How To Transfer Videos from Phone to Computer (with photos)

Updated: Dec 29, 2020

Struggling to send files from one device to another? This article will teach you how to send videos from your phone to your computer, no matter which devices you own.

  • iPhone to Mac

  • iPhone to PC

  • Android to Mac

  • Android to PC

  • Using Google Drive

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Transferring files from iPhone to Mac


To transfer videos from an iPhone to a Mac, you will use the airdrop feature.


1. Go to Photos

2. Select your video recording. Make sure it has a time stamp on it!

3. Click on the bottom left corner of your phone, and select this icon:


4. Select Airdrop















5. A list of devices will appear. Make sure your WiFi and Bluetooth are enabled on your computer.


6. Select your computer, and the file should appear in your Downloads folder on your computer.












Transferring files from iPhone to PC


To transfer videos from an iPhone to a PC, you will use a USB cable.


1. Connect your iPhone to your PC with a USB cable

2. Make sure your iPhone is unlocked.

3. Open an explorer window, and under “This PC”, your device should be listed.


4. Select your device, then select "Internal Storage"






5. Most likely, your photos and videos will be stored in the DCIM folder. Click that.







6. Drag and drop your video file onto your desktop. Your video should now be stored on your computer.








For more detailed instructions and other ways to transfer files from your iPhone to your PC, click here.


Transferring files from Android to PC:


To transfer videos from an Android to a PC, you will use a USB cable.


1. Unlock your phone.

2. With a USB cable, connect your phone to your computer.

3. On your phone, a popup will appear, asking to allow access to your data. Select “Allow”.