Smart Tips | How to Transfer Videos from PC to iPhone XS/XS Max/XR in 4 Ways

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Myra Posted on Sep 14, 2018 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

Applies To: iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, and earlier iPhones running iOS 8 and later

It's a great enjoyment to watch videos on your newly bought iPhone XS/XS Max/XR for it is equipped with the super Retina display. To get videos to your iPhone, you can either transfer videos from iPhone to iPhone or, like in this article, transfer videos from PC to iPhone.

How can you transfer videos from computer to iPhone XS/XS Max/XR?

In addition to using EaseUS MobiMover or iTunes, the other two ways to put videos on your iPhone are not absolutely free. Read on to get the details and choose the one best suited to your needs to carry out.

Part 1: How to transfer videos from PC to iPhone XS/XS Max/XR without iTunes

Method 1: Import videos from PC to iPhone with EaseUS MobiMover for free

  • Do you want to transfer videos in MP4, MOV, M4V, WMV, RM, MKV, AVI, or FLV from PC to your iPhone XS/XS Max/XR?
  • Are you considering adding movies, TV shows, or music videos to your iPhone from computer running Windows 7 and later?
  • Do you also intend to transfer other files, like photos, music, and ringtones, from PC to your iOS device?

If you answer is "Yes", then using EaseUS MobiMover Free is the best choice for you. As you will know, EaseUS MobiMover is a free tool for iOS data transfer, file management, and video download which is compatible with both PC and Mac. With MobiMover installed on your computer, you can:

  • Delete unwanted iPhone/iPad items
  • Edit the existing files on iPhone
  • Add new content to iOS devices
  • Check your iPhone info

Such a versatile tool, right? Now, follow the steps below to transfer videos from PC to your iPhone XS, iPhone XS Plus, or iPhone XR in five simple steps.

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Step 1: Connect your iPhone to your PC, run EaseUS MobiMover and click "PC to iDevice". (Make sure your computer is trusted by your iPhone.)

how to transfer videos from PC to iPhone - step 1

Step 2: To select the items you'd like to transfer, you can either click "Add File", "Add Folder" or directly drag and drop the files/folders to the MobiMover window. The video formats supported by MobiMover include MP4, MOV, M4V, WMV, RM, MKV, AVI, and FLV. (The video formats that are not supported by the iPhone will be converted to MP4 during the transfer process.)

how to transfer videos from PC to iPhone - step 2

Step 3: After selecting the videos, you can click "Transfer" to initiate the transfer process or click "Edit" to check the items.

how to transfer videos from PC to iPhone - step 3

Step 4: Check the videos to be transferred. To exclude an item, uncheck it and click "OK".

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Step 5: Now, click "Transfer" to begin transferring videos from PC to your iPhone. When it has completed, go to the corresponding app to check the files.

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Method 2: Sync videos from PC to iPhone via iCloud

With the iCloud service, you can upload videos from your computer to iCloud and access these files on your iPhone XS/XS Max/XR. To use this method, you need to make sure you are using the same Apple ID on your computer and iPhone and both your devices are well connected to a Wi-Fi network. (If your iCloud storage is almost full, learn how to free up iCloud space here.)

Step 1: On your iPhone XS/XS Max/XR, go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud > Photos and turn on iCloud Photo Library.

Step 2: Download iCloud for Windows (https://support.apple.com/en-hk/HT204283) on your PC.

Step 3: Run iCloud for Windows on your computer.

Step 4: Click Options next to Photos and enable iCloud Photo Library.

Step 5: Make sure Upload new photos and videos from my PC is turned on. Tap on Change under this option to choose the folder that contains the videos you want to transfer from PC to your iPhone.

How to transfer videos from PC to iPhone XS/XS Max/Xr

Method 3: Get videos from computer to iPhone using Dropbox

To get videos from PC to your iPhone, you can upload the videos from your PC to Dropbox and then download these items to your iPhone. But honestly speaking, using Dropbox is more complex compared to other methods. Why?

  • You will need a Dropbox available for use
  • Download and install Dropbox on your PC/iPhone
  • Save the items to your device

Besides, Dropbox only provides 2GB of free space for you. However, If you don't have a USB cable available, using Dropbox could be a good choice for you. Here are the steps to copy videos from PC to iPhone XS/XS Max/XR using Dropbox.

Step 1: Download and install Dropbox on your PC and sign up a Dropbox account.

Step 2: Go to upload the videos you want to import from PC to your iPhone to Dropbox and choose a folder to save the items.

Step 3: Download and install Dropbox for iPhone on your mobile device and sign in with your account.

Step 4: Choose the videos you have just uploaded and save these items to your iPhone XS/XS Max/XR.

How to import videos from PC to iPhone

Part 2: How to transfer videos from computer to iPhone XS/XS Max/XR with iTunes

If you don't mind the data loss caused by iTunes syncing, using iTunes to transfer videos, including movies and TV shows, from computer to your iPhone XS/XS Max/XR could also be an option for you. To ensure a smooth transfer process, you'd better update your iTunes to the latest version (go to Help > Check for Updates and choose Download iTunes if there are new updates available) and then follow the steps below to get videos from computer to your iPhone. (If your iPhone is not showing up in iTunes, learn how to fix it here.)

Step 1: Connect your iPhone XS/XS Max/XR to your PC and run iTunes.

Step 2: Click the device icon and choose Movies or TV shows.

Step 3: Tap the checkbox next to Sync Movies or Sync TV shows.

Step 4: Choose the videos you'd like to sync and click Apply to start transferring videos from PC to your new iPhone. When it has finished, go to the TV app on your iPhone to watch these videos as you like.

How to transfer videos from PC to iPhone XS/XS Max/XR with iTunes