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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?

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

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4083

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.

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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.

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And touchcopy.com seems to be the best alternative to PhoneView for windows users. –  bmike Jul 12 '11 at 16:48
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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.

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

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  1. Connect your iOS device to your computer. If the AutoPlay window appears, click "Import Pictures and Videos using Windows," then skip to step 4. If the "Import Pictures and Video" dialog appears, skip to step 4. If the AutoPlay dialog doesn't appear, you might need to check your settings.
  2. Choose Start > Computer.
  3. Right-click the logo for your device and click "Import pictures and videos."
  4. Click Import Settings.
  5. Click the Browse button by the "Import to" field and choose where to import your Camera Roll's photos. By default, these will import to the My Pictures folder.
  6. Select "Always erase from device after copying." If you delete photos after you import them, you can reduce the size of your Camera Roll and improve backup and restore times. If you want to import the photos to additional computers, don't select this option. If you don't want Windows to delete photos from your camera on subsequent imports, remember to come back here and deselect this option when you're finished.
  7. After setting your import options, click OK to dismiss the window.
  8. Choose a tag, if desired, and click Import. This screen appears only while the import process is active.
  9. After the import is complete, Windows Photo Gallery will show your photos and videos in Recently Imported. If some of your photos didn't import from your device's Camera Roll, you can copy the photos to your computer using Windows Explorer or import the photos using software such as Windows Live Photo Gallery or Adobe Photoshop Elements 3.0 or later.
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You can either 1. Start Preview.app and import though it or 2. Start Image Capture (in Applications/Utilities) and import through that application.

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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.

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