What Are Media Formats Supported by iPhone (7)?

What are the Supported Video Formats for iPhone (7)?

iPhone 7 is coming! So cool, isn't it? Can't wait to own this fantastic device for high quality movie enjoyment? So, can we figure out new iPhone 7 supported media formats and get a iPhone 7 video converter ready, to hit an artful home-run for hassle-free enjoyment of any videos (including high resolution contents) on this new device or the previous models without format compatibility and size limitation issues? Read this article to find out answers.

Also read: iPhone 7's headphones jack Rumors, iPhone 7 vs. iPhone 7 Plus

Best supported formats for playing on iPhone (7)

According to official iPhone specifications, video formats for iPhone 7/7 Plus/6S/6S Plus/6/6 Plus/5S/5C include:

iPhone Models

Video

Detailed Video Specs

Audio

iPhone 7/7 Plus

H.264 video Up to 4K, 30 frames per second, High Profile level 4.2 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV
MPEG-4 video Up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats
Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) Up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format

iPhone SE

H.264 video Up to 4K, 30 frames per second, High Profile level 4.2 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats Audio formats supported: AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV
MPEG-4 video Up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats
Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) Up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format

iPhone 6S/6S Plus

H.264 video Up to 4K, 30 frames per second, High Profile level 4.2 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats

Audio formats supported: AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV

MPEG-4 video Up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats
Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) Up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format
iPhone 6/6 Plus
H.264 video Up to 1080p, 60 frames per second, High Profile level 4.2 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV
MPEG-4 video Up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats
Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) Up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format
iPhone 5S/5C
H.264 video Up to 1080p, 60 frames per second, High Profile level 4.2 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV.
MPEG-4 video Up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats
Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) Up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format

You see as above, the supported format/parameter by iPhone 7 has no change compared to iPhone SE/iPhone 6S/6S Plus. And, as always, video can be played back on iPhone 7 only if you are playing videos in MOV, MP4, M4V format with specified video audio parameters.

Play Supported File Formats on iPhone (7)

You can use the built-in video app or install other video players like PlayerXtreme HD or GoodPlayer to play supported MOV, M4V, MP4. Or you'll get them ready to play some of your favorite MKV, FLV, AVI formats on your iPhone (7).

Play Unsupported File Formats on iPhone (7)

If you have some iPhone (7) incompatible video files like downloaded YouTube videos, recorded 4K footage, purchased Blu-ray/DVD discs or other home movies in AVI, WMV, MKV, WebM, VOB formats, you are advised to compress or convert these unsupported videos to iPhone 7/7 Plus/6S/6S Plus/6/6 Plus/5S/5C supported formats before playing.

What's the Best Video Converter for iPhone (7)?

Now the first thing you need to do is to download and install a suitable iPhone (7) video converter. There are too many choices in the market, but some may not satisfy your needs, for example some will output iPhone supported formats but the sync issues with iTunes will occur again and again.

Fortunately here comes the unique solution for those who want to play unacceptable formats on iPhone 7, namely Dimo Video Converter Ultimate (Mac version).

We choose it because:

  • Convert video 720P, 1080P, 4K UHD of any format, say, FLV, AVI, WMV, etc. in a blazing fast speed
  • Extract AAC, MP3, WAV, etc from source Blu-ray, DVD, video files for iPhone (7) ringtones making
  • Offers optimal presets for iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone 6S/6S Plus, iPhone 6/6 Plus, iPhone 5S/5C, etc.
  • Achieve video conversion for iPhone 7/Plus/6S/Plus/6 with no quality loss in several mouse clicks.
  • Better still, it allows you to share local files to iPhone (7) once they are in the same network

How to Convert Videos to be compatible with iPhone (7)

iPhone 7 video converter

Step 1: Add Video files

Through the "Add file" button, you can browse and choose the file you want to convert. Or directly drag and drop it into the iPhone (7) video converter software window.

Step 2: Choose iPhone (7) compatible format

Go to the "Device" category, find "Apple" brand, and then choose one of your iPhone model including the latest release iPhone 7 & iPhone 7 Plus.

Tips:

a. You can freely adjust the parameters for both audio and video by clicking on the "Settings" option;

b. You can trim, flip, add watermark and special effect, or create 3D for viewing on VR devices, like VR One, Google Cardboard, Merge VR Goggles, etc. through iPhone by clicking "Edit" button.

Step 3: Start the Video to iPhone (7) conversion.

Press the "Start" button, then the conversion process would be started at once. When conversion is done, you can find the output iPhone (7) compatible file by clicking the "Open" button. You are also allowed to stop or pause the conversion during the process.

Need to send compatible fideos onto iPhone (7)?

Good News is that as one of the popular pros, iPhone 7 starts with 32GB and also supports up to 256GB for files storage, which will store more funny and meaningful videos and movies. So, just connect iPhone (7) to your computer via USB cable and then transfer video files to your 7/7 Plus/6S/6S Plus/6/6 Plus/5S/5C for playback via iTunes.

But what if your iPhone is full of useful apps for iOS 10 and can't keep other big files? No worry, Dimo Video Converter Ultimate is also your helpful app to send movies from PC, Mac or HDD to iPhone (7) wirelessly.

send movie to iPhone (7)

Step 1. Keep your device and PC in same network

The very first step is to make sure that your iPhone(7) and PC are in the same network.

Step 2: Launch iPhone (7) media server and add file

Launch the Dimo Video Converter Ultimate and then click on "Media Server" tab. Browse and locate the source folder which stores iPhone (7) supported files

Step 3: Get a QR code

Click "Share" to get the resulted QR code

Step 4: Scan and Play on iPhone (7)

Scan the QR code with apps like Bakodo, Scan, i-nigma, Qrafter, Mobiletag Barcodes Reader, etc. installed on your iPhone. At last, start playing that particular file on bigger and sharper iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 6S, 6S Plus, 6, 6 Plus, 5S, 5C, etc. and sharing with your family and friends.

Still have trouble? Please contact and give us a message. Thanks for your reading.

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