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How to Transfer Videos from iPhone to Mac

“I record a lot of short videos with my iPhone 6s, I want to transfer them to my MacBook Pro for editing. How can I transfer videos from iPhone to Mac computer?”
Asked by Lisa

Transferring videos from iPhone to Mac can be easy if the videos are recorded on your iPhone. You can use iPhoto on your Mac to transfer them to your Mac for editing or backup. However, if the videos are synced from iTunes and you want to transfer the videos back to your Mac, you need to use iPhone Transfer (Mac Version).

iPhone Transfer for Mac is designed for iPhone users to transfer videos, photos, music, messages, contacts and other data from iPhone to Mac and vice versa. You can learn how to transfer music from iPhone to Mac.

There are two parts in this article:

Part 1. How to Transfer Videos from iPhone to Mac with iPhone Transfer

With iPhone Transfer software, you can easily transfer videos, movies, TV shows and other videos from your iPhone to Mac. You can import the videos from iPhone to any location on your Mac for editing and backup. If you want to make more space on your iPhone, you can delete the videos on your iPhone after transferring them to Mac.

Step 1. Run iPhone Transfer

Download, install and run the transfer software on your Mac. Connect your iPhone to your Mac computer via USB cable. The software will connect your iPhone automatically.

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Tips: If your iTunes or iPhoto run automatically, close them and continue with step 2.

Step 2. Transfer Videos from iPhone to Mac

If you want to transfer videos you record on iPhone, you can directly go to the “Photos” section and there will be a folder called “Videos”. You will find all the videos you record on your iPhone here. Select the videos you want to transfer to your Mac and click “Export to” option on the top menu. Select “Export to Mac”. All the selected videos will be copied from iPhone to Mac.

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If you want to transfer movies, videos, TV shows synced from iTunes, you need to go to the “Media” section on the left menu. You can find the videos you want according to the type of the videos. Select them and Export to Mac easily.

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Part 2. How to Import Videos from iPhone to Mac with iPhoto

Step 1. Connect iPhone to Mac

Connect your iPhone to your Mac, iPhoto will automatically run and load your photos and videos on your iPhone to it. The videos we talking about here are recorded on your iPhone.

iPhoto

Step 2. Transfer Videos from iPhone to Mac

Select the videos you want to transfer and click “Import Selected” on the top right corner of the interface. All the videos you selected will be copied to your Mac easily.

Tips: You can choose the delete the videos and photos you import from iPhone to Mac or just keep them on your iPhone.

That’s all the two ways of transferring videos from iPhone to Mac. iPhone Transfer is much more powerful than iPhoto. It can transfer more videos for you. If you want to import all the videos on your iPhone to Mac, just download it and have a try.