How to Transfer Videos from Computer to iPhone

By Emily Watson, Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The long journey is boring. But watching a movie with iPhone X or iPhone 8/7/7 Plus during the journey sounds good. Many people want to transfer movies, TV Shows, and other videos from PC/Mac to iPhone and enjoy these videos without the limitation of time and place. Now, the question is how to transfer videos from PC to iPhone.


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Of course you can connect your iPhone and computer and sync videos to iPhone through iTunes. But it would be annoying if iTunes keeps popping up message which saying that the old videos which come from other iTunes library will be deleted first. Email is also an option, but it takes long time and it has the size limitation.


So what can be a good solution on how to transfer video to iphone? FonePaw iOS Transfer is much simple and convenient. There is no size limitation and you can transfer new videos from computer to iPhone without deleting the old ones. This lets you have another option to transfer videos/movies from computer to iPhone except using iTunes. Also, you don't need to any file format converter, it will automatically convert the incompatible video files to the formats such as MP4, M4V and MOV files which are compatible with your iPhone.


This article will provide two options for you to copy video to iPhone. You can see the first method below is directly transfer movies and TV shows from computer to iPhone with FonePaw iOS Transfer, which is the best alternative of AnyTrans (a pretty popular data trasfer tool on the market). And the other option would be transferring videos from PC to iPhone with iTunes. Please continue to read.


Solution 1:Transfer Videos from PC to iPhone Directly

Before you can move videos from PC/Mac to iPhone, you should download the trial version of FonePaw iOS Transfer and the following steps would show you the way to transfer videos from computer to iPhone.  

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1. Connect iPhone to your computer

Run FonePaw iOS Transfer on your computer and connect iPhone to computer via the USB cable. The software will quickly recognize your iPhone.


Run iOS Transfer and Connect iPhone via Cable

2. Transfer videos from computer to iPhone

Click "Media" in the left sidebar and then you can see the directories: Movies, Podcasts, TV Shows, Music Videos, iTunes U etc. on top of the window.  Select "Movies". If your Movie Library is empty, the software will offer an "Add File" button in the middle of the window to help you add video files from computer. Or you can click "Add > Add File/Add Folder" to add videos from PC to iPhone.

Note: When all videos are added to iPhone, you can open the "Video" app on your iPhone to watch them.


Transfer videos from computer to iPhone

See, FonePaw iOS Transfer makes the video transfer easy to be done. Only several simple steps, you can transfer videos from computer to iPhone in no time. Besides, as some people are also confused about the phone to PC transfer, for example, import videos from iPhone to computer. And you should know that iTunes has not enabled its feature to transfer videos from iPhone to iTunes or computer. So what should we do if you want to download videos from iPhone to computer ? Fortunately, the FonePaw iOS Transfer can help with the problem. If you want to learn more details about how to save video from iPhone to computer, you can refer to this guide: How to Transfer Videos from iPhone to Computer

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YouTube Video Tutorial: How to Transfer Videos from Computer to iPhone


Solution 2: Move Videos from Computer to iPhone with iTunes

iTunes can sync videos from iTunes Library to iPhone. If it is totally OK for you to get the old videos deleted, you can try to sync videos from computer to iPhone with iTunes.


Step1. Add videos in computer to iTunes

Start iTunes on your computer. Then, click "File" in top left corner of the screen and in the drop-down list. Choose either "Add File to Library" (adding one video to iTunes) or "Add Folder to Library" (adding all videos in one folder to iTunes) to add videos to iTunes.

Add Videos to iTunes Library

Step 2. Prepare to add video to iPhone

Connect your iPhone with PC via the USB cable, click on cell phone icon appearing beside Content Menu to enter your iPhone.

Connect iPhone

Step 3. Sync video from iTunes to iPhone

Click "Movies" under "Settings" on the left sidebar and tick "Sync Movies" appearing on the main window. Select what you want from videos listed below "Movies" or you can also tick the checkbox "Automatically include movies" to allow iTunes to select videos for you, either selecting all movies or most recent watched/unwatched videos. After choosing the right videos, click "Apply" underneath the window, iTunes will then start transferring videos that you want to your iPhone.

Sync Videos to iPhone

Above is the whole guide to transfer videos from PC/Mac to iPhone. If you have any problem when following the steps, please leave us a message on the comment box below!

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  • paveldewilchmela

    This is importing videos into "Videos" but not to "Camera". I exported videos and pictures from old phone but cannot import videos back into new one. Am I missing something? Thank you.

    2015-03-10 20:27

  • FonePaw

    Hi Pavel, Thank you for supporting FonePaw iOS Transfer. At present, FonePaw iOS Transfer can help you transfer shot videos to the "Video" application on your iPhone, not "Photos" application. But if you need those shot videos in "Photos" app, you can follow this direction: 1. On your PC, send an email attached with the videos that you export from another phone to your Email account (log in this account on your iPhone's "Mail" app). 2. Then you can receive an email on your iPhone. Go to the inbox of "Mail" app, and open the email. 3. Tap video > tap the share button at the lower left corner > tap "Save Video", then your videos would appear in "Photos" app. Should you have any questions, please feel free to find the solutions at our FonePaw site.

    2015-03-10 20:27