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How to Transfer Videos from iPhone to Computer

author Emily Watson
date Monday, March 23, 2020

When you use iPhone XS/X/8/7 Plus to download some interesting videos or movies from the internet, you may want to back them up to the computer. But how to transfer videos from iPhone to computer seems not so easy to be solved.

Video is one kind of important way to convey information. In our daily life, we always watch movies, TV shows and music videos. And when some videos interest us, we may download them and even want to transfer them to the computer so that we can enjoy them whenever we want in a bigger screen. Now, we need to find out the best way to move videos from iPhone to computer.

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How to Transfer Video Files from iPhone to Computer

FonePaw DoTrans (opens new window) can meet this kind of transferring need. This software is totally safe and easy to use. With the assistance of it, transferring videos from the iPhone to a computer will no longer be a complicated process. Free download FonePaw DoTrans and see how it works.

Step 1: Connect iPhone with Computer

When the downloading completes, install and launch FonePaw DoTrans. Then connect your iPhone to the computer via a USB cable. You will find your iPhone display on the main window soon.

Note: Make sure the USB cable is well connected to the computer during all the transferring process.

Detect iPhone by DoTrans

Step 2: Choose and Preview Videos

If you want to transfer the videos such as TV shows, movies, Music Videos, etc, click "Videos" on the left column and you will see them in the middle of the interface. Then, click "Movies", "TV Shows" or "Music Videos" to preview them.

Export iPhone Videos

If you have videos that are recorded by iPhone, you can select "Photos" then "Video". Then select the videos and you want to export. You can play the video with this software to preview.

Play Videos of iPhone

Step 3: Export iPhone videos to computer

Click the boxes besides those videos you want to transfer, and click the triangle which attach to "Export to PC", on the top sidebar or right click on items to select that exporting option. The progress bar in the dialog will show you the percentage of the transfer process, and when the transfer is done, you will get the videos in the target folder.

Tip: If you are not sure whether to transfer the video files, you can view the items' info with hitting the toolbox icon as the screenshot shows below.

Check Video Info

All done. As you can see, within 3 simple steps, you can transfer video from iPhone to computer. It only takes you little time.

Transfer Video from iPhone to PC(Windows 10/8/7)

# Autoplay

When you connect your iPhone to the computer, the AutoPlay window will pop up automatically.

Choose Import pictures and videos in the Autoplay window.

Autoplay Menu

Click Import Settings and choose a folder to store the videos.

Import Settings

Select the videos you need > Import.

# Photos App

The Photos App in Windows 8/10 makes it convenient to transfer files from the phone to the computer.

First, connect your iPhone to the computer.

Second, press the Windows key and select Photos.

Third, hit Import in the upper right corner and choose import from a USB device.

Import From USB

Finally, when the searching process finishes, select the videos you need and select the import path > Import Selected.

Get Video off iPhone from File Explorer

The computer can recognize the iPhone as a storage device, so you can copy videos from the iPhone to the PC through File Explorer.

First, connect your phone to the computer with a USB cable.

Second, go to This PC/Computer and find your iPhone's name.

Third, right-click on it and select Import pictures and videos.

Finally, choose the videos you need and click Import to transfer.

Moreover, you can copy the videos directly by going to This PC > [your iPhone] > Internal Storage > DCIM > 100APPLE.

Transfer Video from iPhone to PC Wirelessly

iCloud Photo Library would be a good alternative for you to get the video off iPhone when you have no USB cable around. You should make sure your internet environment is good and your devices are connected to Wi-Fi before you transfer video from iPhone to PC.

Step 1 Turn on the iCloud Photo Library

On your iPhone, go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud > Photos.

Turn On iCloud Photo Library

On your computer, download and install iCloud for Windows. Sign in with the same account that you are using on the iPhone.

Step 2 Apply iCloud Photo Library on the computer

Click Options > iCloud Photos Library > Select Do******wnload new photos and videos to my PC and Upload new photos and videos from my PC > Done > Apply.

Download New Videos From PC

Step 3 Access the videos on your computer

Go to This PC/Computer > iCloud Photos > Downloads. You will see the videos that copied from the iPhone.

iCloud Videos

What is the Fastest Way to Transfer Videos from iPhone to PC?

We've talked about five methods to fix the problem of how to transfer video from the iPhone to the computer. Now, you may wonder what is the best way to transfer videos among the five methods? Well, let's figure it out together.

# FonePaw DoTrans

Apart from its easiness to use, it also has many other advantages like:

  1. It will separate your videos into different sections, so you can locate the videos you need quickly.

  2. It will transfer all the files you’ve selected in one click, saving your time and effort.

  3. You can use DoTrans to transfer videos from PC to iPhone (opens new window), move files from iPhone to another iPhone (opens new window) or Android device.

Besides, you don't need to worry about data losing as well.

# Autoplay, Photos App, File Explorer

With these 3 methods, You can send videos from iPhone to computer directly after connecting your phone to the PC. The steps are simple and there is no need to download other programs. But there are also some drawbacks.

  1. You need to transfer the videos manually, which will be inconvenient when you have loads of files to send.

  2. You need to select the target videos from a list of all your photos and videos on your iPhone, which will be dazzled sometimes.

# iCloud Photo Library

It is a good choice if you want to transfer videos wirelessly. But the transfer process might be interrupted by the low internet speed. And you should be aware that it only has 5GB free space.

Also, all the photos and videos will be synced at one time. It would be convenient if you want all of your files, but if you only want to transfer selective videos from iPhone to the PC, FonePaw DoTrans may be more convenient.

In all, you can choose the proper methods according to your needs. By having a quick glance at our site, you will also learn How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Computer (opens new window) and so on.

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