How to transfer videos from laptop to iphone?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by pauly1, Nov 12, 2016.

  1. pauly1 Suspended

    Sep 13, 2013
    On my laptop, i have a folder called videos. I like to transfer these videos to my iphone. Can someone tell me how do i do this? I want to first do each one of them manually. Then later on when i have more videos, upload a bunch at once.
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    I clicked the file, add file. But nothing shows up at all. There is no transferring etc.
  2. Superspeed500 macrumors regular


    Jul 25, 2013
    The "Photos" section of the sync window allows you to sync pictures and videos from a given folder on your system. You can then select what videos to sync over. This will sync your videos over to the "Photos" app on your iPhone.

    Another and probably better alternativ for you is to download the VLC app for iPhone ( and then transfer to that app using iTunes.
  3. KathrinaN Suspended


    Oct 20, 2016
    Hi, I think you can try an app to transfer your videos from laptop to your iPhone. I am using AirMore to import and export my files. Maybe you can try it too. Using an app could easily solve your problem.
    Below is a video demo that I found on Youtube, it shows how to transfer from iPhone to PC, but it also works for transferring to iPhone.
  4. pauly1 thread starter Suspended

    Sep 13, 2013

    I did this. That doesn't work at all...

    Does anyone know what i can do here?
  5. pauly1 thread starter Suspended

    Sep 13, 2013
    Does anyone know how to do this? Does not transfer anything.

    I also like to mention that all these videos, i had downloaded via youtube via youtube downloader. So these video files are played on vlc player. I cannot transfer these to my iphone at all.
  6. Ulenspiegel macrumors 68040


    Nov 8, 2014
    Land of Flanders and Elsewhere
    You may try a third party application.
    Like AnyTrans. Free trial available (50 items or 14 days).
    I use it for all purposes as I hate iTunes.
  7. simon lefisch macrumors 6502a

    simon lefisch

    Sep 29, 2014
    Connect your iPhone to iTunes and select "Manually Manage". This will show your device as a usb storage device. You can then manually transfer your pics.
  8. pauly1 thread starter Suspended

    Sep 13, 2013

    I clicked this. I then went to add files and then highlighted all the files in my music folder. It only transferred very few songs out of that entire list...

    The thing is i have 2 different iphones that i use with my itunes but i only use it one at a time when connecting.. But none of this should be an issue right? I do not know why i cannot transfer it correctly.
  9. pauly1 thread starter Suspended

    Sep 13, 2013
    I still cannot get this done on my iphone4s. Can someone else tell me how to do this?
  10. Lockon macrumors regular

    Jun 7, 2010
    What format? Are they flash videos? They won't transfer/play without a third party app.

    Search the App Store for video players that have wifi transfer. You turn that on within the app, and use the computers web browser to upload them to the phone. You put he address listed in the app into the browser bar, and youlll see an upload button to select your files.
  11. lebronhuo macrumors newbie


    Jan 12, 2017
    #11 can use itunes to transfer videos from your laptop to your iphone;
    2.If itunes fails, you'd better use some third-party software to do the transfering, you know,like:any trans. can also download cloud backup software on your iphone and laptop, so that after you put videos into the cloud, you can download them on your iphone.
  12. Jesscia macrumors newbie


    Feb 22, 2017
  13. addamas macrumors 6502


    Apr 20, 2016
    I also suggest VLC, might be hard to use at the beggining but you can transfer by wifi
  14. Jimmyss macrumors member


    Feb 11, 2017
    I think you need a third party apps to complete your function. You haven't apprised the format of videos. It would be easy for me if you do so.
  15. ccrudup macrumors newbie

    Apr 23, 2017
    You don't need a 3rd party app to move video from your computer to your iPhone. Here are two simple ways using iTunes:

    1) Video can be loaded into Home Movies. I know mp4 and MOV files are both accepted. After sync videos can be found in the new TV app in the Library tab under Home Movies. These videos can only be viewed not edited or shared.

    2) Go to Photo tab on your iTunes device management screen. Select a folder with videos you want to upload. Check include video box. Sync your device. Videos will be in Album tab of Photo app. These files can be shared and edited. Again I know mp4 and MOV files work with this workflow.

    Hope this is helpful!
  16. Shehab0 macrumors newbie

    Jun 5, 2017
    I used a free tool called MobiKin Assistant for iOS, you can google it and have a try, free to transfer data between iPhone and computer.

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