How to Transfer Movies to iPhone XS/XR/X/8/7 without Movie Format or Space Issue

By Alice Yang to iPhone Management | Last Updated on Dec 18, 2018

The tutorial is for iPhone users who want an easy and fast way to transfer movies to iPhone XS/XR/X/8/7 from MacBook Air/Pro/iMac, old iPhone, iPad, iPod etc. To copy movies to iPhone, all you need is an iPhone video transfer tool and USB cable. It requires no iPhone jailbreaking to do the task.

The new iPhone is seeing much increased storage, 32GB base memory instead of 16GB, and a 256GB top-end setup, which makes it a better gadget to store movies, even HD movies. But the question is: how to import movies to iPhone 7 without the annoying video format issue and space insufficient trouble? Since a full movie usually has 90-150 mins in length, which is a big challenge for iPhone space capability, let alone the movie format (most in MKV, AVI). So when you plan to transfer movies to iPhone XS/XR/X/8/7, you have to think about those potential problems and find the simple once-and-for-all solution from the crowd.

Simplest Way to Transfer 4K/HD Movies to iPhone XS/XR/X/8/7

That is seeking help from the cutting-edge MacX MediaTrans, whose primary function is to simplify iPhone transfer & management It lets you sync HD/4K movies to iPhone XS/XR/X/8/7 from computer without video converter and thoughtfully helps you compress and reduce movie file size with no quality loss before movie transferring.

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[General Tutorial] How to Sync Movies to iPhone XR/XS/X/8/7 without Issues

You can try MacX MediaTrans. For the sake of a successful iPhone transfer without movie formats trouble, it's built-in with a powerful video conversion feature to automatically convert movies to iPhone compatible formats MP4, H.264 and MOV in seconds only (Intel QSV hardware acceleration tech). And then as a ultra-fast movie transfer tool, it begins to transfer movies to iPhone 8, iPhone 7/6s/6/SE device with fastest speed.

To liberate iPhone users from the annoying internal storage issue (esp. 32GB iPhone), it will send you a friendly reminder to have a try on its sibling MacX Video Converter Pro (world-class video compression software) to compress and reduce movie file size via movie codec conversion (lossy in quality), movie parameter settings adjustment (lossy) or movie editing feature (trim, crop,etc.) (lossless) 3 methods to optimize movie size so as to fit iPhone space capability.

The tutorial in this section is the general guide with all the ideal conditions, the movie format is MP4, MOV or H.264 iPhone 7 supported formats and the movie file size is acceptable to iPhone internal memory, no burden to its space capability.

Step 1: Free download MacX MediaTrans on Mac or Windows. Run it for transferring movies to iPhone 7, connect iPhone 7 with Mac via a USB cable.

You'll be prompted to disable automatic sync in iTunes after connecting iPhone 7. In iTunes, choose Edit > Preferences > Devices and check the box before "Prevent iPods, iPhones, and iPads from syncing automatically" and click "OK".

Step 2: Click "Video" on the main interface to copy movies to iPhone 7. Choose "Add Video" and then movie items displayed on the left and begin to sync movies to iPhone 7 from Mac computer. You can select multiple items and add movies to iPhone 7 in batch.

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Step 3: Click "Sync" button to import movies to iPhone 7 from MacBook Air/Pro/iMac etc. speedily without removing original movie data.

Tips: If you have bought or rent some DVDs, you can transfer movies on DVD to iPhone 7 and watch DVD movies on iPhone 7 anytime anywhere in this way: download DVD ripper, decrypt and copy DVD movies to Mac, and then follow the guide above to copy and move HD/4K movies to iPhone 7.

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How to Sync Movies to iPhone XS/XR/X/8/7 When It Doesn't Support the Movie Format

If the movie pops up message like "Unsupported format", click "Convert" and the video will be automatically converted by the mighty iPhone 7 movie transfer tool. The iPhone 7 movie transfer has embedded with video conversion power, allowing to convert MKV MTS M2TS MP4 to be compatible with iPhone 7/Plus.

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Though some movies are shown with MP4 or MOV file extension, that doesn't mean they can be 100% accepted by iPhone 7/Plus as they might be encoded or decoded with other codecs (MPEG-4 or H.264 for option), which are not compatible with iPhone 7/Plus. So those MP4 or MOV movies still need to be converted in this iPhone 7 transfer tool.

How to Import Movies to iPhone When Movie Files are Beyond iPhone Space Capability

You see, higher quality means larger file in size. If you're holding a 150-min movie with MKV, MTS, AVCHD in 720p, 1080p or even 4K Ultra HD, how much space it will take in your iPhone 7? That might be a megalith for your iPhone 7's internal memory, which not only captures large space, but also render harm to your iPhone 7 running speed. So in such case, you need to compress and reduce movie file size after you download movies to iPhone 7/Plus. The super star from MacXDVD family called MacX Video Converter Pro can do a big favor for you.

Step 1: Free download this movie size reducer on Mac or Windows PC, launch it and click "Add File" to load the movie files you want to compress.

Step 2: Select a smaller-size format as the output format (to reduce movie file size without losing quality, H.264 in MP4 format is highly recommended) and adjust the video settings (bitrate, resolution, video codec, Sampling rate etc), cut the unnecessary parts or split the video into shorter pieces etc to further shrink/decrease the file size.

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Step 3: Click the output folder you want to save the output movie by clicking "Browse" button.

Step 4: After you finish the above steps, click the "RUN" button to start to reduce movie size without losing quality. When the process is over and you can eventually import movies to iPhone 7/Plus from computer without movie files oversize problems.

The program can not only transfer movies to iPhone 7, iPad, iPod, but also copy video/movies/photos from iPhone, iPad, iPod to Mac computer, and even decrypt purchased iTunes M4V videos to MP4 in iPhone to Mac video transferring process. You can use iPhone as USB flash drive with the help of tool for transferring movies to iPhone 7, the same to iPad, iPod, and store files on iDevices, including documents, movies, videos, photos media files, apps and more.

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