How to Transfer Videos from Computer to iPhone [3 Proven Solutions]


March 18, 2016 09:00 / Posted by Boey Wong

I am a big Apple fan that I have been using iPhone for many years. I love iPhone which brings me a lot of fun on the go. And I also spent much money on iTunes store for its great amount of music and movies. But when iPhone meets iTunes, it doesn’t work so well. I don’t like the way to download videos to iPhone through iTunes. So I have to find some other ways to add video to iPhone without iTunes. Please advise, thanks a lot!

As a matter of fact, iPhone user take their iPhone as a complete media player rather than a regular phone only for calling and messaging. They can play music, watch movies and TV shows and enjoy images. They want to download their favorite music videos or movies from the computer and transfer video to iPhone for watching on the trip. They also want to have the video recordings shooting by a camera transferred to the iPhone so that they are able to watch them on their phone anytime and anywhere.

Transfer Videos from Computer to iPhone

So, how to transfer videos from computer to iPhone?

1. How to Transfer Videos from Computer to iPhone with iCloud

iCloud is a convenient solution you can try to transfer data without USB connection. You can move on if you like this advice.

Go to iCloud web pagelink out and then log in your iCloud account.

Drag and drop the video, which you want to transfer to iPhone, to Photos section on the page.

icloud website

You can go to your iPhone Files app to check your videos now.

2. How to Transfer Videos from Computer to iPhone with iTunes

iTunes is another one of the Apple ways you can try on computer. Below is how.

Connect iPhone to computer with USB cable, then run iTunes.

sync interface itunes

Choose device > Films.

device info itunes

Then you can see Sync Films. Check the box and click Apply button on the bottom of the window.

sync film iphone

As we all know, iTunes is the official way to transfer videos from computer to iPhone. But iTunes has its restriction, it only supports certain types of video formats such as MP4, M4V, and MOV files. so if your downloaded videos are WMV or AVI files, you can’t transfer them to your iPhone through iTunes directly. You have to apply some kind of video converter software to help you convert your videos into iTunes-compatible formats first.

3. How to Transfer Videos from Computer to iPhone with FoneTrans

FoneTrans for iOS is an amazing iTunes alternative that manages all your media files in an efficient way. And you don’t even need to bother the conversion stuff because the software will do it for you without a hassle. You can not only copy video to iPhone with the software, but also get videos off iPhone if you want to free up some space for your phone. Except for videos, other file types including photos, music, books, contacts, and SMS are all at your disposal.

How to Add Videos to iPhone with FoneTrans

If you want to transfer videos from computer to iPhone directly, FoneTrans is your best choice. It allows you to transfer files among iOS devices, or between computer and iDevice. You can free download the software and have a try.

Download the program with above right link. Install it, the program will automatically open when finished, and then connect your iPhone to the computer. After the software recognized your iPhone, you will see the below interface.

Connect your iPhone to computer

On the left pane of the interface, you will see all the contents listed in a column. Click Photos, then you can see all the media files including Videos, Places, Imports, WhatsApp, etc. listing at the top bar. Then click Videos respectively to add one by one.

Add Video to iPhone

Once the adding process is done, the videos you added are all on your iPhone without erasing any existing files.

These steps on how to transfer videos from computer to iPhone can be also applied to the other way around, transfer videos from iPhone to PC. If you want to transfer music from iPhone to computer or other files so as to create a backup, FoneTrans can do this too.

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