EaseUS MobiMover

All-in-One iOS Content Manager & Free Video/Audio Downloader

  • An iOS data transfer tool to transfer files to or from iPhone/iPad
  • An iPhone manager to manage files on iPhone/iPad from a computer
  • A free video downloader to download online videos to a computer or iPhone/iPad

How to Transfer Large Videos from iPhone to PC

Four ways for you to transfer large videos from iPhone to PC.

If your iPhone is loaded with large videos, its storage will run out quickly and you may find your iPhone is running slow. If you want to free up your iPhone space and make your device faster, you will need to transfer large videos from your iPhone to PC first and then remove these files from your device. 

Then "How do I transfer a large video from my iPhone to my computer?", many of you ask. To help you copy large videos from iPhone to PC, here I will show you four easy ways to get large videos off iPhone and the simple tips to delete unwanted large files from your iOS device.

Method 1. How to Transfer Large Videos from iPhone to PC Easily

Supported files: Photos, videos, music, ringtones, contacts, messages, books, and more

When you want to transfer large files from iPhone to PC (or Mac), be it videos, photos, songs, or other media files, you can use the iPhone transfer software - EaseUS MobiMover to get things done.

With this tool, you will be able to transfer large videos in the camera roll or movies/TV shows in other apps from your iPhone to your PC.

To get large videos off iPhone to computer:

Notes: Choose "Pictures" instead of "Videos" if you are going to transfer large videos from your iPhone camera roll.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to your PC and click "Trust" in the pop-up on your iPhone to trust this computer. Launch EaseUS MobiMover and click "Content Management" > "Videos" > "Movies/TV/Music Video".

select category

Step 2. When you transfer files from your iDevice to your computer, the files will be stored on your desktop by default. If you want to set a custom path, go to "More" > "Setting" and choose a location.

start transferring files

Step 3. Now select the videos you want to copy and choose "Transfer to PC". Afterward, the selected videos will be transferred instantly. When it has finished, you can go to the selected folder to check the items.

choose the files

Other than transferring videos from iPhone/iPad to PC, EaseUS MobiMover also allows you to:

  • Transfer files from PC to iPhone/iPad
  • Transfer files from one iPhone/iPad to another
  • Manage iDevice content from computer by adding, editing, or deleting items
  • Download videos or audio from website to iPhone/iPad for free

Thus, you can also transfer videos from PC to iPhone, copy videos from one iPhone to another, or download videos from YouTube to your iPhone with this versatile tool.

Method 2. How to Get Large Videos Off iPhone with File Explorer

Supported files: Photos and videos

If the large videos are existing in your iPhone camera roll, you can use Windows File Explorer to directly copy the large videos from your iPhone to PC without any third-party software. However, unlike EaseUS MobiMover that can also help you transfer other large files like songs, movies, and TV shows, using File Explorer only enables you to send photos and videos. Besides, data transfer from PC to iPhone is not practical in this way.

To transfer a large video from iPhone to PC with File Explorer:

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to your Windows PC with a USB cable.

Step 2. Unlock your iPhone and trust the computer.

Step 3. Go to "This PC" > [your iPhone's name] > "Internal Storage" > "DCIM" > "100APPLE" and now you could see all the photos and videos from your iPhone's Photos app.

Step 4. Copy or drag and drop the large videos from your iPhone to PC.

Transfer large files from iPhone to PC with File Explorer

After you download videos from iPhone to PC using File Explorer, you can now delete the items from your iPhone internal storage if you need to.

Method 3. How to Transfer a Large Video from iPhone to Mac via iCloud Drive

Supported files: Any type of file

With iCloud Drive enabled, you can store any type of content in it and access the files from all your devices, including PC, as long as the single file is 50GB or less in size and there is sufficient iCloud storage for you to use. That makes it possible to send a large video from iPhone to PC using iCloud.

Since you are going to copy large files from iPhone to PC and iCloud syncs data over Wi-Fi, make sure you have fast network connections on both of your devices or the data syncing will be extremely slow and time-consuming.

To transfer large files from iPhone to PC with iCloud Drive:

Step 1. On your iOS device, go to "Settings" > [your Apple ID] > "iCloud" and scroll down to enable "iCloud Drive".

Step 2. Find the large file you'd like to send to your PC and tap the share icon.

Step 3. Choose "Save to Files" > "iCloud Drive" and select or create a folder in iCloud Drive to save the item.

Step 4. On your PC, go to iCloud.com and sign in with the Apple ID you use on the iPhone.

Step 5. Choose "iCloud Drive" among the options and click the folder you saved the large videos to.

Step 6. Select and download the large videos from your iPhone to your PC.

Transfer a large video from iPhone to PC with iCloud Drive

If you have installed iCloud for Windows, turn on iCloud Drive via the iCloud settings and the files in iCloud Drive will be sync to the iCloud Drive folder on your PC automatically. If you encounter the issue "iCloud Drive not syncing" on your PC, learn how to solve the problem by yourself.

Other than iCloud Drive, other cloud-based storage services like Dropbox, OneDrive, and Google Drive also works well to transfer large files from your iPhone to computer and vice versa.

Method 4. How to Send a Long Video from iPhone to Computer with VLC

Supported files: Mainly videos

VLC is known as a media player for desktop. What you may not know is that it's also available for iOS and Android. The VLC app for iOS also provides you with a wireless way to get a long video from iPhone to PC. On condition that your iPhone and computer are under the same network connection, you will be able to copy large videos from iPhone to PC without a USB cable.

To send large video files from iPhone to PC:

Step 1. Download and install VLC for iOS on your iPhone.

Step 2. Go to the "Photos" app and select the video you want to send.

Step 3. Click the share icon and choose "Save to Files" > "On My iPhone" > "VLC". (This step imports your iPhone videos to the VLC app.)

Step 4. Open the VLC app and click the icon in the top-left corner. Afterward, turn on the option "Sharing via WiFi" and take notes of the IP address under the option.

Step 5. On your Windows PC, open a browser and enter the IP address.

Step 6. Now you could see the videos shared from your iPhone. Play the video you want to copy to your computer, right-click the window, and select "Save Video as" to download the videos to your computer.

How to get large videos off iPhone to computer with VLC

Bonus Tip: How to Delete Unwanted Large Files from iPhone

After you transfer large files from iPhone to PC, now you can remove the unwanted files from your device to save your iPhone storage without worries. To delete unwanted videos from your device, you can either go to the corresponding app to delete them or use an iOS content manager like EaseUS MobiMover to access and delete iPhone files from a computer.

The Bottom Line

There are both wired and wireless solutions for you to get large videos (or other large files) off your iPhone. The best way for you varies depending on the types of content you'd like to transfer, the quality of your network connections, and the tools you have in hand.

Choose the way that fits your situation best to apply.