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Josh Brown Aug 28, 2023

How to Download MP4 & MP3 to iPhone or iPad without iTunes

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Yes, you can download an MP4 video on iPhone without any fuss! MP4 is one of the few video file formats supported by your iPhone.

This post will demonstrate how you can quickly convert and download all sorts of movies and videos onto your iOS device without going through the converting hassle.

Before we proceed to the exact tutorial on how you can save any MP4 file to iPhone, let's take a quick overview of what formats are actually available for iPhone or iPad playback.

Thanks to their high-resolution displays Apple devices are amazing in terms of playing back video a and movies. In fact, very often they have good storage able to hold quite a substantial video collection.

The only weak point is that many video files and music formats are simply not compatible with the default iOS player.

Formats Supported by Apple gadgets:

  • Video Playback: MP4, M4V, MOV.
  • Audio Playback: MP3, ALAC, AAC.

All formats except the ones from the green frame are non-starters on iOS devices. And there is quite a meaty chunk of video file formats: MKV, AVI, WMA, WMV, CUE, FLAC, etc.

In this article, we'll show you how you can make video file formats playable on your iThingy. More precisely, you'll learn how you can convert them & download them in MP4 file format to your iOS device.

How to Download MP4 Files Directly to iPad or iPhone

It's always better to have a visual image of how something works, that's why we put together a short screencast showing off this method:

To get your MP4 video files downloaded to iPhone, the first thing to do is to install WALTR PRO on your iPhone. This is a powerful app working on Mac & Windows and letting you transfer any type of content - including MP4 video files - from your computer to Apple devices.

The app caused a huge buzz when it was launched – it was the first tool that could send any type of content you wish via simple drag and drop.

Moreover, you don't have to worry about the file format since WALTR PRO adapts them all to the MP4 video or MP3 on the fly.

Step 1. Download WALTR PRO and install it

This means you can have a movie in AVI, MKV or any other video file format that's popular on the web and WALTR will download it as MP4 to an iPhone doing all the dirty converting work.

You can test the app out absolutely free of charge.

Once you downloaded it, you'll get a welcome video that will explain to you how you can use WALTR.

Open Waltr Pro

WALTR PRO supports WI-FI transfer, but to enable it, you still have to connect your iPhone (or any other Apple device you might own) to your machine. And then you can switch on the wifi connectivity.

And the next time you'll be free to download MP4 to iPhone without connecting your iPhone to the computer.

Step 2. Plug-in your iPhone

WALTR will recognize your iPhone immediately after you connected it.

Step 2

Step 3. Drop your movie into WALTR.

Drag that MP4 file with your mouse and simply drop it into the WALTR window. You can see on the screenshot, how easy it is.

Drag & Drop A Music File Into Waltr Pro

The blue progress line shows the length of the video transcoding process. Once that blue bar fills up completely – the file is already copied to your Apple device.

What's more, it is in MP4. You can find it in the playlist of the standard iPhone or iPad application, whereas other solutions make you install some third-party players on your iOS device.

I'm sure you are sitting there impressed. If you ever tried alternative ways to download MP4 video to iPad from cloud storage without iTunes (or from your iPhone to iTunes), you know for yourself how just completely user-unfriendly it can be.

But instead of wasting hours in front of your screen on converting, you have your video file copied to iPhone ASAP. Well, there are even more things WALTR PRO is capable of!

Round-up of essential WALTR PRO features:

  • You can forget about iTunes sync altogether. WALTR PRO replaces it entirely and even can download MP4 videos and MP3 files to an iPhone cable-free, even without an internet connection.
  • Watch your movies with subtitles! WALTR PRO supports both .ass and .srt files 😉
  • We know how painful it is to transfer ringtones on your iPhone. You should know that WALTR PRO virtuously puts m4r ringtones on your iPhone.
  • WALTR is a smart application. It recognizes the content you're transferring and fills in all the necessary data: artworks, actors info, genre, and more!
  • You can also send eBooks in PDF and ePub files to your iPhone - no questions asked.

Now head to your iOS player WALTR PRO already downloaded your MP4 files to an iPhone. So go ahead and check it out!

Finally – watch your MP4 movie on iPhone


WALTR is a great tool already indispensable for thousands and thousands of users. This is your best tool to move files to iPhone or iPad since it has two necessary things every application should have: simplicity and powerful features.

It's free to try out so go ahead — convert and download some MP4 videos to an iPhone. If you have any questions, suggestions, or simply feedback, share it with us in the comments section or shoot an email to our support team! 


How to save MP4 to iPhone?

You can save MP4 files to iPhone using:

  • iTunes
  • AirDrop
  • Third-party apps

Among the best apps for saving MP4 videos are WALTR PRO and SYC. WALTR 2 can transfer videos from a computer to your iPhone via Wi-Fi connectivity. All you have to do is choose a file you want to get on your iPhone, drag and drop it into WALTR's window, and wait until the transfer finishes.
SYC is a YouTube video downloader and converter. It allows you to save videos to any iOS device from more than 60 web sources, including Facebook, Vimeo, Dailymotion, etc. After you choose a video, add it to Queue, set the quality, and hit the "Convert & Transfer" button. Your video will be stored in the default Videos/TV app, just like with WALTR PRO.

How to download MP4 videos on iPhone?

You can download MP4 videos on iPhone using various apps and Apple services like iTunes and AirDrop. One of the most effective ways to get a video on your iPhone is using one of the following apps: WALTR PRO or SYC. They help you transfer videos in a matter of a few seconds and save them in the native Videos/TV app. They're lightweight and convenient, and 100% legit.

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