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New iPad (2017): How to Add Movies to iPad without iTunes

On March 21, a much-anticipated day, Apple announced a bran-new 9.7-inch budget tablet briefly named iPad. This new iPad still has huge library of apps and you are able to watch multiple movies on it with wonderful display. But how could you add movies to the new iPad if you don’t like using iTunes? Fortunately, it’s not difficult to do this. Please read the contents below to learn how to add movies to iPad without iTunes.

new ipad

Note: In fact, you can add movies to iPad with iTunes from Mac device. If the movies’ formats are incompatible with iPad, you’d better convert movies to iPad via a Mac Video Converter.

Everything You Need to Know about New iPad

2017 new iPad is one of the hottest trending topic among geeks and technical lovers, there are many posts in iPad forums discussing about the new iPad. Before introducing how to add movies to iPad without iTunes, we should know the differences between new iPad and iPad Pro. In this case, we will make clear whether the method used in iPad Pro can be used in new iPad or not.

New iPad vs iPad Pro


New iPad (2017)

iPad Pro (2016)


9.7 inches 9.7 inches

Display Resolution

2,048 x 1,536 pixels 2,048 x 1,536 pixels


240 x 169.5 x 7.5mm

240 x 169.5 x 6.1mm

Weight 469 / 478 grams 437 / 444 grams
Chipset Apple A9 Apple A9X
Camera (Rear / Front) 8 MP, 1.2 MP 12 MP, 5MP
Video Recording 1080p 4K
Storage 32GB / 128GB 32GB / 128GB / 256GB


32.4Wh 27.9WH

How to Add Movies to iPad without iTunes?

According to the comparison above, we can know there are a little bit different between new iPad and iPad Pro. But actually, the usage of them roughly the same. We can use the previous method to put movies to iPad without iTunes via Dropbox, Google Drive or other cloud storage service. Whereas, you can only add movies in a file format that your iPad can recognize.

Step 1: Download Dropbox on iPad and computer

If you would like to put movies to iPad with Dropbox, you have to install the Dropbox app on each iPad and PC device. Then, rigister a new account and log in it. 

Add Movies to New iPad without iTunes Step 1

Step 2: Add movies to computer and sync them to iPad

Next, to transfer movies to iPad, you should copy and paste the movie files into Dropbox folder on your computer device. Afterwards, the movies will be synced to Dropbox and you need wait for a few times for this process. Meanwhile, that how much time it should cost depends on the files’ size and your internet connection.

Add Movies to New iPad without iTunes Step 2

Step 3: Play movies on your iPad

When the synchronizing process finished, you can go to the Dropbox app and find out the newly added movie files. At this time, you are able to watch the movies straightway in the Dropbox app on the condition that you have an internet connection. If not, tap on the star icon in the top right corner and save these movies on your iPad.

Add Movies to New iPad without iTunes Step 3

How to Add Movies to iPad with iTunes?

People are more inclined to add videos to iPad without iTunes. Since when you are syncing information with iTunes, it will eliminate available data on your iPad. For some beginner, however, they still need learn how to put movies to iPad with iTunes. 

  1. Connect your iPad to Mac with the USB cable. If iTunes app doesn’t launch automatically, you can manually open it.
  2. Navigate to the menu bar FileAdd to Library to add local movies.
  3. Select the iPad you connected and click Movies option below. Check Sync Movies and choose the movies you want to copy.
  4. Finally, Click on Apply button and start syncing movies to iPad.

Final Words

As we mentioned in the first part, Mac users can export movies from Mac to iPad. As for a video converter for Mac, Cisdem Video Converter is your best choice to convert different video formats, such as MKV to AVI, WMV to MP4, VOB to MP4, AVI to MP4, WMV to AVI, M4V to iPad, YouTube to MP3, etc. After converting the movies to iPad supported, you can easily play the movies on your new iPad.

Note: You should compare the 2017 new iPad with 2016 iPad Pro clearly before purchasing it. Although it only costs $329, the new iPad is thicker and heavier than before. BTW, This article is also appropriate for those people who had brought old iPad.

2017-08-25 03:21:45 / Posted by to Video Converter for Mac Follow @ Rosa

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