How to Transfer Video From Android to Pc

Kyle Wood

Android, Tutorials

Transferring videos from your Android device to your PC can be a convenient way to backup and access your files on a larger screen. Whether you want to free up storage space on your phone or simply enjoy watching videos on a bigger display, this tutorial will guide you through the process step by step.

Method 1: Using a USB Cable

If you have a USB cable, this method is the most straightforward way to transfer videos from Android to PC.

Step 1: Connect your Android device to your PC

First, locate the USB port on your Android device and connect one end of the USB cable into it. Ensure that both devices are powered on and unlocked.

Step 2: Enable File Transfer mode

Next, swipe down from the top of your Android screen to reveal the notification panel. Tap on the USB connection notification and select “File Transfer” mode or “Transfer files” option.
If you don’t see this notification, go to your device’s Settings, navigate to “Connected Devices” or “Storage & USB,” and choose “Transfer files” from there.

Step 3: Access your Android device on PC

Once connected, open a file explorer window on your PC. On Windows, press ⊞ Win + E keys simultaneously; on macOS, press ⌘ Cmd + Spacebar, type “Finder,” and hit Enter key.
In the file explorer window, look for your connected Android device under “This PC” or “My Computer.” Click on it to access its internal storage or SD card.

Step 4: Locate and transfer videos

Find the videos you want to transfer in your Android device’s storage. They are typically stored in the “DCIM” or “Pictures” folder.
To transfer a video, simply drag and drop it from your Android device’s folder to a desired location on your PC. You can also use the right-click context menu and select “Copy” and then paste it into the desired location.

Method 2: Using Google Drive

If you prefer a wireless method that allows you to access your videos from anywhere, using Google Drive is a great option.

Step 1: Install Google Drive on your Android device

If you haven’t already, download and install the Google Drive app from the Play Store.
Sign in with your Google account or create one if needed.

Step 2: Upload videos to Google Drive

In the Google Drive app, tap on the “+” button at the bottom-right corner of the screen. Select “Upload” and choose the videos you want to transfer from your Android device’s storage.
Wait for the upload process to complete; this may take some time depending on file size and internet speed.

Step 3: Access videos on your PC

On your PC, open a web browser and go to Sign in with the same Google account used on your Android device.
You will see all your uploaded videos in Google Drive.

To download a video, right-click on it and select “Download.” Choose a location on your PC to save it.

Method 3: Using Email

If you want to transfer a small video file or don’t have a USB cable or Google Drive, sending it via email can be a viable option.

Step 1: Compose an email on your Android device

Open the email app on your Android device and compose a new email.
Enter your own email address in the recipient field.

Step 2: Attach the video file

In the email composition screen, look for an attachment icon (usually represented by a paperclip). Tap on it to attach a file.
Navigate to the location of the video file in your Android device’s storage and select it.

Step 3: Send and access the video on your PC

Send the email with the attached video file.
On your PC, open your preferred email client or go to the webmail service you used to send the email.
Locate the sent email and download the attached video file by clicking on it or using any available download option.


In conclusion, transferring videos from your Android device to your PC can be done easily using these methods:

  • Method 1: Using a USB cable for direct transfer.
  • Method 2: Using Google Drive for wireless access.
  • Method 3: Sending via email for small files.

You can choose whichever method suits you best based on convenience and preference. Experiment with these different approaches to find which one works best for you!

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