Can’t find an effective way on how to get video from iPhone to computer or how to transfer videos from iPhone to computer? This guide offers 3 methods to help you transfer videos from iPhone to PC or Mac with ease.
In general, you have two kinds of videos saved on your iPhone: one is imported by iTunes and the other is shot by your iPhone camera. If your iOS device is running out of space, you can copy the videos to your computer or an external hard drive to reclaim more storage space.
In this guide, we are going to share you the ways to transfer videos, photo videos/recordings from your iPhone to your PC/Mac computer. This guide covers almost all possible ways that are available to copy videos to computer. You can go through all these methods firstly, and then choose the one you prefer to do the task.
All methods shared in this part can be used to copy videos from iPhone to PC as well as to Mac computer.
With Apple’s iCloud Photos feature, you can access your videos and photos from your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, Apple TV, on iCloud.com, and your PC. If you have enabled this feature on your iOS device, the photos and videos will be automatically added to iCloud Photos. Now, let’s check the steps to import videos from your iPhone to your PC or Mac computer.
Step 1. Set up iCloud on both your iOS device and computer and signed in with the same iCloud account.
Step 2. Connect your device to a stable Wi-Fi network.
Step 3. Turn on iCloud Photos on your devices:
On your Mac, go to System Preferences > iCloud. Click the Options button next to Photos, then select iCloud Photos.
On your PC, download iCloud for Windows and follow the steps to set up iCloud Photos on your PC > Tap Done, and then click Apply. You can go to This PC> iCloud Photos > Downloads to access all the new photos from videos from your iPhone.
On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud > Photos, then turn on iCloud Photos.
Now, all the photos and videos on your iPhone can be viewed on your Mac or PC computer. If you’ve synced photos to your iOS device from iTunes before you turn on iCloud Photos feature, then you’ll get a message “Photos and Videos Synced from iTunes will be Removed.” In this case, the photos and videos that you synced from your computer will be deleted from your device.
If you get a new computer and rebuild the iTunes library, then you will find no way to transfer these videos back to computer unless you find a dedicated iPhone Transfer software like AnyTrans for iOS. No matter it is the video you synced from iTunes or video you take with your iPhone camera, AnyTrans for iOS will help you get the best way on how to get video from iPhone to computer.
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Step 1: Download AnyTrans for iOS on your computer and run it > Connect your iOS device to the computer via a USB cable > Click on “Device Manager” mode, and then choose the “Videos” option.
Step 2: Choose the category stores the videos you want to move > Select the videos you need > Click on “To Computer” button at the top-right corner to start transferring.
If you would like to move all the videos on your iPhone to the computer at once, just follow the step below to make it. Step 1 is the same as above. Then, check the “Select All” button > Click on the “To Computer” button to start transferring iPhone videos to your computer.
Here we have prepared a video to demonstrate how to transfer your iPhone videos to the computer with AnyTrans. Watch this video and follow the detailed steps below to have a try.
Similar to transferring photos from iPhone to computer, you can do the same with video recordings. Here we will share you some possible ways to copy iPhone videos to your Windows PC (Windows 10/9/8/7).
The AutoPlay feature in Windows 7 allows users to import pictures and videos from smartphones to PC.
Step 1: Connect your iPhone to your PC and AutoPlay will show up automatically.
Step 2: In the AutoPlay window, click on the Import pictures and videos.
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Step 3: In the Import Settings, choose or create a folder to save the videos you’d like to transfer.
Step 4: Select the videos you want to import. Then click Import to begin transferring videos from your iPhone to PC.
Windows 10 Photos app makes it quite easy to import photos and videos from your phone to your computer. Here are the detailed steps on how you can upload photos from an iOS device to Windows 10 computer.
Step 1: Connect your iPhone iPad or iPod touch to the Windows PC via a USB cable.
Step 2: In the search box on the taskbar, type photos and click on the Photos app.
Step 3: Select Import and follow the instructions to import From a folder or From a USB device.
Step 4: Select the photos and videos you want to transfer, then click Import Selected.
Windows Explorer in Windows 7 is now called File Explorer in Windows 10. With the Windows Explorer, you can view and extract the photos, videos, music, and documents from your device.
Step 1: Connect your iPhone to PC with a USB cable.
Step 2: Open This PC and find your iPhone. Right-click your device name and then choose Import pictures and videos.
For Windows 10 users: Click Start > File Explorer > This PC. You should see the camera appear under Devices. Right-click it, then click Import pictures and videos.
Step 3: Choose Review, organize, and group items to import, then tap on Next to continue.
Step 4: Check the videos you want to copy to your PC and click Import to start transferring the selected videos.
Actually, for Windows users, you can also upload videos by going to This PC > [your iPhone name] > Internal Storage > DCIM > 100APPLE > Copy the videos from your iPhone, and then paste to your PC.
To upload videos to your Mac, you also have many options to complete the job. In the following part, we have collected the two common ways to import iPhone videos to your Mac computer.
On a Mac computer, you can use the built-in iPhoto or Photos (Mac OS X 10.10.3 or later) app to import iPhone recordings (Videos taken by camera). Here we will show you how to transfer videos from iPhone to Mac computer with Photos app.
Step 1: Open Photos app on your Mac. Connect your iPhone to your Mac with a USB cable.
Step 2: Click Import > Find and select photo videos you want to import.
Step 3: Click the Import Selected option to begin the process.
AirDrop is a nice function that Apple Designed for iOS users to share files like photos, videos, etc. between Apple devices. Follow the steps below to do it.
Step 1: Turn on AirDrop on your Mac.
Step 2: Turn on AirDrop on your iPhone iPad iPod touch.
Step 3: Share videos from iPhone to Mac.
One of the most frequently asked questions in our users’ feedback is how they can transfer videos back to their iOS devices. So here we would like to give you a simple introduction on how to transfer videos from PC or Mac computer to iPhone iPad iPod touch. To download videos from computer to iPhone, you can take advantage of iTunes and the cloud service like Dropbox.
Actually, we also specifically wrote an article about this topic, you can refer to this guide to get more details: How to Send Videos from computer to iPhone iPad >
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Actually, AnyTrans for iOS also allows you to transfer videos from iPhone to iPhone/iPad, and other types of files like music, apps, contacts, messages, notes, books, ringtones, etc. Besides videos, it also supports transfer photos from iPhone to computer, to iTunes and the contrary way. Taking a tour with AnyTrans for iOS now >
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