How to Get Videos from iPad onto My Computer

By Andre Cooper on October 7, 2015 14:25:00 PM.

"Im having trouble getting videos I have taken with my iPad Air onto my laptop. I can only email a portion of them, as they are mostly quite long or else upload to youtube, which I dont want to do. I do have Itunes in sync with my iPad but have no idea how to get videos from the iPad onto the computer."

One of the striking features of iPad Air is the built-in Camera, which is great for HD video recording. It allows you to shot HD videos anywhere & any time. However, it could happen that one day, videos, photos, and other types of files will eat up the storage space on your phone. The videos you record or movies you download on your iPad take the most part of the iPad space. So transferring videos from your iPad, iPad Pro, iPad Air, iPad mini, the new iPad to computer is not only a great option to free up space but also to make a backup.

When you're ready to transfer iPad videos to your PC, you may find it is not quite as convenient like transferring files from USB storage to PC. This is just because Apple wants to preserve the copyright for the media supplier. On a Windows Computer the easiest way to import videos from your iPad is to use Windows Explorer (Windows Vista and Window 7/8/10). But you can use this method to import videos captured using iPad's built-in camera. You are not allowed to import videos synced from iTunes.

Alternatively, you can also use iPad to PC Transfer Tool to export all types of videos/movies from iPad to a PC without any limitations.

How to Transfer Videos From iPad to Computer For Free

Step 1 Connect your iPad to Computer

Connect iPad to PC. If the AutoPlay window appears, click "Import Pictures and Videos" using Windows. This option will automatically transfer all the photos and videos on your device back to a folder on your PC.

Import iPad video to PC

Step 2Import Photos from iPad to PC

Find the video recording you want to transfer, then copy the video and paste it to your computer hard drive.

If some of your videos didn't import from your iPad, you can either transfer the videos from iPad to computer using Windows Explorer.

Copy iPad videos to Computer

How to Transfer iPad Videos to PC via iPad Data Transfer Tool

Step 1Download and Install iPad to Computer Transfer Tool

Download iPad to Computer Transfer tool that is compatible with your system’s OS and run the program. It supports the latest iOS 9 (also compatible with older iOS versions) and iTunes 12.

Step 2Connect your iPad to Computer

Connect your iPad to computer using USB cables and launch the iPad to PC Transfer tool. The software will recognize your iOS device and display it in the primary window alongside all the files on your iPad.

Connect iPad Video to Computer Transfer

Step 3Transfer Videos from iPad to Computer

On the main window of iPad to Computer Transfer Tool you will see your iPad at the top left with the list of folders of what it contains. Scroll across the folders up to Movies tab. Click on it and a list of your stored videos will appear on the screen. Select the movies you want to transfer and click Export at the top. Remember to identify the location to transfer items on your computer.

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