How to Put Movies on iPad from PC with/without iTunes

Want to watch your favorite movies on your iPad? Look no further! Our comprehensive guide will show you how to put movies on iPad with ease. Say goodbye to boring flights and long commutes.

Clara by Clara Updated June 7, 2024
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Why Do You Want to Put Movies on iPad from PC?

To better enjoy favorite movies or TV shows, many users prefer to transfer the videos to iPad. Because iPad features a larger screen than an iPhone and offers better portability compared to a computer, making it a popular choice for watching videos.

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Here, this post will present different methods to add movies to your iPad, with or without iTunes. Whether you prefer iTunes or other methods, you will find a solution that fits your needs.

How to Save Movies from PC to iPad without iTunes

The transfer speed of iTunes is relatively slow, and not everyone is willing to use iTunes to transfer videos to iPad. So we provide four other simpler and faster methods below.

Option 1. [Fastest] Transfer Movies from PC to iPad via FoneTool

When transferring large video files or movies from your PC to your iPad, FoneTool is highly recommended. This free and secure app is tailored for efficient iPhone data management. FoneTool prioritizes data security and offers high-speed transfers, enabling thousands of files to be moved to your iPad within minutes.

  1. enlightened Below are more features of using FoneTool to transfer data from PC to iPad:
  2. yes High-Speed Transfer: This iOS data transfer software enables efficient data transfer, saving you time when moving large files or multiple items.
  3. yes Comprehensive Data Transfer: FoneTool supports transferring various data types, including photos, videos, music, contacts, messages, and more, between your PC and iPad.
  4. yes Two-Way Transfer: FoneTool allows data transfer from PC to iPad and vice versa, ensuring data synchronization and easy sharing.
  5. yes High-Quality Video Transfer: FoneTool maintains the quality of your iPhone videos during transfer, so you can enjoy them on your PC without any loss in resolution or clarity.
  6. yes No Data Loss: FoneTool ensures data integrity during transfers, preventing any loss or corruption of files.

Step 1. Download and open FoneTool on the computer > Connect the iPad to your computer with a USB cable.

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Step 2. Go to Phone Transfer > Choose PC to iPhone icon > > Tap Start Transfer. If you want to transfer data from iPad/iPhone to PC, you can tap iPhone to PC icon. Besides, go to iPhone to iPhone can help you transfer old iPad to new iPad.

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Step 3. Click the folder icon to add your movies on this computer > Finally, select Start Transfer. FoneTool will complete iPad file transfer from Windows quickly.

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Option 2. Download Files from PC to iPad by iCloud Drive

The second method is familiar to you. iCloud Drive is Apple's official cloud storage service, allowing you to sync files such as photos, videos, audio, and texts. However, the free storage space is limited to 5 GB per user.

If your iCloud storage is full, you can explore other methods for transferring and backing up data as discussed in this article. There is the guide to provides help: best way to free up iCloud storage.

Learn how to put movies on iPad from pc via iCloud Drive.

Step 1. Download and run iCloud on your PC.

Step 2. Enter the Apple ID to sign in to your iCloud account.

Step 3. Copy and drag the files you like to iCloud Drive Folder.

Step 4. After that, open iCloud Drive on the iPad to access the files.

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Option 4. Download Videos to iPad from Windows with VLC

If you just need to transfer a small number of your iPad files, VLC also a good choice. Once your Windows laptop is connected to the same Wi-Fi network, you can virtually connect to VLC on your iPad and easily copy and paste video files. It is important to note that for this method to work properly, your iOS device and Windows computer must be on the same Wi-Fi network; otherwise, the process will not work.

Here is how to put movies on iPad by VLC:

Step 1. Download and launch VLC for Mobile on the iPad .

Step 2. Click the VLC icon to reveal a sidebar menu > Activate the WiFi Upload option > A unique IP address will be provided to you.

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Step 3. Go to the browser, like Google Chrome, on your computer > Enter the IP address that is provided in VLC in the address bar.

Step 4. Then you can drag and drop new files onto the web page to upload files to your iPad.

Option 4. Put Videos to iPad from Computer with Google Drive

To address how to put movies on iPad without itunes, there are other cloud services available for syncing data from a computer to an iOS device. It is Google Drive, which allows you to easily synchronize your files between your PC and iPad. Google Drive offers 15 GB of free storage, but you will need to pay for additional space if required.

Check the steps to transfer files from PC to iPad:

Step 1. Open the Google Drive website > Log in with your accounts.

Step 2. Tap New to upload files or folders.

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Step 3. Select the movies you want to upload on your computer > The files will begin uploading to your Google Drive storage.

Step 4. Download and install Google Drive app on the iPad > Sign in with the same Google account you used on your PC.

Step 5. You can see the files you uploaded from your computer > Then you can download these films to your iPad.

How to Put Films on iPad from PC with iTunes

If the movies you want to add to your iPad are purchased from iTunes or are in your iTunes library, an easy way to transfer them is by syncing through iTunes.

mail Note:

  • iTunes will replace the existing movies, TV shows, and books on your iPad with the newly added movies. This means you will lose the current files on your iPad.
  • If you wish to avoid this, refer to the earlier sections on how to add movies to your iPad without using iTunes. Or you can backup iPad with FoneTool at first.

Here are the steps to put movies on iPad with iTunes:

Step 1. Connect your iPad to the computer with a USB cable > Open iTunes > Unlock your iPad and trust the computer.

Step 2. In iTunes, locate and tap the device icon > Choose Movies.

Step 3. Select Sync Movies > Select the items you wish to add to your iPad.

Step 4. Tap Apply to start adding movies to your iPad from your Windows PC.

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That’s all about how to put movies on iPad from PC with/without iTunes. In addition to using iTunes, you can choose faster and easier ways to transfer movies from computer to iPad, like FoneTool. It is an iOS transmission and backup tool that gives you the most silky data exchange experience. In addition, you can also choose to use iCloud Drive, Google Drive, VLC, etc.

No matter which method you choose, I hope this article will help you.

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