How to Transfer Video to iPhone X/8/Plus from Mac/PC/Android [No iTunes]

By Rico Rodriguez to iPhone Manager, Video Transfer | Last Updated on Dec 18, 2023

Recently, a new survey conducted by college students from University of Windsor shows that about 81% respondents are tired of using iTunes to sync files to iPhone, especially transfer video to iPhone. The main reasons they give are summarized below:

1. iTunes fails to recognize iPhone, even the latest iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone X included.
2. Message pops up: iTunes could not connect to iPhone because invalid response received from the device.
3. When it comes to add files to iPhone, iTunes unknown error occurs, e.g., iTunes error 9006, iTunes error 1671, etc.
4. iTunes freezes or becomes unresponsive at the half way of syncing videos to iPhone 8 & iPhone X.
5. The entire iTunes library disappeared and the content is completely gone after updating iTunes on Mac.
6. Video formats supported by iTunes are limited. You can't transfer MKV, AVI, FLV videos to iTunes, let alone sync HD/4K videos to iPhone 8.

So it's seemingly quite understandable why the participant in the survey hates using iTunes to transfer video to iPhone 8/Plus & iPhone X, as well as your iPhone 7s/7/6s/6/SE/5s. If you also plan to import video to iPhone 8/Plus without using troublesome iTunes, you can consider to read on the below better solution to fast add video to iPhone 8/Plus or iPhone X without any ado.

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5 Stats Prove it Better than iTunes to Add Video to iPhone 8

Top alternative to iTunes shared is MacX MediaTrans, its shining points are:
Fast bulk sync videos to iPhone X/8 in any format (built-in video converter).

Remove iTune DRM, convert M4V to MP4 & import iTunes purchases to iPhone 8.
Backup iPhone videos to Mac/PC; move iTunes movies to non-Apple devices.

Transfer/edit/delete video, pic, music, ringtone, iBooks between iPhone 8 and PC.
All-in-1: iPhone ringtone maker, music manager, file converter, USB mounter, etc.

# iTunes Alternative Is About to Attract More Users from iTunes [New Survey]

Another information from the above survey suggests that more and more iTunes users now switch to iTunes alternatives, for the current market is filled to brim with various sorts of iPhone transfer tools. Chief among them is the up-rising star - MacX MediaTrans. And it wins a wide wave of popularity mainly because:

World's No.1 fast speed to bulk transfer videos to iPhone 8/Plus/X from Mac/PC in any format (MKV, AVI, h265, FLV..), thanks to its built-in video converter.
Backup iPhone 8/Edition videos to Mac/PC or bulk delete iPhone 8, iPhone X videos to free up space on iPhone 8/Plus.
Remove DRM protection from iTunes purchased movies/TV shows, convert M4V to MP4 for personal playback on Android, VLC, game consoles, etc.
Two-way sync tool to copy and move photos, music, ringtones, iBooks, podcast, iTunes purchases, etc. between iPhone 8/Plus/X and Mac/PC.
Also perform as an iPhone music manager (create/edit/delete music songs), iPhone ringtone maker, audio converter (M4B/M4P to MP3), USB mounter.

Tutorial: How to Bulk Import Any Videos to iPhone X/8 (Plus) from macOS/PC

Note: to import video to iPhone 8/Plus from Macbook, iMac or PC, you need to install iTunes latest version on your computer first. Don't get me wrong. This tool just needs iTunes to detect your iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus. During the whole video to iPhone 8 sync process, it won't use iTunes.

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Step 1: Connect iPhone 8 to Mac/PC.
Connect your iPhone 8 to computer via USB cable after free downloading MacX MediaTrans and running it on computer.

Step 2: Click "Video".
Tap "Video" on the main interface and then click "Add Video" to import videos from Mac/PC.

Step 3: Press "Sync".
Hit "Sync" button to begin to sync video to iPhone from macOS/PC. BTW, if the imported videos are iPhone unsupported formats, this application will automatically convert them to iPhone supported formats and then sync to iPhone X or iPhone 8/8 Plus without any 3rd party software help.

# How to Sync Video from Android to iPhone X/8 (Plus) without iTunes

Speaking of moving videos from Android to iPhone 8 or iPhone X, there are more options available. For instance, choose to download a free video converter to free convert Android video to iPhone supported MP4 H264 MOV M4V formats after you copy Android video to computer. Then import videos to iTunes for syncing to iPhone 8/iPhone X or apply the above iTunes alternative to sync videos to iPhone 8.

Too troublesome using these methods? No big deal. Here will introduce some more simpler Android to iPhone video transfer apps, with which you can hassle-free import videos to iPhone 8/Plus or iPhone X from Android without iTunes or computer.


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According to the official introduction on the iTunes App Store and Google Play Store, it seems that this cross-platform transfer app wins a big fame from both iPhone and Android users. And it even receives over 10K positive reviews from its fans. Why does it rise to fame in the fierce market? Look below:

Key Features:
Sync HD/4K videos from Android to iPhone 8/Plus & iPhone X and vice versa.
Move photos between Android devices and iPhone iPad.
Easily backup videos & photos from Android/iPhone to computer.
Automatically backup videos & pictures in the background when connected to Wi-Fi or device being charged.

Shortcomings: currently only support you to copy photos and import video to iPhone X or iPhone 8/8 Plus from Android. You need another app if you sync music, ringtones or others.


video transfer app for Android

As its name applies, share it among Android, iPhone, Windows Phone, Mac and Windows. Yes, this video transfer app is also a cross-platform tool to let you share your file without platform restrictions. And that's not the whole story. You might be more interested in these:

Key Features:
Copy videos from Android to iPhone 8 & iPhone X whenever and wherever.
Friends can send files to each other by entering Portal. No USB! No data usage!
Support you to send music, photos, apps among Android, iPhone, Windows phone and computer.

Shortcomings: it's easy to die for a update. Worse still, it constantly asks you to close cellular data even you have already closed it. No more other features like backup message, make ringtones, convert iTunes DRM videos, etc.

MacX MediaTrans - Bulk Import Videos to iPhone 8/Plus in a Flash

Intel QSV accelerated iPhone transfer tool enables you to bulk sync videos to iPhone 8/Plus at world's fastest speed. Plus, it also backup iPhone 8 (iPhone X) videos to Mac/PC, delete iPhone X/8 videos, manage iPhone 8 music, make any song iPhone ringtone, remove DRM from iTunes purchases, etc.

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