[3 Ways] How to Transfer GoPro Videos to iPhone/iPad | Detailed Steps

After shooting videos via GoPro, how can you transfer these videos to iPhone? In this guide, you can get three ways about how to transfer GoPro videos to iPhone in detail.


By Demi / Updated on June 9, 2023

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How to transfer videos from my GoPro hero 8 to my iPhone or iPad?

I recently purchased my first GoPro and an SD card. The SD card is now full, so I need to get the videos onto my iPad or iPhone. I downloaded the GoPro app, clicked view media, but then when I tried to save everything, it wouldn’t go into my camera roll. What can I do?

- Question from Apple Community

As one of the world’s most versatile action cameras, GoPro has been widely used in daily life when you are travelling, visiting some places of interest, or even doing sports.

However, you may find after using for some time, the SD card in GoPro is almost full, or you may wonder to save GoPro videos to iPhone so that you can edit and share them with others freely.


Luckily, in this guide, you can get three effective ways to transfer videos from GoPro to iPhone with the help of a computer or wirelessly via the GoPro app.

Part 1. How to transfer GoPro videos to iPhone/iPad from computer

In this part, you can get two ways about how to transfer GoPro videos to iPhone or iPad with the help of computer. You can choose either of them to make it.

Way 1. Fastest way to transfer GoPro videos to iPhone/iPad via FoneTool

FoneTool is a popular and professional transfer tool for iOS devices. Providing you with an offline transfer service, it can be the fastest way to transfer GoPro videos to iPhone with no effort. 

Besides, within a few clicks, the gopro vidoes will be transferred to your iPhone without compromising their quality.

Click the icon below to download and install FoneTool for free. Then send videos from computer to iPhone with a few clicks.

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Step 1. Connect your iPhone/iPad and GoPro to computer and run FoneTool.

Note: If the GoPro camera is not recognized when plugged in a computer port,
a. make sure the camera is powered on;
b. be sure WiFi is off before plugging it into the computer;
c. try another port or USB cable;
d. restart the computer and reconnect them.

Step 2. In the main interface, click PC to iPhone from Phone Transfer box.

Transfer To iPhone

Step 3. Click the folder icon to open the disk of GoPro to browse and select the videos you’d like to save to your iPhone/iPad.

Select Files

Step 4. Make sure you have added them all, and click Start Transfer.


There are many other functions in FoneTool waiting to be used. The Selective Backup function helps backup iPhone to PC selectively, making your iPhone data safer and freeing up limited storage space on iPhone to some degree.

Way 2. Transfer GoPro videos to iPhone with iTunes

To transfer GoPro videos to iPhone with iTunes, you need to drag and drop videos from GoPro to PC first. Then you can make use of iTunes to sync videos to iPhone. Note that the version of iTunes needs to be the latest one that is compatible with your computer.

Step 1. Connect GoPro to PC > Locate the disk of GoPro in File Explorer > Drag and drop the wanted videos to a local folder on PC.

Locate GoPro On Computer

Step 2. Run iTunes, and connect your iPhone to computer.

Step 3. Tap the phone image in the upper-left corner > Go to Summary > Option > Check Manually manage music and videos and click Apply.

Manually Manage Music And Videos

Step 4. Tap Files > Add File to Library or Add Folder to Library to import videos from computer to iTunes.

Add Files

Step 5. Select your iPhone > Click Movies > Enable the option Sync Movies > Check the wanted videos and click Apply to start the task.

Select Vidos

Part 2. How to transfer videos from GoPro to iPhone wirelessly

If you prefer a wireless way to transfer videos from GoPro camera to iPhone, Quik, the GoPro app for iPhone is a good choice. You can follow the detailed instructions below to transfer videos from GoPro to iPhone by it.

You need to download Quik on your iPhone firstly. Next, pairing GoPro camera to iPhone. Last, download videos to your iPhone. Before all these steps, you need to make sure the GoPro, Quik, and your iPhone are all updated to the current version.

How to pair GoPro camera and iPhone
Depending on different models of your GoPro, the steps are slightly different. The following is the pairing process of GoPro HERO 7/ HERO 8 Black/ Max. For more models, you can head to here to make it.

Step 1. On your iPhone, enable both WiFi and Bluetooth.

Step 2. Open your GoPro, switch from the top to the button to open utility drawer > Select Preference Connections > Connect Device.

GoPro Connect Device

Step 3. Tap GoPro Quik to put it in pairing mode > Tap [i] in the top right corner to see your WiFi name and password.

Step 4. On your iPhone, open GoPro Quik > Select the Camera logo at the lower-left corner > You will see We Found Your GoPro > Click Connect.

iPhone Pair GoPro

Step 5. You may change your camera’s name or leave the name as it is. When you see a live preview of the GoPro, the pairing process finishes.

How to download GoPro videos to iPhone
Step 1. Open Quik on your iPhone > Tap the camera icon to connect it > Tap the square in the lower-left corner to access videos on your GoPro.

GoPro Videos On iPhone

Step 2. Tap on the certain video you want to save on your iPhone > Tap on the share icon on the upper-right icon > Tap GoPro Album > You can choose to copy it to your iPhone as High Res or Low Res.

When the process is over, you can find it in your Camera Roll. You can repeat the two steps to copy other videos to your iPhone.


That’s all about how to transfer GoPro videos to iPhone in three different ways. Compared with each other, it is obvious that sharing videos from GoPro camera to iPhone via FoneTool is the easiest one. If this guide helps you out, share it with more people.

Demi · Editor
Demi is an editor of FoneTool group as well as a good advisor in the area of iOS-related issues. She does well in finding solutions to people's problems. She enjoys traveling, gardening, and watching movies. She spends most of her free time with her pet and family.