Last Updated on June 16, 2020 by Ian McEwan
With the smartphone cameras improving constantly, video files are getting bigger than ever.
Even with huge storage options, phones start to run out of memory quickly. This can cause slowdowns, which is why it’s important to transfer them to an external storage space, like a PC.
So, a question appears: how to transfer videos from Android to PC? There are a lot of different ways to do so, and these are some of the simplest, quickest options.
One of the oldest ways available, Bluetooth was a lot more popular back in the day. It is especially useful when you have no access to WiFi. However, both devices must support Bluetooth, which is not very common in PC’s as it is with laptops.
– Make sure that Bluetooth is turned on, both on phone and on PC
– Right-click on the Bluetooth logo in the notification area, a pop-up menu will appear
– Choose the option “Send a File”, and select your Android device
– Click the browse button, select the videos, and click Next until you get to the finish
For the PC’s that do not support Bluetooth, there are adapters available, though they provide an additional cost. Although Bluetooth transfer is pretty slow and unreliable, it remains fairly popular when there are no other ways.
Android Transfer is a lightweight and easy-to-use app that simplifies the transferring process. It features a powerful File Explorer, that cleanly organizes and shows the files from the selected category for extreme ease of use.
– Launch Android Transfer and connect your Android phone to your PC
– Click on the Videos tab in the upper menu
– This will show an organized Video browser
– Click on the Export icon represented by a phone with an arrow showing outwards
– Select “Export to PC”, and choose your destination
The simplicity of this program is perfectly complemented by how powerful it is. Videos can be transferred in batches, which removes the annoyance of having to move one single video at a time. Support for the latest Android version only adds to its value and makes it a hassle-free app that can save you a lot of time.
This is the most basic form of transferring files. It is not clean or convenient like the Android Transfer but can be used as a last resort. It is always recommended to use the original USB cable that came with the phone for preventing possible issues.
– Connect your phone to your PC with a USB cable
– Tap on the notification that shows up on your phone
– Select the option “USB connected”
– Manually drag the videos from your phone to the desired location
When connecting your devices with a USB cable, Windows will have to install relevant drivers, which requires an Internet connection. The additional syncing software could also get installed with them, which can be considered unwanted.
Out of these options, Android Transfer remains the best for exporting videos. With a friendly interface and a five-step process, it is a go-to option if you are looking for a reliable, cheap and extremely quick way to transfer videos from Android to PC.