Transfer Videos from PC to iPhone with or without iTunes

Want to watch videos on your trip? It’s better that you transfer them from PC to your iPhone because a phone is more portable than a computer. This article is a detailed tutorial that will show you how to do it with or without iTunes.

Author Avatar Joy Taylor Last Updated: Jul. 29, 2021

If you want to watch movies during travel, on the subway, and on the bus, etc., you may need to transfer your videos from the computer to your iPhone. iPhone can play videos in these scenarios thanks to its high portability. Since many people are looking for solutions to transfer videos from PC to iPhone with and without iTunes, in this article, we give you a step-by-step tutorial on it.

Transfer PC Videos to iPhone without iTunes

When it comes to transferring files from PC to iPhone, we will possibly think about iTunes. However, transferring videos from computer to iPhone with iTunes will erase the previously synced media files. Also, certain video formats are not supported by iTunes. Therefore, people are looking for ways that can transfer videos without iTunes. In this article, we give you several ways to do so.

Transfer Videos from PC to iPhone

Transfer Videos from PC to iPhone

Method 1. Transfer Videos to iPhone with AnyTrans

AnyTrans is a wonderful iOS/iPadOS data manager. If you want to transfer PC videos to iPhone, you really need to give it a try. With AnyTrans, you can easily get your videos in a computer migrated to your iPhone, including Photo Videos, Movies, Home Videos, and TV Shows. It enables you not only to transfer videos files, but manage iPhone photos conveniently, transfer and backup WhatsApp data, and restore backups quickly and flexibly, etc. Download AnyTrans and follow the tutorial to transfer videos to your iPhone.

Step 1. Download and install AnyTrans on your PC. Connect iPhone to computer via a USB cable.

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Launch AnyTrans, when your phone is successfully connected, move the mouse and click “+” on the screen to add photos from the PC. You can also drag and drop the photos to this section or click “Add Content to Device” below to import files from the computer.

Drag Files from Computer to iPhone Directly

Drag Files from Computer to iPhone Directly

Step 2. Click “Videos” and select “Movies/Home Videos/TV Shows” or other folders so that the videos will be saved properly after transferring.

Choose Where the Videos be Saved

Choose Where the Videos be Saved

Step 3. Click “+” at the upper-right menu bar. Select videos and click “Open” to transfer all selected videos from PC to iPhone. After transferring, you can view files transferred or continue transferring more videos.

Transfer Successfully Completed

Transfer Successfully Completed

AnyTrans also works on Mac, the steps on Mac to transfer photos to your iPhone are the same as the above steps.

Method 2. Migrate Videos with DropBox

If you wish to learn how to transfer videos from PC to iPhone over the air, then you may try Dropbox. In this way, you can complete the task with merely a phone. Not just transfer videos, Dropbox can help you transfer photos from PC to iPhone without iTunes, transfer music, transfer files to iPhone, etc.. However, it may take a longer time since the internet may be a setback. Besides, every user only gets a limited amount of space for free on Dropbox.

Upload Videos with Dropbox

Upload Videos with Dropbox

You can transfer videos from PC to iPhone with DropBox following these steps:

Step 1. Firstly, visit the official website of Dropbox, log in to your account or create a new one.

Step 2. After logging in, create a new folder and click on the “Upload File” button to browse on your PC and choose files to transfer. You can also import a video by dragging and dropping it.

Step 3. Launch the Dropbox app on your iPhone and visit the same folder to view videos.

Step 4. Select the video you want to watch with your phone and save it to your iPhone.

Method 3. Export Videos to iPhone with iCloud

Some people have downloaded iCloud on their computer, but some others may not. But don’t worry, those who have not downloaded iCloud just need to visit iCloud.com to transfer videos to an iPhone. Take a look at the specific tutorial below.

1. If you have iCloud downloaded on your computer, try these steps:

Save Videos to iCloud Photo Library

Save Videos to iCloud Photo Library

Step 1. On your iOS device, open “Settings”, go to your name, click “iCloud” and “Photos”, then turn on “iCloud Photos”.

Step 2. On the computer, open iCloud settings and enable “Photos”, choose “iCloud Photo Library”.

Step 3. Turn on “Upload new photos and videos from my PC” and click “Change” to set the folder that contains the videos you want to transfer.

Step 4. After the syncing process, go to the “Photos” app on your iPhone to check the items.

2. If you didn’t download iCloud on your computer, visit iCloud.com and follow the steps below:

Transfer Videos on iCloud Official Website

Transfer Videos on iCloud Official Website

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.

Transfer Videos from PC to iPhone with iTunes

As we said before, if you intend to transfer videos to iPhone with iTunes, you need to bear the risk of losing data. That’s why we do not recommend you using this tool. But if you still want to proceed, here is a detailed guide on syncing videos from PC to iPhone using iTunes.

Step 1. Launch iTunes and connect your iPhone to a PC with a USB cable.

Step 2. Select “Movie” in iTunes Library. Click “Files” and then click “Add File to Library”. Select the movie files you want to add and open them. (Or you can simply drag them to the Library.) Then you can see your files in the iTunes Library.

Select Videos You Want to Transfer

Select Videos You Want to Transfer

Step 3. Click your iPhone in iTunes, select “Movies”, check “Sync Movies”, and choose the movies you want to transfer, then click “Sync”. After finishing syncing, you can go to the Movie app on your iPhone to view your movies.

Choose Sync Movies and Click Apply

Choose Sync Movies and Click Apply

The Bottom Line

That’s all for transferring videos from computer to iPhone with/without iTunes. By following these four methods, you can easily transfer videos from a PC to an iPhone. If you don’t want to erase data or you need to transfer videos in uncommon formats, AnyTrans can fully meet your demands. If you find this post helpful, please share it with your acquaintances.

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