How to Transfer Videos to an iPad

When surfing the web, playing games, or watching videos, many people will reach for their iPads. If you want to have all your content on this handy device, you might need to transfer some of your videos to your iPad.

How to Transfer Videos to an iPad

Here, we will look at how to transfer videos from your PC to your iPad. You will also learn how to do this using iTunes and without iTunes.

How to Transfer Videos to an iPad Using iTunes

The easiest way to transfer your videos to an iPad is by using iTunes, free to use as long as your video format is compatible with your iPad. That means your video has to be either an MP4, MOV, M4V, WMV, RM, MKV, AVI, or FLV.

iTunes is available both for Windows and Mac devices. If you don’t already have it installed on your computer, go ahead and download it from your Microsoft Store or by signing into iTunes.

Once you have done this, follow the guidelines below to transfer videos from your Windows device to your iPad.

  1. Connect your iPad to your computer using a USB port.
  2. A prompt will pop up asking for access. Click on “Trust this computer.”
  3. Tap in your passcode.
  4. A tablet icon will appear; tap on it.
  5. Scroll to the bottom of the menu and click on “Movies.”
  6. Press Win+E to open Windows File Explorer.
  7. Navigate to the folder that contains your videos.
  8. Click on the video you would like to transfer and drag it to your iPad’s “Movies” folder.

Your video has now been transferred to your iPad.

To transfer your videos from your Mac to your iPad using iTunes, follow the steps outlined below:

  1. Connect your iPad to your Mac using a USB cable.
  2. In the iTunes app on your computer, click on the device icon near the top left corner of the screen.
  3. Tap on “File Sharing.”
  4. From the list provided, select the app on your iPad that you would like the video transferred to.
  5. Click “Add,” select the file you want to transfer, then press “Add” again.

Your video has now been transferred to your iPad.

If your video doesn’t transfer, it might be because it’s in a format that is not compatible with the iPad. If that’s the case, you can use the workaround below to complete the transfer process.

  1. Click the back arrow to go back to the iTunes library.
  2. Click on “Add file to library.”
  3. On the window that opens, browse for the video you would like to transfer and click “Open.”
  4. The video will now be added to iTunes.
  5. On the dropdown menu, navigate to “Movies.”
  6. Click on “Home Videos.”
  7. Tap on the video you just added. It should have a blue border.
  8. Press “Convert” and “Create iPad or Apple TV version.”
  9. The new video version should now appear in the Home Video list.
  10. You can now transfer the video to your iPad.

How to Transfer Videos to iPad Without iTunes

You may not want to download iTunes, or your video is in a format that’s incompatible with your iPad. If that’s the case, then you can use a third-party app like Waltr 2 to transfer videos to your iPad.

To do this, follow the steps below:

  1. Download your preferred third-party software.
  2. Connect your iPad to your PC and launch the third-party software.
  3. You will receive a prompt. Click on “Trust.”
  4. Navigate to “PC to Phone” then “Select Files.”
  5. Select the video you would like to transfer and click “Open.”
  6. Click “Transfer.”

Your video should now be transferred to your iPad without using iTunes. See? I told you it was possible.

How to Transfer Videos to iPad From a Windows PC

If you want to transfer videos from a Windows PC to your iPad, iTunes can help. You will first have to download iTunes for Windows from the Microsoft Store.

Once that’s done, follow the steps below:

  1. Connect your iPad to your computer using a USB port.
  2. Click on “Trust this computer” after receiving the prompt.
  3. Type in your passcode.
  4. Tap on the tablet icon that appears.
  5. Scroll to the bottom of the menu and click on “Movies.”
  6. Open Windows File Explorer by pressing Win+E
  7. Navigate to the folder that contains your videos.
  8. Press on the video you would like to transfer and drag it to your iPad’s “Movies” folder.

Your video has now been transferred to your iPad.

How to Transfer Videos to iPad From a Mac

If you are looking to transfer videos from your Mac computer to your iPad, you can do that by following the steps below:

  1. On your Mac, open iTunes, tap on “Files,” then “Add to Library.”
  2. Select the video you want to be transferred to your iPad.
  3. Connect your computer to your iPad using a USB cable.
  4. Click the iPad icon when it appears on iTunes.
  5. Navigate to the “Summary” tab, then “Movies.”
  6. Tap on “Sync Movies” and select the video you want to transfer.
  7. Click the “Sync” button in the bottom right corner.

ITunes will now transfer your video from your Mac to your iPad.

How to Transfer Videos to an iPad From Android

You might find yourself looking to transfer videos from an Android device to your iPad. You can use two methods to transfer your videos: using a computer or third-party software.

First, let’s look at how to transfer videos from an Android device to an iPad using a computer. You will require iTunes for this process.

  1. Connect our Android device to your PC.
  2. On your PC, browse for the video you would like to transfer.
  3. Select the video and move it to a folder on your PC.
  4. Detach your Android device and connect to the iPad.
  5. Open iTunes and sync your videos to your iPad by going to “Photos & Videos” on your device.

You have now transferred your video from your Android device to your iPad

If you don’t want the hassle of using a PC to accomplish the transfer, you can use Move to iOS. This is an app on the Google Play Store developed for moving files from Android to iPad or iPhone devices. It is also how to transfer videos from an Android device to your iPad without using a computer:

  1. Install Move to iOS.
  2. On the app, go to “Apps & Data” and choose “Move data from Android.”
  3. Click “Continue” on your iPad.
  4. Enter the 12-digit code generated on your iPad to your Android device.
  5. Select the video that you would like to transfer.

Your video should now be available on your iPad.

Build Your iPad Video Library

You can quickly transfer your videos from various devices to your iPad with the right tools. It’s even possible to transfer content without using iTunes or a computer. By following the steps outlined, you can have your videos conveniently stored on your more portable tablet.

Do you often transfer videos to your iPad from other devices? Let us know what method you use.

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