How to Put Videos on iPhone with/without iTunes Sync

Want to put movies on iPhone but do not know how? This post will show you how to put videos on iPhone with or without iTunes.

By Joy Taylor | Posted on: Jan. 02, 2018, Last Updated: Sep. 19, 2018
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With an iPhone 6s/7/8/X/XS (Max)/XR, watching movies is a nice experience as well as a good way to kill time. If you want to put a movie on your iPhone from computer, you can try the default iTunes program on the computer. However, when you try to put some iPhone incompatible video files like AVI to your iPhone, you may need to find a new path.

In this guide, we will show you detailed steps on how to put videos on iPhone with or without iTunes.

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Part 1. How to Put Videos on iPhone without iTunes

In this part, we will show you an iTunes alternative program to help you put videos on iPhone 6s/7/8/X/XS (Max)/XR from Mac/PC computer with few clicks, including MP4, M4A, MOV, WMV, AVI, FLV, etc.

If you want a flexible way to add videos to iPhone and don’t want to wipe any existing data on it, then a professional iOS file management program named AnyTrans for iOS can be your first and best choice. It breaks through the limitation of iTunes sync by offering you full-way transferring modes.  It allows you to put videos, music, ringtones, and more on iPhone without erasing, and vice versa. Download the free trial to explorer more >

Step 1. Open AnyTrans for iOS and connect your iPhone 6s/7/8/X/XS (Max)/XR. Click on Device Manager.

How to Put Videos on iPhone with AnyTrans for iOS – Step 1

How to Put Videos on iPhone with AnyTrans for iOS – Step 1

Step 2. Choose Videos and select Home Video (videos you add to your iPhone will be stored in the Videos app on your iPhone).

How to Put Videos on iPhone with AnyTrans for iOS – Step 2

How to Put Videos on iPhone with AnyTrans for iOS – Step 2

Step 3. Click the “+” button > Browse and select the videos on your computer > Click Open to add videos to iPhone.

How to Put Videos on iPhone with AnyTrans for iOS – Step 3

How to Put Videos on iPhone with AnyTrans for iOS – Step 3

Part 2. How to Put Videos on iPhone with iTunes

You should know that iTunes only allows your iPhone to sync with one iTunes library, and it will wipe the existing videos on your iPhone while sync new videos to it. Refer to Part 1 if you want to add videos to iPhone without data loss.

Step 1. Open iTunes, and connect your iPhone to computer.

Step 2. Click Files and choose to Add to Library on the menu bar if you are on a Mac. Choose the video files on your computer to add to iTunes library.

Put Movies on iPhone with iTunes

Put Movies on iPhone with iTunes

Step 3. Click your iPhone> Choose Movies under Summary > Click Sync Movies > Select the movies you want to put on your iPhone > Click Apply.

How to Put Movies on iPhone with iTunes

How to Put Movies on iPhone with iTunes

The Bottom Line

It is easy to add videos to iPhone 6s/7/8/X/XS (Max)/XR  from PC/Mac computer with the above two methods. And it is recommended to have a try on AnyTrans for iOS to manage your iPhone content like photos, videos, music, messages, notes, contacts, books, apps, etc.

Joy Taylor

Member of iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iPhone related issues.