How to Fix iTunes Cannot Transfer Videos to iPhone or iPad

Summary

Want to transfer videos to your iPhone/Pad but iTunes failed to sync videos to your iDevices? Read this tutorial to get videos transferred to iPhone/iPad.

Kelly Woods

June 30, 2015

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As a universal desktop media player, iTunes can play a wide variety of videos, like the movie files that end in ".mov", ".m4v", or ".mp4". However, iPhone, iPad and some modes of iPod only play videos in specific formats. If your video contents are not purchased from iTunes Store, you'll have good chance that they won't sync to iPhone, iPad with iTunes.

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For instance, trying to import an MKV HD movie to iPad, iTunes will warn you that: XXX was not copied to iPad because it cannot be played:

Why iTunes Cannot Transfer My Videos to iPhone

Failed Transfer Videos to iPhone (Credit: Apple.com)

Part 1: Create iPod or iPhone Version with iTunes

It's glad to see iTunes offers an option to convert these iTunes supported video files to an iPod or iPhone version. Follow Open iTunes > Select the video file that won't move to iPhone > Click File on the top side > Create New Version > Create iPod or iPhone version:

Why iTunes Cannot Transfer My Videos to iPhone

Create iPod or iPhone Version with iTunes

However, as long as you use this feature, you'll find many inconveniences, such as:

  • As you can't modify conversion settings with iTunes, you will loss tremendous quality or get a overwhelming big file.
  • You need to make sure the video file is supported by iTunes. Otherwise, you even cannot import it.
  • There is no reason to duplicate giant video files and keep both of them on the computer (Learn how to remove duplicates in iTunes).

Part 2: A Better Solution for Syncing Videos to iPhone iPad

To import videos to iPhone iPad, you'd better use a dedicated software like AnyTrans. This all around iPhone iPad Manager is armed with advanced trans-coding engine that will convert all incompatible video/audio media to iDevice friendly format. During the transferring, it will automatically optimize the video and audio quality according to your device's standard. Start Taking A Tour >

Step 1. Open AnyTrans, and connect your iPhone or iPad to computer. Click on the gear shaped button > Choose Trans-coding option > Here you can set the video/audio format and quality > Click Save.

Trans-coding Setting in AnyTrans – Step 1

Trans-coding Setting in AnyTrans – Step 1

Step 2. Go to the homepage of AnyTrans > Click on Videos > Choose Home Video.

Transfer Videos to iPhone or iPad with AnyTrans – Step 2

Transfer Videos to iPhone or iPad with AnyTrans – Step 2

Step 3. Click the "+" button > Browse the videos on your computer > Select the video > Click Open.

Transfer Videos to iPhone or iPad with AnyTrans – Step 3

Transfer Videos to iPhone or iPad with AnyTrans – Step 3

The Bottom Line

Unlike iTunes, AnyTrans won’t erase any existed data on your iPhone iPad during the transfer process. You can also transfer photos, music, books, and contacts to iDevice without limits. Download it to have a try. Don’t forget to share this post with your friends if it is helpful to you.

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