Using your iPhone, you can easily watch movies ors. The only difficulty users may encounter is downloading movies from a computer to an iPhone. In this article, we will look at two ways to get a movie on your iPhone using iTunes. These methods will be relevant for all modern iPhone models, including iPhone 4, 4s, 5, 5s, 6, 6s, 7, 8 and iPhone X.
We throw off the film through the “General Files”
First, let’s look at a simpler way to drop movies on iPhone via iTunes. This method is based on the use of third-party applications for watchings and allows you to drop movies on iPhone without first converting to mp4 format.
So, in order for this method to work, you first need to install the application for watching movies. In principle, you can use any application available on the App Store. The main thing is that this application supports the formats you need.
For example, you can use the VLC for Mobile application. This player supports all popular formats and is great for watching movies on iPhone. Find it in the App Store and install.
After the application for watchings is installed, you can drop movies. To do this, connect your iPhone to your computer, launch iTunes and click on the device icon that appears in the upper left corner of the window.
As a result, you should see a page with the settings of your iPhone. Here you need to go to the “General Files” section.
As a result, you will see a window divided into two parts. In the left part of the window there will be a list of applications. Here you need to select the application in which you plan to watch movies. In our case, it is VLC.
In the right part of the window a list of files available for this application will be available. In order to drop movies on iPhone, click on the “Add file” button and select the desired movie.
After the download of the movie is completed, you can disconnect the iPhone from the computer and open the application for watching movies (VLC). If everything was done correctly, then the movie that you just threw off will appear in the application memory.
We throw off a film on through iTunes library
Now consider the more complicated method. This method is to use the iTunes library. Its advantage is that you do not need to install third-party applications to watch a movie, you can watch movies through the standard application. But, there is a drawback, movies can only be dropped in mp4 format.
If the film is in a different format, then it must first be converted. To convert movies to mp4 format, you can use any software that is convenient for you. We will show how this is done in the free program iWisoft Free Converter.
First you need to add the movie to iWisoft Free Converter. To do this, you can simply drag the file into the program window or use the “Add” button.
After adding a movie, you need to select the format that you want to receive after conversion. In order to select a format, open the “Profile” drop-down list, which is located at the bottom of the window.
In the list that appears, select the “iPhone” section and the “iPhone H.264 (.mp4)” format. This format is ideal for watching movies on the iPhone.
Next, you need to select a folder to save the converted movie and click on the “Start” button.
After the conversion is completed, you need to connect your iPhone to your computer and launch iTunes. Then you need to open the File menu, select “Add File to Library” and add the converted mp4 file to iTunes Library.
As a result, the film will be added to the media library and will be available in the “Movies. Home” section.
After that, the film can be dropped on the iPhone. To do this, click on the device icon in the upper left corner of the iTunes window.
After that, go to the “Films” section.
Turn on movie synchronization there and click on the “Apply” button.
Next, you need to wait until the synchronization is over and the movie can be watched on the iPhone through the application.