Updated: 7 March 2017

MKV to iPhone – How to Play MKV files on iPhone & iPad

MKV to iPhone in just 2 clicks of your mouse! This post will uncover how you can bypass iTunes and get the most out of your new, big & powerful iPhone. The techniques work with all the movie types including MKV, AVI and MP4.

Josh Brown

Is iPhone 7 able to play back MKV files?

GOOD NEWS (Updated on September 29th, 2016): It's now official, the method provided in this article fully supports iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus. So don't worry and keep on reading because you will learn the easiest way to convert MKV onto your newly acquired iPhone.

With every keynote, the release of a iPhones seems like a challenge for Apple. The universe is wondering if Apple didn’t loose its grip yet. Fans are waiting for a shockingly-pleasant surprise. The competitors are craving for them to fail.

Well…the iPhone 7 Plus is now bigger than bigger. Thinner than thinner. Leaving the fans to do nothing but buy a piece of this sexy new gadget. Retina display has outstanding colours with a new powerful A10 chip iPhone 7 Plus becomes ideal for everyone who enjoys to watch videos (MKVs in particular) on their iPhone. 

Probably the best way to enjoy that new display is to put super high-quality movies on it, right? Well.. yes but Apple still doesn’t make it easy for us when it comes to transferring .MKV (and AVI) to our iPhones or iPads.

Video tutorial: How to put HD movies in .MKV format to your iPhone 7

FYI: What’s MKV?

.MKV aka Matroska – a container that usually includes HD movies, subtitles, and so on. This is the most popular extension for high-quality content that you will find online.
The process for converting MKV to iPhone is simple and won’t takes us more than 3 steps.

How to Convert MKV to iPhone in 2 Clicks

It will take you just three steps to have your MKV stored inside of an iPhone. There's no need for iTunes or any other side apps whatsoever. 

Step 1. You will need to download WALTR 2.

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After the download is complete. Go ahead and install it by dragging the .app file to your ‘Applications’ folder. If you're on a Windows PC machine, simply download the .exe and go throught the installation wizard.

WALTR 2 is a free download. It’s a new Mac OS & PC app that revolutionised the way we transfer Media files to our iPhone, iPad and iPod. The main feature is that without worrying about the correct format, you can put avi, flac, mp3, m4r, mp4, mkv to your iPhone without iTunes.

Sounds freackin’ sweet, I know. Here are the essential features:

  • Transfer MKV to iPhone in 2 clicks.
  • *Click here to find out How to Play Flac on iPhone.
  • No need to worry about converting.
  • Does not need iTunes to sync the files.
  • Automatically configures the format for best playback on device
  • Watch the transferred files directly from your native iOS Videos app.

Step 2. Launch WALTR 2 & connect iPhone via USB.

WALTR 2 will ask you to connect your desired device. In our case, it will be the sexy iPhone 7. After you connect the device, you should see a new window that will await for your MKV files.

WALTR 2 also provides you with a cool ability to put MKV on iPhone wirelessly. To make this happen, click on the setting wheel in the bottom right corner of the application and check 'Enable WiFi Connectivity'. 

Step 3. Drop MKV movies into WALTR.

After dropping the .mkv files that you want to put on your iPhone, the transferring process will begin. It will let you know when everything finished successfully. BTW, there's an excellent support for all Apple devices, this means you can play MKV on iPhone, iPad or iPod touch within just a couple of clicks. All the iPod models are compatible just as well. Here's how to Put music on iPod Nano, Classic or Shuffle.


After the transferring process finishes, your MKV files will automatically appear in your native iOS Videos app. Go ahead and tweet about this magnificent experience :)

In conclusion

Next time you decide to go out for a walk, don’t forget to put MKV movies to an iPhone and enjoy the HD Movies from ANYWHERE. New iPhones (7 and 7 Plus) are in the spotlight right now. Shining…gathering tons of new owners.

But, what are you going to do with your iPad? Are you one of the hardcore iPad fans who love to watch high-quality AVI & MKV movies on iPad? If yes, then you probably decided to skip this big addition to the iPhone collection that Apple introduced. “A phone is for calling. Tablet is for entertainment.” I couldn’t agree with you more! Therefore, in case you still haven’t – find out how to put MKV to iPad on Mac / Windows In Just 3 Steps!

FYI, besides transferring MKV to iPhone, you can also push ePubs and PDFs to iPhone using the same workaround!

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