"How to download movies to iPad? Can i directly download movies on iPad, or do I need to download movies to iPad on computer first?" - An Apple user posted on Apple Support Communities

Obviously some iPad freshers have no idea on how to download movies to iPad tablets. Most iPad users would know how to download movies on iPad tablets. This guide would show you how to download movies to iPad. You could also learn how to transfer movies to iPad from computer.

Part 1:How to Download Movies to iPad Directly

We know that movies can be downloaded from the iTunes Store directly on your tablet, without having to connect it to your computer, though you may need to purchase the downloaded movies on iTunes Store on your iPad tablets. The below steps would show you how to download movies on iPad directly:

  1. On your iPad tablet, select the iTunes Store app
  2. Choose the Films section from the menu at the bottom of the screen
  3. Select and pay for the movie
  4. Opt to download the film to watch offline

Also, you could make other movie apps on iPad to directly download movies on iPad. It should be noted that videos purchased or rented through iTunes are found in the Videos app on the iPad. Rentals expire after 30-days, and once you start watching, you need to finish in 24-hours, so don't hang around.

Part 2: How to Download Movies to iPad on Computer with Leawo Video Downloader

If you have not found the movie you want to download on iTunes Store on iPad, you could download movies to iPad from computer with professional movie downloader apps. Leawo Video Downloader enables you to freely download movies from various movie websites like YouTube, Veoh, VEVO, etc. Here we would like to take YouTube for example to show you how to download movies to iPad on computer with this movie downloader app.

Download and install Leawo Video Downloader on your computer. Then launch it.

Step 1. Enter movie URL to the browser box

add url to leawo video downloader

Open Leawo Prof. Media and click "Download" at the top to enter the Leawo Video Downloader. Paste the URL of target movie into the address bar.

Step 2. Set the output directory

Set the output directory

On the top right corner, tap on the gear icon and then click Settings > Downloader to set the target output directory. You need to set output directory in the "Save videos to" box.

Step 3. Select movie you want to download

Choose YouTube audio to download

Once the movies are displayed on Leawo Video Downloader, you could see multiple options for you to download. These options are in different sizes and resolutions. Choose the one that meets iPad and then click the download icon.

Step 4. Start to download movie for iPad

download audio from youtbue

Once you click the download icon, Leawo Video Downloader would start to download movies for ipad. You could open the "Downloading" tab to see the downloading progress and "Downloaded" to see the downloaded movie. When the movie is downloaded to your computer, you could transfer the movie to iPad with iTunes or iTransfer as introduced below.

Video Demo of How to Use Leawo Video Downloader

Part 3: How to Transfer Movies to iPad with Leawo iTransfer

With movies downloaded to the computer, you could then transfer movies to iPad with iTunes. However, you should know that transferring movies to iPad with iTunes will require you to add movie to iTunes first and erase the existing movie library on iPad. Leawo iTransfer provides better solution for you to transfer movies to iPad. It is a versatile tool to easily and quickly transfer data and files between iPad, iPhone, iPod, iTunes and computer. Up to 14 types of data and files are supported for you to transfer, including movies, photos, apps, messages, etc.


Leawo iTransfer 

☉ Transfer files among iOS devices, iTunes and PCs with ease.
☉ Transfer up to 14 kinds of data and files without iTunes.
☉ Support the latest iOS devices like iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, etc.
☉ Play back, view, and delete data and files on iOS devices.

Download and install this iTransfer on your computer. The below steps would show you how to transfer movies to iPad from computer with iTransfer.

Step 1. Connect iPad to computer

Launch the software and connect iPad to computer via the iPad USB cable.


Step 2. Select video to transfer from iPhone to PC

The software will automatically recognize iPad and you can see detailed information of iPad on the left sidebar. Go to "iPad > Library > Movies" tab, then you will see all movies on your iPad. To add movies to iPad from computer, click the "Add" button and then browse and add movies to iPad with this iTransfer.


Step 3: Transfer movies to iPad from computer

iTransfer would start to transfer movies to iPad from computer immediately when you finish adding movies. You could view the transfer process.


Leawo iTransfer supports up to 14 types of data and files for you to manage from computer, including: photos, videos, music, contact, note, books, etc. You could transfer and manage all these data and files between iOS devices and computer. If you're using a Mac computer, you could make use of Leawo iTransfer for Mac for iOS data transferring and managing on Mac.

Video Demo of How to Use Leawo iTransfer