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How to Transfer MP4 to iPhone?

Alice MJ

Jul 12, 2024 • Filed to: Manage Device Data • Proven solutions

MP4 videos are a great source of entertainment and knowledge. These days mp4 videos are becoming increasingly popular. People love to watch mp4 videos on their phones. There are a lot of platforms that provide the facility to watch videos online as well as for downloading. But when it comes to importing mp4 to iPhone. Most of the people struggle here. The basic reason behind this is, there is less population that owns the iPhone as compared to Android.

Therefore, there is less trusted information available on the internet on how to transfer mp4 to iPhone or how to transfer mp4 from pc to iPhone. As a result, iPhone users have to struggle and spend a lot of hours, getting suitable information.

If you are struggling to find any such information and are clueless about how to transfer mp4 to iPhone with or without iTunes. You are at the right place. Let us begin the journey by proceeding step by step on how to transfer mp4 to iPhone.

Part One: Transfer mp4 to iPhone with iTunes

One of the simplest ways to transfer mp4 videos to the iPhone is by using iTunes.

iTunes is the official Apple software that provides you access to manage all of your audio, video, and other media. It also provides you an opportunity to access music, podcasts, various films, TV, and even audiobooks at a single platform. iTunes provides access to almost 50 million tunes and more than 100,000 TV shows and movies. You can access these all through various range of devices like Laptops, phones, PC’s, tablets, and so on. It doesn’t matter whether you own an iOS device or Android device it works for all.

Moreover, its streamlined interface is clean and sharp to go with. It is easy to browse and is user friendly. This gives you an easy synchronization at a rapid pace.

Transfer mp4 to iPhone with iTunes

Now let us proceed step by step to upload mp4 videos onto iPhone using iTunes:

Step 1: Launch “iTunes” software on your system. Now click on the “Music” library on the top left corner. Change it to “Movies”.

Step 2: Now click on the “file” option and choose “Add File to Library” as shown in the image.

Choose “Add File to Library” from given options

Step 3: Now choose the location where you had kept your mp4 files. After choosing the selected mp4 files or all at once, transfer them to the library.

Step 4: Now plug in your iPhone with the help of a USB cable that you got with your iPhone. You can also use any other Compatible cable, but make sure it is genuine for faster and effective data transfer. Wait for detection.

Step 5: Once detected click on the device icon from the top left corner of the iTunes bar and choose “movies” from the left menu.

Step 6: Now choose the option of “sync movies” as shown in the image and select the mp4 files that you want to transfer to your iPhone. Once you are done with selecting mp4 videos, click on the “sync” as shown in the image.

Select mp4 files and click on “sync”

The process of synching will start. It will take few minutes depending upon the size of the mp4 files. Once the process of synching is completed. You can safely unplug your iPhone and play or modify your mp4 videos on your iPhone as per your choice.

Part Two: Transfer mp4 to iPhone without iTunes

Although iTunes is an official Apple software that provides an easy transfer of mp4 videos to iPhone. But if we see on a practical basis it has its limitations. Hence, we cannot say it is the most effective software for media synchronization.

Now you must be probably thinking about how to transfer mp4 to iPhone without iTunes effectively?

Well, to help you out here Dr.Fone - phone manager is the ultimate software that can do a job for you. Dr.Fone is a smartphone manager. It allows you to easily transfer your mp4 videos to iPhone. Not only this Dr.Fone is multi-purpose software that allows you to fully transfer media from any device to your iPhone.

This means if you are probably wondering about how to transfer mp4 to iPhone 7 or how to transfer mp4 to iPhone camera roll or how to transfer mp4 from mac to iPhone or how to transfer mp4 from pc to iPhone and so on.

All of your searches end here as Dr.Fone is specially designed for these purposes only. Not only this, but Dr.Fone also helps you to manage and organize various files on your device. With the help of this software, you can create your personal playlists and also add various albums to your device. Moreover, it also provides you a facility to synchronize your stuff with all Apple devices.

So let us go through some simple steps to transfer mp4 video to iPhone using Dr.Fone.

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Step 1: Install Dr.Fone on your Windows PC or Mac and launch it. Once it is launched properly, select “Phone Manager” from the given options on the Home screen as shown in the image.

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Step 2: Now plug in your iPhone to your system using the USB cable of your iPhone. It is advised to use a genuine USB cable for faster data transfer. While connecting your iPhone to your system if you are getting a message of “Trust this Computer” then choose “accept” to continue ahead.

Step 3: Once you are done with step 2, your iPhone will be automatically detected by the software. Now you will see the following options as shown in the image.

transfer iphone media to itunes - connect your Apple device

Now simply choose “videos” from the top panel to proceed further. Choosing this option will show you all the videos that are present on your devices. If you are facing any difficulty in finding the videos that you are looking for. You can view them category wise by going to the left panel.

Step 4: Now for transferring mp4 videos to your iPhone go to the toolbar and choose the “Import” option. You can choose a file or whole folder as per the requirement as shown in the image.

how to import videos from mac to iphone

Once you choose any of the options from “Add file” or “Add folder”. A browser window will be launched. Now what you need to do is, simply go to the location on your system where you had kept your mp4 videos as shown in the image.

transfer videos to iphone on mac

Step 5: Once you are done with step 4 simply click on the “Open”. This will start the process of copying mp4 videos to your iPhone. Once the process of copying is completed you can safely plug out your iPhone. Now you can access your mp4 videos from your iPhone.

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Well, now you must be probably wondering about the difference in iTunes and Dr.Fone. Although there isn’t much difference that can be noticed with the help of the steps mentioned before. To make it more understandable to you, a table of comparison is given below. This table will let you know the real difference in the process of transferring mp4 videos to the iPhone using iTunes and Dr.Fone.

Metrics iTunes Dr.Fone
All video formats
Data loss during sync.
Transfer speed with a large file size Average Fast
Fix Music info. Automatically
Add files directly from computer to iPhone
Transfer videos from iDevices to PC

Almost, all major differences between the two are presented to you. So, choose the one for yourself, that can easily do a job for you.


Transferring mp4 videos to iPhone is a simple process. It just requires some basic information for this purpose. But the fact is, a lot of irrelevant information on the same is circulated on the internet. This information may work out some times and sometimes not. But one thing is clear, it has created a lot of confusion in the mind of users. This information has reflected in such a way that it has made a simple task of importing mp4 videos to the iPhone a difficult one.

As a result, people are even spending money on this process of transferring. But for you, this information is provided at your fingertips in easy steps. Now how to transfer mp4 to iPhone with or without iTunes is no longer difficult.

Alice MJ

staff Editor

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