The Videos App on the iPhone and the iPad is probably not the most used app on Apple devices. Some users confuse the Videos App with videos of the camera, which can lead to confusion. With the Videos App can be played e.g. Music videos, short films and trailers, which were bought in the Apple Store or transferred by using iTunes. We explain in the following instruction, how can you play these videos on PC and how works the download.
For iPhone 14, 13, 12, 11, XS and Max, iPhone XR, iPad Pro
and iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 7 Plus, 7, SE, iPad, iPad Air
Transfer iPhone movies without iTunes to computer
If the iDevice Manager is not installed yet, download the program from here.
Start the iDevice Manager and click the button "Movies".
The movies are downloaded automatically. Depending on the number of videos and speed of the computer, takes the loading process more or less time.
The films will be displayed in the list with name, artist, time, genre, publication date, rating and file size. If the file has no or less meta information, then the fields are empty.
To download one or many videos, press the with mouse arrow on the "Download" Button or Right-click a file name. Both times, are displayed a submenu with two items "Download all items" and "Download selected entries".
To download different videos at once, select the preferred entries in the list. If you press and hold the Ctrl key and click with the mouse an entry, can you select multiple entries. By pressing the Shift key and the mouse together, can you select successive items.
Before the iDevice Manager starts the download can you choose the destination folder.
Watch iPad movies on PC
The playback of iPad movies on the computer is done with a Media Player on the computer.
To play iPad movies with an external software, click with the right mouse key on a video and choose in the context menu the entry "Preview in external program".
Thus will be opened the Windows Media Player or another installed player like VLC Player or iTunes.
The playback function can you find in this player, as well the volume and tone controls.
iPhone video search
A search for short movies in the iPhone and iPad media library is already integrated in the iDevice Manager.
Type in a part or the whole name of an artist, title, publishing date into the search field and just in the same moment can you see the result. A click on a search button is not necessary.
That's all, not more.
A wildcard-search e.g. with * or question-mark is not supported because it does not needed. Instead will be found titles with * or ? in the name.
Upload MP4 Videos from PC to iPhone without iTunes
For uploading of MP4 video files from PC to iPhone or iPad, do you need our free iManager App.
The iManager App can be downloaded from Apple App Store. The App is available for iPad and iPhone.
It will not be charged!
Only after App installation and update of the iPhone backup, is it possible to upload videos to the Apple device.
In some cases is a restart of the iDevice Manager necessary.
The transfered short movies or other MP4 files are visible in the Photo App like camera videos, instead in the Video App.