How to transfer videos from Android to computer

Videos can take up a lot of storage on your phone, so you may wish to consider transferring them to the safety of your computer. This page will show you how to use Droid Transfer to transfer your Android phone videos to your computer using your local Wi-Fi, or by plugging in your USB cable. Droid Transfer also enables you to browse and delete videos from your phone via your PC, as well as copy videos from your PC to your phone, with or without a USB connection.

Using an iPhone? Find out how to transfer videos from iPhone to computer.

How to transfer videos from Android to computer

  1. Download Droid Transfer and connect your phone and your PC using Wi-Fi or USB.
  2. Open the "Photos" tab from the feature list.
  3. Click the "All Videos" header.
  4. Select the videos you'd like to copy.
  5. Hit "Copy Videos".
  6. Select where to save the videos to on your PC.

Once your videos are safely copied to your PC, you have the option to delete them from your phone using Droid Transfer, as detailed below.

How to Transfer videos from phone to computer

Wirelessly manage Android device videos from your PC

Droid Transfer makes it easy to browse, add, copy and delete videos and photos on your Android devices via your PC. Detailed information on what Droid Transfer can do with your videos is provided below.

Access and Browse Android videos

Firstly, connect your Android device to Droid Transfer on your PC. You can connect without USB by using Wi-Fi (scanning the QR code), or by plugging in your USB cable.

Then, open the "Photos" feature header in Droid Transfer to display the photos stored on your Android device. To access your videos instead, click the "All Videos" header title, and Droid Transfer will display all the videos on your phone.

Please note that videos must be copied to your computer with Droid Transfer before they can be played.

Add videos from PC to Android

Do you have some videos on your computer that you'd like to have access to on your phone? Droid Transfer can make this a breeze.

Click "Add Videos" from the Photos section of Droid Transfer. Choose to Add Folder or Add Files, then point Droid Transfer to your desired videos on your computer. Click "Open" to copy the selected videos to your phone!

How to Transfer videos from computer to phone

Transfer videos from phone to computer

Select your videos:

  • Click a video to select it.
  • Hold 'ctrl' on your keyboard and click more than one video to select multiple items.
  • Click a video, then hold 'ctrl' on your keyboard and hit the "A" key to select all available videos.

Transfer videos: Once you have selected the videos you wish to copy, simply click "Copy Videos". Droid Transfer will then ask where you would like to save to on your computer. Choose a destination and click OK to start the copy.

Delete videos on your phone via your PC

Equally, you may have a phone which is FULL of videos. Mobile data storage is far from infinite, so you'll eventually find yourself wanting to review your videos and hoping to delete the ones that you don't need or want.

If you're unsure if you want to delete a video or not, consider saving them to your computer before deleting them from your phone. This way, you'll still have access to the videos, even though you've deleted them from your phone.

To delete videos, select them in Droid Transfer and click "Delete Selection". You'll be prompted that deleted videos cannot be recovered. To confirm and delete the selected videos, hit "Delete".