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How to transfer videos from PC to iPhone with iTunes?

I am going to take a long trip so I would like to send some videos to my iPhone X to kill time on vehicles. Anyone could give me the simplest way to complete that?

- Question from An iPhone User

iPhone is a good video player. You could download thousands of movies from iTunes Store. It would be very convenient to enjoy them with Wi-Fi connected at home, but if you are on the journey or want to get videos on computer that not from iTunes Store to iPhone, you need to transfer files from PC to iPhone. You could get 4 methods in the following content to send videos to iPhone with/without iTunes or over the air.

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#1 How to transfer videos from PC to iPhone with iTunes?

You might have purchased movies with iTunes but do you know that iTunes could also be used to send large video files to iPhone? You could have 2 ways to sync videos from PC to a computer or transfer videos from computer to any apps like VLC player on iPhone.

Method 1. Sync videos/folder to iPhone with iTunes

1. Launch iTunes on a Windows computer and locate the videos or folder on computer.

2. Click File in iTunes > select Add File to Library >select the videos on your computer

3. Connect iPhone to computer with USB cable.

4. Click the phone-shape icon to manage your iPhone and select Movies in the sidebar.

5. Check Sync Movies, then select the movies you want and click Sync at the bottom.

iTunes Sync Videos

Tips: You could find those videos in Videos app or Apple TV app. Every time you sync videos in this way would erase the movies you have synced last time so that you’d better transfer videos from iPhone to PC before using iTunes.

Method 2. Transfer videos from computer to any player on iPhone

If you have a player like VLC on iPhone, you can send large video files to iPhone in a shorter time.

1. Launch iTunes on a Windows computer and locate the videos or folder on computer.

2. Click the phone-shape icon to manage your iPhone and click File Sharing in the sidebar.

3. Select VLC (you could also choose another player). Drag your movies from folder to the box or click Add to add videos to VLC.

Files Sharing VLC

Tips: You could find those videos in VLC. If you want to save that videos from iPhone to another computer, you could enter File Sharing in the same way, select the movies and click Save at the bottom.

#2 How to import video from PC to iPhone without iTunes?

Feel iTunes works so slow? You need the professional tool FoneTool. It is the fastest iPhone data transfer and iTunes alternative.

★ Safely Transfer: You could always use FoneTool without misgivings because it would do nothing with the videos already on your iPhone.
★ Widely Compatible: It supports the latest iPhone 14/13/12/11, iPad 8/Air 4, and also supports iOS 16/15.

Step 1. Download FoneTool and connect iPhone to PC with USB cable.

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Step 2. Select Phone Transfer on the left pane. And move cursor on the PC to iPhone. Then click Start Transfer.

Transfer to iPhone

Step 3. Click the plus icon to add videos from computer.

Choose Videos

Step 4. Check the files in the box and click Start Transfer.


#3 How to send videos from PC to iPhone via Dropbox?

Cloud drives like OneDrive, Google Drive, or Dropbox could help you easily share video via all kinds of platforms so you can transfer videos to your iPhone over the air.

1. On your PC, download and install Dropbox. Get an account and sign into it.

2. Select the videos on computer and then click Upload.

3. On your iPhone, download Dropbox from App Store and then download videos to your iPhone.

Dropbox Upload File Web

Tips: You need to install Dropbox on iPhone in App Store to receive the videos. Using Dropbox to transfer videos from computer to iPhone requires good Internet or it would take much time to upload or download videos.

#4 How to transfer videos from PC to iPhone using iCloud?

iCloud is a premium service for iPhone users to sync data on all iOS devices. You can upload your videos to iCloud and then you can download the videos to your iPhone or iPad.

Steps to transfer videos using iCloud:

1. On your computer, open your browser and go to

2. Sign in the Apple ID of your iPhone and then select Photos.

3. Click the Upload Button in the upper-left corner.

View Photos on iCloud

4. Select the videos you want to transfer from computer.

5. On your iPhone, open Settings > tap your profile > select iCloud.

6. Switch on iCluod Photos to download videos to your iPhone.

Turn on iCloud Photos


Now you have known 3 ways of how to transfer videos from PC to iPhone with iTunes. You could quickly import large videos to iPhone when it is needed.

FoneTool is the best video transfer for iPhone. It is fast and very easy to use and you can also use it to put mp4 on your iPad.

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iOS Versions
  • iOS 16/15/14/13/12/11 and former
  • iPadOS 16/15/14/13/12/11 and former
iOS Devices
  • iPhone 14/14 Pro (Max), 13/13 mini/Pro (Max), iPhone 12/12 mini/Pro (Max), iPhone 11/11 Pro (Max)
  • iPhone X/XR/XS/XS Max, iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone 6/6s/6s Plus
  • iPhone SE (1st, 2nd, 3rd generations)
  • iPod touch 1/2/3/4/5/6/7
  • All models of iPad Air, iPad mini, iPad Pro and iPad