This was the query from one of my friend last week which I had heard many times before also from several other friends and colleagues.
This made me think that how desperately people struggle to transfer data between PC and iPhone without knowing how easy it is in actual practice.
Trust me you would not need any heavy application or command based trickeries, simple trickeries with already resources you own, you can easily do the transfer.
In today’s article, you will learn how to transfer videos from PC to iPhone in two effective ways.
- How to Transfer Videos from PC to iPhone using iTunes
- How to Transfer Videos from PC to iPhone using Dropbox
So let’s start now…….
#1: How to Transfer Videos from PC to iPhone using iTunes
If you are an avid user of the iPhone, then you must know about iTunes. It is a freely available storage application provided by Apple to store and manages all your data, be it music, videos, images, contacts.
But scarcely people know that it can also be used to transfer files like videos from computer to iPhone.
Make sure that your iTunes version is updated, and
and then follow the steps given below:
Step 1. Firstly launch iTunes on your computer and then connect your iPhone to it using the USB cable.
Step 2. Go to the “Summary” tab and then to its options. Click on the “Manually manage music and video” option to turn it on and then click on the “Apply” button to save your changes.
Step 3. Next, go to the “File” option in the menu bar of iTunes and select “Add Files to Library” from the drop-down menu. In order to add a complete folder, choose instead “Add Folder to Library”.
Step 4. Now a browser window will pop up and here you can choose manually which videos you wish to transfer to your iPhone.
Step 5. So basically choose your iPhone and then go to the “Movies” tab on the left panel of iTunes operating window.
Step 6. Tick the checkbox “Sync Movies” to enable the option.
Step 7. Select your video files one by one now.
Step 8. When you are done with your selection, just click on the “Apply” button below at the bottom right corner and the videos will be transferred instantly.
#2: How to Transfer Videos from PC to iPhone using Dropbox
Dropbox is generally a file hosting service, which creates a folder in user’s computer and the contents of which are automatically synced to Dropbox’s server.
Though the storage capacity is limited for each user for free, it is very effective indeed to store your data safely online.
With paid subscriptions, you can increase the storage space in your account.
Now since you know how Dropbox works, you are ready to use it to transfer videos from PC to iPhone.
The steps given below are as follows:
Step 1. Firstly, go to the link DropBox and sign in to your account using your account details. in case you don’t have an account, then a create a new one.
Step 2. Create a new folder by clicking the icon “+” and then click on “Upload File” button. It will open up a new operating window to browse and choose your videos from PC.
You can also drag the video files to Dropbox and it will automatically be uploaded.
Step 3. Next, launch the Dropbox application on your iPhone and go to the same folder where you saved the videos in the last step.
You will get the app from your iPhone’s App Store.
Step 4. Finally, select your videos and tap on “Save Videos” option to save it.
See how simple it is to transfer videos from PC to iPhone. There is no extra hassle for third-party tools.
There are plenty of other ways to do the transfer job using tools which are mostly found paid on various software distribution websites. But these two methods will cost you nothing, thus they are better to rely on than anything else.
If you know any method on your own, you are free to share it with us anytime.