How to Download a Video From a Cell Phone

By Greyson Ferguson

There are thousands of different videos available for cell phones. Although it can be difficult to find exactly what you want online, you may see a friend or family member with a video you would like try out. Instead of having the other individual try and remember what site the video downloaded from, you can simply download the video from the cell phone onto a computer and upload it to your own phone.

Attach the phone to the USB cable. If you uploaded the video to the cell phone from a computer you most likely already have this cable. The phone USB cord plugs into the power outlet of your phone, then plugs into an available USB port on the computer.

Wait for the computer to detect the phone. Open "My Computer" (or "Computer" in Vista). Here you can see all the memory devices and drives attached to the computer.

Open up your cell phone's folder (it is listed as a removable storage device). This displays all the content currently saved onto your phone.

Look for the "Video" folder in the phone. It may be in the main display window, or it could be a sub folder. It depends on the particular phone you have.

Click and drag the video from the folder in your phone onto the computer (either the desktop or a specific folder). The video now copies to the computer.