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Top 5 Ways to Transfer Videos from iPhone to Mac (Can't-Miss)

Brandon Wood
Sep 29, 2022
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Summary: Some people may think that videos are taking up too much space on the iPhone and want to backup the videos to Mac. Some may want to edit the videos on Mac. They may all have the same question: how to transfer videos from iPhone to Mac? This post offers 5 easy ways to solve this problem. After reading this post, you will know how to import videos from iPhone to Mac with a USB cable or Wi-Fi/Internet connection. Now please read along and see the details information of each method.

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Part 1: How to Transfer Videos from iPhone to Mac via Coolmuster iOS Assistant (Recommended)
1.1 Transfer Videos from iPhone to Mac Selectively
1.2 Import Videos from iPhone to Mac All at Once
Part 2: How to Import Videos from iPhone to Mac with Photos/iPhotos App
Part 3: How to Upload Videos from iPhone to Mac with iCloud Photos
Part 4: How to Get Videos from iPhone to Mac with AirDrop
Part 5: How to Download Videos from iPhone to Mac with Image Capture

Part 1: How to Transfer Videos from iPhone to Mac via Coolmuster iOS Assistant (Recommended)

Speaking of the quickest and safest way to transfer videos from iPhone to Mac, Coolmuster iOS Assistant (Mac version) will be your first choice. It can seamlessly transfer videos from iPhone to Mac, quickly find the required video on your Mac. Also, it can backup all your videos with 1 click.

Besides, what Coolmuster iOS Assistant can do is more than transferring videos. It is a software integrated with all the useful features one may require to manage the iOS data. It solves various problems that an Apple user may encounter when it comes to manage, backup or restore iOS data like contacts, SMS, notes, calendars, books, apps, music, photos and of course, videos.

Coolmuster iOS Assistant is always the best helper for iOS and Mac users for it can:

>> Access, preview, transfer and manage files like music, videos, photos, contacts, messages, notes, calendars, bookmarks

>> Backup iOS data to iTunes or restore iTunes backup files with 1 click

>> Quickly locate the specific file by one or two keywords or part of its title

>> work well with all iDevices such as iPhone 11/11 Pro/11 Pro Max/XS/XR/XS Max/8/Plus/X/7 Plus/7/SE/6s Plus/6s/6/6 Plus/5s/5C/5/4S, iPad Pro/mini/4/3/2/1/New iPad.

Click here to know how to transfer videos from iPad to Mac.

Now, please download the free trial version of Coolmuster iOS Assistant(Mac version) and read along to see how it helps to transfer video from iPhone to Mac.

Tips: For Windows users, please download Coolmuster iOS Assistant (Windows version).

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Coolmuster iOS Assistant offers two methods for you to transfer videos from iPhone to Mac(all or selected), the detailed steps are as follow:

1.1 Transfer Videos from iPhone to Mac Selectively

Step 1: Launch Coolmuster iOS Assistant and connect iPhone to Mac.

Run the software on Mac, connect your iPhone to your Mac and follow the prompt to finish to connection. The main interface of Coolmuster iOS Assistant is as below:

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Step 2: Choose "Videos" located on the left menu.

See the menu on the left side, click "Videos". Now, you can view all your videos/movies on your iPhone.

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Step 3: Select videos and click "Export".

Select the videos you want to transfer to Mac and then click "Export". You can choose a specific location on your Mac to store.

1.2 Import Videos from iPhone to Mac All at Once

You can also import videos from iPhone to Mac with 1 click. In this way, all the files including videos that stored on your iPhone will be transferred to your Mac at once.

Step 1: After the connection is completed, click "Super Toolkit".

Step 2: Select "iTunes Backup & Restore" option.

Step 3: Select a device to backup and then choose a folder to save your backup file.

