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Whether you wish to quickly free up some iPhone space or you need to get your iPhone videos to a computer for editing purposes, this guide will show you how to transfer videos from iPhone to computer in a few clicks.

With our help, you will be able to:

  • get videos off your iPhone in the highest quality,
  • select and manage your Video Library on the iPhone,
  • delete videos from your iPhone if necessary.

This guide has three sections:

If you prefer video to text, here is our YouTube guide: How to get videos off iPhone – YouTube tutorial


How to transfer videos from iPhone to computer

  1. To start transferring videos from your iPhone to PC, you will need a tool called CopyTrans Photo.
    Download it for free from the following page:
  2. Download CopyTrans Photo
  3. Install the program. If you need help installing CopyTrans Photo, please refer to the installation guide.
  4. Start CopyTrans Photo and plug in the iPhone to the PC. iPhone videos and albums will appear on the left-hand side of the program window while PC folders will appear on the right.
  5. CopyTrans Photo main window interface

  6. Select Videos from the album list on the left.
  7. iPhone Videos folder in CopyTrans Photo

  8. Select or create a PC folder where you wish to put the videos by using the pane on the right-hand side. To create a new folder, click on the Green Folder symbol on the top.
  9. Folder creation for iPhone videos in CopyTrans Photo

  10. Choose the videos you want to transfer from iPhone to computer. To select multiple files, press and hold CTRL on your keyboard while clicking on each video. To select all the videos in the folder, click on an empty area within the iPhone working area and then press CTRL + A.
  11. Selected iPhone videos in CopyTrans Photo

  12. Drag and drop the selected videos to the right-hand side.
  13. Drag and dropping iPhone videos to PC in CopyTrans Photo

  14. Click on Apply changes to save the result of the transfer.
  15. Applying changes to transferring iPhone videos to PC in CopyTrans Photo

That’s it! Your iPhone videos are now transferred to the PC folder of your choice.

iPhone videos in the Videos folder in Windows Explorer

Why people choose CopyTrans Photo:

➤ Allows to backup all iPhone photos to PC in one click or send them to an external drive.

Transfers Live Photos from iPhone to PC and back.

➤ Introduces a convenient way to manage iPhone photos and videos from PC.

➤ Keeps the EXIF data intact.

Converts HEIC photos to JPEG on the fly.

Uploads as many photos to your iPhone from PC as you want in seconds.

➤ Our users call CopyTrans Photo a timesaver as it’s easy to operate.

➤ More than 80% of CopyTrans users give CopyTrans programs 4 or 5 out of 5.

➤ Works with all iOS versions.


How to get videos from iPhone to computer via Windows Photos app

The other way is to use native Microsoft Photos app (Windows 10 only).

Follow the steps:

  1. Connect your iPhone to PC with a USB cable, then unlock your device.
  2. Make sure you have iTunes 12.5.1 or later installed on your PC.
  3. Go to Start -> Search for Photos app and run it.
  4. Windows Photos app in Windows Start menu

  5. In the top-right corner, select Import -> From a connected device.
  6. Import function in Windows Photos app

  7. Select the video file (or files) you want to save to PC and click on Import.
  8. Selecting photos to be imported in Windows Photos app

  9. Find the video in the Pictures folder.
  10. iPhone videos in Windows Pictures folder


Transfer videos from iPhone to PC via File Explorer

The most straightforward, but also the most time-consuming way to transfer videos is through File Explorer.

Here is how to do it:

  1. Connect your iPhone to PC using a USB cable.
  2. Open File Explorer. There should be an icon representing your iPhone – double-click on it.
  3. iPhone in Windows Explorer

  4. Open the DCIM folder. The folder contains all the pictures from your iPhone.
  5. iPhone DCIM folder in Windows Explorer

    File Explorer doesn’t sort pictures and videos. Finding the video you need may take quite a bit of tediously rumbling through random files.

  6. Find the video -> right-click on it and select Copy.
  7. Copying iPhone videos using Windows Explorer

  8. Navigate to any folder on your PC, right-click again and select Paste. Done.
  9. Pasting iPhone videos using Windows Explorer


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