Transferring a video onto a mobile phone or tablet can be a great way to watch your favorite shows offline. If you are someone who travels a lot and has poor or no internet connection, you can still watch clips or movies whilst you are out and about. This process isn’t just limited to transferring videos as you can also transfer music and albums to listen to online too. The method of transferring videos onto your iPhone or iPad that I will show is with the use of VLC for Mobile.

The first step to transferring your videos onto an iPhone or iPad is downloading the video you would like to transfer across. Not sure how to download? Follow my Guide to Downloading YouTube Videos Here!

VLC for Mobile

VLC is a free and open-source media player developed by VideoLAN project. Their mobile player is available for iOS, Android, Tizen, Windows 10 Mobile, and Windows Phone. VLC supports most video formats directly, without the need to convert.

VLC for mobile provides different methods to transfer your videos. This can be done via iTunes using a cable, WIFI sharing, or via the cloud with integrations with the likes of Dropbox and GDrive.

Transferring Videos onto an iPhone - VLC Player

Transfer Videos Onto Your iPhone or iPad

On your iPhone or iPad, open the App Store

Search VLC for Mobile

Transfer your videos using VLC for Mobile

Click Get and Open the application

Click onto the traffic cone icon on the top left-hand corner

Turn on Wifi Sharing

VLC for Mobile Sharing via WIFI

Note down the IP Address

Open a Browser

Enter the IP address into the address bar

Sharing Videos via WIFI VLC Player

Click the + icon or click and drop the file into the ‘Drop Files’ section.

Go back onto your phone and open VLC for mobile.

Click All Files

Transferred videos will then appear under All Files.

How to Download YouTube Video

How to download YouTube videos