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How to Transfer Videos Between iPhone and Mac?

Our important videos are easy got lost by Mac Finder. Mac Finder manages videos in a way to keep all files completely the same on macOS and iPhone/iPad. Supposed that you synced movie A and B to your iPhone, then you deleted the B on macOS. After a while, you added movie C to macOS and click Sync. You thought you could get A and C. But you got only A and B.

With DearMob iPhone Manager, you can safely and easily manage your iPhone or iPad video without the limitation on Wi-Fi and storage space. Need only a few clicks to backup videos to macOS for further editing, transfer videos to iPhone for watching on the go, or delete unwanted videos quickly to free up your iPhone or iPad space in bulk or selectively.

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To transfer videos from iPhone to mac

It is necessary and simple to transfer videos from iPhone to Mac when your iPhone is out of space or maybe you intend to make a backup in case of data loss. However, Finder makes this easy process hard to approach and it doesn't support you to manage videos on mac.

In DearMob,
Quick transfer iPhone videos to your Mac and straightforwardly manage them.
Valued Videos can be encrypted while exporting to mac for protecting your privacy.
Compress large videos to iPhone with no quality loss.
Flexible Backup your videos by one or in batch.

1. Click Video on the main interface. Select one, some, or all videos.
2. Click Export to transfer video from your iPhone or iPad to mac.

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Cinematic Mode videos recorded with newer iPhone devices are also supported by DearMob iPhone Manager. You can find Cinematic Mode videos in the Video & Movie panel in DearMob, and can export it to the computer with rack-focus effects preserved.


  • To get real-time files of your iOS device, click Refresh.
  • You can unlock and replace the DRM videos purchased from iTunes.
  • If you cannot export certain videos out to Mac, check this.

To transfer video from Mac to iPhone

You can't transfer downloaded movies from Mac to iPhone without professional iPhone video transfer. Among the many third-party tools, DearMob is highly recommended as the go-to option. This simple yet powerful iPhone manager allows you to transfer all types of videos, movies from Mac to iPhone easily and safely. Besides, it supports encrypt transfer music, photos, contact, audiobooks, and other information from Mac to iPhone without formats limitation, network or iTunes.

In DearMob,
Fast Import Videos of all types and sizes to the iPhone or iPad at speed of about 60M/s.
No Data Loss: It will not erase any data, only adding videos to your iPhone.
Unlock DRM videos to bake up on your Mac

1. Click Add Video, and select the video you want to add to your iPhone iPad.
2. Hit Sync to transfer videos to your iPhone or iPad.


  • You can click red curved icon beside the video to undo or click Cancel to revoke all additions. Please Note: You cannot add a video to the locked list.

To delete the iPhone or iPad videos from Mac

Undo option can prevent you from deleting your important videos by mistake. Also, you are allowed to revoke all deletions by clicking Cancel before Sync.

1. Choose the video you want to delete.
2. Click Delete Video to confirm.
3. Click Sync to remove the video from your iPhone iPad.

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  • You can click the red curved icon beside the video to undo deleting or click Cancel to revoke all the deletions. Please Note: You cannot delete a video in a locked list like Video Recorded, Movies.

Transfer and Backup Video with Finder (Extremely Limited Support Formats)

Using Finder to transfer or backup videos is still an option for many Apple fans, though it is way more difficult than DearMob. The over complicated interface, and limited support formats make it barely impossible for you to get avoid of meeting many hassles during the process. Be that as it may, as a classic Mac system component, it indeed helps you find and organize your video files. Therefore, we are also listing the detailed steps of transferring video via Finder.

Before you begin:

  • Make sure your iPhone is at its latest version of iOS. How to check? Go to the iPhone Settings menu, and then tap General > Software Update.
  • Update your Mac to the latest version.
  • A valid Apple ID should be applied for the entire iOS devices.
  • Update Finder software on your Mac.


  • Finder can’t selectively transfer and backup videos.
  • Finder supports only.mov, .mp4 and .m4v file formats. Convert your video to mp4 if the format of that source video is some other formats.

1. Launch Finder and Click Finder app on the dock.
2. Connect your iPhone to Mac using the original iPhone USB cable.
3. Select the connected device icon on the left Locations list.
4. Go to the right side and hit Movies.
5. Drag the pull-down menu to select one or many options on the list under Automatically include.
6. Click Apply and Sync to start to sync movies between your iPhone and Mac.

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