Convert Videos to iPhone in 2 Steps

Apple has a relative close system. If you have an iPhone, you may find it is not compatible with many video formats, such as WMV, AVI and many more. Video Converter Ultimate is a powerful tool to solve your video playback and compatibility issues. In this guide, we will show you how you can convert any videos to iPhone compatible format in only 2 steps.

Convert Videos to iPhone in 2 Steps

iPhone plays .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats. In this guide, we will convert videos to MP4 format so you can play it on iPhone, iPad, iPod and many other video players. You can share and watch the same videos on both iPhone and iPad without any problem, however since they have different resoltion and screen sizes, to get better visual experience, you can refer to this guide to convert videos to iPad optimized profile. To proceed with iPhone video conversion, download this video converter to your PC below to get started.

Step 1. Add Videos to the Converter.

You can drag video source files to the converter. Alternatively you can go to Add Files menu to browse to your media library and load the source videos. If you have DVD movies want to play on iPhone, go to insert your DVD disc into the DVD-Rom, click the Load DVD button in this video converter, then follow these steps to get your DVD converted to iPhone.

convert videos to iphone

Step 2. Convert Videos to iPhone.

The output video format can be chosen from the right panel of the video converter. You will notice that the default video format is set to MP4 by default, which is great as it is the target video format we need. Now simply click the blue Convert button on the bottom right to convert added videos to iPhone format. If you have multiple video added and want to merge them into one video, click to enable the Merge all video into one file option beside the convert button.

In case mp4 is not selected or you like to choose another video format, you can also go to the Format > > Video, then choose MP4 video, MOV or M4V video. See below figure.
choose output video format for iphone

If you like to select output video format by device, brand or device model, you can also do that. Go to the Output Format section, click Device, click mobile or device brand, like Apple, Samsung, Motorola, etc. You will find all device models are listed there. See below figure just as an example.
select video output by iphone model

Are you using other smartphones or tablets other than an iPhone? Do not worry this video converter supports a wide range of cell phones. For example, it can also convert videos to Samsung Galaxy smartphones, convert videos to Sony PS4.

Now download the video converter for free and convert any videos, rip DVD movies to your iPhone.

Transfer Videos from computer to iPhone
Once you have converted videos to iPhone compatible formats on PC or Mac, you need to transfer the videos from computer to iPhone. You can sync videos to iPhone through iTunes, or simply copy videos from PC or Mac to iPhone using the built-in file transfer utility of the Video Converter. Converted videos can be found in the Converted tab, you can then select and add them to the Transfer tab and upload them from within the video converter to your iPhone iPad through USB. Many iPhone users do not like to manage those home made videos using iTunes, as iTunes sync can easily overwrite these videos. Other than that, you can even directly add the source videos to the Transfer mode, then convert and transfer them in one go. You can find more details from this guide to convert and transfer music and videos to iPhone iPad. Note that Transfer is a new feature added to the Video Converter recently. You may need to upgrade the software first if you are using an old version.

Update: The post was originally published in 2014. It has been updated in August 2017 to reflect the new file transfer feature of the Video Converter. Software UI and other changes have not been updated yet. You can download the latest version of the Video converter above to find them out.