AVI referring to Audio Video Interleaved is a multimedia container format that supports multiple streaming audio and video. Since AVI is not the default format of Apple devices and applications, it cannot be played well on iPhone, even the new released iPhone 6/6 Plus. Good news is that there are still some methods you can use to turn the videos into MOV/MP4 or other compatible formats. I will recommend some tricks to convert AVI file to MP4, MOV and others supported by iPhone and also show you the way on how to transfer them with ease.

Hassle-free ways to play AVI on iPhone

Part I: Convert AVI to iPhone compatible format

Part II: Transfer videos to iPhone

Convert AVI to iPhone on Windows OS

Free Online Converter is a web-based online application you can utilize to convert AVI file to MP4, MOV free at extremely fast converting speed for free. Besides, this program provides cross-platform solution, which means it can also be used on Mac OS. However, online method may restricted by network. Suppose you have stable Internet connection and just want a quick workaround for a few clips, then you can check it here.If you want to overcome that limitation and convert large videos at any time, especially without Internet, professional desktop software is good for you.

One of the best utilities run well on Windows OS is Apowersoft Video Converter Studio. This professional software empowers you to convert AVI file to MP4 without any loss of quality. It can help you professionally convert AVI videos to iPhone series, iMovie, iTunes, Android devices, websites, etc. Based on concise and user-friendly interface, this program is simple to use for people of any skill level. Here are details on how to play AVI on iPhone.

Convert AVI to iPhone on Windows

  1. Download and install the software, then launch it on your computer.
  2. Hit “Add Files” button on the upper left to load the AVI file you want to convert.
  3. Navigate to “Profile” field in the bottom and click to expand the profile list, and then choose “to Apple”, and select “iPhone” as the output format.
  4. when you’re done, move down to “Output” and customize your output directory.
  5. After these steps, click the “Convert” button to start the conversion.
  6. Wait for a minute, the video will be quickly converted and save to your PC.


Explore valuable features in using this tool:

  • This software provides lots of video/audio formats, like MP4, 3GP, MOV, MP3, OGG, etc, you can choose proper one according to your demand.
  • If you intend to play any file on iPhone, it empowers you to convert videos in batch and to merge them into one file.
  • It allows you shutdown computer after conversion so that you can go outside without any hesitation.
  • The program is more than video converter, which also grants you to edit video by trimming, cropping, adjusting effects, adding subtitles and watermarks, etc.

Convert AVI to iPhone on Mac OS

If you’re working with Mac, Apowersoft Video Converter for Mac is an amazing converting tool, which is designed for users to convert variety of video/audio formats on Mac. What makes this converter stand out from is about the one-stop video conversion solution, which enables you to directly convert AVI file for many popular applications and devices, like iMovie, iTunes, iPhone, iPad, PSP, etc, and retain the best quality for converted files.

Convert AVI to iPhone on Mac

Using this software is pretty simple, these following steps will give you detailed instructions on playing AVI on iPhone.


Launch the program and add file.

Similar to Video Converter working on Windows, you need to install and run the software on your Mac. Hit the “Add” button to import AVI file.


Choose the format and adjust the parameters.

Also forward to select the option “to Apple”, a particular panel which grants you to adjust the parameters (codec, frame size/rate, channels, etc) of the video will appear on the right part of the interface. keep the settings intact if you don’t have special needs on customizing the video.


Confirm the settings and start the conversion.

Then you need to hit on the “OK” and “Save” button to confirm your settings. Once basic steps are done, click the “Convert” button and wait for a while, the converted file will be automatically stored on your Mac.

This converter also has some features that are distinguished from others: you can utilize it as a splendid video downloader and detector. Click the “Downloader” button on middle top of this program, and paste the URL of the video you want to download from the Internet. Hit on the “OK” button, that video will download fast on your Mac.

How to transfer video from PC to your iPhone6/6 Plus?

After converting AVI file to the format that is compatible with iPhone, the next question is how to transfer that converted video to iPhone. The process is quite effortlessly with the help of Apowersoft Phone Manager. I’ll give you a quick guide on how to use it to transfer and play AVI on iPhone.

Transfer AVI file to iPhone

  1. Go to the webpage of this Phone Manager.
  2. Install the utility and launch it on your PC.
  3. Connect iPhone 6 via USB cable or Wi-Fi.
  4. Access the main interface of the tool, and hit “Videos” button.
  5. After clicking “Import” button you can load the converted videos to your iPhone.


These tricks recommended above can help you play converted videos well on iPhone. You can choose the proper way that is suitable with your computer system. After the conversion process, transferring that file to your iPhone and enjoying the video!

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