone to Mac via Wi-Fi - Step 2

How to Transfer Video from iPhone to Mac via Wi-Fi – Step 2

Step 3. Then enter Video tab > Select the video you want to transfer > Click “Download”.

How to Transfer Video from iPhone to Mac via Wi-Fi - Step 3

How to Transfer Video from iPhone to Mac via Wi-Fi – Step 3

Part 2. How to Import Video from iPhone to Mac via Photos App

The Photos is a Mac built-in utility to transfer photos & photo videos (videos you shoot with iPhone camera). On Mac OS X Yosemite and later, Apple upgrades the previous iPhoto to Photos app, which enables users to import videos from iPhone to Mac with more stability.

Step 1 Connect iPhone to Mac with a USB cable.

Step 2 On your Mac, the Photos app should automatically open. If it doesn’t, open the Photos app.

Step 3 To import a selection of photos, click the ones you want, then click Import Selected. To import all new photos, click Import All New Photos.

How to Import Video from iPhone to Mac

How to Import Video from iPhone to Mac

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

Besides the Photos app, 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).

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 Video from iPhone to Mac

How to Import Video from iPhone to Mac

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 video from iPhone to Mac. As you can see, AnyTrans for iOS is a more powerful tool to download video from iPhone to Mac. Besides that, it can do much more, like download online videos from YouTune, Dailymotion, etc. for free. Head to get it to explore more now >

Bella Miller

A senior editor, an Apple fan at iMobie Inc.. I love both dancing and helping users to solve iOS & Android related issues by writing various types of tutorials.