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If you are an avid traveler, you may be looking for a way to enjoy your favorite movies and TV shows while on the go. Have you ever wondered how to transfer videos from PC to iPhone? Uncover the full potential of your iOS device by using it as a mobile video player. Here are 2 different ways how to upload video to iPhone.

How to transfer videos from PC to iPhone without iTunes

It is a known fact that iPhone can be used as a mobile video player. But how to transfer videos from computer to iPhone without iTunes? To save you the trouble, we designed CopyTrans Photo. It will:

⚡ transfer photos and videos between iPhone and PC preserving the original quality and EXIF data;
⚡ display all your device videos and photos in one place;
⚡ work offline;
⚡ and is compatible with the latest iOS, iTunes, and Windows versions.

  1. Download and install CopyTrans Photo.

    Download CopyTrans Photo

    If you need help installing the program, please refer to the installation guide.

  2. Run CopyTrans Photo and connect your iPhone or iPad. Your PC folders, photos and videos will appear on the right, while iPhone media will appears on the left of the program window:

  3. Choose a PC folder with videos in the far right side: select a folder on the right side of the program window

  4. Select the PC videos you want to transfer on the right.

  5. 💡 To select multiple videos, press and hold CTRL while clicking on each video you wish to transfer. To select all videos, click on one video and then press CTRL+A.

  6. Now select an iPhone album from the list on the left or create a new one: select or create an album in ctp

  7. 💡 To create a new album, click on the green photos symbol on the top left.

  8. Drag the selected videos from right to left: how to transfer videos from pc to iphone

  9. Click on “Apply changes”: apply changes for transferring video to iphone

The videos are now copied to your iPhone using CopyTrans Photo!

💡 Look for your images in the FROM MY MAC section. Due to Apple limitations, Camera Roll stores only photos or albums that have been created on the iPhone.

The photos you add to your device from PC (with iTunes, CopyTrans Photo, etc.) go to a separate folder called Photo Library. Here is the difference between Camera Roll vs. Photo Library as viewed in the CopyTrans Photo interface.

⭐ Why people choose CopyTrans Photo ⭐

  • Convenient way to manage photos and videos on your iPhone from PC;
  • Keeps the original quality and EXIF data;
  • Preserves album structure;
  • Converts HEIC to JPEG;
  • Works offline;
  • Compatible with the latest iOS, iTunes, and Windows versions;
  • Works with the new Apple format, ProRAW.

Get a free test version (No credit card required)

❤ We currently have a great deal – you can get 75% off CopyTrans 7 Pack. It’s cheaper than buying just two programs 😉

Still having questions on how to move video from PC to iPhone?

Check out our comparison table that lists the features of both iTunes and CopyTrans Photo when it comes to transferring videos to iPhone.

Speaks for itself, doesn’t it?

Manage iPhone/iPad photos iTunes CopyTrans Photo
Transfer photos and videos from PC to iPhone
Transfer iPhone photos, videos and albums from iPhone to PC
Transfer photos, videos and albums from one iPhone to another iPhone/iPad
View iPhone photos, videos and albums on PC
Delete selected photos and videos from iPhone
Move full-resolution photos from PC to iPhone without loss of quality
Play Camera Roll videos
Retrieve lost PC photos from iPhone
Transfer photos from multiple PC locations to iPhone
Copy photos to iPhone from multiple PCs without replacing previously transferred photos
Organize iPhone photos from your PC
Transfer photos from iPhone to Android
Transfer photos from Android to iPhone

How to move videos from PC to iPhone

larger than 1GB

If the size of your videos exceeds 1GB, you can use our free app called CopyTrans Manager to add them directly to the default “Videos” folder on your device.

CopyTrans Manager interface

CopyTrans Manager

A lightweight iTunes alternative that helps you add music to iPhone by simply transferring tracks from computer to device. There’s no need for an iTunes sync and already-existing iPhone tracks remain untouched on your device. No overwriting!

Here’s how to import videos from PC to iPhone:

  1. Download CopyTrans Manager.

  2. Download CopyTrans Manager

    If you need help installing the program, please refer to the installation guide.

  3. Start the program.

  4. Drag and drop the videos and click on “Update”. transfer video from pc to iphone

Please note that CopyTrans Manager only supports the .mov and .mp4 format, so if you try to add other types of videos, you will get the following message: Unsupported format in CopyTrans Manager


Transfer videos from PC to iPhone

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How to transfer files from PC to iPhone

CopyTrans Filey

In case you might need to transfer some documents from PC to iPhone, we came up with an easy-breezy iTunes alternative – CopyTrans Filey.

  1. To transfer files from PC to iPhone download CopyTrans Filey:
    Download CopyTrans Filey
  2. Install the program. If you need help installing CopyTrans Filey, please refer to the installation guide.

  3. Run CopyTrans Filey and connect your iPhone. Click on the icon of the app you wish to add the files to. In our case, we chose Documents by Readdle (free).
  4. On your PC, open a new Explorer window and navigate to the folder containing your files.
  5. Select the files you wish to put on your iPhone, then drag and drop them to the top section of the app. Stand by until the transfer is complete.
  6. Put files on iphone by drag-and-drop

  7. Once the files are copied, you may run the app you have chosen: the files have been added to your iPhone.
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CopyTrans Filey can handle almost any format, provided that it is supported by the application you work with. The most popular formats are:

Formats that CopyTrans Filey does not support

CopyTrans Filey will help you to:

Transfer files between your PC and iOS devices over Wi-Fi;
Delete files from applications on your iPhone / iPad to free up space;
Open files from iPhone / iPad apps without transferring them to PC;
Use your iPhone as a USB stick.

So this is how to transfer videos from computer to iPhone without iTunes. Let us know how it goes for you in the comments below.


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Krasimir is an avid marketing aficionado and a tech-support specialist in charge of the English-speaking market. He grew up in Bulgaria and on the island of Mauritius where he became passionate about windsurfing and photography.