How Do I Get a Video From My Computer to My Camera Roll?

If you’ve ever wanted to transfer a video from your computer to your camera roll, you may have found the process to be a bit confusing. However, with a few simple steps, it’s actually quite easy to get your video onto your phone or tablet. Here’s how:

Step 1: Connect Your Device

The first step is to connect your device to your computer using a USB cable. Once connected, you should see your device show up on your computer as an external drive.

Step 2: Locate Your Video

Next, find the video that you want to transfer on your computer. This could be located in a variety of places depending on where the video was saved. Once you’ve located the file, right-click on it and select “Copy”.

Step 3: Paste Your Video

Now, navigate to the location where you want to save the video on your device (usually in the Photos app). Right-click and select “Paste” to copy the video from your computer onto your device.

Step 4: Wait for Transfer to Complete

Depending on the size of the video file and the speed of your USB connection, it may take some time for the transfer process to complete. Be patient and wait until you see a message indicating that the transfer has finished before disconnecting your device.

Step 5: Enjoy Your Video!

Once the transfer is complete, you should be able to find your video in your camera roll or gallery app. From there, you can watch and share it just like any other video on your device.


  • If you’re having trouble locating where videos are saved on your computer or device, try using search functions or contacting customer support for assistance.
  • If you’re transferring large files, it may be helpful to use a cloud storage service like Google Drive or Dropbox instead of directly transferring to your device.
  • Make sure your device has enough storage space before attempting to transfer large files.

In Conclusion

Transferring videos from your computer to your camera roll may seem like a daunting task at first, but with these simple steps, you’ll be able to do it in no time. Remember to be patient during the transfer process and always double-check that you have enough storage space on your device before attempting to transfer large files. Happy video watching!