Ask Different is a question and answer site for power users of Apple hardware and software. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

My iPhone 4 is constantly low on memory when downloading large Apps from the App Store. I always get a message saying remove photos and videos to get space for new App. I have been to Apple to sort out problem but did not work. The video are very important with sensitive info. How do I move these videos to my hard drive?

share|improve this question

This Apple Support article details how to transfer content to your computer.

Connect the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to your computer. iPhoto should automatically launch into its import window with your device's images and videos listed.

Select the images and videos you would like to import into iPhoto, then select the "Import Selected" option.

share|improve this answer

I like Image Capture and PhoneView for getting files off (and back on in PhoneView's case) the iPhone. A lot of what I snap are screen capture and I'd rather just have a folder to dump the media so I can sort and archive it as needed.

share|improve this answer
And seems to be the best alternative to PhoneView for windows users. – bmike Jul 12 '11 at 16:48

This works just like importing photos off of your phone. When you connect via USB, iPhoto will launch and you'll be able to view and transfer your videos to iPhoto.

share|improve this answer
iPhoto does not launch by default. It depends on the computer's settings. – Kevin Chen Jan 13 '13 at 6:38

iPhoto doesn't necessarily open when you connect your iPhone unless you have specifically set it to do this. You didn't mention if you were using a Windows or a Mac. If you do use a Mac, then image capture will do the trick. Head on into ur Applications folder and fire up image capture, and with the phone connected via usb you can see and import everything including pics and videos.

share|improve this answer

You can either 1. Start and import though it or 2. Start Image Capture (in Applications/Utilities) and import through that application.

share|improve this answer

hook it up to your computer via USB. the ipod's internal drive will show up on your desktop just like any other drive. Move whatever you want from the ipod drive to your computer's drive.

share|improve this answer

protected by Community Jul 29 '14 at 14:34

Thank you for your interest in this question. Because it has attracted low-quality or spam answers that had to be removed, posting an answer now requires 10 reputation on this site (the association bonus does not count).

Would you like to answer one of these unanswered questions instead?

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.