5 Methods Free Sync Music, Videos from Computer to iPhone with/without iTunes?

Benefit of streaming music and videos from PC/Mac to iPhone 13 is clear: convenient. Here I will introduce 5 methods to place Music and Video Files into the iPhone 13 with/without iTunes on Windows or Mac.

As an Apple fan, no matter how iPhone 13 change, syncing music and video files from PC/Mac and iTunes to any iPhone model is our constant pursuit. It is undisputed that iPhone 13(Pro/Pro Max) will become one of the best devices to enjoy high quality music and various videos movies.

Think about these occasions: you ripped DVD movies on computer and want to sync them to iPhone 13, even you downloaded movies on computer and want to enjoy them on iPhone13; you shoot a video and edit on computer, now you need to transfer it back to your iPhone 13. Exporting movies/videos from PC to iPhone 13 is an inevitable problem you are faced with.

Don’t worry. Besides the traditional iTunes way, this passage will tell you other ways to transfer muisc, videos & movies from PC to iPhone 13/12/11/X/8/7 without iTunes.

Method 1: Transfer Videos from Computer to iPhone 13/12/11/X Using iTunes

Transferring movies on iPhone from computer via iTunes is a general way when talking about video transferring. You will have to bear the risk of losing data or incompatibility, if you still want to proceed, here is a detailed guide on syncing videos from PC to iPhone using iTunes.

Step 1. Launch iTunes. Connect your iDevice to PC/Mac with a lighting cable.

Step 2. Select Movie in iTunes Library. Click “Files”>”Add File to Library”. Select the movie files you want to add and open them. (Or you can simply drag them to the Library.) Then you can see your files in the iTunes Library.

Step 3. Click your iDevice in iTunes, select Movies, check Sync Movies and choose the movies you want to transfer and click Sync. After finishing syncing, you can go Movie app on iPhone to view your movies.

If using iTunes to sync movies from PC/Mac to iPhone/iPad will totally erase your previously added videos.

Method 2. How to Transfer Videos from PC to iPhone 13 Using iCloud?

Both of the two methods above need a USB cable to work. Is there any solution to sync videos to iPhone 13 wirelessly? With the cloud-based service provided by Apple, namely iCloud, you are able to sync videos between your devices that use the same Apple ID.

iCloud could help in two ways. Depending on the file size of the video, you can choose to use iCloud Photos or iCloud Drive.

To sync videos from Windows to PC using iCloud:

Step 1. Go to iCloud.com on your PC and sign in with the Apple ID you use on your iPhone.

Step 2. Choose “Photos” or “iCloud Drive” and upload the videos you want to copy to your iPhone to iCloud.

Step 3. On your iPhone 13, you can access the videos from your PC from the Photos app or iCloud Drive.

Step 4. Download the videos to your iPhone 13 storage.

How to transfer videos from PC to iPhone using iCloud

iCloud requires network connections and enough storage space to work. Make sure the requirements are met before you start.

Method 3. How to Copy Videos to iPhone 13 With VLC Media Player?

There are other third-party services or tools that enable you to copy videos to iPhone 13 over Wi-Fi. The VLC media player is one of them. With the VLC app for iOS, you can share files between your iPhone and PC without a wired connection.

To copy videos from PC to iPhone 13:

Step 1. Download and install the VLC app for iOS on your iPhone.

Step 2. Open the app and click the VLC icon.

Step 3. Turn on “Sharing via WiFi” and take notes of the IP address shown underneath.

Step 4. On the PC, open a browser and enter the IP address.

Step 5. Drag and drop the videos you want to transfer to your iPhone to the page and wait for the videos to be added to your iPhone.

How to copy videos to iPhone from Windows using VLC

By default, the videos transferred from your PC will be stored in the VLC app. If you want to save the items to your Photos app, select the videos, choose “Save X Videos”, and click “OK” to move the videos to Photos.

Method 4. How to Transfer Music, Videos from PC/Mac to iPhone 13 With Air Playit

Here, I recommended a free music and videos streaming app – Air Playit.

Air Playit is a handy free music videos streaming app focusing on streaming various videos, movies and music files to iPhone iPad, iPod as well as Android devices via WiFi and 3G/4G network. Not only can it stream 320 video & audio file formats to iPhone, iPad, but also help to stream music & movies to any Android tablets and smartphones.  It works well for both Windows and Mac computers, which means that users can stream music and videos from PC/Mac to iPhone.

Also, you can easily watch any movies on iPhone on the go replacing long-time downloading or conversion beforehand via Air Playit.

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Part One: How to Free Stream Music from PC/Mac to iPhone without iTunes?

