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Josh Brown Oct 20, 2020

How to Play AVI on iPhone

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Josh Brown Oct 20, 2020

To play AVI video files on iPhone natively you just have to use this breakthrough solution that’s in this detailed article.

For those who are still thinking that iTunes is ‘all-in-one’ solution to managing your iPhone – think again. If you’re looking for a way to play AVI on iPhone then iTunes will not let you sync it.

This quick article will get you playing your high-quality AVI movies natively on the iPhone without worrying about converting or syncing.

This workaround doesn’t even require iTunes!

BE AWARE* This is possible on macOS and Windows computers. Even if you’re using a PC, we’ve developed the Windows version of WALTR. So this awesome solution for Mac also applies for Windows OS users – keep on reading 🙂

Video Guide: How to Play AVI on iPhone

Before going any further have a look at this screencast tutorial here:

Here’s How to Play AVI Video Files on iPhone in 3 Steps:

In the sequence of just three steps we’ll demonstrate the easiest & fastest way to fill up your iThingy with any media you like. If you own AVI, MKV, MP4, WMA, HEVC movies or music in any format, don’t hesitate and try the whole thing out. In this exact post we’ll show how to play AVI on iPhone.

Step 1. Download WALTR 2 for free. And install it.

Requirements: macOS 10.9 and higher
Latest Version: 2.6.25, 13 December 2019
Requirements: Windows 8 and higher
Latest Version: 2.7.19, 14 November 2019
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You will need to download the app WALTR 2 to proceed. The download is free so there is no need to worry about any strings being attached.

WALTR 2 is compatible with both Windows & Mac, so go ahead and install it. It will take you no more than 17 seconds.

WALTR will help you play AVI on iPhone and iPad

The Round-up of most vital features of WALTR 2:

  • Play AVI on iPhone without converting.

  • Play files directly from the devices native Video player.

  • No need to launch iTunes for syncing.

  • Drag & Drop optimized. Drop the file and its on your iPhone!

  • 24/7 Phone + E-mail support.

I assume you’re already hooked by this time, but there are some more groovy features to come:

  • Ebooks Support: PDFs and ePubs will be transferred directly to your

  • WiFI Connectivity! Get all your files to your device without touching cords

  • Support of ALL music & video formats you can find on the web!

Step 2. Launch WALTR 2 & connect your device.

After successfully installing WALTR, simply launch it and connect the device via USB. For this tutorial, I will be using an iPod touch (the scheme remains absolutely the same for any iOS device).

Play AVI videos on iPhone in 3 quick steps

If you wish to transfer your AVI file to iPhone over Wi-FI, click on the settings wheel in the bottom right corner and select ‘Enable Wi-Fi connectivity’.

Step 3. Drag the desired AVI file & drop it into WALTR 2.

WALTR will recognize your device if it is supported, you will be prompt with a drop-zone window asking you to drop ANY file that you want to be imported into the device.

Locate your movie in the AVI format and put into WALTR – simply drag & drop.

WALTR can automatically convert AVI to MP4 on iPhone or iPad

Well…that’s it!

The progress bar will indicate when the file has been successfully imported into your iPhone. Then just open the native Video player app and enjoy your high-quality AVI movies!

Play AVI on iPhone or iPad in the home TV/Videos app

Please understand, this is a very unique & powerful tool. Because it doesn’t make you worry about knowing the correct formatting details or codecs for proper playback on your device.

You don’t even have to think about any extra steps like opening iTunes, loading the movie into your library and then syncing it.

WALTR 2 does all the dirty work for you. It automatically uploads video & audio files in formats such as AVI, MKV, FLAC, APE, MP3, MP4 & many many more in the Best quality that your iOS device can handle.

In conclusion

Instead of the old fashioned way to play Apple’s unsupported video files using extra 3rd-party iOS apps, we decided to take the extra hassle away and at the same time break the format barrier, which iPhones have.

With WALTR 2, all you do is drag ANY file in ANY format into the drop-zone window and it will be automatically available for native playback in the ‘Music’ or ‘Videos’ app.

It also works for absolutely any Apple device! You can seamlessly transfer videos to iPhone, and there’s even Wi-Fi sync – this means that you can simply drop any file into WALTR and it will show up on your device.


If you were amazed or at least pleasantly surprised of the quickness that WALTR holds, or maybe you are simply satisfied with the results – then please tell your friends about this article by sharing it via FB, Twitter or Google+.


Josh Brown
Josh Brown

Marketing Director at Softorino

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Drag and Drop Any Media to iPhone



With WALTR 2, you can wirelessly drag-and-drop any Music, Ringtones, Videos, PDF & ePUB files into iPhone, iPad or iPod without iTunes (Even files that aren’t supported by iTunes, such as FLAC and MKV).


Fully supports: MAC OS macOS & Windows Windows