How to Transfer Videos from iPad to PC [5 Effective Ways]

BoeyPosted by Boey Wong / March 23, 2021 09:00

I have purchased a lot of movies on my iPad. I really love watching them while on the go. But now these movies take up too much space which has an affect on my iPad already. I want to get them off and copy them onto my computer to free up a lot space for me. But I don’t know how to transfer files from iPad to PC. Can someone help me out there? Thanks in advance.

User always like to download or purchase movies from all kinds of sources and save them on their iPad for watching due to its excellent HD Retina display. Therefore, as a result, the device is running out of space and you have to get the movies off of it to make foom for new movies or other data.

Transfer Videos from iPad to PC

Since iTunes is an one-way option, you are not able to transfer files from iDevice to computer on iTunes. Lucky that FoneTrans for iOS can solve this issue. It’s a good iTunes alternative tool but even better than iTunes for its outstanding features.

With the help of the software, you are not only allowed to transfer iTunes purchased videos, but also other downloaded videos from other sources.

I will show you how to transfer videos from iPad to computer in 5 ways. These ways are extremely easy.

Let’s get started.

Guide

Guide List

1. How to Copy a Video from iPad to PC Directly

To transfer your videos, photos from your iPad directly to your PC, follow the below steps now:

Step 1First thing you need to do is plug in your iPad using the USB cord. If this is the first time you’ve done that, you will get a message asking you what you want to happen every time you plug this device in. You can choose to open up the files so that you can see what’s on your iPad.

Internal Storage

Step 2You can also go to Computer on your PC and locate your device there. Double-click on your device and on Internal Storage after. You will see folders where you can find all your photos and videos. Now you are able to drag and drop whatever you want without any hassle.

transfer ipad photos with usb cable

2. Move iPad Videos to Computer with iCloud

You can download iCloud software on computer or go to its web page directly. Then you can easily access the photos individually and save them to computer.

Option 1. iCloud Program

Step 1Download and install the program on computer, and then open it.

Step 2Log in your iCloud account and choose Photos. Then you can choose photos and save them on computer.

Click options next to Photos

Option 2. iCloud Web Page

Step 1Go to iCloud and log in your account.

Step 2Choose Photos and locate the videos. Then you should download them from the cloud services.

icloud website

Option 3. iCloud Drive

If you don't want to upload the photos to iCloud as limitations, you can firstly save the videos to iCloud drive and then open it on iCloud web page to save them to computer.

3. Transfer Video from iPad with iTunes

iTunes is a tool you can use on computer to manage iOS data. Below is how.

Step 1Download and install the program on computer, and then connect iPad with this PC.

Step 2Click device icon > Photos, check Sync Photos and then click Sync button on the bottom.

transfer ipad photos with itunes

4. Transfer Videos from iPad to Mac with AirDrop

AirDrop is an option you can transfer files between iOS device and Mac without USB connection.

Step 1Enable AirDrop on iPad through Settings > General > AirDrop > Everyone.

enable airdrop

Step 2Choose videos you want to share in the Photos app, then tap share icon > AirDrop and choose the Mac.

5. Transfer Videos from iPad to Computer with FoneLab iPad Transfer

FoneTrans for iOS is a professional iPad transfer software which can help you not only transfer photos and videos, but also contacts, SMS, books and other media files like ringtones, podcasts, iTunes U, Audio books, and so on. It is specially designed to transfer files among iOS devices, iTunes and computers. Both Mac and Windows are compatible.

It’s pretty much the same to do the transfer on Windows and Mac. Why not download the software and have a try now?

FoneTrans for iOS
FoneTrans for iOS

With FoneTrans for iOS, you will enjoy freedom to transfer your data from iPhone to computer. You can not only transfer iPhone text messages to computer, but also photos, videos and contacts can be moved to PC easily.

  • Transfer photos, videos, contacts, WhatsApp, and more data with ease.
  • Preview data before transferring.
  • iPhone, iPad and iPod touch are available.

Step 1First of all, download and install the software on your PC. When the installation is complete, it will automatically open. Connect your iPhone with the computer via a USB cable, then you will get:

Connect your iPhone to computer

Step 2You will see contents like Media, Playlists, Photos, Books, Contacts and SMS are displaying on the left column of the interface. Click Media from the list. Choose Videos on the top tool bar. Then you are allowed to add, delete or export your videos from the device to your computer. If you want to transfer videos from PC to iPad, FoneTrans can help you with that, too.

Select folder on computer Select folder on computer

Of course, FoneTrans for iOS also supports other Apple devices, like iPhone and iPod. So if you have an iPhone, you can use this software to transfer videos from PC to iPhone or from iPhone to PC as well.

FoneTrans for iOS
FoneTrans for iOS

With FoneTrans for iOS, you will enjoy freedom to transfer your data from iPhone to computer. You can not only transfer iPhone text messages to computer, but also photos, videos and contacts can be moved to PC easily.

  • Transfer photos, videos, contacts, WhatsApp, and more data with ease.
  • Preview data before transferring.
  • iPhone, iPad and iPod touch are available.
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