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How to Transfer Videos from PC to iPhone With/Without iTunes in 5 Ways

Myra updated on May 19, 2020 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

(Newly Updated) Five proven ways for you to get a video from computer to iPhone, either using a USB cable or wirelessly. 

It's true that computers allow you to enjoy videos with a bigger screen compared with mobile phones. However, mobile devices like iPhones have better portability and thus provide you with more flexibility on when and where you can watch a video. That's probably the main reason why so many users want to know how to transfer videos from PC to iPhone in order to enjoy movies, TV shows, and other videos more conveniently.

Then how can you send videos from PC to iPhone? There are actually a few easy ways for you to get a video from computer to iPhone, either with or without iTunes. Read on to learn the details and apply the one best suited to your needs.

PAGE CONTENT:
How to Transfer Videos from PC to iPhone with iTunes
How to Transfer Videos from Computer to iPhone Using iOS Transfer Tool
How to Move Videos from PC to iPhone with VLC
How to Get a Video from Computer to iPhone with iCloud
How to Put Videos from Computer to iPhone with Dropbox

Method 1. How to Transfer Videos from PC to iPhone with iTunes

iTunes is Apple's solution to handle data syncing and device backups. Although iTunes has been discontinued, you can still install it on your computer and use it to sync videos, including movies and TV shows, from your PC or laptop to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch.

iTunes will help you in two ways, depending on where you'd like to use the video files. (To avoid issues like iPhone not showing up in iTunes, update your iTunes to the latest version before you start.)

Option 1. Send videos from PC to iPhone with iTunes Syncing

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 transfer videos from PC to iPhone with iTunes - option 1

Sending videos to iPhone using iTunes will cause the loss of the existing music, movies, TV shows, and books on the iOS device. That's because the newly synced items will replace the existing ones on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. Thus, if you are going to transfer videos from PC to iPhone with iTunes, make sure you don't have important files on your device.

Option 2. Transfer Videos from Computer to iPhone Using iTunes File Sharing

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to your PC or laptop with a USB cable and launch iTunes if it doesn't open automatically.

Step 2. Unlock your device and trust the computer. If required, enter your device passcode.

Step 3. Click the device icon and choose "File Sharing".  Now you should see a list of the apps that support file sharing, including many video-related apps.

Step 4. Choose the app you want to import the videos to, e.g. iMovie, and drag the videos you want to transfer to the right window (you can also click "Add File" to add the items to the app). Afterward, the files will be copied to your device automatically.

Step 5. When it has finished, Open "iMovie" and click the download icon.

Step 6. Choose "iTunes" > "Import [number] Files" and you will import the videos from PC to your iPhone successfully.

How to transfer videos from PC to iPhone with iTunes - Option 2

Method 2. How to Transfer Videos from PC to iPhone Using iOS Transfer Tool

The fact that iTunes will cause data loss on the iOS device is the main reason why so many users want to transfer videos to iPhone without iTunes. To get videos from computer to iPhone, iPad, or iPod safely and quickly, the iPhone transfer software - EaseUS MobiMover will help. With it, you can:

  • Transfer files between an iPhone/iPad/iPod and a computer (Mac/PC/laptop)
  • Copy data from one iOS device to another
  • Download videos from YouTube, Dailymotion, Twitter, Facebook, and more to your computer or iPhone/iPad

Other than videos, it also enables you to transfer photos, music, ringtones, audiobooks, contacts,  PDF files, and more. Therefore, you can also transfer videos from iPhone to PC or copy videos from iPhone to iPhone with this tool.

To get videos from computer to iPhone without iTunes:

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to your PC, run EaseUS MobiMover and click "PC to Phone" > "Select Files". (Make sure your computer is trusted by your iPhone.)

Select PC to Phone

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

Choose the files you want to transfer

Step 3. After selecting the videos, you can click "Transfer" to initiate the transfer process.

Start transferring files

Many users want to know how to transfer videos from PC to iPhone camera roll without iTunes. If you are one of them, I'm glad to tell you that using EaseUS MobiMover is a proven solution.

Method 3.  How to Transfer Videos from Computer to iPhone via the VLC App

VLC is a cross-platform media player that is well compatible with PC and iPhone. With the help of the VLC app on your iPhone or iPad, you are able to share videos between your iPhone and your computer wirelessly under the same network.

