How to Transfer Videos from iPhone to Computer

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 7 methods to help you transfer videos from iPhone to PC or Mac with ease.

Author Avatar Joy Taylor Last Updated: Sep. 30, 2021
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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. Usually, you can use iTunes to share files between your computer and your device on a Windows PC. And for Mac, you can use iTunes for macOS Mojave or earlier, use Finder for macOS Catalina and later.

In this article, we are going to covers almost all possible ways to transfer videos from your iPhone to your computer without iTunes. You can go through all these methods firstly, and then choose the one you prefer to sync your videos to computer. And the methods are also available for new iPhone 13 users.

1. Transfer Videos from iPhone with AnyTrans

If you want to sync iPhone videos to Windows PC/Mac or other locations like a hard disk or another iOS device, AnyTrans is a wonderful iOS/iPadOS data manager, which allows you to do that easily. If you need to free up iPhone storage, back up, or edit iPhone videos on a computer, even when you can’t transfer videos from iPhone to PC, AnyTrans can do you a favor.

With AnyTrans, you can easily get your videos stored in iPhone back up to computer, including Photo Videos, Movies, Home Videos, and TV Shows. Also, it enables you to manage Movies, TV Shows, etc, stored in the iTunes library. The new iPhone 13 series and iOS 15 are supported. You can check its features below to transfer videos from iPhone:

AnyTrans – iPhone Photo & Video Transfer

  • Transfer at a fast speed, saving much of your precious time.
  • Transfer all videos like photo videos, movies, videos, etc.
  • No harm to videos and will be kept in original resolution.
  • Also, transfer photos to your computer with ease.

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Free Download * 100% Clean & SafeOption 1. How to Transfer Videos from iPhone to Computer Selectively

Now, you can get the latest version of AnyTrans and follow the step below:

To Transfer Videos from iPhone to Computer with an Easy Way:

Step 1: Connect your iOS device to the computer via a USB cable > Click on “Device Manager” mode > Choose “Photos”, you can preview and transfer all your videos in the Photos app here.

Go to Device Manager

Go to Device Manager

Step 2: All data including photos, videos, books, etc. will be displayed as below. Go to My Photos > Photo Videos > Select the videos you want to transfer > Click To PC button.

Choose Any Photo Videos to Transfer to Computer

Choose Any Photo Videos to Transfer to Computer

Step 3: Then you can change export format settings as below. You can export photo videos in original video or in .mp4 format. Select the one you’d like and head to Next button.

Export Original Videos

Export Original Videos

Step 4. AnyTrans will start transferring. Wait for the transferring process to finish, then you can view those videos from the folder on your computer.

View Transferred Videos on your computer

View Transferred Videos on your computer

To Get Videos Off iPhone as you Like:

Besides sending content to a computer directly, AnyTrans also allows you to view your single data category and select to sync to computer. And you can check the steps below:

Step 1: Go to Device Manager and click Videos. (Also, you can click Photos > Choose Photo Videos > Click to Mac button)

Manage iPhone Videos with AnyTrans

Manage iPhone Videos with AnyTrans

Step 2: Select videos you want to transfer and click the To Mac button.

Select Videos and Send to Mac

Select Videos and Send to Mac

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.

2. Get Videos from iPhone to Windows PC (3 Ways)

How do I transfer videos from iPhone to Windows computer? Similar to transferring photos from iPhone to a laptop, you can do the same with video recordings. Here we will share with you 3 ways to copy iPhone videos to your Windows PC (Windows 10/8/7): with the built-in Photos app, with Windows File Explorer, and AutoPlay.

Way 1. Import iPhone Videos to PC Using AutoPlay

The AutoPlay feature in Windows 7 allows users to import pictures and videos from smartphones to PC. Here are steps to use AutoPlay to get videos from iPhone to computer:

  1. Connect your iPhone to your PC and AutoPlay will show up automatically.
  2. In the AutoPlay window, click on the Import pictures and videos.
  3. In the Import Settings, choose or create a folder to save the videos you’d like to transfer.
  4. Select the videos you want to import. Then click Import to get videos from your iPhone to PC.
Transfer Videos from iPhone to PC with AutoPlay

Transfer Videos from iPhone to PC with AutoPlay

Way 2. Import iPhone Videos to PC with Photos App

Windows 8/10 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 get videos from iPhone to PC with the Photos app:

