How to Transfer Videos from Mac to iPhone X/8/7/6S/6 (Plus)

I uploaded a video to my mac book that was taken with a camera, it shows in my itunes library but when I sync my iphone it won't transfer? Is the file to big? How can I transfer videos from Mac to my new iPhone 8?

If you have any problem of transferring videos from iPhone to Mac or syncing videos from Mac to iPhone X/8/7/6S/6 (Plus), this article is what you need. You should:

  1. Download iTunes alternatie to help you import videos from iPhone to Mac.
  2. Connect your iPhone to Mac.
  3. Select the videos.
  4. Export videos from iPhone to Mac.

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Part 1. Convert and Transfer Videos from Mac to iPhone X/8/7/6S/6 (Plus) with iPhone Transfer Tool

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 X/8/7/6S/6 (Plus)/5S/5, you should try dr.fone - Transfer (iOS). It allows you to transfer almost any video from any Mac to iPhone with fast transferring speed. dr.fone enables to convert audio or videos to an iOS supported format automatically while you transfer files from the computer to your iPhone/iPad/iPod. And it never erases any data on your iPhone. See how to use it to transfer videos from Mac to iPhone without iTunes.

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Step 1. Download and install dr.fone - Transfer (iOS) on Mac

Click the Download button to get the installation package for dr.fone (Mac) - Transfer (iOS). 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.

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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".

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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 dr.fone (Mac) - Transfer(iOS) only takes a few seconds.

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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.

Check how to transfer videos from Mac to iPhone Camera Roll.

Part 2. How to Import Videos to iPhone X/8/7/6S/6 (Plus)/5S/5 on Mac with iTunes

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 dr.fone (Mac) - Transfer(iOS) 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.

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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 left side of window, you can see the Movies tab.

Step 3. Stream Video from Mac to iPhone

Click the Movies tab on the left 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.

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How to Transfer Videos from iPhone X/8/7/6S/6 (Plus) to Mac

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. There are several solutions to how to transfer videos from iPhone to Mac. dr.fone - Transfer (iOS) will also help you import any video from iPhone to Mac hassle freely. And you can do it on in 2 simple steps.

Step 1. Download and install dr.fone 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 dr.fone - Transfer (iOS) main window. And then you can get videos off iPhone to Mac.

Transfer Videos from iPhone to Mac - Connect your iPhone with your 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.

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dr.fone - Transfer (iOS), the best iPhone Transfer tool, could also help you transfer photos from Mac to iPhone without iTunes easily.

Troubleshooting: Transfer Videos from Mac to iPhone X/8/7/6S/6 (Plus) & from iPhone to Mac

Question#1: How to transfer video I shot from iPhone 7 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 X/8/7/6S/6 (Plus) 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.

transfer videos between iPhone and Mac - Troubleshooting

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 X/8/7/6S/6 (Plus), you might need an extra tool to copy videos from Mac to iPhone without iTunes.

Transferring videos from Mac to iPhone is quite an easy job with the help of dr.fone - Transfer (iOS). What's more, it also can give you a big favor when transferring other data from Mac to iPhone, like Photos, Music, Audiobooks, iTunes U etc. Why not download it have a try? If this guide helps, don't forget to share it with your friends.

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