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How to Put Movies on iPhone in 4 Ways

Carman updated on Sep 17, 2020 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

There are four ways for you to put videos on your iPhone from a computer and one method for you to download online videos to your iPhone/iPad using URL.

Transferring videos to an iPhone or iPad is actually quite easy with the help of proper tools. Here you will learn common ways to put videos, including movies, on an iPhone with a few simple clicks. Apply the way best suited to your needs to add videos to your iPhone within minutes.

Method 1. How to Put Videos on iPhone with iPhone Transfer Software

Applies To: Recorded videos, movies, TV shows, and music videos

With an iPhone transfer software tool like EaseUS MobiMover, you will be able to transfer videos between an iPhone/iPad/iPod and a computer or between two iOS devices without iTunes. That means whether you want to put videos on your iPhone, transfer videos from iPhone to PC, or send videos from one iPhone to another, it will help.

Unlike iTunes that may cause data syncing on your iOS device, EaseUS MobiMover will put videos to your iPhone safely without data loss. Besides, other than videos, this tool also supports photos, music, ringtones, voice memos, contacts, books, and more. Great, right? Let's see how to put movies on iPhone using EaseUS MobiMover.

To copy videos from computer to iPhone:

Step 1. Connect your iPhone/iPad to your computer and launch EaseUS MobiMover. On your iDevice, click "Trust" to trust your computer. Then go to "Content Management" > "Videos" > "Movie" in MobiMover.

Select video

Step 2. To transfer videos from PC to iPhone or iPad, choose "Add Contents".

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Step 3. Now you need to select the movies you want and click "Open" to transfer from computer to your iPhone/iPad. Videos formats, including MP4, MOV, M4V, WMV, RM, MKV, AVI, and FLV, are all supported by EaseUS MobiMover. (While transferring videos that have formatted not supported by your iPhone/iPad, MobiMover will convert it to MP4 automatically during the transfer process.)

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Method 2. How to Put Movies on iPhone via iTunes

If you want to add movies that you bought from iTunes to your iPhone, using iTunes is advisable. To put movies on your iPhone, prepare a USB cable, and make sure you have installed the latest version of iTunes on your computer. Afterward, follow the steps below to sync movies to your iPhone from the computer.

Notes: You should know that transferring videos to iPhone using iTunes will cause the loss of the existing music, movies, TV shows, and books on the target device. Thus, if you have important data on your iPhone or iPad, try other alternative ways to put videos on your iPhone instead.

To sync movies to iPhone using iTunes:

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to your PC with a USB cable and wait for iTunes to launch automatically.

Step 2. Unlock your iPhone and trust the computer. If required, enter your iPhone password.

Step 3. Click the device icon. Under "Settings", choose "Movies" or "TV Shows" according to your needs.

Step 4. Click the checkbox next to "Sync Movies" or "Sync TV Shows" and choose the videos you want to transfer.

Step 5. Click "Apply" to start transferring videos from PC or laptop to iPhone.

How to put movies to iPhone using iTunes

Since macOS Catalina, iTunes is no longer available on Mac computers and Finder does the data syncing tasks. Thus, if you are using a Mac running the latest version of OS, use Finder to add movies to your iPhone instead.

Method 3. How to Add Videos to iPhone via iCloud Drive

iCloud Drive stores any type of content that is less than 50GB and doesn't exceed your iCloud storage. Thus, when it comes to transferring videos to iPhone, iCloud Drive could help. To use a cloud-based service, you need to make sure you are using the same account on both the source device and target device. It's equally important that there is enough free space in iCloud for you to save the videos or movies you are going to send.

To add videos to iPhone via iCloud Drive:

Step 1. Go to iCloud.com on your PC and sign in with the Apple ID you use on your iOS device.

Step 2. Choose "iCloud Drive" among the options and click the "Upload" icon to upload the video files to iCloud.

Step 3. Go to the Files app on your iPhone and choose "iCloud Drive". You will see the videos from your computer in the folder after the syncing process.

Step 4. Click the "Download" icon over the item to download the video to your iPhone.

How to put videos on iPhone via iCloud

Other than iCloud, there are many other file-sharing services that allow you to transfer videos to your iPhone from a PC wirelessly, including Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, and more.

Method 4. How to Put Videos on iPhone via AirDrop

If you are going to put videos on your iPhone or another iDevice, AirDrop is a workable choice. AirDrop shares photos, videos, contacts, documents, and more between two AirDrop-supported devices, including iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and Mac.

To send videos to iPhone from Mac using AirDrop:

Step 1. Turn on AirDrop on iPhone and Mac.

Step 2. On your Mac, drag and drop the video files to the recipient in the AirDrop window.

Step 3. Choose "Accept" on the iPhone to start receiving the items from the computer.

How to transfer videos to iPhone with AirDrop

Bonus Tip: How to Download Videos onto iPhone or iPad

Have you ever wanted to download videos from a website like YouTube, Facebook, or Twitter to your iPhone or iPad? To add videos to your iDevice, you can either put videos to iPhone/iPad from a computer or download videos to your iPhone/iPad directly from a video site or social networking site.

To download a movie or video to your iPhone/iPad, all you need is a video downloader. As you may have noticed, the iPhone transfer software introduced in method 1 also serves the function of a free video downloader that enables you to save an online video to your computer or iPhone/iPad.

If you also want to download movies onto your iPhone or iPad, refer to the guide on how to download YouTube videos to iPhone for more details.

The Bottom Line

Whether you want to put movies on iPhone or add videos to iPad, you can apply one of the methods above to get things done. Briefly speaking:

  • EaseUS MobiMover can not only transfer videos to your iPhone from a computer or another iDevice but also download videos to your device from 1000+ websites.
  • iTunes syncs purchased videos easily.
  • iCloud and AirDrop allow you to put videos on iPhone/iPad without a USB cable.

Apply the method you like best to add movies to your iOS device with ease.