How Do I Get High Quality Video From iPhone to Computer?

Are you tired of low-quality videos on your computer? Do you want to transfer high-quality videos from your iPhone to your computer?

Look no further! In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of transferring high-quality videos from your iPhone to your computer.

Step 1: Connect Your iPhone to Your Computer

The first step is to connect your iPhone to your computer using a lightning cable. Once connected, unlock your iPhone and trust the computer if prompted.

Step 2: Import Videos Using Photos App (Mac)

On a Mac, open the Photos app and select your iPhone under “Devices” in the sidebar. Choose the videos you want to import and click “Import Selected” or “Import All” at the top right corner of the window. The Photos app will automatically transfer high-quality videos from your iPhone to your Mac.

Step 3: Import Videos Using File Explorer (Windows)

On a Windows PC, connect your iPhone and select it under “This PC.” If prompted, trust this computer on your iPhone.

Open “Internal Storage” and navigate to “DCIM.” Here, you will find all the photos and videos on your device. Select the videos you want to transfer and drag them onto a folder on your desktop.

Note: If you see multiple folders with numbers such as “100APPLE,” “101APPLE,” etc., open each folder until you find the one with the videos you want.

Step 4: Check Video Quality

Once transferred, check that the video quality is high by playing them on VLC Player or QuickTime Player. You can also right-click on a video file, select Properties > Details > Video > Frame width/height.

  • If frame width is 1920 pixels or higher, it’s HD or Full HD.
  • If frame width is 3840 pixels or higher, it’s 4K.

Step 5: Edit Videos (Optional)

If you want to edit your videos, you can use iMovie on Mac or Windows Movie Maker on PC. Both these software support high-quality videos and offer various editing tools to enhance your videos.


Tip 1: Use AirDrop (Mac Only)

If you have a Mac and an iPhone, you can use AirDrop to transfer videos wirelessly. Simply open AirDrop on your Mac and iPhone, select the video(s) you want to transfer and drag them onto the AirDrop icon on your Mac.

Tip 2: Use iCloud Photos

If you have iCloud Photos enabled on your iPhone and computer, all your photos and videos will be automatically synced across all devices. This is a great option if you want to access your videos from any device without having to transfer them manually.

Tip 3: Enable HEVC Format (iOS 11 or Later)

If you have an iPhone running iOS 11 or later, go to Settings > Camera > Formats and select “High Efficiency” under “Camera Capture.” This will capture videos in HEVC format which takes up less space and offers better quality than traditional H.264 format.

In conclusion, transferring high-quality videos from your iPhone to your computer is easy if you follow these simple steps. With proper software and settings, you can ensure that the videos are of the highest quality possible. Happy transferring!