If you have any problem of transferring videos from iPhone to Mac or syncing videos from Mac to iPhone, you can navigate to the related part to learn how to solve the problems. This article covers 3 parts:
If the video you're going to transfer from Mac to iPhone is not supported by iTunes, or you're going to use another Mac to copy videos to your iPhone, you should try TunesGo iPhone Transfer (Mac). It allows you to transfer almost any video from any Mac to iPhone with fast transferring speed. And it never erases any data on your iPhone. See how to use it to transfer videos from Mac to iPhone without iTunes.
Step 1. Download and install Wondershare TunesGo (Mac)
Click the Download button to get the installation package for Wondershare TunesGo iPhone Transfer (Mac). After downloading, install it right away on your Mac. To transfer videos from Mac to iPhone, launch it and connect your iPhone with your Mac via a USB cable.
Step 2. Copy Videos from Mac to iPhone
You can see there is a Videos option on the top. Click it to see the video control panel. In the window, you can see the tab "+Add".
A new window will pop up, browse your videos. Click Open to transfer videos from Mac to iPhone directly. The whole process of transferring videos from Mac to iPhone with Wondershare TunesGo (Mac) only takes a few seconds.
You can see the video on your iPhone now.
If the video you're transferring to your iPhone is not supported by your iPhone, then there is a pop up telling you to convert them first. Just click Convert. After the conversion, the video will be transferred to your iPhone instantly.
If the videos you're planning to sync from Mac to iPhone are in MP4, M4V, or MOV formats, then you can use iTunes to put them to your Mac. If not, you should try Wondershare TunesGo (Mac) to transfer videos from Mac to iPhone. It will convert iPhone incompatible videos to iPhone friendly format. Below are the steps to sync videos from Mac to iPhone with iTunes.
Step 1. Add videos to iTunes Library
Launch iTunes and click iTunes File menu which is on the right side of the little Apple logo on the top left. Click Add to Library to browse your computer for the videos that you want to transfer from Mac to iPhone and add them to iTunes Library.
Step 2. Connect your iPhone with your Mac
Use your iPhone USB cable to connect your iPhone with your Mac. Click iTunes View menu > Show Sidebar. After that, by default, you can see your iPhone is under DEVICES in the sidebar. Click your iPhone. And then on the right side of window, you can see the Movies tab.
Step 3. Stream Video from Mac to iPhone
Click the Movies tab on the right side of iTunes Windows. And then check the option Sync Movies. And then you can see that the videos you've added to iTunes Library beforehand appear in the Movies area. Check needed ones and click Apply to transfer videos from Mac to iPhone.
There are several solutions to how to transfer videos from iPhone to Mac. You can choose one of the following solutions to achieve your goal:
If you need to transfer videos from iPhone to Mac, not only iPhone shot videos, but these you've downloaded or syned to your iPhone, you're supposed to use a third-party tool to do this. Otherwise, you can't transfer them from iPhone to Mac. Here, I recommend you try the all-in-one solution – Wondershare TunesGo (Mac). It will help you to upload any video from iPhone to Mac hassle freely. And you can do it on in 2 simple steps.
Step 1. Download and install it on your Mac. After installing it, launch it right away to transfer videos from iPhone to Mac.
Step 2. Connect your iPhone with your Mac via a USB cable. And then you can see your iPhone appears in Wondershare TunesGo (Mac) main window. And then you can get videos off iPhone to Mac.
To transfer videos from iPhone to Mac, click the Videos tab. And then select videos in the right window and click Export. Define a folder on your Mac to save these iPhone exported videos.
TunesGo iPhone Transfer tool could also help you transfer photos from Mac to iPhone without iTunes easily.
If you only need to import iPhone shot videos from iPhone to Mac, you can make most of Mac built-in applications, like Preview and Image Capture. Both of them are able to transfer iPhone shot videos from iPhone to Mac. And if you've installed iPhoto on your Mac, you can use iPhoto to do it too. The steps of using them to upload videos from iPhone to Mac are almost the same. Here I take iPhoto as an example to show you how to how to import iPhone shot videos from iPhone to Mac.
Step 1. Connect your iPhone with your Mac via a USB cable. Make sure they are connected successfully. Launch iPhoto from the Application folder on your Mac. If you don't know where it is, use the Spotlight to search for it. By default, you can see that all iPhone shot videos and photo are displayed in iPhoto.
Step 2. Select wanted videos and click Import Selected. And then the importing process begins. Next, when window pops up appears, telling you to Delete Video on Your iPhone? If you want to remove the video from your iPhone after importing it to Mac, you can click Delete Video. Or click Keep Video. And then you can see your videos are imported in iPhoto on Mac.
If the size for videos that you're going to transfer from iPhone to mac is not that big, you can try to email them. Here are the steps:
Tap the Photos app icon on your iPhone and navigate to Camera Roll. From Camera Roll, you can see the videos you've shot with your iPhone. Tap the video you need and then tap icon with an arrow up. In the pop-up, click Mail. Next, fill in the info and send the video to your email address. After sending the video, you can open the web browser on your Mac to open your email. Download video from your email to your Mac. That is how to download video from iPhone to Mac.
Question#1: How to transfer video I shot from iPhone 5 to my Mac? I have iCloud and Photo Stream. iPhoto does not show up any of my videos. I see some people say “email it” – I know of no ISP that would allow something the size of a video to be emailed.
Answer: If the video shot by your iPhone is too big to email to Mac, you have other options, like using a third-party tool to transfer vide from iPhone to Mac directly, or using Preview or Image capture on your Mac to import videos from iPhone to Mac. To learn details for the above mentioned ways, take a look at the following parts.
Question #2: I uploaded a video to my MacBook and want to copy the video from my Mac to my iPhone. However, it seems iTunes just refuse to work. How can I transfer video from Mac to iPhone?
Answer: If you have any problem of using iTunes to transfer videos from Mac to iPhone, you might need an extra tool to copy videos from Mac to iPhone without iTunes.