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Part 2: How to Import Videos from iPhone to Mac with Photos/iPhotos App

Photos is the replacement for iPhotos and Aperture after Apple launched the new Mac OS X 10.10.3. It is a photo management software that you can use to import videos from iPhone to Mac. Here are the steps:

Before it starts, make sure you have installed the latest iTunes on your Mac (iTunes 12.5.1 or later).

Step 1: First, connect your iPhone to Mac via a USB cable.

Step 2: On your iPhone, tap "Trust This Computer" to finish to connection.

Step 3: On your Mac, the "Photos" app is set to automatically open when your iPhone is connected to Mac. If it doesn't open, just click the Photos icon to open.

Step 4: Select the videos you want to transfer and then click the "Import Selected" button on the top-right.

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Part 3: How to Upload Videos from iPhone to Mac with iCloud Photos

Many users use iCloud users to store their files as it can automatically backup the data and allows us to access the data on icloud.com anytime and download the data to the computer. You can use iCloud to upload videos from iPhone to Mac as well.

Step 1: On your iPhone, open "Settings" > "your name" > "iCloud" > "Photos" and then turn iCloud Photos on.

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Step 2: On your Mac, go to "System Preferences".

Step 3: Choose iCloud and then log in with your Apple ID.

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Step 4: Click "Options" next to "Photos".

Step 5: Select the videos you want and then click "Download" icon.

In this way, you can download all sorts of files including videos to your Mac. But iCloud has a limitation that it can only store 5 GB data for free. Videos will eat up space very quickly. If you want to continue syncing your data such as large videos, you can pay for the service of storage to get more space.

Part 4: How to Get Videos from iPhone to Mac with AirDrop

If you want to transfer videos from iPhone to Mac wirelessly without iCloud, you can choose AirDrop to get the job done. AirDrop is a built-in function on iDevice which allows you to share data such as photos, videos, documents, websites, map locations, etc. to a nearby Mac, iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

Below are the detailed steps to show how to get videos from iPhone to Mac, please make sure to have a strong Wi-Fi connection, otherwise, the transferring progress will be so slow.

Step 1: Open AirDrop on your iPhone.

- Open "Control Center". Long press the "Bluetooth" icon to enable more settings.

- Click AirDrop. Select "Contacts Only" or "Everyone" to turn the AirDrop on.

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Step 2: Open AirDrop on your Mac.

- Open "System Preferences", choose "Bluetooth" to turn on it.

- Go to "Finder", choose "AirDrop", select allow me to be discovered by "Contacts Only" or "Everyone".

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Step 3: Select and transfer videos from iPhone to Mac via AirDrop.

- On your iPhone, open "Photos", select the videos you want. Click the "Share" icon, choose the name of your Mac in the Airdrop section.

- On your Mac, the videos transferred from iPhone via AirDrop will be stored on the "Finder" > "Downloads" folder.

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Part 5: How to Download Videos from iPhone to Mac with Image Capture

Image Capture is an app developed by Apple which mainly helps users to upload pictures from digital cameras or scanners. You can use it to download videos from iPhone to Mac as well.

Step 1: First, connect your iPhone to Mac with a USB cable.

Step 2: On your Mac, launch Image Capture and then select your iPhone. The videos and photos stored on your iPhone are displayed on the right.

Step 3: Select the videos you want to transfer and then click "Import".

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Conclusion

As you can see, there are various options for you to transfer videos from iPhone to Mac. If you want to import videos to Mac wirelessly, iCloud and Airdrop will be your choice. If there is a USB cable available, you can connect your iPhone to Mac and transfer videos using Coolmuster iOS Assistant (Mac version), iCloud Photos, Photos App or Image Capture.

But generally speaking, we highly recommend you to use Coolmuster iOS Assistant to import videos from iPhone to Mac for it is simple to use without Wi-Fi connection, it can scan and transfer your videos in a very quick and safe way and most of all, it is a professional program designed for the management of all contents on your iOS devices. You can download it and give it a try.

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Back up and restore everything on iPhone/iPad/iPod with one click.
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Preview and selectively transfer files between iDevice and computer.
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