How to Transfer Video from Mac to iPhone XS (Max)/XR without iTunes

By Abby Poole to iPhone Management | Last Updated on Dec 14, 2018

Always got into trouble of transferring videos from Mac to iPhone using iTunes? It's not a big deal since you can bypass all troubles if you copy videos to iPhone without iTunes. Now follow this guide to learn how to transfer video from Mac to iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone X without iTunes.

An increasing number of people move to iPhone to watch videos especially when they are on the way. Thanks to its HD resolution display, you have a terrific experience to watch videos on iPhone especially when there are many videos stored on iPhone. But if your videos are stored on your Mac computer, an extra step - syncing videos from Mac to iPhone needs to be done.

To sync HD/4K UHD videos to iPhone via iTunes, you must ensure that the videos are in the formats that iPhone support, the iTunes is the one that you usually used to do syncing, but absolutely not the most convenient one because of oodles of iTunes errors. So in order to make it easier to move videos to iPhone, you can try to transfer video from Mac to iPhone XS/XR, iPhone X/8/7/6s/Plus without iTunes.

Transfer Videos/Movies from Mac to iPhone without iTunes Freely

MacX MediaTrans is a professional iPhone manager to sync HD, 4K videos, movies, TV shows in whatever formats from Mac (macOS High Sierra) to iPhone (iOS 11) without iTunes.

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Common Problems You May Have When Syncing Videos to iPhone via iTunes

  1. 1. iTunes runs slowly and cause a great deal of system RAM
  2. 2. Videos are strictly formatted in MP4, M4V, H.264 for syncing
  3. 3. iTunes won't import movies videos to library though they're formatted with .mp4 format
  4. 4. Every iTunes sync will replace the existing videos on your iDevice with the library on computer
  5. 5. iTunes is complicated to operate. And you must update iTunes to the latest version before syncing videos
  6. 6. You are only empowered to using iTunes no more than 5 Mac computers

Best Tool for iPhone Video Transfer without iTunes

As the inconvenience iTunes brings when importing videos to iPhone, an iTunes alternative for video transferring is urgently needed to show you how to import videos to iPhone without iTunes. MacX MediaTrans is a perfect iTunes replacement, applied in macOS & OS X to convert and sync videos from Mac to iPhone.

It features on freely transfer video to iPhone 8/Plus/7s/7/6s/6/Plus/SE/5s from Mac or vice versa without losing the existing contents both on iPhone and Mac. It's noteworthy that this iPhone video transfer without iTunes possess built-in auto conversion, which allows you to convert and import iPhone incompatible formats videos from Mac to iPhone during the syncing process.

After importing video from Mac to iPhone, you can see the video playback on iPhone with landscape mode, for this iOS video transfer tool has the smart auto video rotating feature to auto rotate iPhone video to offer you a better visual effects.

How to Import Videos to iPhone (XS/XR) without iTunes?

Before we get down to the task, let's see the tools we need: A Mac or Windows PC; iPhone and with its USB; MacX MediaTrans

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to Mac.
Free download this iPhone video transfer on your Mac and launch the program. Then connect your iPhone to Mac computer with the included USB cable. The program will detect your device and show the iPhone information automatically on your Mac.

Step 2: Select the video files.
Click "Video" icon and you will find your iPhone videos are classified in Home Video, Video Recorded, TV Show, Music Video and Movies. You can choose any one of them to save the copied videos except Video Recorded and Movies. Click "Add" button on the top of the panel to select videos from Mac.

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Step 3: Start Transferring Videos from Mac to iPhone without iTunes.
Press "Sync" button on the lower right corner. Then videos will be imported from Mac to iPhone immediately. The awesome iPhone transfer can recognize the file format. If the video is incompatible with your iPhone, it will automatically convert to iPhone X & iPhone 8 friendly formats (MP4, M4V, MOV) as you pressed "Sync" button.

Note: DO NOT pull out the USB cable before your Mac to iPhone videos transferring is done. Or else you might encounter some troubles like losing the existing data on iPhone or Mac; data corruption etc.

Transfer videos from mac to iPhone without iTunes

Actually, iTunes alternative for video syncing deserves a few more bell and whistles. It transfers files between Mac and iPhone iPad iPod without iTunes, not just videos but music, photos. It even can be served as a Hard Drive, which enables you to copy and save all kinds of files (.doc, .pdf, .xls etc.) on your iPhone iPad iPod.

MacX MediaTrans - Import 4K Videos to iPhone without iTunes

Top iTunes atlernative transfers any videos, movies, TV shows in 4K/HD resolution and any formats from Mac to iPhone XS/XR/X/8/7s/7 without iTunes in fast speed.

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