How to Put Movies Onto an iPhone From a Mac

By Joshua Mcgee

Watch movies on the go with your iPhone
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If you've ever had to wait at a doctor's office, DMV or an airplane terminal, you know how incredibly boring it can become. If you own an iPhone, you no longer have to suffer through these boring wait times. Apple makes it simple to add movies from your Mac to your iPhone via iTunes so that you will be able to watch your movies no matter where you are.

Step 1

Make sure the video file is compatible with the iPhone. The iPhone will only play movies that are in the following formats: M4V, MP4 and MOV.

Step 2

Connect your iPhone to the Mac and open iTunes.

Step 3

Select "Add to Library" from the "File" menu in iTunes.

Step 4

Navigate to the desired movie and click "Open." The movie will be added to the Movies library in iTunes.

Step 5

Click your iPhone under "Devices."

Step 6

Click the "Movies" tab within your iPhone syncing options.

Step 7

Click to check the box next to "Sync Movies."

Step 8

Check the box of each movie in the "Movies" section that you want to add to your iPhone.

Step 9

Click "Apply" to begin syncing your iPhone with iTunes.