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share videos from iphoneApple does not make uploading and sharing videos from iPhone as simple as it does for photos, using Photo Stream Tips To Help You Get More Done With Photo Stream [iOS & OS X] Tips To Help You Get More Done With Photo Stream [iOS & OS X] These days, Apple is all about getting your data synced between your Mac and iOS devices. The company realizes that many Apple customers have more than one device and, although they may have a slightly... Read More , but thanks to several third-party applications, there are simple ways to upload and share your videos without having to make a wired connection to your computer.

Thanks to cloud services like Dropbox, YouTube, and apps like Photo Sync, you can upload selected videos and share links to them in a matter of seconds. It is especially useful to know how to get videos off your iPhone because if you shoot and save a lot of them, they can eat up memory space on your device fairly quickly.

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Default iPhone Methods

As far as I can tell, while you can transfer movies purchased on your iPhone to your computer, there’s no way to do so with videos shot with your iPhone camera, at least not using iTunes 11 Your Guide To The Awesome New Features Of iTunes 11 Your Guide To The Awesome New Features Of iTunes 11 Apple recently released the 11th version of its popular media player iTunes, and its re-design and new features have gained lots of praises from critics of the older versions of iTunes who found the player... Read More . However, if you tap open a video in your device’s Camera Roll, and then tap the share button on the bottom-left of the video, you can share that video via Mail, Messages, and YouTube.

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If you have a YouTube account and want to share videos from iPhone, you can post videos publicly or privately, in which only people with the link or specified users can view it.



The app I like to use for wirelessly transferring videos from my iPhone to my Mac is PhotoSync ($1.99). To use this app, you simply need to download the app to your iPhone, and the PhotoSync companion application for your OS X or Windows.

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To set up video (and photo) transfers, you simply pair the two mobile and desktop apps, tap open PhotoSync, select the videos you want to transfer, and then tap the red sync button for the transfer to begin. With PhotoSync, you can also configure the app to transfer videos to your Dropbox account, to other iOS devices with PhotoSync app installed, and to numerous online video and photo sharing sites like Google+ and Google Drive, Flickr, Facebook, SmugMug, and a few others.

YouTube Capture

If you happen to use YouTube to show off your videos, you should know that there’s a special, fairly new YouTube Capture (free) app that allows you to shoot video directly from within the app, and then upload your captures to your selected YouTube account. Tim has written a review of the app here YouTube Launches "Capture", An iOS App For Recording & Enhancing Video [Updates] YouTube Launches "Capture", An iOS App For Recording & Enhancing Video [Updates] YouTube has released a new free iOS app called Capture that focuses on recording, enhancing and uploading video as quickly as possible. The app is ready to record from the moment the app is opened,... Read More .

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Dropbox Automatic Camera Upload

Since Apple’s Photo Stream feature doesn’t back up and make available my iPhone videos to other iOS and Mac computers as it does with photos, I depend upon the automatic Dropbox photo and video upload feature for this purpose. To set up this feature, you will need to download the latest version of the iPhone Dropbox (free) app and sign into your account.

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Tap the Preferences settings in the app and select Camera Upload. From there, you simply enable the feature. Dropbox will automatically start copying all the photos and videos on your device to a Dropbox folder in your account entitled Camera Upload. It will do this again with new non-uploaded photos and videos each time you open the Dropbox app. The process can actually be done in the background, so you can switch to other apps without interfering with the transfer.

By the way, I also use a file sorting Mac application called Hazel in which I set up a micro that sorts my iPhone Dropbox uploads into separate PNG (screenshot files), JPG, and Video folders, thus saving me from having to manually sort the files.

Google+ Instant Upload

If you’re a Google+ user, the Google+ iPhone (and iPad) app includes an Instant Upload feature for automatically syncing photos and videos to a private album in your Google+ account.

share videos from iphone

You can select to have videos uploaded only over WiFi or 3G, or over WiFi only. This feature is also for when you select photos from your private album and post them to your Google+ Circles. However, remember that your Google+/Google Drive account only allows for 5GB of free space. If you have a lot of media content on your iPhone, this could eat up your storage space fairly quickly.

Though Apple seems to have overlooked a way to transfer videos from the iPhone to our computer, as we can see there are several third-party developers and services that solve the problem.

Let us know of other ways you upload and share videos from iPhone. Do you think the process could be simpler? How so?

  1. rohan yates
    January 4, 2017 at 9:55 am

    i stopped reading this article when i read that uploading videos to dropbox and sharing them would only take a matter of seconds (paraphrasing)...i have used dropbox for a few years and have had issues with the uploading speed with the makers of this app...currently i am trying to upload a video...its already taken two days...and still going...

  2. Schnieder
    December 25, 2016 at 4:51 pm

    Check out CarbonPlay

  3. Lina
    May 10, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    Personally I prefer McPlayer by Arkuda. App wirelessly accesses video libraries on servers and beams them to players within the same network . Allows for immediate downloading of video files onto devices and allows users to watch them offline if desired

    • larrygina60189
      July 8, 2016 at 3:23 am

      Smart solution! But as for me, I am used to applying another third-part tool to achieve it. Of course, you can use the apps the article mentioned above. And I would introduce you iPhone Transfer to copy/move your data between iOS devices/PC/Mac. If you want to take a try, you can find more info.

      • larrygina60189
        July 8, 2016 at 3:25 am

        Check at RecoverAndroid Studio.

  4. Paula Nerhus
    October 19, 2015 at 7:33 pm

    where can I up load iphone videos and have dvds made of all my videos and then mailed to me? I do not want an app just a up load company that can burn them for me

  5. Angie
    March 26, 2015 at 3:28 am

    Have you seen the QuickFlics app? I love to have a physical copy of my memories and QuickFlics is the first app with the ability to send physical copies of my videos!! I don't want my memories stuck in the cloud.

    • Bakari Chavanu
      March 26, 2015 at 7:58 pm

      Thanks, Angie, I'll check it out.

  6. noios
    February 27, 2015 at 3:23 pm

    In 2015, you still can't easily share stuff from iOS devices. Get an android. Sharing as simple as clicking the share button and choosing any app you wanna share it with.

    • Bakari Chavanu
      February 27, 2015 at 8:59 pm

      Hmmm, Noios, I think iOS 8 makes for easier sharing, with iCloud and Photostream—at least in terms of photos. It's still not easy to share videos, though. Thanks for your feedback.

  7. Anonymous
    February 18, 2015 at 3:38 pm

    How can I send videos from home videos to another iOS device without connecting to computer? Is it possible??

    • Bakari Chavanu
      February 19, 2015 at 4:08 am

      Are you referring to sending a video file? If so you may try dropping it into Dropbox, and then downloading it on your device.

  8. Moomoo666
    January 15, 2015 at 8:59 pm

    Shitty I nned a way to grab audio from email and upload to YouTube with a photo not even a video, help a brother out. Also I'm an apple user.

    • Bakari Chavanu
      January 17, 2015 at 7:44 pm

      Moomoo666, mmm, don't no of any app or service off hand. Have you tried to do a search in the App store? If I come across something, I'll post it here.

  9. Asish raj
    December 10, 2014 at 9:05 am

    Very nice

  10. Bakari Chavanu
    September 23, 2013 at 5:43 am

    Awesome, Chiarut, thanks for letting us know about Image Capture. I'll take a look at it.

  11. chinarut
    September 22, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    you can transfer videos from yr iphone to yr mac using the Image Capture app - works like a charm for any kind of camera & is an excellent tool to capture images from yr scanner if u have one!

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