Convert MKV
1.1 AVI to MKV
1.2 Blu-ray to MKV
1.3 Convert Between VOB and MKV
1.4 Convert ISO to MKV
1.5 Extract Audio From MKV
1.6 MKV to AVI
1.7 MKV to iTunes
1.8 MKV to MOV
1.9 MKV to MPEG
1.10 MKV to XviD and DivX
1.11 Split Screen on TikTok
MKV Issues
2.1 What Is MKV File
2.2 MKV Recorder
Play MKV
3.1 Chromecast MKV
3.2 Play MKV Files
3.3 Play MKV on Apple TV
3.4 Play MKV on iPad
3.5 Play MKV on iPhone
3.6 Play MKV on PS4
3.7 Play MKV on Xbox One/360
3.8 VLC Play MKV
3.9 Plex Plays MKV
Edit MKV
4.1 Compress MKV
4.2 Merge MKV Files
4.3 MKV Cutter
4.4 MKV Editor
4.5 Top MKV Splitter

How to Play MKV on iPhone without Converting (All iOS Versions)

How to Play MKV on iPhone without Converting (All iOS Versions)

MKV is a popular multimedia container format for storing videos with subtitles and audios. However, iPhone doesn't support MKV files. The default iPhone media player can play H.264 encoded MP4, M4V and MOV videos only. There are 2 workable ways to play MKV files on iPhone. Firstly, you can install a third-party media player app on iPhone to get the iPhone MKV playback. Or you can convert MKV to MP4 on iPhone to bypass the incompatibility issue. Some people don't like changing the MKV video format due to these or those reasons. Therefore, this article will show you how to watch MKV on iPhone 6/7/8/X/XR/XS/11/12 and more directly.

Play MKV on iPhone

Part 1: How to Transfer and Play MKV on iPhone without Converting

If you want to watch unsupported video files on iPhone, you can use AnyMP4 iPhone Transfer Pro to add MKV to iPhone. The program can transfer MKV files from Windows, Mac and another iPhone/iPad/iPod touch smoothly. Moreover, you can manage and backup movies and videos stored on iPhone directly. All iPhone data can be extracted and transferred, including the stored iTunes data.

If there are too many files stored on your iPhone, you can use AnyMP4 iPhone Transfer Pro to manage the storage space as well. All video files will be categorized with the detailed information. The entire file transferring speed is fast. So you won't spend time on endless waiting. Here're the main features about the iPhone MKV transferring process.

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Step 1: Free download, install and launch AnyMP4 iPhone Transfer Pro. Use a USB cable to connect iPhone to your Windows or Mac computer.

Step 2: You can see the information of your iPhone in the main interface. To play MKV on iPhone, choose Videos in the left panel. Under the All Videos category, you can see all available video folders on iPhone.

Step 3: If you want to add MKV video to iPhone from your computer, click the Add item(s) button on the top toolbar. Browse and import MKV videos into your iPhone. Or you can export videos from iPhone to PC or iTunes as wel

Transfer Video

After transferring MKV files from computer to iPhone, you can check and watch MKV video files on iPhone. Well, you need to use an external video player to connect MKV and iPhone, like VLC for iOS. This method also works to play AVI on iPhone, as well as other incompatible formats. (Find AVI player for Android)

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Part 2: FAQs of Playing MKV on iPhone

How to convert MKV to MP4 on iPhone?

You can use an online video converter or third-party video converter to convert MKV to iPhone format. For example, you can use Filezigzag, Freeconvert, Onlineconverter, Convertfiles and more as your MKV to iPhone converters online. Or you can convert MKV files to MP4 with Media Converter, iConv, The File Converter and more.

What is the best video player for iPhone?

Actually, MKV is a widely-supported format for most media players. You can run VLC for mobile, KMPlayer, 8Player, PlayerXtreme Media Player and more to watch MKV on iPhone. If you don't require advanced features, a free iPhone video player is enough.

How to add MKV to iTunes library?

You need to convert MKV to M4V or other iTunes supported formats first. After that, run iTunes. Choose Add File to Library under File to add the converted MKV files. You can click Home Videos to see the result.


All in all, you can play MKV files on any iPhone with the above steps. There is no need to change the original video format. Moreover, it is also a time-saving way to transfer large MKV files from your computer to iPhone. Just install a free video player. Later, you can watch MKV, AVI and other video files on iPhone directly. Moreover, it also works to transfer MKV files from one iPhone to another iPhone with superfast speed. You can free download AnyMP4 iPhone Transfer Pro on your Windows or Mac computer to have a try right now.

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