Any audio files are supported to be streamed by this best iPhone music streaming app, including MP3, AAC, AIFF, WAV, etc., Surprisingly, it also offers option to cache music library. That is to say, you can play cached music files on your iPhone or other devices without downloading again.

Making preparations:

1. Download and install Air Playit sever to PC or Mac.
2. Download and install app to iPhone or iPad.

Afterwards, you can begin streaming music to iPhone or iPad as shown below.

Step 1. Launch Air Playit server on your computer and then import music files by clicking “Add folder” or “Import iTunes Playlist” in the user interface of Shared Folders. You’re allowed to specify sharing name, and set permission. If import wrong folders, just remove it.

Step 2. Run the music streaming client app on your iPhone or iPad and then select your server. Thanks to Bonjour Server, local server can be detected automatically. But if you want to add remote server, you should specify the IP address.

Step 3. Find the shared music folders and then play the music through the client app. Music files can be automatically streamed to iPhone or iPad Air 2 while playing. If you choose to cache the music, you can enjoy cached music later anywhere even without internet connection.

Part Two: How to Free Stream videos and movies from PC/Mac to iPhone without iTunes?

Step 1. Open Air Playit server and click Shared Folders tag. Click “Add Folder” button for importing movie or video folders on your PC/Mac. Also, you can set permissions to allow others to access the shared folder.

Step 2. Open Air Playit app on iPhone to connect server. Because of Bonjour service, the server on your PC/Mac will be automatically detected. If you want to connect server on other computer, please specify IP address.

Step 3. Select server and get shared folder. Open this folder and choose your favorite video and movie to play.

Benefit of streaming music and videos from computer to iPhone is clear: convenient.

Method 5. How to Transfer Videos from PC to iPhone 13 Without Syncing

Using iTunes is taken as the default way to sync videos to iPhone from Windows. However, iTunes works to transfer videos from PC to your iPhone by syncing, which will cause data loss on your iOS device.

If you prefer to copy videos to your iPhone 13 without syncing, use a data transfer software like Wondershare UniConverter(Toolbox – Transfer) to get things done. This tool works well to: transfer various videos, music and movies to your iOS device(iPhone, iPad, iPod) with merely a few mouse clicks.


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Step 1. Get to the Transfer box.
Launch Wondershare UniConverter, select Toolbox from the category list in the left pane, and click the Transfer tile from the right.

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Step 2. Connect your iOS device.
Use the original lightning cable to connect your iDevice to your PC, tap Trust on your device when UniConverter prompts, and on the next prompt, enter the passcode on your iPhone/iPad to establish trust between the two.

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transfer video/audio files to iOS devices

transfer video/audio files to iOS devices

Step 3. Import videos to UniConverter.
Click the drop-down button next to the Add Files icon from the Transfer box’s top-left corner, click Add Files or Add Folder to import video files individually or add the entire folder with the clips in a single go, respectively.

Alternatively, you can also click the Add Files icon from the box’s center to import media files. In addition, UniConverter also supports drag-and-drop that lets you drag the footages from your computer and drop them directly to the Transfer box for importing.

Step 4. Transfer the videos.
Ensure that your iOS device’s name is present in the drop-down list at the top-right corner of the Transfer box, and click Transfer from the right side of the clip to transfer the video. Alternatively, click Transfer All from the bottom-right corner to send all the videos to your iDevice in a single go.

These are the five easy and proven ways to copy videos from computer to iPhone 13/12/11/X/8/8 Plus or iPad/iPod with/without iTunes. Of course, you can also apply the tips to transfer videos from PC to iPad or iPod Touch. Try one of the methods above to sync videos to your iPhone 13 effortlessly. If you don’t want to erase data or you need to transfer videos in uncommon formats, Wondershare UniConverter can fully meet your demands. If you have other questions, please leave us a message.

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  • Convert DVD, audio/video formats to other 1000+ video formats like MP4, MOV, AVI, MKV, M4V, VOB, etc.
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Additional Tips

iPhone 13 don’t have the DVD drive for playing DVD movies and DVD ISO/IFO. That means, if you want to watch DVD movies on your iPhone 13 unlimitedly, you will need to rip DVD to iPhone 13 compatible video formats like MP4, M4V. Aimersoft iPhone DVD Ripper is all that you need.

Sharon Li

A fan for video streaming. :-)

3 thoughts on “5 Methods Free Sync Music, Videos from Computer to iPhone with/without iTunes?

  • March 29, 2015 at 10:22 pm

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  • June 12, 2015 at 5:24 am

    Thank god a solution to the evil that is iTunes.


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