If you own GoPro camera, then it is obvious, you might have shot/recorded lots of videos through GoPro. And you want to transfer all those videos from GoPro to your Android phone so that you can upload them to social media or you can access them anytime.
But how to do that?
Well, read this guide. Here you will learn 4 effective solutions on how to transfer GoPro videos to Android phones.
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Solution 1: Transfer GoPro Videos Using GoPro App
You can use the GoPro app to transfer GoPro videos to your phone. It can be downloaded manually and automatically.
For Manual Transfer
Step 1: Download and install GoPro app on your Android phone. And then connect your GoPro camera.
Step 2: Select the videos or photos you wish to transfer and import them to the app.
Step 3: After that open Media > Local and select the videos you wish to use.
Step 4: Now, scroll down and hit on Quick button. After this, all the selected data will be downloaded locally. Be patient because this process will take time.
For Automatic Transfer
Step 1: On your Android phone download and install GoPro app from Google Play Store.
Step 2: Now, connect your GoPro camera (HERO 5 and up) to the GoPro app within 3 days of shooting the videos. Videos and photos will be downloaded and transferred by themselves.
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Solution 2: Transfer GoPro Videos With Quick Key
Another way to get videos off GoPro by using the microSD card reader.
Follow the below steps to transfer GoPro videos to an Android phone using this microSD card reader.
Step 1: Insert your microSD card in your quick key (Micro-USB).
Step 2: Then plug your Quick Key into your phone.
Step 3: Now, you need to tap on Start Pairing. After that tap on GoPro SD card option.
Step 4: Next, look at the bottom right corner and hit Select.
Step 5: Now, you can select the videos and pictures from the GoPro camera instantly.
If your SD card doesn’t have proper configuration or format then you will not be able to see the SD card option. In this situation, you can format your SD card by going to Phone Settings > Storage & USB > SD card and format. But before doing it please create a backup of all those data that are stored in SD card. If you will not do this then you will lose all the files stored on the SD card.
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Solution 3: Insert GoPro SD Card To Android Phone
You can transfer GoPro videos to your phone by inserting the GoPro Camera’s SD card to your Android phone as all GoPro cameras come with a free card.
Now, follow the below steps to do the same.
Note: Ensure that your phone and GoPro camera is completely switched off. And take out any SD or SIM card from your Android device.
Step 1: Eject your SD card from your GoPro camera. Then insert the card to your Android phone from your GoPro camera.
Step 2: Now, you need to start your phone backup. When your phone is backed up and running then you can go to Gallery > Album and see anyone GoPro video and check the quality of the video.
Step 3: After that, you can save them in your phone device’s internal storage. If you want to transfer those GoPro videos to your external SD card then you can do it.
Solution 4: Transfer GoPro Videos To Android Device’s SD Card
You can also transfer GoPro Videos and photos to your Android device’s internal storage.
Here, follow the steps to transfer videos and pictures from GoPro to your Android device’s external SD memory card.
Step 1: On your phone tap on your Gallery icon and select the GoPro folder.
Step 2: After selecting it, you need to press and hold a thumbnail to begin the selection process.
Step 3: Tap on the videos and images that you wish to transfer and save them to the SD memory card.
Step 4: Now, you need to tap on three vertical dots or the Menu button. Then select Move to Album option.
Step 5: Next, make a new album on your SD card by tapping on Create Album.
Step 6: Type the name of the new album and then choose the SD card as the location and then hit on Create.
You can’t save new videos and pictures of the GoPro camera on your SD card automatically. You can only do it manually. It is good if you do it regularly.
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Related Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Question 1 – Where Are GoPro Videos Saved On Android?
Answer 1 – Your GoPro videos are saved in your phone’s gallery named GoPro. When you use the GoPro app to import GoPro videos and pictures then on that time this folder gets created by itself. You can access this file location by going to MyFiles > Internal Storage > DCIM > com.gopro.smarty > GoPro
Question 2 – How Do I Connect My GoPro To My Android Phone?
Answer 2 – You can easily connect your GoPro camera to your Android phone.
Here follow the steps:
Step 1: On your GoPro camera, swipe down from top to bottom on the Touch Display.
Step 2: Choose “Connections” and then select “Connect New Device”.
Step 3: Now, you need to open GoPro app on your Android phone.
Step 4: Tap on Menu icon or three vertical lines.
Step 5: After that, tap on Camera.
Step 6: Next, tap on “+” icon at the upper right of the screen.
Step 7: Choose your GoPro camera model and follow the onscreen instructions.
Note: From the bottom of the “Connections” dropdown on your GoPro camera you can easily turn your wireless connection on and off.
Now, your GoPro is connected to your Android phone. You can easily access and share the GoPro files on social media.
GoPro videos are the best way to capture all the memorable moments in good quality. And you can easily transfer GoPro videos to Android phone by using the above solutions.
So, if this guide has helped you then you can share it with the GoPro lover so that they can also easily transfer GoPro media to their Android device and enjoy their GoPro video on their smartphone.
Jasper Madison is a passionate technical writer with more than 9 years of experience. She has a keen interest in Android and iOS and everything surrounding it. She is a technology enthusiast and fascinated with technology since her childhood days.