As of 2009, the Apple iPhone can capture short videos in addition to still photographs. While you can email and view the videos right from your phone, you may also want to save a copy to your home computer. Luckily, the process is easy, and videos captured on the iPhone are easily saved to and viewed in the iTunes program. Individual video programs have different requirements for upload -- when in doubt, follow a few basic steps to get the videos to your hard drive.
Connect your iPhone to a computer via USB cable.
Click on the Windows icon in the bottom left of your screen and select "Computer."
Double click on your iPhone, which will appear in the "Portable Devices" section.
Double click on the "Internal Storage" icon and continue to double click on each folder until your images and videos appear in thumbnail form on the screen. Drag the video thumbnails to your desktop.
Open iTunes, or your video viewing software, and add the video file from your desktop into the software's library. In iTunes, go to "File," "Add File to Library," locate the file on your hard drive and click "Open."
- Depending on your iTunes or video software settings, when you connect your iPhone a window may appear that asks you if you want to import photos and videos. Select "OK" to upload your videos from that screen, or select "Cancel" and follow the instructions above.
- iPhone takes videos in .mov format, which is not compatible with all video players.
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