To import videos from PC to iPhone via VLC:

Step 1. Install VLC for iOS on your iPhone.

Step 2. Open the app and click the VLC icon in the top-left corner.

Step 3. Enable "Sharing via WiFi" and remember the IP address underneath.

Step 4. On Windows, open a browser and enter the IP address (the numbers).

Step 5. To transfer videos from PC to your iPhone, you can either add the items by drag-and-drop or clicking the plus icon. Then you will see the videos are being transferred to your iPhone wirelessly and automatically.

How to get videos from computer to iPhone using VLC

The items will be saved in the VLC app. If you prefer to save them in the Photos app, select the items, click the share button, choose "Save [number] Videos" and choose "OK". By doing so, you can transfer videos from PC to your iPhone camera roll.

Method 4. How to Get Videos from Computer to iPhone with iCloud

Another way to put videos from computer to your iPhone camera roll is to use iCloud. Similarly to iTunes, iCloud is also developed by Apple. Being cloud-based, iCloud allows you to share your photos, videos, contacts, and more across your devices wirelessly.

In addition to Apple devices, iCloud is also compatible with Windows computers. With iCloud on, you are able to send files from computer to iPhone/iPad/iPod or vice versa over Wi-Fi.

To use iCloud, you need to make sure you use the same Apple ID on your computer and your iOS device and there is enough storage in iCloud to save the videos to be transferred.

Depending on whether you have installed the iCloud control panel, there are two ways for you to put videos from computer to your iPhone.

Option 1. Transfer Videos from Computer to iPhone with iCloud for Windows

Step 1. On your iOS device, open "Settings", go to [your name] > "iCloud" > "Photos", then turn on "iCloud Photos".

Step 2. On your PC, upload the videos you want to transfer to iCloud.

  • Right-click the iCloud icon on the taskbar on your PC or laptop and choose "Open iCloud Settings". 
  • Check the "Photos" option and select "iCloud Photo Library" in the popup window.
  • Afterward, more options will unfold. Enable "Upload new photos and videos from my PC" and click "Change" to set the folder that contains the items to be uploaded according to your needs.
  • Copy the videos you want to send from your PC to your iPhone in the folder you just set.

Step 3. After the syncing process, go to the "Photos" app on your iPhone to check the items.

How to get videos from computer to iPhone with iCloud for Windows

Option 2. Send Videos from PC to iPhone via iCloud.com

Step 1. Enable "iCloud Photos" on your iOS device via "Settings".

Step 2. Go to iCloud.com and sign in with the Apple ID you use on your mobile device.

Step 3. Choose "Photos" among the options.

Step 4. Click the upload icon and select the videos you want to transfer.

Step 5. After uploading the videos to iCloud, go to the "Photos" app on your mobile device to check the items.

How to move videos from PC to iPhone with iCloud.com

Method 5. How to Send Videos from PC to iPhone with Dropbox

iCloud is not the only cloud storage service that you can apply. Other cloud-based file-sharing services like Dropbox, Google Drive, and more can also help when it comes to transferring videos from computer to iPhone/iPad. Let's take Dropbox as an example.

To move videos from PC to iPhone via Dropbox

Step 1. Upload videos from PC to Dropbox.

  • If you have installed Dropbox for Windows, go to "Files" > "My files" > "Upload files" to send the videos from the computer to Dropbox.
  • If not, go to Dropbox.com, sign in, and upload the items.

Step 2. Download and install Dropbox on your iOS device and sign in with the account you use on your computer.

Step 3. After the syncing, you can access and download the videos from the computer via the Dropbox app on your iPhone.

How to get videos from computer to iPhone with Dropbox

Bonus Tip: How to Download Videos from iPhone

Other than copying videos to your iPhone from a computer, you can download videos from iPhone directly to get videos you like onto your device. For example, you may want to save a video from YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and many other sites to your iPhone or iPad. How can you download a video from iPhone from these sites? Actually, there are mobile apps for you to save videos on your iPhone from YouTube and other sites. You can search for these apps from the App Store and apply one of them to get videos you like to your iPhone.

The Bottom Line

Now you know that there are actually a couple of different options to move videos from PC to iPhone. Some of the methods are also applicable to transfer videos from iPhone to PC. Try the one that fits your need most to get videos from computer to your iPhone within minutes.