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3 Ways to Transfer Video from Laptop to iPhone without iTunes

Looking for a good way to transfer videos from laptop to iPhone? Your search ends here. There are 3 methods to transfer files to iPhone TV app or Camera Roll.

Updated Jul 04,2018 | by Cody

If you find it difficult to transfer files between your laptop and iPhone, especially when it comes to big files like high quality videos or photo albums, then you have come to the right place. In this article, I will show you 3 easy methods to transfer video from laptop to iPhone without iTunes.

You do not even need to fetch you USB lightning cable to transfer files to your iPhone, because there are two ways to transfer files to iPhone over Wi-Fi network.

If you prefer fast transfer speed, then it is recommended to transfer files when plugged in with lightning cable.

If you want to watch the videos on your Photo app or you want to edit the videos with iMovie, then you can transfer video to iPhone Camera Roll.

Transfer videos to iPhone with IOTransfer

If you find iTunes not easy to use or have some issues with it, then you should this amazing iTunes alternative IOTransfer. It is a Windows software that allows you to transfer files between iPhone and PC effortlessly with or without lightning cable.

You can follow the steps below to copy videos from laptop or desktop to iPhone/iPad with lightning cable plugged in.

Step 1. Free download and install IOTransfer on your PC.

Step 2. Connect your iPhone to your laptop via lightning cable and launch IOTransfer on your computer.

Step 3. Under the MANAGE tab, select Video from the left side menu.

Step 4. Click Import and select the videos on your laptop to start transferring videos to your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.

In this way, it is very easy and fast. Even if you select multiple videos, IOTransfer will help you transfer them to your iOS device quickly. After that, you can watch the videos transferred in the TV app on your iPhone.

Transfer Videos to iPhone Wirelessly

Sometimes, you may only want to transfer one or two videos. In that case, it is unnecessary to fetch your lightning cable. Besides, it is harmful to your iPhone battery to use iPhone while charging. As mentioned, IOTransfer provides AirTrans feature which can help you transfer videos to iPhone over Wi-Fi.

Since you have IOTransfer installed on your computer, you can follow the steps below to get started.

Step 1. Free download and install AirTrans app from AppStore on your iPhone.

Step 2. Open IOTransfer software on your PC and select Start Transfer button under the AirTrans Tab.


Step 3. The program will scan all the iOS devices connected on the same network. Select your iPhone device when it get listed or you can use your iPhone to scan the QR code to build connection instantly.


Step 4. Click the button Send to iPhone and select videos from your computer to start transfer files to iPhone wirelessly from your laptop.


Transfer Videos from Laptop to iPhone Camera Roll

If you want to use iMovie to edit the videos, then you will have to transfer the video to iPhone Camera Roll. It is possible to save video to iPhone camera roll on iPhone by using the following steps.

Step 1. Download and install Documents app on your iPhone.

Step 2. On your laptop, open your web browser and load this URL

Step 3. Drag and drop the videos files that you want to transfer to iPhone Camera Roll to the web Browser that you just open.

Step 4. Wait until these videos being moved to the Documents app on your iPhone. Then locate the video in the Documents app on your iPhone.

Step 5. Tap on the three dots icon and select Move > Documents > All Photos.

Then you just transferred videos from laptop to iPhone Camera Roll. Now you can watch the videos with the Photo app on your iPhone.

All these three methods of transferring videos to iPhone have been tested working well. Now it is your turn. Which of the three methods do you think is the best? Do you know a better of transfer videos or photos to iPhone from your PC?


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