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How to Copy Video from iPhone to computer

3 Ways to transfer videos from your iPhone to your Computer

This article provides easy to follow steps to help you transfer videos from your iPhone to your computer:


Transfer iPhone camera videos to PC or Mac with TouchCopy

TouchCopy is a popular Windows and Mac app which can transfer all your iPhone content to your computer, including your music, videos, photos and messages.

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To transfer videos from iPhone to PC or Mac, follow these steps...

  1. Start TouchCopy and connect your iPhone
  2. Open the 'Photos' section of the software. This is where all camera-related items are stored.
  3. Click on the 'Videos' header to see a list of all videos stored on your iPhone.
  4. Click a video to select it, or select multiple videos by Ctrl-clicking (PC) or cmd-clicking (Mac) them.
  5. Once your selection is made, click 'Save to PC' or 'Copy to Mac'.
  6. Choose the location on your computer to save the videos to, then hit 'OK' to start copying!

How to Transfer Video from iPhone to PC

Transfer videos from iPhone to PC with Windows Photos App

Like TouchCopy, the Windows Photos app can copy your iPhone videos to your Windows computer. This, again, is a simple process. Although the downside to using this method is that you'll have to manually find your videos in a list of all of your photos and videos from your iPhone (TouchCopy separates your videos into a separate section).

Here's how to transfer videos from iPhone to Windows 10/11 computer...

  1. Connect your iPhone to your PC with your USB cable and unlock it.
  2. Click the Windows Start button in the bottom left corner of your screen.
  3. From the list of apps, select 'Photos'.
  4. Hit the 'Import' button, then 'From a USB device'
    Import iPhone videos on PC
  5. Select the photos and videos you wish to transfer, then click 'Import Selected'.
    Import videos with Windows Photos app

You can change the destination of the transfer on your PC by clicking 'Import Settings' when making your selections.

If you're using an older version of Windows, Microsoft's website provides details on how to transfer iPhone videos to PC on Windows 8 and Windows 7 systems.

Transfer music videos from iPhone to computer with TouchCopy

As you saw in method 1, TouchCopy can be an invaluable tool for transferring your iPhone content to your computer.

Using TouchCopy 16, you can even access and copy music videos from your iPod/iPhone/iPad to your computer. Here's how...

  1. Download and install TouchCopy 16 on your Windows PC or Mac computer as below.
  2. Connect your iPhone to your computer via a USB cable or a Wi-Fi connection.
  3. To find your music videos, go to the Music section, then click the "All Videos" header.
  4. You can now select the music videos that you want to copy, then use either "Copy to PC", "Copy to Mac" or "Copy to iTunes".
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Playing Videos on your PC or Mac

Playing the videos on your computer is as easy as double-clicking a video file and your default video player app will open and begin playing your video. However you may run into problems if attempting to watch videos of certain formats on Windows PC.

.MOV was a video format created by Apple. So, many videos taken on Apple devices like iPhones will be saved as .MOV files.

.MOV files can be played without issue on Macs, however if using a Windows PC, you'll need to be using Windows Media Player version 12 or higher in order to watch .MOV videos. Check out Microsoft's guide if you need to manually upgrade your version of Windows Media Player.

HEVC and HEIF are another couple of formats you may have troubles viewing on Windows computers. These formats are used as a way of compressing files to make them smaller in terms of file size. Again, as these formats are relatively new, if your PC is not up to date, you may need to download an extra extension in order to play such files.

If you are using a Windows computer and are unable to watch HEVC/HEIF videos, you can download this HEVC extension made by Microsoft.

Deleting Videos from iPhone

Videos can be among the largest files on your iPhone. Since the cameras on iPhones are producing higher and higher quality videos, their file sizes are increasing at the same rate.

This means that storing lots of videos on your iPhone will quickly fill up your storage space.

Using the steps above will help you transfer your videos to your computer. Once your videos are safely backed up, you may want to delete them from your iPhone to free up that precious space.

To delete a video from your iPhone, find the video on your Photos app, tap and hold it, then tap "Delete from Library"!

You can also clear loads of space on your iPhone by deleting Documents and Data.

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