[3 Ways] How to Transfer Videos/Photos from Nikon to iPhone

If you have difficult in how to transfer videos from Nikon to iPhone, get three methods in this guide. Optionally, you may also backup Nikon videoes/photos to computer at the same time.


By Demi / Updated on June 7, 2023

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Transferring videos from Nikon camera to iPhone

I have a Nikon camera, which has a SanDisk. I’d like to transfer the videos to my iPhone, which has been used for a couple of years. What should I buy?

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To get a higher quality of videos and photos, you may choose a professional digital camera like Nikon camera instead of iPhone to take videos and photos. After shooting videos via Nikon camera, have you ever thought of how to transfer videos from Nikon to iPhone so that you can get them on your iPhone and share them with others? If so, you can try the three methods below to have a try.

Nikon Camera

Method 1. How to transfer videos from Nikon to iPhone using Snapbridge

Nikon issued Snapbridge app for iOS devices to transfer videos from camera to iPhone remotely. However, if you use Snapbridge for the first time, you may need to be very patient because it may take you much time to set up both on your camera and iPhone.

Steps to pair the Nikon camera to iPhone
Before every detailed step, you need to confirm that your camera supports Snapbridge. On your iPhone, make sure the Bluetooth is turned on.

Step 1. On your camera, go to the camera menu to locate Setup Menu > Select Connect to smart device > Choose Bluetooth > Start Pairing. Then, the camera name will be displayed on the camera.

Step 2. On your iPhone, download Snapbridge and run it > Tap Pair with camera > Select the type of your camera > Tap the camera name and serial number.

Step 3. Tap Understand after reading the onscreen guide > Tap the name of your camera again when you see select an accessory screen. Make sure the code on Nikon and your iPhone is the same.

Pair Nikon and iPhone

Step 4. Tap OK on the Nikon camera > On your iPhone, tap Pair, then tap OK when the pairing completes.

How to send videos from Nikon to iPhone using Snapbridge
Step 1. On your iPhone, go to Snapbridge app and tap the camera icon > Tap Download pictures.

Download Videos from Snapbridge

Step 2. In the Display Option, tap the icon of Videos. You can also filter videos by folder > Tap Select to check the videos you want to transfer to iPhone > Tap Download.

Method 2. How to get videos from Nikon to iPhone with a wired adaptor

Indeed, the complication of transferring videos by Snapbridge outweighs its convenience. If there is a suitable adaptor available, you can transfer videos/photos from camera to iPhone with a wired adaptor.

To get videos from Nikon to iPhone with a wired adaptor, you need to prepare a suitable adaptor. Nikon allows you to use Lightning to SD Card Camera Reader, Lightning to USB 3 Camera Adapter, or Lightning to USB Camera Adapter.

Find a way to connect your iPhone to the Nikon camera or its SD card. Then, go to Photos app to import the wanted videos to iPhone.

Method 3. Transfer Nikon videos/photos to iPhone from computer (recommended)

You can also choose to transfer Nikon videos to computer and import them to iPhone with powerful and professional software, which can help you backup these videos and photos at the same time. To some degree, FoneTool is one of the best choices for you to achieve it simply and quickly.

Before the detailed steps, have a look at what FoneTool provides you.
• Simple operations. It just takes a few clicks to finish transferring task with its easy-to-use interface.
• Fast transfer speed. It takes no more than 3 seconds to transfer 100 photos. If you got a large number of high-quality videos and photos, it can be your best choice.
• Wide compatibility. FoneTool supports almost all versions of iPhone, iPad, and iPod. It can also work well with different versions of iOS.

How to send videos from Nikon camera to computer
Step 1. Connect the camera to a computer and turn on your Nikon camera as shown in the picture below.

Connect Nikon To Computer

Step 2. When a window message box appears, download the wanted photos and videos with a program as you like.

How to import videos from computer to iPhone via FoneTool
Download and install FoneTool to have a try now.

Download Freeware Win 11/10/8.1/8/7
Secure Download

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to computer with a USB cable. Run FoneTool on your computer.

Step 2. Click Phone Transfer on the left pane, and choose PC to iPhone. Click Start Transfer.

Transfer To iPhone

Step 3. Click the folder icon to add videos from computer.

Choose Videos

Step 4. Check the videos in the box and click Start  Transfer.


Besides videos, you may take lots of photos with Nikon camera. Thus, you’re also able to transfer photos from computer to iPhone in the same way.

Bonus: How to backup videos in iPhone to computer via FoneTool
To free up the limited space on your iPhone, you can choose to backup files like videos, photos, etc. from iPhone to computer. It’s also a good way to protect your data from losing.

To backup iPhone to computer, you can click Phone BackupSelective Backup on the main screen of FoneTool. Next, you can preview the files on your iPhone and backup them selectively.

Custom Backup


The three ways about how to transfer videos from Nikon to iPhone have been illustrated in every detail. Hope one of these methods can help you out. Apparently, the last method may be better than the other two. For any queries or feedback, please feel free to contacts us.

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.