Q: Does anyone know how to transfer videos from iPhone to Mac without having to email them? My iPhone is constantly telling me that there is not enough available storage, so I want to clean up some large files such as videos. But first, I need to transfer these precious videos shot with my iPhone and other videos received from my friend to my Mac for backup. Is there a quick way to transfer any videos from my iPhone to Mac?
A: Getting videos off your iPhone and onto a Mac should be simple but it doesn’t always turns out that way. And it may become one of your frustrating things. Here we will show you three ways quicker than emailing to transfer videos from your iPhone to your Mac.
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You can use iPhoto or Photos to import videos which you shoot with iPhone camera from your iPhone to your Mac. These steps also work for importing photos from iPhone to Mac.
If you are using iPhoto
If you are using Photos
AirDrop can allow you to wirelessly send photos, videos, websites, locations, and more to a nearby iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac. Before you use this method to transfer videos, you need to turn on and set up AirDrop on Mac and your iPhone. Wi-Fi is also needed.
On Mac computers
Choose Go > AirDrop from the menu bar in the Finder. An AirDrop window will open. If Bluetooth or Wi-Fi is turned off, you'll see a button to turn it on. AirDrop turns on automatically when Bluetooth and Wi-Fi are on. You can also change the “Allow me to be discovered by” setting at the bottom of the AirDrop window.
On your iPhone
Open “Control Center” on your iPhone. Tap AirDrop, and then choose whether to receive items from everyone or only from people in your contacts.
Send videos from iPhone to Mac
If you need to transfer all videos from iPhone to Mac, not only iPhone shot videos, but these you've downloaded or synced to your iPhone, you're supposed to use a third-party tool to do this. Otherwise, you can't transfer all of them from iPhone to Mac. Here, I recommend you try iPhone Cleaner for Mac. It not only allows you to copy photos, videos, messages, contacts, etc from any iPhone, but it also cleans up your iPhone. Just follow below guide to backup all videos from iPhone to Mac.
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Well done! I can't wait to transfer all iPhone videos captured by its camera to Mac, they eat up much space on my 16GB iPhone.
You're a life saver! I've been killing myself trying to import videos from my iPhone 6s to Mac. This is much faster. Thanks!