If you own an iPhone, you must have noticed that iTunes is the default method to download media files on your device. Now, even if there are millions of audios and videos on the store, you can’t afford to pay for each. So, you will always need a suitable alternative to download these files on your iPhone without iTunes. That’s why we have come with this help tutorial, where we’ll guide you on how to download videos on your iPhone without iTunes. Let’s get started:
Step by step guide to download videos on your iPhone without iTunes
Method 1: Download Movies & videos with Infuse video player
Infuse video player is a powerful media player and downloader for iOS that lets you search, stream and download any type of video on your iPhone. The video player cum download manager offers support to a variety of file formats ranging from MP4, AVI, and MKV to WMV. This is what makes it an efficient choice to download videos on your iPhone without iTunes.
There are a number of ways you can download videos in Infuse. However, the simplest one is to transfer a video from your PC to your iPhone with the help of via Browser option. Let’s discuss the method in brief:
Step 1. First of all, launch Infuse video player app on your iPhone
Step 2. Now select the via Browser option
Step 3. Open the web browser on your PC and enter the network address Infuse app
Steps 4. In the next step, you’ll require adding videos from your computer. To add a video:
- Either drag and drop the files you want to download
- Tap the + sign and select the video file you want to transfer to your iPhone
The video will begin synchronizing on your iPhone and you can watch it offline later.
You’ll find your downloaded videos in Documents & Data folder of the Infuse app.
You can synchronize videos via other methods like FTP, iTunes Sync, Network Share, and using other apps like Gmail and Dropbox as well.
Method 2: Download Web videos with Video Downloader
In case you find the above-mentioned method somewhat typical, we have a suitable alternative for you:
There is an iOS app called Video Downloader that lets you browse and download videos directly on your iPhone. You can download videos from any website with just one tap. You just need to:
- Select the video you want to download
- A save icon will appear in the bottom right corner of the video. Just tap on it
- This will bring the option to download the item or copy the link. Tap the Download option to begin downloading
You can also download multiple videos at once. Pending downloads will appear in the Downloads section and the videos will be saved in the Files section
In case you want to delete any video, just swipe away and confirm.
This way you can easily download videos on your iPhone without iTunes.
Method 3. Don’t Download, just make them easy to access
Yet another solution is not to download the videos at all. Instead, save them at a place from where you can easily access them. There are several ways to do so:
Save your videos on Cloud
You can save your videos on Cloud and play them anytime when you want. This will not only save your download space but also make them easily accessible for later.
Here we’ll discuss how to save videos on Dropbox:
- Tap share option on the video you’re streaming
- Select open in Dropbox and save the file there
This will save your videos on the cloud storage service and you can access them directly from the Dropbox app. However, you’ll always require an active internet connection.
You can also integrate Dropbox media files with Infuse video player using via Other Apps option to save these videos on your device’s local storage.
Add videos as a Home Screen shortcut
Well, if you find the method of saving files on cloud somewhat lengthy and typical, we have a suitable alternative for you. No need to save your videos to the cloud, instead save the link of that video on your iPhone’s home screen. Doing so is very easy. You just need to:
- Follow the link to the video
- Tap on the Share icon
- Tap Add to Home Screen and assign a name to the link
This will create a link to that video on your device’s home screen. Whenever you want to access it, just tap on it and you’ll be navigated to the web page containing that video. You’ll still require the Internet.
That’s all we’ve in our guide on how to download videos to your iPhone without iTunes. Stay tuned for more updates!
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