3 Ways to send videos to iPhone (X/8/Plus) [Comparison included]

Now let's say hello to the new arrived iPhone X/8/Plus with much increased storage, stereo speakers and a longer battery life which will be great for movie playback. With a new iPhone in hand, transferring videos from computer to iPhone (X/8/Plus) is a necessary step to watch free movies on iPhone offline while you're out.

iPhone Media Transfer

Preparation before transferring:

First, you should note, videos which can be played on iPhone (X/8/Plus) must be in certain types of video formats such as MP4, M4V and MOV. If you have purchased or downloaded digital files from Netflix, Amazon, torrent sites in MP4, MKV, AVI, etc, you are advised to convert them to iPhone acceptable formats to make any movie files work well on iPhone (X/8/Plus) before transferring.

Convert video to iPhone

No worry, we have Dimo Video Converter Ultimate ready for iPhone (X/8/Plus).

Step 1: Click "Add file", "Add DVD", "Add Blu-ray" to load the media files;

Step 2: Go to "Select Format" part and choose Device > Apple > iPhone as output format (iPhone X/8/8 Plus is available now);

Step 3: Click "Edit" to trim, crop, flip the video or add watermark/special effect;

Step 4: Hit "Start" button to start iPhone (X/8/Plus) video conversion

Highlight Functions of Dimo Video Converter Ultimate:

  • Professionally designed to rip copy protected Blu-ray/DVD and convert SD/HD/4K video to iPhone X/8/Plus/7/7 Plus/SE/6S/6/5S, iPad, Apple TV, Android mobiles, MOV, M4V, MP4, AVI, H.264, MPEG, WMV, etc.
  • Fast convert video to formats supported by iPhone X/8/8 Plus with outstanding effect.
  • Easy to install/uninstall and easier to use!

Now follow the guide below to learn 3 ways to transfer/send videos from computer (PC/Mac) to iPhone (X/8/Plus) with iTunes, AirDrop and with iPhone media sharing software.

Part 1. Transfer Videos from PC/Mac to iPhone with iTunes 
Part 2. Transfer Videos from Mac to iPhone with AirDrop
Part 3. Transfer Videos from PC/Mac to iPhone with Dimo Server
Part 4. Comparison between Three Ways

Part 1. Transfer Videos from PC/Mac to iPhone with iTunes

  1. Open iTunes on your computer.
  2. Connect your iPhone to your computer with its USB charging cable.
  3. Select your device from the Devices section of iTunes in the upper left corner.
  4. Click on the "Movies" tab in the left sidebar.
  5. Click File > "Add File to Library" (For Windows users) or "Add to Library" (For Mac users) and choose the file you want to transfer from your computer to your iPhone. Click Add.
    Add videos to iTunes
  6. Check "Sync Movies" option and click "Apply". iTunes will then sync movies to your iPhone.
    Sync videos to iPhone

Note: iTunes will only sync the selected videos in the library, while the unselected ones will be erased including your non-purchased movies.

Part 2. Transfer Videos from Mac to iPhone with AirDrop

AirDrop uses Wi-Fi to transfer files from Mac computer to iPhone and vice versa, which means first you need to be sure both your iPhone and computer are connected to Wi-Fi, as well as keeping them within 30 feet of each other.

  1. Open Finder on your Mac; select Go at the very top and choose AirDrop.
    Choose AirDrop
  2. You should see your iPhone image in the AirDrop window.
    AirDrop Window
  3. If you don't see your iPhone image, unlock your phone and it should appear.
  4. Drag and drop the files you want to transfer into it. The easiest way to drag and drop your files is to right click Finder and open a new Finder window.
  5. Once dropped, the file will send.

If your phone is not using the same iCloud account as the computer you are sending files from, you will need to tap Accept when the file arrives on your iPhone. Otherwise it will notify you of the file being sent and give you the option of where to open it, such as Pages, Docs, Adobe Acrobat, etc. If you transfer a picture instead of a file, it will open the photo in the Photos app.

Remember: To share content with AirDrop, both people need one of these devices using iOS 7 or later, or a Mac with OS X Yosemite or later:

  • iPhone 5/5S; iPhone 6/6 Plus; iPhone 6S/6S Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone 8/8 Plus/X
  • iPad Pro
  • iPad (4th generation) or later
  • iPad Mini or later
  • iPod Touch (5th generation) or later

Part 3. Transfer Videos from PC/Mac to iPhone with Dimo Server

You need to download Dimo Server and install it on your computer. There are two versions for you: Windows and Mac.

people have downloaded it

Then follow the steps below to send/transfer videos to your iPhone with Dimo Video Converter Ultimate- the free iPhone Media Server.

iPhone Media Server
  1. Run Dimo Video Converter Ultimate and turn to "Media Server" tab. You can locate source folder by clicking "Browse...".
  2. Click "Share" to get a QR code
  3. Scan the code with free scanning apps like Bakodo and you will open a URL on the web browser automatically.
  4. Now you are given seamless access to video/music collections on client computer as video playlist via web browser. Just take advantage of VLC and Apple QuickTime Player to play the shared videos easily.


  1. Don't close the Dimo server until you don't want to watch the movies on computer
  2. Keep your iPhone and computer in the same network

That's all there is to it! Pretty simple to share the local video to your iPhone (X/8/Plus) via Dimo server, eh?

What Makes Dimo Server Reliable:

  • Send videos from PC/Mac computer to iPhone without erasing any existing data.
  • You can not only share files on your own computer, but also send the files on friends' computers as long as they are connected to LAN.
  • Using this HTTP server service could help you mirror your favorite video and music audio to iPhone with saving space. (Even you get the large 256 gb option of iPhone X/8/Plus/7/Plus in hand, as 2-3 hours 4K videos can take up most space for 32GB iPhone and 6 hours 4K videos for 128GB, and your iPhone X/8/Plus/7/Plus will run out of storage someday.)
  • You can also cast videos from compute to another iDevice, Android, TV directly if your iPhone just damn out of battery when we are watching the video in high spirits.
  • It will convert videos to iOS-supported format for watching without format limitation before sharing.
  • If you also have willing to rip DVD video to airplay on iPhone, this ultimate media converting tool is a must-have.

Part 4. Comparison between Three Ways

The following chart is about the comparison among the three transferring way, just choose one you actually need.

Transferring Methods Comparison



Dimo Server

Transfer movies and TV shows
Send unsupported media files --- ---
Compatible with iOS 11/10, iPhone 6S/6S Plus/SE/7/7 Plus/8/8 Plus/X
Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4S ---
Transfer data to Android, iOS, Windows devices and TV --- ---
Save Storage Space --- ---
Condition USB Same Wifi Same Wifi
Windows Version ---
Mac Version
Price Free Free Free trial, Price: $45.95

Maybe there are other methods that could help you know how to transfer videos from PC/Mac to iPhone. You can feel free to have a try. Any questions on this guide is warmly welcomed by email or comment below, meanwhile, don't forget to share this guide with your friends.

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