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How to Transfer MP4 Video to iPhone or iPad with or without iTunes

MP4 is the primary choice for downloading and saving videos. Because MP4 videos are small in file size while keeping the pretty good audiovisual quality. However, sometimes you may fail to play MP4 on iPhone. Not all MP4 videos are compatible with iPhone and iPad. If you want to get MP4 playback on your iOS device, you can continue reading to get the complete tutorial. This article will show you how to convert and transfer MP4 to iPhone 11 and earlier iOS devices in 2 different ways.

MP4 to iPhone

Part 1: 2 Ways to Convert MP4 Video to iPhone Compatible Format

Though MP4 is widely supported by most video players and editors, you still need to convert MP4 to iPhone video format. iPhone accepts MP4 videos compressed in H.264 and MPEG-4 only. If you want to watch MP4 on iPhone, just do as the following steps show.

Way 1: How to Convert MP4 Files to iPhone in Batch

To batch convert MP4 videos to iPhone for playback, you can take a look at Tipard Video Converter Ultimate. It is a batch video converter that can change video format of multiple files quickly. You can get 60x faster speed to batch convert MP4 files to iPhone with full quality.

  • 1. Convert MP4 video to Apple iPhone and iPad formats.
  • 2. 60x faster speed than other common MP4 video converters.
  • 3. Keep full quality or customize the output video settings, including video encoder, resolution, frame rate and more.
  • 4. Enhance video quality or apply video effects to your MP4 video.
  • 5. Compress MP4 video to make the file size smaller.

Step 1 Free download, install and launch Tipard Video Converter Ultimate. Drag and drop MP4 videos into the main interface.


Step 2 From the right side of your MP4 video, unfold the Format list. Scroll down and select iPhone from the Device category. Here you can get all iPhone compatible formats. Moreover, you can click the Settings icon to adjust profile settings.


Step 3 Click Convert All to convert MP4 videos to iPhone. The MP4 to iPhone conversion will complete in a short time.

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Way 2: How to Convert a MP4 File to iPhone Individually

If you want to convert a MP4 video to iPhone, an online MP4 to iPhone converter also works. What's more, it is also a good way to convert video to iPhone compatible format on iPhone directly.

Step 1 Open a MP4 to iPhone converter online, such as Zamzar.

Step 2 Click Add Files to import your MP4 video. Or you can fill in a video link as well.

Step 3 From the output drop-down list, select iPhone from Video Formats.

Step 4 Click Convert Now to convert MP4 to iPhone online for free.

Convert mp4 to iPhone online

Part 2: 2 Ways to Transfer MP4 Files to iPhone with or without iTunes

Now you need to transfer the converted MP4 video to your iPhone. iTunes used to be the default file transfer software for iOS users. But you can also get one new tool to transfer MP4 files to iPhone from your Windows or Mac computer.

Way 1: How to Transfer MP4 Files from Computer to iPhone without iTunes

To get rid of iTunes drawbacks, you can use Tipard iPhone Transfer to transfer videos from iPhone 12/11 to computer or reversely. The iPhone transfer software is fully compatible with iOS 13/14/15. You can import, export, transfer and manage all iPhone files without deletion or overwritten.

  • 1. Selectively transfer MP4 from Windows/Mac to iPhone 12/11/XS/XR/X/8 and more, as well as iTunes library.
  • 2. Highly compatible with iOS 17 of all file transferring.
  • 3. Organize and manage all media files stored on iPhone.
  • 4. Keep the original file existing after moving to iPhone.

Step 1 Run Tipard iPhone Transfer. Connect iPhone to the computer via a USB cable. Follow the on-screen instruction to enable UDB debugging mode.

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Step 2 Choose Media in the left panel. All iPhone media files will display in the main interface.

Step 3 Click Add on the top toolbar. Choose Add File(s) or Add Folder from its list. Browse and select the converted MP4 video for iPhone.

Add Media

Step 4 Confirm and transfer the selected MP4 videos to iPhone without iTunes.

Way 2: How to Transfer MP4 Files from Computer to iPhone Using iTunes

If you insist on using iTunes to add MP4 to iPhone, you need to update iTunes to the latest version. Before transferring MP4 video to iPhone, you should add it into iTunes library first.

Step 1 Run iTunes. Click Music on the top left corner, then switch to Movies.

Step 2 Choose Add File to Library from the File list. Later, import MP4 video into iTunes library.

Step 3 Plug iPhone into the computer. After iTunes recognizes your iPhone, choose Movies from the left menu.

Step 4 Check Sync Movies and select MP4 video below.

Step 5 Click Sync to sync MP4 video to iPhone. Don't disconnect iPhone until the MP4 to iPhone video transferring process ends.

Sync MP4 to iPhone iTunes

Part 3: FAQs of Putting MP4 to iPhone

Why MP4 won't play on my iPhone?

To play MP4 videos on iPhone without conversion, the H.264 or MPEG-4 compression is required. If not, iPhone cannot recognize your MP4 video files.

How to save MP4 to iPhone Camera Roll?

The transferred MP4 video will be saved into Video Library by default. If you want to transfer MP4 video to iPhone Camera Roll, you need to replace iTunes with Tipard iPhone Transfer.

How to download MP4 from Google Drive to iPhone?

You can save a MP4 video to your iPhone Camera Roll. Just choose Send a Copy from the More list in Google Drive app. Then choose Save Video to download MP4 to iPhone Camera Roll directly.

That's all to transfer MP4 to iPhone or iPad from PC or Mac. You can get MP4 video playback on your iOS device smoothly. No matter how many MP4 files you want to transfer, you can get the ultrafast speed for conversion and transfer.

Posted by Kenny Kevin to Convert Video, MP4
May 31, 2020 10:43
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