  1. Connect your iPhone to the Windows PC via a USB cable.
  2. Unlock your iPhone and tap on Trust on your iPhone.
  3. Run Photos app from the Start menu if it doesn’t pop up.
  4. Under Import option select From a USB device.
  5. It will start searching for videos and photos on your iPhone.
  6. Select the photos and videos you want to transfer, and set the import destination, then click Import Selected.
Import Videos with Windows Photos App

Import Videos with Windows Photos App

Way 3. Import Videos from iPhone to PC with File Explorer

Windows Explorer in Windows 7 is now called File Explorer in Windows 8/10. With Windows Explorer, you can view and extract photos, videos, music, and documents from your device. Follow the steps to get videos from iPhone to Windows computer:

  1. Connect your iPhone to PC with a USB cable.
  2. Open This PC and find your iPhone.
  3. Right-click your device name and then choose Import pictures and videos.
  4. For Windows 10 users: Click Start > File Explorer > This PC.
  5. You should see your iPhone name. Right-click it, then click Import pictures and videos.
  6. Choose Review, organize, and group items to import, then tap on Next to continue.
  7. Check the videos you want to copy to your PC and click Import to start transferring the selected videos.
Import iPhone Videos with File Explorer

Import iPhone Videos with File Explorer

You can also do this: Go to This PC > [your iPhone name] > Internal Storage > DCIM > 100APPLE  > Copy the videos from your iPhone, and then paste to your PC.

3. Transfer Videos from iPhone to Mac Computer

In the following part, we have collected the two common ways to import iPhone videos to your Mac computer: with the Mac built-in Photos app or AirDrop. To learn more ways please read: 7 Ways to Get Photos and Videos from iPhone to Mac >

Way 1. Get Videos off iPhone with Mac Photos App

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.

  1. Open Photos app on your Mac. Connect your iPhone to your Mac with a USB cable.
  2. Click Import > Find and select photo videos you want to import.
  3. Click the Import Selected option to begin the process.
Import iPhone Videos with Mac Photos App

Import iPhone Videos with Mac Photos App

Way 2. Import iPhone Videos to Mac Using AirDrop

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.

  1.  Turn on AirDrop on your Mac: Go to Finder > Go > AirDrop > Turn on Bluetooth and WiFi to enable the AirDrop feature on your Mac > Set the option Allow to be discovered by as Everyone.
  2. Turn on AirDrop on your iPhone iPad iPod touch: Swipe up from the bottom of your iPhone screen to launch the Control Center > Tap on AirDrop and set your iPhone to be discovered by Everyone.
  3. Open Photos on your iPhone and select the videos > Tap on share button > Tap on your Mac’s name after it shows > Receive the videos on your Mac.
Import Videos to Mac Using AirDrop

Import Videos to Mac Using AirDrop

4. Get Videos from iPhone to Computer Using iCloud

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 PCiCloud 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.

Turn on iCloud Photos on iPhone

Turn on iCloud Photos on iPhone

Now, all the photos and videos on your iPhone can be viewed on your Mac or PC computer. In many cases, you may also want to combine multiple photos, or edit videos as you like. There are much useful media editing software available.

If you need advanced editing, you can try Adobe Premiere. However, if you are a beginner and want to edit photos and videos in a simple and quick way, the FlexClip video maker works great for you in your browser without downloading any additional software on your computer.

Why Can’t Transfer Videos from iPhone to PC

The reason why you can’t transfer iPhone videos to a PC is probably that your computer doesn’t recognize your iPhone. There are some ways that you can try to fix:

Further Reading: How to Fix iPhone Not Showing Up in Windows Explorer >

Bonus Tip: Transfer Videos & Photos to iPhone from Computer

If you’ve synced photos to your iOS device from iTunes before you turn on the 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. How can I transfer videos from my computer to my iPhone Without iTunes? This is one of the most frequently asked questions in our users’ feedback. To download videos from computer to iPhone, you can take advantage of iTunes and cloud services like Dropbox.

Actually, we also specifically wrote an article about this topic, you can refer to this article to get more details: How to Transfer Photos and Videos from computer to iPhone iPad >

The Bottom Line

If you found this article about how to transfer iPhone videos to computers beneficial, please don’t forget to share it with more people. Any problems in transferring videos from iPhone to the computer, welcome to leave them in the Comments Section below.

Actually, AnyTrans 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 transferring photos from iPhone to the computer, to iTunes, and the contrary way. Taking a tour with AnyTrans now >

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