How To Transfer Videos From Your Computer To iPhone

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Are you looking for an easy way to transfer a video from your computer to your iPhone? Whether you’re trying to transfer a movie or send one of your favorite family videos to your phone, there are several methods that let you transfer video from iPhone to PC or vice versa quickly and easily. In this article, I will be showing you how to transfer videos from computer to iPhone. 

One of the most convenient ways to export a video from your computer to your iPhone is by using Apple’s iCloud. With iCloud, you can simply upload the video file to iCloud Drive on your computer. After you transfer videos to iCloud, making sure you are using the same iCloud account on both devices, log into iCloud on your iPhone and find the video file. You can now access the file from anywhere and view it on your phone.

Another way to get videos from your computer onto your iPhone is by using iTunes. First, make sure that both devices are connected via a USB cable, and then launch iTunes on your computer. Then, click on the device button on the top left of your screen and then click on “File Sharing.” Select your phone, and then click on “Add,” select the file you want, and then click “Add” again to transfer it to your phone. 

For those who don’t want to use Apple’s cloud services or software, there are third-party programs that allow you to transfer videos from a computer to iPhone without having to use iTunes or iCloud. 

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One such option is the iMazing iPhone transfer software, which provides an intuitive interface for transferring media between computers and iOS devices. Once installed, follow these steps:

  1. Connect both devices with a USB cable. After the first time connecting your iPhone to your PC with a USB cable, you can make transfers via Wi-Fi.
  2. Launch iMazing on your computer, then select your iPhone on the sidebar.
  3. Click on Photos. 
  4. Click on the “Import” button. 
  5. Choose which media files you want to be transferred (e.g., movies & photos).
  6. Name your new photo album and wait for iMazing to finish transferring all of the selected files.

Once complete, all of the selected files will be available on both devices!

No matter what method you choose, exporting videos from a computer to an iPhone is a relatively simple process. Just remember that if you are transferring large files (such as HD movie files), it may take some time depending on internet speeds or connection speeds between devices.

Transferring Video From PC to iPhone Without iTunes

Transferring video from your PC to your iPhone without iTunes is easy and can be done via a few different methods. We’ll discuss direct sharing, cloud/wireless transfers, and other methods for how to move videos from iPhone to PC and vice versa without iTunes. 

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The first method you can use to transfer videos from iPhone to PC and vice versa is AirDroid Personal, a free application available on both the Apple App Store and Google Play Store, as well as for macOS, Windows, and Linux. 

This app allows you to wirelessly transfer files from your PC to your iPhone with ease. It has many features, such as computer to iPhone video export and even remote device management. 

All you need to do is install the app on both devices and connect them to the same LAN or remote network. You can even find friends using AirDroid and share files with them with Nearby Share. 

Another method for transferring video from PC to iPhone without iTunes is by using iCloud. Simply save the video file onto iCloud Drive on your PC and then access it from your iCloud account on your iPhone. Once the video file has been uploaded onto iCloud Drive, it will automatically sync across all of your devices that are connected with that same iCloud account.

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If you would rather not use iCloud, you can use Google Photos or Google Drive, a cloud storage solution by Google. You can also use Dropbox as an alternative for transferring videos without using iTunes. 

Simply upload the video file onto either one of these cloud storage services (you will need an account) and access it through their respective apps on your iPhone and other devices.

A third option for transferring videos without iTunes is via email or messaging applications such as WhatsApp or Messenger. If you have a large enough email or messaging account, you can attach the video file in an email or message and send it directly to your iPhone. If you have two email addresses or two phone numbers on WhatsApp, you can easily send files to yourself. 

Sending a Video from Computer to Phone

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How to send a video form your computer to your phone?

To send a video from PC to iPhone or Android phones directly, without any third-party software, you’ll need a USB cable. 

First, unlock your phone if it is locked. Then, plug one end of the USB cable into your computer and the other end into your phone. 

On your phone, you may get a notification asking if you want to use the connection only for charging or also for transferring files. Choose the latter so you can transfer a video to iPhone. 

A file transfer window will open on your computer. You can also navigate to your drives and find your connected phone. Navigate to the video that you would like to transfer and drag it from the folder on your computer to the folder on your phone. Once the transfer is complete, you can unplug the USB cable and use or watch the video on your phone.

