Best Way to Transfer MP4 from PC to iPhone/iPad (with/without iTunes)

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Tracy King Updated on Feb 18, 2020 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

Most iPhone and iPad users have the same feeling that both iPhone and iPad all have a better performance of playing videos than on computers. Admittedly, both the vocal and visual experiences are indeed better while playing the same MP4, MOV, or M4V videos on iPhone/iPad. And this becomes the primary reason why iPhone and iPad users would like to transfer videos from PC to their iDevices. 

Question: How do I transfer MP4 from PC to iPhone or iPad?

This is a most frequently asked questions online while searching transfer MP4 to iPhone or iPad. It’s not a new problem at all. 
When it comes to transferring MP4, MOV or M4V files from PC to iPhone/iPad, a traditional way is to use iTunes as a file transferring tool.
The other way is to apply reliable iPhone transfer software - EaseUS MobiMover for help. 

Here we’ll take transferring MP4 as an example to show you the best way for transferring data from PC to iDevices. As a wise user, you won’t miss it. 

Best Way to Transfer MP4 from PC to iPhone/iPad

There are two ways to transfer MP4 from PC iPhone/iPad - using iTunes or using iPhone transfer software. But before you start, we’ve gathered some critical information about iTunes and EaseUS MobiMover. 
And you’ll be able to select the best way to transfer MP4 files to iDevice after viewing the comparison table below:

Comparison EaseUS MobiMover iTunes
Platform Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Visa/XP Windows 10/8/1/8/7
Supported Video Formats MP4, MOV, M4V, WMV, RM, MKV, AVI, FLV MP4, MOV, M4V
Download Duration 1 min 15 min
Transfer files from PC to iDevices Yes Yes
Transfer videos from PC to iDevices Yes Yes
Transfer files from iDevices to PC Yes No
Transfer video from iDevices to PC Yes No
If you select the second traditional way to use iTunes for transferring, you may also want to know how to fix ‘iTunes won’t launch’ issue which may occur to Windows PC randomly.
If you decide to try Way 1, using EaseUS MobiMover for the transferring, click the download button below and install it on your PC and follow on the steps below for a guide.
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Way 1. (Recommended) Transfer MP4 from PC to iPhone/iPad without iTunes (4 Steps)

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to your computer with a USB cable and start EaseUS MobiMover. Unlock your iOS device and click "Trust". Then go to "PC to Phone" > "Select Files".

Select PC to Phone

Step 2. Select the videos you want to transfer and click "Open".

Choose the files you want to transfer

Step 3. Click "Transfer" to start transferring files you selected from your computer to your iPhone. (If you have more files to choose, click "Add Contents" to add more files to copy and then click "Transfer".)

Start transferring files

Way 2. Transfer MP4 from PC to iDevices with iTunes

For Your Information: One thing that you should notice is that if the iTunes on your PC doesn’t support the latest iOS devices such as iPhone X, iPhone XR, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max or iPad etc, update iTunes to that latest version first.

Now, let’s see all the details:

  • Step 1: Connect your iPhone to your PC and launch iTunes, click "Music" at the top left corner, switch it to "Movies".
  • Step 2: Click "File" at the top left corner, then select “Add File to Library” on the drop-down list.
  • Select MP4 files to transfer from PC to iDevices.
  • Step 3: Browse and specify the location on your PC where you saved the MP4 files.
  • Step 4: Sync or copy MP4 to iPhone X/8/7/6/5 or iPad.

For old iPhones (older than iPhone 7)/iPads:

1. Plug in iPhone, click on the device icon on iTunes, click on "Movies".
2. Check "Sync Movies" at the right panel and select MP4 videos, click "Sync".

Sync selected MP4 files to iPhone/iPad.

For new iPhones (iPhone XS Max/XS/XR/iPhone 8 Plus/8/)/iPad:

1. Plug in iPhone, right-click on added MP4 videos and select "Copy".

Copy MP4 files.

2. Right-click on "Movies" under your iOS device and select "Paste".

Paste MP4 files to new iPhone, iPad.

Wait for a while, you’ll be able to view and watch transferred MP4 videos on your iPhone or iPad.

Finish transferring MP4 from PC to iPhone or iPad

Thanks for taking your time and following this page to transfer MP4 from PC to your iPhone/iPad. And you can enjoy fantastic MP4 videos on your iDevices now. 
For further solutions about iOS data transferring, please refer to and for help.