Updated: July 13th, 2017

Import MKV to iPhone on Mac and Windows using Hottest Method of 2017 (Example)

To import MKV to iPhone on Mac or Windows – or to import any videos, you have to use iTunes. But the problem is that iTunes has support only for MP4 & QuickTime format video files. We have a solution.

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  • by Josh Brown

Most of the videos you come across around the web can’t be added straight to iTunes or transferred to an iPod, iPhone, or iPad. The solution that usually comes up is pretty easy to do. At first, you should convert those video files to MP4 movies by using some tool.  And once that has been managed you proceed further by putting the files into iTunes.

Here’s a situation that may happen:

You have obtained an audio or video file that’s in a format unsupported from the unit you intend to play it on an iPhone 6, traditional iPad, for example the format is a MKV. First app to turn to is probably iTunes, that you have probably noticed that does a lot of things – but doesn’t support AVI or MKV files. This is where this article comes in handy, it shows you a breakin’ bad way to import MKV to iPhone on Mac and Windows:

Step 1. Download & Install – WALTR for MacOS or Windows OS.

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The net is filled with poor-quality video converters that try and set up adware and other rubbish upon the install. But, WALTR is not some questionable software, it’s free to download and will not try to deceive you into installing a ‘junk’ app.

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Apart from providing an extremely powerful solution to import MKV to iPhone on Mac / Windows computers, it also includes the following essential features:

– Transfer any format directly to any iPhone,iPad or iPod Touch.

– No need to launch iTunes.

– Simple Drag & Drop technology. (a.k.a. super-easy to use)

– Native playback. (access the files directly from the native iOS video app)

– The name was inspired by Walter from Breaking Bad.

Step 2. Launch WALTR. Plug in your iPhone via USB.

You will be prompt with a drop zone window, right after your iPhone is detected.

Drop files to WALTR

Step 3. Drag the MKV file into WALTR.

Locate the HD movie you want on the iPhone and simply drag and drop, couldn’t be easier!

The transferring progress will begin – sit back and wait for it to finish. WALTR does the dirty work for you. (just like Walter in the TV show Breaking Bad lol).


The MKV file you wanted on your iPhone can now be instantly accessed directly from your native iPhone videos player. WALTR allows lets you import MKV files (even 1080p) directly into the iPhone and you can take them on the road with you, playing them on the iPhone’s native video player. It’s faster than Handbrake and – it’s free for 14 days!

There really isn’t anything else to it. It’s simple, extremely handy and freackin’ cool to tell your friends about: So be sure to share on FB, Twitter or G+.

Don’t be taken in by unsupported formats.

Just about all devices will natively play files in adequate or even premium quality formats. It may seem that this is definitely all the ones that aren’t made by Apple. The tool WALTR introduced to you in this post crushes the format impediment that iPhones hold.

WALTR is not encoding the file, it is recreating it, shifting it from a mkv container to a mp4 container so there is no video conversion or re encoding. It’s keeping intact whatever the file was initially encoded with, likely h.264. Thats the wonder of the method. Additionally, it can write metadata to the mp4 which is fine for the indigenous handling of video in the iPhone.

Now, the conclusion is simple. You will usually be choked with media conversion applications – no worries, WALTR is not going to put your through the hair-pulling process of converting or syncing.


WALTR will do the dirty stuff for many other purposes you may have, so here’s what else you might want to read:

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