Exporting from PC to iPhone

Here’s how to export a video from computer to iPhone. 

One of the easiest ways to export videos to iPhone is to use iTunes video transfer. First, connect your iPhone to your computer using the USB cable provided with your device. Once the connection is established, launch iTunes and select your device from the list. 

From there, you can select files and copy them to your device. 

You can also use iCloud for iPhone video transfers or a third-party app, like iMazing, for PC to iPhone media transfers. 

Transferring Videos from Laptop to iPhone Using USB

To transfer video to iPhone from your laptop using USB, you will need to connect your iPhone and computer directly with a USB cable. You may have to select “allow this device to access photos and videos” on your phone; such an option may appear right after connecting the phone to your PC. 

Once the connection has been established, a new window or panel should open on your computer, displaying your mobile device’s name. 

You can then add videos to iPhone by navigating through your files. Locate and select the videos that you would like to transfer from your laptop library. Then, drag them into the storage folder of your iPhone that appears on your PC. The video files will then be transferred to your device.

Using a USB cable is a great alternative to the iCloud method, which would require you to transfer videos to iCloud. That requires a strong internet connection and can use up your mobile data. 

Transferring Video from PC to iPhone Wirelessly

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If, on the other hand, you don’t want to use USB cables, transferring video from PC to iPhone wirelessly is a simple process. 

iCloud provides PC to iPhone cloud transfer services. 

First, you will need to sign in to iCloud on both devices. On your PC, you can do this by visiting and signing in with your Apple ID details. Once you have signed in to iCloud, you can upload the video to iCloud Drive from your computer.

Next, on your iPhone, open the “Settings” app and select “iCloud” from the menu. Here, make sure that iCloud Drive is turned on. Finally, open the iCloud Drive app on your phone, and all of the files uploaded from your computer will be available for viewing or downloading directly onto your device.

Transferring Videos From Computer to Phone Without USB

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iCloud is not the only way to transfer photos and videos from computer to iPhone without a USB cable. Unfortunately, native Bluetooth video transfer to and from non-Apple devices is not supported on iPhones, but if you have a macOS, you can use AirDrop, which works using Bluetooth technology. 

To send videos without USB using AirDrop on your Mac, open the file you want to send on your Mac and click on the Share button. Choose AirDrop and choose your iPhone as the recipient. 

For a wireless video transfer computer to iPhone on a Windows PC, you can instead use a cloud service like Dropbox or send files via email to yourself. 

Transferring Videos from Laptop to iPhone 11

To transfer videos to iPhone 11 from your laptop, you’ll need to use a USB cable to connect the two devices. 

Open iTunes on your PC and click the “Device” button. From there, you can select your device and then select the app you want to share files from. Select which videos you would like to transfer, and wait for iTunes to sync videos from the laptop to iPhone 11. 

iTunes will then begin transferring the selected videos from your laptop to your iPhone 11. Once the laptop to iPhone video transfer is complete, disconnect the USB cable and you’ll be able to watch your videos on your iPhone!

Transferring Photos from PC to iPhone Using Drag and Drop

Yes, you can drag and drop photos to iPhone from your PC, but you will need a file sharing tool like iTunes or iMazing. You can also use drag and drop to transfer media from PC to iPhone if it is connected via USB. 

You can also transfer photos from PC to iPhone using drag and drop using a cloud-based file sharing service. 


Hopefully, you now understand how to transfer videos from computer to iPhone. Whether you opt to use a USB connection, a file transfer service such as iMazing or iTunes, or a cloud-based file sharing service like Google Drive, there are many options available. If one doesn’t work, just try another one!


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Ben is a gamer addict and hardware enthusiast who loves taking apart and building PCs. He has over half a decade of writing experience and is HubSpot certified in content marketing and SEO. He is currently pursuing a bachelor's in computer science with various certifications in the information technology field, particularly relating to hardware. He's excited to share his passion for PC hardware with you and help you create your gaming setup, whether it's your first rig or 100th. Ben has traversed the globe and speaks several languages. His passions include traveling, martial arts, going to the gym, buying random PC stuff he doesn't need, and rewatching Street Fighter and Dragon's Dogma.

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