How to Transfer Videos from iPhone to PC/Mac

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.

By Vicky Carter | Posted on: Jan. 02, 2018, Last Updated: Oct. 30, 2018
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Transfer Video / Recordings from iPhone to Computer

How to Transfer Videos from iPhone to Computer

In general, you have two kinds of videos saved on your iPhone: one is imported by iTunes and the other is shot by iPhone camera. If your device is running out of space, you can copy the videos to computer or an external hard disk to reclaim more iPhone space.
Sadly neither of them can be moved back to computer with ease. Read on this tutorial to find out how to transfer videos, photo videos/recordings from iPhone to PC/Mac computer hard drive.

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Part 1. How  to Transfer All Videos from iPhone to PC/Mac

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 transfer these videos from your iPhone to computer. Download it to take a tour >

Step 1: Run AnyTrans for iOS > Connect your iPhone to computer (Mac or PC) with USB cable > Click after AnyTrans for iOS recognize your device.

How to Transfer Videos from iPhone to Computer – Step 1

How to Transfer Videos from iPhone to Computer – Step 1

Step 2: Click “Videos”, and then any category you plan to transfer to computer. Here we take “Photo Video” as an example.

How to Transfer Videos from iPhone to Computer – Step 2

How to Transfer Videos from iPhone to Computer – Step 2

Step 3: Enter the manage page of Photo Video, and choose the videos you want to transfer to computer, then click the To PC/Mac button on the right hand corner.

How to Transfer Videos from iPhone to Computer – Step 3

How to Transfer Videos from iPhone to Computer – Step 3

AnyTrans for iOS also allows you to transfer videos from iPhone to iPhone/iPad, to iTunes and the contrary way. It also supports transferring other types of file like photos, music, apps, contacts, messages, notes, books, ringtones, etc.

Part 2. How to Transfer Video Recordings from iPhone to PC

This method can only help you transfer videos taken by camera, if you want to transfer all the iPhone videos to computer, please go to Part 1.

A ten seconds video recording on iPhone may take about 50MB or larger space. So it is too big to send in text or mail. Similar with transferring photos from iPhone to computer, in fact you can do the same with video recordings.

Connect your iPhone to the computer. If the AutoPlay window appears, click “Import Pictures and Videos using Windows” > Find the video recording you want to transfer > Copy and paste it to your computer hard drive.

Transfer Videos from iPhone to PC with AutoPlay

Transfer Videos from iPhone to PC with AutoPlay

Now, if you are using Windows 10, the build-in Photos app enables you to import Camera Roll photos and videos to your windows computer.

Part 3. How to Transfer Videos from iPhone to Mac OS (X)

If you want to transfer all kinds of videos, like movies, Home Videos, TV shows, music videos, photo videos from iPhone to Mac, then just refer to Part 1 to get the easy way.

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: Open Photos app > Connect your iPhone > Click Import > Find and select photo videos you need > Click the Import Selected option.

How to Transfer Videos from iPhone to Mac with Photos App

How to Transfer Videos from iPhone to Mac with Photos App

The Bottom Line

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

Vicky Carter

Member of iMobie Inc., is also a more than 3-year user of iPhone, iPad and iMac, like to fix all kinds of iOS and Mac OS problems.