2 Tips | How to Transfer Movies from PC to iPad Without iTunes

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Rita Updated on Oct 26, 2018 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

You can also apply the two FREE methods below to transfer movies to your iPhone running iOS 8 or later

"I prefer to download movies from the movie sites online to my computer and then transfer them to my iPad to watch, which is more economical and convenient than buying movies directly from iTunes. However, when I use iTunes to transfer movies from my computer to my iPad, the speed is always slow and iTunes does not recognize my iPad sometimes, which always drives me crazy. How can I transfer movies to iPad without iTunes? Is there any other better software can be used as a replacement?"

How can you put movies on your iPad?

Generally speaking, there are two workable ways to transfer movies to your iPad. If the videos you want to add to your iOS device are saved on your computer, you can transfer videos from PC/Mac/laptop to your iPad from to do it. While if the videos you want to put on your iPad are from websites like YouTube, Vimeo, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, MySpace, Metacafe, Dailymotion, Breaks, and more, you can directly download videos from websites to your iPad to get things done. Whether you want to transfer movies to iPad from computer or save movies to your iPad from websites, you can use EaseUS MobiMover Free, the FREEWARE for iOS data transfer, video download, and file management to help you.

Part 1: How to transfer movies from PC to iPad without iTunes

"Without iTunes" means you don't need to operate in iTunes during the transfer process. However, to help third-party software identify your iOS device, installing iTunes on your computer is necessary because that's the very first step to make data transfer possible.

When EaseUS MobiMover plays the role of an iOS data transfer tool, you can use it to put files on your iOS device from computer (PC or Mac), back up iPhone/iPad content to computer, or transfer data from one iOS device to another. Thus,  In addition to movies, there are many other file types supported by MobiMover. (Go to Part 2 to save videos from Internet to your iPad using MobiMover.)

What can MobiMover transfer or manage for you:

Videos: Movies, TV shows, Music Videos

Photos: Camera Roll, Photo Library, Photo Stream, Photo Videos

Audio: Music, Ringtones, Voice Memos, Audiobooks, Playlists

Others: Contacts, Notes, Messages, Voice Mails, Books, and Safari Bookmarks

NOW, safely download and install EaseUS MobiMover Free on your PC or Mac, then follow the steps below to learn how to put movies on your iPad without iTunes.

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Step 1: Connect your iPhone/Pad to your computer via USB cable and tap Trust This Computer on the device's screen to move on. Run EaseUS MobiMover Free and go to the main screen.

how to transfer movies from PC to iPhone/iPad - step 1

Step 2: If you are going to transfer movies from PC to your iPhone or iPad, there are two ways to do it with MobiMover. You can either use the custom transfer feature by clicking your device name (like EaseUS1 in the screenshot) and choosing Movies as shown below or use the 1-Click Transfer model. With the custom transfer features, you can transfer multiple movies from computer to your iPhone/iPad all at once or selectively.

how to transfer movies from PC to iPhone/iPad - step 2

Step 3: Choose Movies, and click the Transfer to This Device button as marked in the screenshot.

how to transfer movies from PC to iPhone/iPad - step 3 

Step 4: Now you need to select the movies you want to download from computer to your iPhone/iPad. Videos formats, including MP4, MOV, M4V, WMV, RM, MKV, AVI, and FLV, are all supported by EaseUS MobiMover. Once you click Open, MobiMover will start transferring movies from PC to your iPhone/iPad. When it has finished, go to the Videos app on your iPhone/iPad to check the items.

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With MobiMover installed on your PC running Windows 7 later or Mac running OS X 10.7 and later, you can easily save your iPhone text messages to computer, transfer contacts from iPad to iPad or upload pictures from iPhone to PC as you like. Don't hesitate to give it a try.

Part 2: How to download movies to iPad directly from websites

Common supported sites: YouTube, Vimeo, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, MySpace, Break, Metacafe, and Dailymotion

As mentioned above, MobiMover can also serve as a video downloader, which means you can save videos from websites to your iOS device or computer. With this method, you don't need to download the movies from the Internet to your computer first, then transfer movies to your iPad from computer. Instead, you can save the desired movies (available for download) to your iPad directly. Here are the steps to put movies on your iPad from the Internet.

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Step 1: Connect your iPad to your computer, run EaseUS MobiMover, go to Video Downloader, and click the device icon to choose to download videos to your iPad.

How to download YouTube videos to iPad - Step 1

Step 2: Copy the URL of the video you want to save, paste it into the bar in MobiMover, then tap the Download button. (You can visit video sites by clicking the logo shown in MobiMover and search for the video you want to save to your device.)

How to download YouTube videos to iPad - Step 2

Step 3: After you click the Download button, MobiMover will quickly analyze the URL and download the video to iPad. When it has finished, you can check the video in TV > Library > Movies on your device.

How to download YouTube videos to iPad - Step 3

Bonus Tips: IN CASE YOU NEED IT--Solutions to iTunes not recognizing your iPad

Have you encountered the issue "iTunes not recognizing iOS device"? Many of my friends have encountered the problem, including myself. So when this happens, how can we solve it? Here are some practical tips you can try.

If iTunes does not recognize your iPhone, iPad or iPod

  • Make sure your computer has the latest iTunes compatible.
  • Check your Mac or Windows PC for the latest software.
  • Make sure your device is powered on.
  • If you see the "Trust this computer?" Warning, unlock your device and tap "Trust."
  • Unplug all USB accessories except the device from your computer. Try each USB port to see if it has a working port. Then, try another Apple USB cable.
  • Restart the computer and iPhone, iPad or iPod.
  • Try connecting your device to another computer. If you experience the same issue on other computers, to get more solutions you can contact Apple Support.