How to Transfer Videos From iPhone to Computer

Kyle Wood

iPhone, Tutorials

Are you looking to transfer videos from your iPhone to your computer? Whether you want to free up space on your device or simply have a backup of your precious memories, transferring videos is a great idea.

In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process step-by-step. Let’s get started!

Method 1: Using a USB Cable

If you have a USB cable handy, this method is the simplest and most straightforward way to transfer videos from an iPhone to a computer.

  • Step 1: Connect your iPhone to your computer using the USB cable.
  • Step 2: On your iPhone, unlock it and trust the computer if prompted. This ensures that your computer can access the device’s data.
  • Step 3: Open the File Explorer (Windows) or Finder (Mac) on your computer.
  • Step 4: In the File Explorer or Finder, locate and select your iPhone under the “Devices” section.
  • Step 5: Navigate to the “DCIM” folder on your iPhone. This folder contains all the photos and videos captured by your device.
  • Step 6: Within the “DCIM” folder, you will find various sub-folders labeled with numbers (e.g., “100APPLE”). These folders represent different albums or events where videos are stored.

    Open the desired folder.

  • Step 7: Select the videos you want to transfer by holding down the Ctrl key (Windows) or Command key (Mac) and clicking on each video file. Alternatively, press Ctrl+A (Windows) or Command+A (Mac) to select all videos.
  • Step 8: Once you have selected the videos, right-click on any of the selected files and choose “Copy” from the context menu.
  • Step 9: Navigate to the desired location on your computer where you want to save the videos.
  • Step 10: Right-click on the destination folder and choose “Paste” from the context menu. The videos will be copied from your iPhone to your computer.

Method 2: Using iCloud Photos

If you prefer a wireless method or don’t have a USB cable available, using iCloud Photos is a convenient option. However, please note that this method requires an active internet connection and sufficient iCloud storage space.

  • Step 1: On your iPhone, go to “Settings” and tap on your name at the top of the screen. Then, tap on “iCloud” and make sure that “Photos” is enabled.
  • Step 2: Open a web browser on your computer and visit
  • Step 3: Sign in to iCloud using your Apple ID and password.
  • Step 4: Click on the “Photos” icon to access your iCloud Photos library.
  • Step 5: Select the videos you want to transfer by clicking on each video file.

    Alternatively, use Ctrl+Click (Windows) or Command+Click (Mac) to select multiple videos.

  • Step 6: Once you have selected the videos, click on the download icon (a cloud with an arrow pointing downwards) to start the download. The videos will be downloaded to your computer.


Transferring videos from your iPhone to your computer is essential for various reasons. Whether you choose the USB cable method or opt for iCloud Photos, you can now easily backup and manage your videos. By following the steps outlined in this tutorial, you can ensure that your memories are safe and accessible on your computer.

Remember, regularly transferring videos from your iPhone to your computer not only frees up space but also provides peace of mind knowing that your precious moments are backed up. So go ahead, give it a try!

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