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How to Move Videos from iPhone X to PC/Mac

March 05, 2018 05:45 pm / Updated by Jerry Cook to iTunes Alternatives
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Shooting videos with iPhone is handy and now iOS 11 supports to record your iPhone screen. These videos (photo videos, screen recordings, TV shows, movies) can take up a large amount of storage on your iPhone. Transferring these videos from iPhone to Mac and then delete them will save up large room for iPhone.

There are more than one ways to import videos from iPhone to Mac. In this guide we will introduce three simple and easy ways to transfer videos from iPhone X/8/7/6s/6/6s Plus/5s/5 to Mac/MacBook/iMac. Read on and choose your favor method for importing iPhone videos to Mac.

Way 1: Import Videos from iPhone to Mac using iPhone to Computer Transfer

While Mac built-in app such as Photos/iPhoto or Image Capture can only import videos taken by iPhone, Tenorshare iCareFone is more intelligent as it can transfer all types of videos from iPhone to Mac/PC.

Let’s see how to use this iPhone to computer transfer to import videos on iPhone to Mac.
Step 1. Download and install Tenorshare iCareFone (Mac) to your Mac. Open iCareFone and connect your iPhone to Mac via USB cable.

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Step 2. Choose File Manager in the main interface, you’ll see 9 types of files.

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If your videos are captured by iPhone camera, please select Photos category where you’ll find videos taken by iPhone.

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Well, if your videos are downloaded from internet or other sources, please select Videos category.

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Now you can select videos that you want to transfer and click Export button. The selected videos will be transferred to Mac in fast speed. After all photos are imported to Mac from iPhone, you can delete them from iPhone by clicking “Delete” in iCareFone.

See also: Top 3 Ways to Import Photos from iPhone X/iPhone 10 to Mac

Way 2. Transfer Videos on iPhone to Mac using iPhone Videos Recovery Software

Another way of transferring iPhone videos to Mac is resort to videos recovery software. iPhone Data Recovery from Tenorshare team wins much admiration in recovering videos including deleted/lost videos from iPhone to Mac/PC.

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Open iPhone Data Recovery and connect your iOS device to computer. On the main interface, you can scan all data on your iPhone or select “Photo Videos” and “Videos” to scan.

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In the scan results, you’ll find all videos on your iPhone. Videos taken by iPhone are stored in “Photo Videos” folder, and other videos are stored in “Videos” folder. Moreover, iPhone Data Recovery even find the videos that you’ve deleted. Select the videos and click Recover button, your videos will be transferred and restored to Mac.

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Way 3. How to Import Videos from iPhone to Mac with Photos

iPhoto is a Mac built-in app that you can use to manager and edit photos on Mac. Apple has upgraded iPhoto to Photos on Mac OS X Yosemite and later. You can use Photos (iPhoto) to transfer photo videos from your iPhone/iPad to Mac.

Connect your iPhone to Mac and open Photos app on Mac computer. You can preview all photos and photo videos (videos captured with iPhone camera) in your device.

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You can choose the videos and click Import Selected option to import videos to Mac; Or you can click Import All New Items to import all videos/photos from iPhone to Mac.

You can find the imported videos in “Last Import” album in Photos app after transferring.

Way 4. How to Import iPhone Videos to Mac using Image Capture

Image Capture is another app on Mac that you can use to get photos off iPhone to Mac. Here is how to.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to Mac computer and open Image Capture. This app will detect your iPhone and display a list of photos and video in the device.

Step 2. There are several options you can implement. You can simply click Import All button to transfer all photos to Mac local folder. Instead, you can select videos you want while pressing Command to import a group of videos and photos via Import button.

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After you’ve imported videos to Mac successfully, you can delete these photos from iPhone to reclaim storage. On the lower-left corner, you can check “Delete after import” which will automatically delete videos on iPhone after importing.


The four methods we discussed in this post about importing videos from iPhone to Mac are foolproof; you can choose any one way to move photos from iPhone to Mac. The iCareFone is the most recommended because it is professional iPhone to computer transfer utility and supports to transfer videos in a more straightforward way.

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