How to Transfer Video from Mac to iPhone

I created a 15 second video on my Mac and want to post it to Instagram. When I tried converting it to Quicktime with iTunes and adding it to the iPhone that way, I can’t see the video in the Photos on the iPhone.
I’ve also tried reducing the file size and emailing it to myself and opening the email on the iPhone and downloading the attachment, but it doesn’t load it to Photos so I can’t access the video anywhere on the phone. I’ve even tried opening the mail attachment video in a video editor on my iPhone, “videoshop” which supposedly saves the video to my Camera roll, but again, I can’t see the video in Photos, so I can’t upload the video.

The Photos on iPhone only store the videos taken and edited from iPhone. Therefore, the videos you import from Mac to iPhone can’t display on it. Even though you drag and drop the videos into iTunes and sync to iPhone, you can only view it on Home Movies, not Photos. While you watch them, iPhone treats them as movie synced. If you tend to copy the videos from Mac to iPhone library, you may need some professional tool to achieve it.

iPhone Transfer is a professional tool that can import video and movie directly from Mac to iPhone. Also it can convert the video files so that you can sync video that is not supported by iTunes. Follow the friendly guide below to move video clips between them.


iPhone Transfer – manage iPhone videos in a simple way

iPhone Transfer supports mp4, avi, mov and other common video filetype transferring between iPhone 7/6s/6/5s/5 and macOS 10. Download a copy below.


Step 1 Download and install iPhone Transfer
When you finish installing on your Mac, connect your iPhone to computer. The primary interface show should as the demo below. iPhone Transfer is fully compatible with iTunes 12 and iOS 10 now.

iPhone Movie Transfer

Step 2 Copy videos from Mac to iPhone
Navigate to Videos tab when you have already connected iPhone to the tool. There you will see all the Movies on your device. Now, click Add and a new file management window will pop up. Select the video file on Mac to export to iPhone. The whole process takes no more than a minute.

transfer video from mac to iPhone

After that, you can easily browse the movie on your iPhone. If the video you are copying is not supported by iPhone, a notification would guide you to convert them. It takes only a few more minute for the converted file to transfer to iPhone.

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