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How to Transfer iPhone Videos to an External Hard Drive Easily

Bhavya Kaushik

Jun 14, 2024 • Filed to: Manage Device Data • Proven solutions

"I've purchased some movies from iTunes Store directly on my iPhone. Now I need to transfer these videos from iPhone to an external hard drive for backup. Is there a way to do this? I know iTunes can't do it. I have to do it right now because these videos take so much space. Please give me some suggestions. Thanks!"

Well, if you like the user above have used iPhone as a device for watching videos, you have to move these videos from iPhone to free up more space for saving new files. And a better place to save these videos is an external hard drive. However, when you try to transfer videos from iPhone to an external hard drive, you might find that iTunes just refuses to do it. In this case, you should find a useful tool to do this for you. Otherwise, you can't do anything. Here I'd like to recommend you Dr.Fone - Phone Manager (iOS), a professional tool to get videos off iPhone to computer or external hard drive.

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Steps to Transfer Videos from iPhone to An External Hard Drive with Dr.Fone - Phone Manager (iOS)

It only takes 3 simples steps to transfer videos from iPhone to an external hard drive with Dr.Fone - Phone Manager (iOS). See the steps below:

Step 1. Connect the external hard drive with your computer.

Connect your external hard drive with computer and find where it is. Please make sure your external hard drive has enough space to save videos that you're going to export from your iPhone.

Step 2. Install and Launch Dr.Fone

Download, install and launch Dr.Fone on your computer and select "Phone Manager" from all the features. Then connect your iPhone to the computer via the USB cable it comes with. Dr.Fone will detect your iPhone and display it in the primary window with its basic info, like capacity and operating system. Now iOS 5, iOS 6, iOS 7, iOS 8 or iOS 10, iOS 11 equipped iPhone X, iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone 7, iPHone 6s(Plus), iPhone 6(Plus), iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 4s and more are fully compatible.

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Step 3. Transfer videos from iPhone to external hard drive

Click Videos at the top of the main window. And then you can see a window pops up with Movies, Music Videos, Home Videos, TV Shows, iTunes U and Podcasts in the left sidebar. Just click one of them respectively to select videos and click Export > Export to PC from the drop-down list. Browse your computer for the external hard drive and save videos.

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