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You are making the switch from Android to iOS and you wonder how to move videos from Samsung Galaxy to the new iPhone? You are at the right place.

Follow the Android file transfer tutorial below to copy videos and HD movies from any Android to iPhone and iPad without iTunes. The method is compatible with a wide range of Android devices such as Samsung, HTC and Motorola as well as with all iPhone and iPad models running iOS 9 or earlier including the iPhone 6s.

First, copy the videos from Android to PC

  1. Plug in the Android device to the computer via the USB cable and navigate to the Phone storage or SD card android phone storage visible from windows explorer

  2. Now, drag and drop the video-containing folders of your choice to the PC Desktop

    TIP: As a general rule Android phones and tablets store movies in the “Movies” folder while videos you take on the device camera are saved to the “DCIM” folder in mp4 format. drag and drop DCIM folder to pc desktop

  3. The folder(s) containing Android phone/tablet videos are copied to the PC. android movie files in windows explorer

Then transfer the videos to iPhone

  1. If you didn’t do so already, now is the time to get your favorite video playing app on the iPhone. For the purposes of this tutorial, we used the free VLC for iOS, but there are many other iOS video player apps like MX Video Player that can do the job video player apps on iphone home screen

    NOTE: we do not recommend using the default iOS Videos app, as it only supports a very limited array of video file formats. VLC for iOS supports most file types, including mkv, avi, rmvb, flv, wmv, mov, mp4, ts, mpg and divx.

  2. Download CopyTrans Apps on the PC from the page below
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  3. Install the program. If you need help installing CopyTrans Apps, please refer to this article

  4. Start the program and connect the iPhone or iPad to the computer. CopyTrans Apps lists all installed iOS apps main copytrans apps window listing iphone apps

  5. From the main program window, select the video app of your choice vlc for ios selected in copytrans apps window

  6. Now drag-drop the videos from the PC folder to the right-hand side of the CopyTrans Apps window drag and drop video files to copytrans apps

  7. It’d be just a moment for the videos to get copied to the iPhone video transfer in progress

  8. On the iPhone, open the video player app, in this case, VLC and enjoy your Android videos. vlc for ios on iphone 6

This is how to transfer videos from Android to iPhone and iPad.

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