How to import videos from an iPhone to a Mac

You often  want to move  videos stored on your iPhone to your laptop or desktop computer. Here, will teach you how to import videos from an iPhone to a Mac.

Import videos with photos

Photos is intuitive and easy to understand, which makes it great for transferring content from your iPhone to your Mac.

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to your Mac and launch the Photos app as you would normally.

Step 2: Select your iPhone from the left-hand menu.

Step 3: Select the videos you want to import from the resulting list of thumbnails.

Step 4: If you want to delete the videos from your iPhone after the import, select Delete items after import in the upper-right corner.

Step 5: Click the Import selected button in the upper-right corner. Then, click Videos in the left-hand menu to see your imported videos!


Import videos with iCloud

You can also import videos to your Mac using iCloud.

Step 1: Go to Settings > [Your name] > iCloud > Photos.

Step 2: Make sure the toggle beside iCloud Photo Library is switched on.

Next, let’s take a look at how to enable iCloud Photos on your Mac.

Step 1: Open System Preferences and click the iCloud icon.

Step 2: Log into your iCloud account, if prompted.

Step 3: Make sure the box directly beside Photos is check.

Once iCloud Photos is enabled, videos will be automatically and wirelessly synced and added to your photo library, which is located within the Photos app.


Import videos with

An even easier method is to go to using any browser and download your videos that way.

Step 1: Navigate to

Step 2: Select Photos from the list of available apps.

Step 3: Select Videos from the left-hand menu.

Step 4: Select the video(s) that you want to import, and click the download button — the icon depicts a cloud accompanied by a downward arrow — in the upper-right corner.


Import videos with AirDrop

AirDrop is underrated. The handy feature is a recent hallmark of both MacOS and iOS, one that allows you to share content from apps such as Safari, Contacts, and Photos with just a few taps.

Step 1: Open Finder on your Mac, click Go in the application toolbar at the top, and select AirDrop from the resulting list of options.

Step 2: At the bottom of the Airdrop window, choose whether you want to receive content from contacts only or everyone. Keep in mind that you can change your decision at any time by clicking the blue link.

Step 3: Swipe up on your iPhone to reveal Action Center, and make sure AirDrop is turned on.

Step 4: Once AirDrop is turned on, select the video you want to share and tap the share icon on your iPhone — the icon features a box with an upward arrow jetting out, and will be located in the bottom-left corner. Then, select your Mac from the list of available devices, and click Accept on your Mac, if prompted. To see your newly-imported video, launch Finder on your Mac and click Downloads in the left-hand menu.




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